NASA SBIR 2014 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 14-2 H3.02-9264
PHASE 1 CONTRACT NUMBER: NNX14CM26P
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Atmosphere Revitalization and Fire Recovery for Future Exploration Missions
PROPOSAL TITLE: Highly Efficient, Solid State Hydrogen Purification for Resource Recovery

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Sustainable Innovations, LLC
111 Roberts Street, Suite J
East Hartford, CT 06108 - 3653
(860) 652-9690

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Josh Preston
josh.preston@sustainableinnov.com
111 Roberts Street, Suite J
East Hartford, CT 06108 - 3653
(860) 652-9690

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Trent M. Molter
trent.molter@sustainableinnov.com
111 Roberts Street, Suite J
East Hartford, CT 06108 - 3653
(860) 652-9690

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 3
End: 4

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Atmosphere Revitalization and Fire Recovery for Future Exploration Missions is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
No

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
Long duration manned space exploration requires further closure of the oxygen loop of the life support system than is currently realized aboard the International Space Station. In order to further close the oxygen loop, NASA has been developing an advanced Plasma Pyrolysis (PPA) technology that reduces the waste methane to higher order hydrocarbons in order to better utilize the hydrogen for oxygen recovery. In order for this PPA technology to be feasible, there must be a means to separate the hydrogen from the other compounds for recycle to the Sabatier reactor. Sustainable Innovations' signature electrochemical cell architecture embodied in A Highly Efficient, Solid State Hydrogen Purification System for Resource Recovery (HRR), provides a solution to NASA's search for regenerative separation technology enabling maximum hydrogen recovery from a stream containing water vapor, carbon monoxide (CO), and hydrocarbons including methane, acetylene, ethane, and ethylene, among others. During the Phase II effort, Sustainable Innovations will design and fabricate a full-scale prototype four crew-member (4-CM) unit, optimizing hydrogen utilization, weight and volume, and enabling full integration of the HRR with PPA and Sabatier systems.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The goal of the Hydrogen Resource Recovery (HRR) system is to extract pure hydrogen from the mixed gas effluent of the Plasma Pyrolysis Assembly (PPA) for recycle to the PPA and the Sabatier reactor, thus enabling maximum oxygen recovery from carbon dioxide reduction. Successful improvement of the HRR technology will enable greater closure of the life support oxygen loop via the Plasma Pyrolysis technology. The HRR is enabling technology for any of the proposed carbon dioxide reduction technologies that require hydrogen separation as one of the unit operations. Specific applications include: Life support enhancement on the International Space Station and long duration Mars missions, and ISRU fuel production.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Sustainable Innovations plans to market the HRR technology under the trade name H2Renew

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Essential Life Resources (Oxygen, Water, Nutrients)
Sources (Renewable, Nonrenewable)

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