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EMG System for Production of Methane From Carbon Dioxide

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
124838
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
H1.01
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Sustainable Innovations, LLC
160 Oak Street Glastonbury, CT 06033-2336
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: EMG System for Production of Methane From Carbon Dioxide
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX13CK08P
Award Amount: $124,654.00
 

Abstract:

Sustainable Innovations, LLC, is developing an Electrochemical Methane Generator (EMG), which comprises a novel method of converting CO2 and H2O to hydrocarbon fuels (such as methane) and O2. When powered by a renewable energy source, such as solar or wind power, it can provide a method for producing high quality fuels in a distributed fashion. This is accomplished by harvesting CO2 from the atmosphere and processing it electrochemically to release methane fuel and water. Sustainable Innovations' EMG technology has the potential to lead to a global sustainable energy infrastructure and could also play a pivotal role in achieving both the energy and the life support needs of extraterrestrial bases. For example, the Martian atmosphere, which is predominately CO2, can be directly used as a feedstock for the production of both fuel and water. The water can then be recycled to produce breathing oxygen.

Principal Investigator:

Trent Molter
Principal Investigator
8606529690
trent.molter@sustainableinnov.com

Business Contact:

Trent Molter
Business Official
8606529690
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