Recovery Act - Reducing Energy and Carbon Intensity in Oil Refining

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
02-10ER85654
Award Id:
99608
Agency Tracking Number:
92438
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
09 d
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
9839 Industrial Court, Suite C, Highland, IN, 46322
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
141807185
Principal Investigator:
Jacques Bingue
Dr.
(219) 922-8814
jpbingue@innesol.com
Business Contact:
Jean Jean Pierre-Victor
Mr.
(219) 922-8814
jpvictor@innesol.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
As a toxic waste generated during the processing of oil and natural gas, hydrogen sulfide must be disposed of in an environmentally benign manner. Unfortunately the present disposal method, the Claus process, only extracts the sulfur content while wasting the much more valuable hydrogen portion. In addition, it is capital intensive. Throughout the industry, the Claus process is known as a tool to simply lower sulfur dioxide emissions rather than to derive a profit. If the hydrogen portion could be recovered, then a nuisance can be transformed into a valuable commodity. Recovering an expensive and coveted fuel from a waste such as hydrogen sulfide would bring a new level of efficiency to the petroleum sector, already reeling under high energy costs. Innovative Energy Solution has developed the first cost-effective method for extracting hydrogen from hydrogen sulfide. This process possesses a 31% hydrogen yield making it the only economically viable process to extract hydrogen from hydrogen sulfide. Therefore, it is the most cost-effective method for extracting hydrogen: whether from hydrogen sulfide or any other source. The company is proposing an improvement to the reactor design to raise that efficiency threshold closer to 40%. Such a feat would render the process even more economical while driving closer to commercialization. The goal of this Phase I project is to modify the company

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