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
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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