Sustainable Innovations Wins NASA SBIR Phase II Contract For Critical Contribution to Life Support Systems for Space

Sustainable Innovations is Awarded Contract to Deliver a Highly Efficient, Solid State Hydrogen Purification System for Resource Recovery on Long Duration Space Missions

Nov 03, 2015, 15:31 ET from Sustainable Innovations, LLC

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. and NEW YORK, Nov. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sustainable Innovations is pleased to announce it has been awarded a Phase II SBIR contract from NASA to develop a hydrogen resource recovery system (HRR). Sustainable Innovations' signature electrochemical platform provides a long-awaited solution to NASA's search for an efficient gas separation technology to recover and purify hydrogen from a combined gas stream containing water vapor, carbon monoxide (CO), and hydrocarbons (including methane, acetylene, ethane, ethylene and others). The novel HRR will purify the co-generated hydrogen which is part of a crewmember life support system on long duration space missions. The HRR will meet NASA requirements by delivering a fresh, pressurized, re-supply of hydrogen from a waste stream of "used" hydrogen, at a reduced logistics cost and less complexity.

The heart of the HRR is a commercial product platform currently under development by Sustainable Innovations, H2RENEW™.  The H2RENEW™ is an electrochemical system that efficiently separates and compresses hydrogen using Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) technology for industrial applications without relying on moving parts. The H2RENEW™ benefits critically important industry sectors including metals processing, glass manufacture, semiconductor manufacture and others where hydrogen is commonly used to treat materials and devices; providing them performance properties that are critical to their end use.  This unique H2RENEW™ system contains an electrochemical cell architecture capable of withstanding high pressures, giving H2RENEW™ the capability to successfully separate and compress pure hydrogen in a single step.  This "no moving parts" feature greatly simplifies system designs, offering enhanced performance and reliability over competitive solutions.

Current market pressures are increasing the demand for safer, packaged, on-site, high-purity hydrogen supply alternatives that will increase security while reducing hazards and cost. The H2RENEW™ platform is a distributed system that recycles, compresses, and generates pure hydrogen. The ability to efficiently perform hydrogen purification presents an attractive economic opportunity, both in industrial gas applications and for the hydrogen fueling market, as for fuel cell vehicles. The electrochemical hydrogen purification process utilizing Sustainable Innovations' H2RENEW™ has been shown to be efficient, quiet, highly reliable and maintenance free.

About Sustainable Innovations: Sustainable Innovations (SI) is fueled by a vision to create a paradigm shift in the way the world uses energy.  Led by its founder, Dr. Trent Molter, SI represents over three decades of innovation in the waste and energy industry.  From hydrogen recycling systems to grid scale energy storage, SI develops and manufactures innovative technology based on a proprietary, low-cost, large format electrochemical platform that transforms waste gases and power into higher value products.  With sustainability as our imperative, SI products enable breakthrough efficiency, which is just smart business.



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