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Portable Air to Electricity Microgrid

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-23-P-0154
Agency Tracking Number: FX224-OCSO1-1444
Amount: $74,544.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: X224-OCSO1
Solicitation Number: X22.4
Solicitation Year: 2022
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-11-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-02-06
Small Business Information
1401 21st Street STE R
Sacramento, CA 95811-5208
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Varnell Castor
 (617) 216-5714
Business Contact
 JT Wilkins
Phone: (302) 357-8390
Research Institution

Castor Energy, Inc. is a provider of clean, renewable energy generation platforms that enable the conversion of oxygen to electricity and water to provide a constant source of power in any environment. The Department of Defense (DoD) is facing its’ most austere environment in nearly three decades. The logistics of transporting and storing traditional fuel sources is becoming more and more contested. Castor Energy’s microgrid technology enables warfighters to use Earths most vast resource, oxygen, to power equipment and technology in any environment on the planet. Compressed air systems outperforms solar. Within the same dimensional application, size-wise, Castor Energy’s Air to Electricity and Water Microgrid is 3x more effective and efficient. Air is a 24/7/365 source of high density energy when harnessed using Castor Energy’s patented microgrid, dual-extraction energy and water technology. Utilizing solar as a secondary source of power, the AMPP enables both high and low density power extraction without ever having to burn fuel. A combined heat and power (CHP) system, the portable air to electricity and water mobile microgrid relates to the fields of electrical generation, transference and storage. The multiplier energy system generates and stores excess energy derived from 2 electrical energy sources - renewables and storable thermal energy-based electrical generation - to produce and store energy as compressed heat. Stored compressed heat is then redirected to generators to produce excess electricity. This excess electricity is stored in a second electrical storage. Benefits include: Stores 24/7-accessible compressed ambient gas, or air as storable heat, for anytime use Generates and stores excess cogenerative energies, where a secondary electrical production avenue is accessible for excess electricity around 90% efficiency Utilizes batteries to prevent intermittent periods Utilizes a series of high frequency reciprocating generators to produce excess high energy density onsite   

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