Basic Information

ANN ARBOR, MI, 48108-1169

Company Profile

Vortex Hydro Energy (VHE) is a small company, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with a secondary shop in Ypsilanti, MI. VHE is focused on developing a renewable energy technology, using flow induced motion. This technology is environmentally compatible, as it mimics the way fish swim efficiently in schools. It was invented, patented, and is being researched in the Marine Renewable Energy Laboratory of the University of Michigan. It is licensed exclusively to VHE for commercialization. VHE has completed many successful laboratory tests of this energy converter at the University of Michigan towing tank, and OHMSETT; two installations in the St. Clair River near Port Huron, MI.; and two installations in water canals in The Netherlands. VHE’s developments are a promising way to provide Michigan and the United States with clean and renewable energy using an environmentally compatible technology. These are the two criteria for a sustainable energy future and VHE’s technology meets them.

Additional Details

Field Value
DUNS: 171220416
Hubzone Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Woman Owned: N
Number of Employees: 2

  1. Current Energy Harnessing using Synergistic Kinematics of Schools of Fish-Shaped Bodies

    Amount: $150,000.00

    Renewable energy generation is one of todays most challenging global dilemmas. The energy crisis requires tapping into every source of energy and developing every technology that can generate energy a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  2. STTR Phase II:Havesting Hydrokinetic Energy Using Vortex Induced Vibration and Fish Biomimetics

    Amount: $500,000.00

    This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project will advance the development and prototype testing necessary to transition an innovative large scale generating system from concept to c ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 National Science Foundation
  3. STTR Phase I: Havesting Hydrokinetic Energy Using Vortex Induced Vibration and Fish Biomimetics: 1-5 kW System Development

    Amount: $149,990.00

    This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project will transition an innovative 1-5 kW energy generating system from the University of Michigan (UM) Marine Renewable Energy Laboratory (MRELab) t ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 National Science Foundation

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