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Hydrogen Recovery System

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
090094
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
T10.01
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Sustainable Innovations, LLC
160 Oak Street Unit 412 Glastonbury, CT 06033-0000
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Hydrogen Recovery System
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CC74C
Award Amount: $599,937.00
 

Abstract:

Rocket test operations at NASA Stennis Space Center (SSC) result in substantial quantities of hydrogen gas that is flared from the facility and helium gas that is vented. One way to save on the cost of test operations is to recover these gases using an electrochemical system. This Hydrogen Recovery System (HRS) selectively removes hydrogen from the mixed stream, leaving behind high-value helium. The system then removes residual water vapor from this helium and compresses it to commercial storage pressure. The heart of the HRS is a system platform under commercial development by Sustainable Innovations, termed H2RENEW<SUP>TM</SUP>, an electrochemical system package that separates and compresses hydrogen using Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) technology. The system being developed in this Phase II STTR program targets a hydrogen removal rate of 1.77 scfm, an outlet hydrogen pressure of 200 psi, and a product helium pressure of 2,000Â? 2,500 psi. This system leverages a robust novel Expandable Modular Architecture (EMA) electrochemical cell stack that is capable of being constructed with a very large production capacity and high operating pressure.

Principal Investigator:

Trent Molter
Principal Investigator
8608609690
trent.molter@sustainableinnov.com

Business Contact:

Trent Molter
Business Official
8608609690
trent.molter@sustainableinnov.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Sustainable Innovations, LLC
160 Oak Street Glastonbury, CT 06033-2336

EIN/Tax ID: 041645622
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
The University of Connecticut
438 Whitney Road Ext. Unit 1133
Storrs, CT 06269-1133
Contact: Antje Harnisch