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The Shale Gas Innovation & Commercialization Center announced the 14 finalists for this year’s shale gas innovation contest. Four of the finalists will be selected as winners and receive $25,000 each to help develop their ideas. The fourteen finalists are:

  • 9three Solutions Inc.

Providing inline security devices connected via a centralized private cloud routing server enabling companies to secure various types of hardware including critical Industrial Control Systems

  • Appalachian Drilling Services, Inc.

Spill proof, skid mounted, rig friendly waste storage units specifically built to withstand life on drilling rigs and mitigate the chances of any type of spill

  • EthosGen

Offering a system that converts waste heat to electricity through a unique piston-based Organic-Rankine Cycle (ORC) scalable power solution available from 12-250kW

  • Fairmont Brine Processing

Evaporation and crystallization process that fully treats wastewater, extracting reusable byproducts as well as formulate fracture stimulation fluids specifically to an operating company’s completion design

  • Fiber Innovation Technologies, LLC

Offering a paper mill by-product known as Short Paper Fiber for use as a solidification agent in drilling operations that has superior properties and a lower selling point over the current solidification agents

  • FMW Rubber Products, Inc.

Offering proven technologies used by the military to provide a portable water storage and distribution system utilizing reusable bladders up to 250,000 gallons each and mobile collapsible pipeline systems

  • H Quest Vanguard, Inc.

Process that enables manufacturing of a synthetic crude oil through co-processing natural gas with a variety of hydrocarbons and biomass

  • HalenHardy, LLC

GritGrab Anti-Slip Surfacing made of fiberglass reinforced plastic provides a surface that helps dramatically improve traction for workers’ boots, eliminating costly slips and falls

  • Identified Technologies

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and docking system that provides high-res optical, infrared, and gas-sniffing data that also autonomously swaps/charges batteries and uploads data to the cloud for access

  • Next Gauge, Inc.

Truck Driver Communication and Safety System (TDCS) is a web-based portal to extend and enhance safety, communications, and compliance of truck drivers serving shale energy sites

  • Next Generation Filtration Systems, LP

Provides a lubricating fluids purification system that removes particles and volatiles which keeps fluids like new for an almost limitless period of time

  • PixController, Inc.

Methane gas detection system that integrates a digital methane sensor with temperature and barometric pressure data and provides data access via a low power battery operated wireless monitoring backbone

  • U. of Pitt (Radisav Vidic)

Controlled mixing of mine drainage and flowback water to deliver desired quality mixture for use in the fracing process by lowering sulfates and salinity

  • Well Control Technologies, Inc.

Patented unmanned “Downhole Liquid Level Controller” system that improves proper well de-watering that significantly increasing yields from wells by eliminating fluid build-up

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