Basic Information

SUNNYVALE, CA, 94086-4807

Company Profile

Altex has been pioneering research and development of innovative energy technologies, since 1985. Altex supplies novel combustion, fuels processing, thermal management and power systems technologies, including fuel cells, gas turbines, biomass conversion, burners and heat exchanger components and systems, for military and commercial customers.

Additional Details

Field Value
DUNS: 183365410
Hubzone Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Woman Owned: N
Number of Employees: 27

  1. Process Intensifcation for Carbon Capture

    Amount: $149,982.64

    The potential impact of climate change on society has led to concern over emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, by a large number aging coal fired power plants. However, up ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Energy
  2. Biomass Fuel Blocks Production System

    Amount: $499,927.00

    The Biomass Fuel Blocks (BFB) process transforms low value forest slash to dense logs that have high value as a renewable energy feedstock for power plants and biofuels plants located at some distance ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Agriculture
  3. Improved Softwall Shelter Heating System

    Amount: $79,994.00

    A fuel flexible heating system will be developed to allow the use of alternate fuel sources such as wood, wood pellets, corn husks and other readily available plant-based organics, and even solid wast ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Defense Navy
  4. Program Code 8.1: Forests and Related Resources, Subtopic 7: Sustainable Bioenergy and Development of Value-Added Products From Forest Resou

    Amount: $99,984.00

    For sustainable forests, residues must be managed at low cost. If residues could be converted to a valuable energy product, then management costs would be offset, leading to improved forests. To creat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  5. Solids Handling System for Biomass Conversion

    Amount: $149,871.00

    To produce drop-in biofuel from lignocellulosic biomass materials at prices competitive to fossil fuels requires consistent and reliable solid biomass feeders for pressurized reactors. Experience with ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  6. Advanced Low Cost and Compact Utility Dry Cooling System

    Amount: $149,625.00

    Utilizing a dry cooling system for power plant condensers can reduce cooling system water need by over 90%, versus a wet cooling system, thereby reducing permitting and associated water use ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  7. Solid Waste Remediation System (SWRS) for Small Contingency Base Camps

    Amount: $517,492.00

    To meet the requirements of the Army Solid Waste Remediation System, for Small Contingency Base Camps, Altex has developed a Compact Ward Furnace Energy Recovery System (CWFERS), which was proven feas ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Defense Army
  8. Highly Efficient Water Management System for Lignocellulosic Biomass

    Amount: $79,490.00

    Life cycle analysis of biofuel production from lignocellulosic biomass combined with carbon capture has shown the potential to produce negative greenhouse gas emissions. More than a billion dry tons ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Environmental Protection Agency
  9. Solid Waste Remediation System (SWRS) for Small Contingency Base Camps

    Amount: $149,554.00

    Under the proposed project Altex will develop a Solid Waste Remediation System (ASWRS) for onsite disposal of bulk solid wastes generated at Patrol Bases (PBs) or Combat Outposts (COPs). The system is ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Defense Army
  10. Thermal Management for Military Aircraft High Performance Electrical Actuation System

    Amount: $149,517.00

    ABSTRACT: Aircraft electromechanical actuators are dispersed throughout the aircraft and cannot utilize existing ECS or PTMAS for cooling. They must be cooled by passive thermal management system to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Defense Air Force

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