Media and Process Technology Inc.
1155 William Pitt Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15238-1368
Recovery Act - A No Phase Change Process to Replace Distillation in Biodiesel Production
Distillation is required to meet the proposed cold soak test specification for biodiesel in the U.S., resulting in tremendous energy consumption on the order of 1.6 trillion BTU/year per billion gallons of biodiesel produced. This project will deliver on-spec biodiesel, replace energy intensive distillation, save biodiesel producers hundreds of millions of dollars per year, and promote job growth in this green industry.
Media and Process Technology Inc.
1155 William Pitt Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15238-1368
Recovery Act - Development of Advanced Transport Membrane Condenser for Energy/Water Recovery from Industrial Waste/Process Streams
Heat and water vapor losses in industrial gas exhaust streams are estimated to be on the order of 1,800 trillion BTU/year. The proposed Transport Membrane Condenser technology can potentially save ~ 25% of this energy while simultaneously recovering several 100million gallons of water per year.
Plextronics, Inc.
2180 William Pitt Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15238-1357
Recovery Act - High Performance Organic Photovoltaics via Novel Materials Combinations
This project will develop high performing, low-cost solar cells based on organic photovoltaic technology, which is expected to have tremendous potential as a low-cost renewable energy source.
Strategic Polymer Sciences, Inc.
200 Innovation Blvd.. Suite 237
State College, PA 16803-6602
Recovery Act - Unconventional Air Conditioning and Refrigeration System Based on Giant Electrocaloric Effect in Polar-Fluoropolymers
This project will develop and design high efficiency, low cost and environmentally friendly refrigeration systems using ECE materials. The technology can be used in various refrigeration systems for building air conditioning, food preservation and cryogenic equipment.
Y-Carbon, Inc.
900 First Avenue, Bldg 4, Suite 242
King of Prussia, PA 19406-1308
Recovery Act - Scale-Up of Tunable Nanoporous Carbon Production
This project will develop large scale manufacturing of advanced nanomaterials to be less expensive to manufacture than currently used materials while offering breakthrough performance. Nanomanufacturing of such tunable nanoporous carbon is expected to have a major impact on fields ranging from electrical energy storage to medicine and water desalination.