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Company Information:

Company Name: ASPEN PRODUCTS GROUP, INC.
City: MARLBOROUGH
State: MA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (508) 481-5058

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,499,575.00 17
SBIR Phase II $3,934,963.00 6
STTR Phase I $199,996.00 2
STTR Phase II $750,000.00 1

Award List:

Novel Absorbent for the Desulfurization of Liquid Fuels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark Fokema, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In order to employ logistic fuels in fuel cell applications, fuel sulfur content must be reduced to below 10 ppm. We propose a new sulfur removal technology that will remove greater than 99% of the sulfur present in conventionally processed fuels. Theproposed absorption-based technology requires… More

SBIR Phase I: Catalytic Filter for Hydrogen Production

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Mark Fokema, PI
Award Amount: $99,733.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project explores the development of a catalytically active filtration device for the reduction of particulates and carbon monoxide in reformate or syngas. It is generally recognized that significant improvements in the performance of water gas… More

Compact Fuel Processor for 2 kW Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Zhijiang Li, Sr. Project Engineer
Award Amount: $69,908.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Army has the need for small and efficient fuel cell power generation systems (0.5-2 kW) that can operate on diesel and logistics fuels. The advantages of employing these fuels for "in-the-field" power generation in military deployment include high energy density and wide availability. … More

Compact Fuel Processor for 2 kW Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Zhijiang Li, Sr. Project Scientist
Award Amount: $729,966.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Army has the need for small and efficient fuel cell power generation systems (2 kW) that can operate on diesel and logistic fuels. The advantages of employing these fuels for "in-the-field" power generation in military deployment include high energy density and wide availability. … More

Advanced Logistics Fuel Desulfurization and Reforming System for Fuel Cell Auxiliary Power Units

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Merk Fokema, VP, Research & Development
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
The objective of this program is to develop and demonstrate an advanced logistic fuel processing system that utilizes a novel regenerable desulfurization absorbent. The sulfur absorbent will operate efficiently at ambient pressure and be readily regenerable through exposure to air. The proposed… More

Robust, Low-Cost Membranes for Hydrogen Production from Coal-Derived Syngas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mark Fokema, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Hydrogen systems can provide viable, sustainable options for meeting the world¿s energy requirements. This project will develop a novel, low-cost, hydrogen membrane with improved durability for the production of high-purity hydrogen from coal-derived syngas. These membranes would be used in… More

SBIR Phase I: Catalytic Filter for Diesel Exhaust Purification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Mark D. Fokema, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I research project explores the development of a catalytically active filtration device for the continuous removal of particulate matter from diesel engine exhaust. A novel particulate filtration system that continuously oxidizes particulate matter and… More

Flameless Personal Water Heater Using Battlefield Fuel (JP-8)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Craig Thompson, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,990.00
Abstract:
A flameless personal water heater will be developed that is capable of heating small individual volumes of water for meal preparation, sanitation, or hygiene. The heater will react air and JP-8 in an enclosed flow path and transfer the heat generated to water. The device will be packaged into an… More

Waterless 5 kWe Diesel Reformer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mark Fokema, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) are attractive candidates to replace conventional diesel-fueled generators and auxiliary power units because of their promise of greater fuel efficiency, efficient operation at part load, and low acoustic signature. With the rapid advancements in SOFC technology,… More

Robust, Low-Cost Membranes for Hydrogen Production from Coal-Derived Syngas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mark Fokema, Dr
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
The production of hydrogen from coal offers the potential for increased power generation efficiency, reduced pollutant emissions, and the production of valuable chemical products. This project will develop a novel, low-cost, hydrogen membrane with improved durability for the production of… More

Low-Temperature, Hydride-Based, High Purity Hydrogen Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF MASSACHUSETTS
Principal Investigator: Neng Ye, Materials Scientist
Award Amount: $99,996.00
RI Contact: Richard F. Antonak
Abstract:
A supported metal hydride with high gravimetric hydrogen density and high volumetric hydrogen density has been proposed for application as a hydrogen generating material for Army soldier-portable fuel cell generator requirements. The hydride is thermodynamically capable of releasing pure hydrogen… More

Flameless Personal Water Heater Using Battlefield Fuel (JP-8)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Craig Thompson, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
A flameless personal water heater will be developed that is capable of heating small individual volumes of water for meal preparation, sanitation, or hygiene. The heater will react air and JP-8 in an enclosed flow path and transfer the heat generated to water. The device will be packaged into an… More

SBIR Phase II: Catalytic Filter for Diesel Exhaust Purification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Mark D. Fokema, PhD
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II aims to develop a catalytically active filtration device for the continuous removal of particulate matter from diesel engine exhaust. Particulate emissions from diesel engines are viewed as a significant health hazard. New diesel fuel and… More

Flexible Aerogel as a Superior Thermal Insulation for Superconductor Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Shannon White, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,953.00
Abstract:
High temperature superconducting (HTS) cables can strengthen and improve the national electrical distribution infrastructure. These HTS cables require sufficient cooling to overcome inherent low-temperature heat loading. For optimum efficiency, HTS wires should have an operating temperature of 63-83… More

Low-Temperature, Hydride-Based, High Purity Hydrogen Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: University of Massachusetts Bost
Principal Investigator: Neng Ye, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Richard F. Antonak
Abstract:
The proposed Phase II effort will build upon the success of the Phase I work by improving the low temperature hydrogen release characteristics of nanostructured hydride materials, scaling up the synthetic method, constructing a compact hydride-based hydro

Efficient, Low Emission Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard Simmers, Senior Design Engineer
Award Amount: $69,997.00
Abstract:
Small diesel gensets (less than 5 kW) used by the military are often sized for maximum loads, but are run usually run at only partial load. This leads to poor fuel economy, wet-stacking, and the reliability problems associated with it. Aspen Products Group, Inc. proposes to eliminate the problem of… More

Flameless Combustion for Kitchen Appliances

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Craig Thompson, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
A flameless JP-8 combustion and heat transfer technology will be developed for use in man-portable field-kitchen appliances. The technology developed is based on diffuse combustion on catalyst-coated heat transfer surfaces, and use of a passive fuel vaporizer. By using the passive vaporizer and… More

Novel Materials for Energy Efficient Production of High Purity Oxygen from Air

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mark Fokema, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Oxygen-blown coal gasification and combustion provide promising pathways to highly efficient coal-based energy generation without carbon emissions. However, the processes currently used to generate large-volume oxygen streams tend to be capital and energy intensive, resulting in higher electricity… More

Sulfur and Carbon Tolerant Logistic Fuel Reformer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: Tufts University
Principal Investigator: Mark Fokema, VP, Research & Development
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Kim Pachetti
Abstract:
Development of a novel logistic fuel reformer that has excellent tolerance to sulfur and is resistant to coke formation is proposed. The reformer will produce a hydrogen-rich product that contains less than 1 ppm sulfur and is suitable for use with solid oxide fuel cells. Significant improvements… More

Reduction of Hazardous Air Pollutant Emissions from Commercial Kitchens

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Mark Fokema
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Particulate matter (PM) and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from commercial cooking establishments are a subject of increasing concern around the world. Although increased awareness of the health hazards of respirable particulates and VOCs has promoted the development of new technologies… More

High Permeance Hybrid Membranes for CO2 Separation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Decio Coutinho, Dr. – 508-481-5058
Award Amount: $999,997.00
Abstract:
The capability to efficiently remove carbon dioxide from industrial gas streams is desirable for a wide variety of applications. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a byproduct of many industrial processes associated with the transformation of fossil fuels into usable products such as heat, electricity, and… More

Reduction of Hazardous Air Pollutant Emissions from Commercial Kitchens

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Mark Fokeman, VP Research & Development – (508) 481-5058
Award Amount: $225,000.00
Abstract:
Particulate matter (PM) and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from commercial cooking establishments are a subject of increasing concern around the globe. Although increased awareness of the health hazards of respirable particulates and VOCs has prompted the development of new technologies… More

Lightweight and Efficient Multi-Fuel Thermoelectric Power Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Craig Thompson, Senior Engineer – (508) 481-5058
Award Amount: $79,999.00
Abstract:
Aspen Products Group, Inc. (APG) proposes to develop a Thermoelectric Scalable Power Generator (TSPG) using advanced flameless combustion technology and high efficiency thermoelectric materials. High figure of merit thermoelectrics will be used that are capable of operating at greater than 500… More

High Permeance Hybrid Membranes for CO2 Separation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Decio Coutinho, Dr. – 508-481-5058
Award Amount: $999,997.00
Abstract:
The ability to effectively remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from gas mixtures offers great potential to increase the energy efficiency of fossil fuel production, power generation, chemical production, and industrial gas purification. CO2 is present in a wide variety of gas mixtures, arising… More

Permselective Membrane for Separation of Aromatic-Aliphatic Mixtures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Decio Coutinho, Dr. – 508-481-5058
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
The capability to efficiently separate aromatic hydrocarbons from aliphatic hydrocarbons is desirable for a wide variety of petrochemical processes. Liquid-liquid extraction is most commonly used to separate aromatics from aliphatics, but the existing process is complex, energy intensive, and… More

Power-Dense, Fuel Flexible Reformer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Craig Thompson, Senior Engineer – (508) 481-5058
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Aspen Products Group, Inc. (APG) proposes to develop a power-dense fuel flexible reformer based upon an advanced reactor design concept and regenerable sulfur removal technology. The reformer will be simpler and more compact than systems based upon traditional reforming approaches. The reformer… More