Advanced-Architecture Compressor/Expanders for Energy Storage Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-11-M-0353
Agency Tracking Number: N11A-028-0619
Amount: $80,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N11A-T028
Solicitation Number: 2011.A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2011
Award Year: 2011
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-06-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
8035 E. 40th Ave., Denver, CO, 80207-1710
DUNS: 967781449
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Scott Frazier
 CEO
 (303) 263-9900
 scott@brightES.com
Business Contact
 Brian Herzen
Title: CTO
Phone: (775) 790-5000
Email: brian@brightES.com
Research Institution
 Colorado State University
 Bryan Willson
 Energy Conversion Laboratory
430 N College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO, 80524-
 (970) 491-4787
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Bright Energy Storage Technologies and the Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory at Colorado State University propose to demonstrate the feasibility of a custom reversible compressor design for use in compressed air energy storage systems. The design proposed combines a very lightweight rotary compressor design with extremely high flow volumes, allowing a highly efficient device at extremely low cost, about an order of magnitude less expensive than the separate compressor/expander systems currently used in compressed air energy storage systems.

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