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A Compact Turbo-Rankin Energy Conversion System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Contract: 1305M219CNRMW0029
Agency Tracking Number: 18-2-044
Amount: $399,903.29
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.2.11
Solicitation Number: NOAA2018-2
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-06-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2022-06-23
Small Business Information
16 Great Hollow Road
Hanover , NH 03755
United States
DUNS: 072021041
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Unavailable
Principal Investigator
 Jeffrey Breedlove
 Principal Engineer
 (603) 640-2442
Business Contact
 Robert Kline-Schoder
Title: President
Phone: (603) 640-2487
Research Institution

Creare is developing a miniature power system for NOA weather monitoring stations in remote locations. This system can provide electric power continuously from naturally occurring temperature differences that exist between ambient air and water in environments such as the Arctic Ocean and the Great Lakes. Generating power directly from these temperature difference uses the atmosphere and ocean/late as effectively infinite thermal reservoirs to provide an inexhaustible source of pollution-free energy. Our approach leverages decades of advanced development at Creare devoted to small thermodynamic systems with miniature turbomachines. During Phase I project, we specified designed details and demonstrated power generation at prototypical temperatures with a simplified breadboard assembly. We are now ready to fabricate a complete prototype system and demonstrate its operation and performance in a simulated Arctic environment during Phase II.

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