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 University of Louisville, Conn Center for Renewable Energy ResearchJoshua Spurgeon Academic Power Generation: Renewable My expertise is in photoelectrochemistry and electrocatalysis. I have a strong background in solar fuels research and electrochemical CO2 conversion. There is a direct connection between this type of research and photoelectrocatalytic approaches for methane oxidation.
Website: http://louisville.edu/energy/solar-fuels

Email: joshua.spurgeon@louisville.edu

Phone: 5028524520

Address: 216 Eastern Parkway, Ernst Hall Room 102A, Louisville, KY, 40292, United States
KY
 Lelantos Inc.Stylianos Siontas Small Business Other Energy Technologies Lelantos develops miniaturized semiconductor gas sensors targeted to IoT monitoring applications in threat detection, air quality monitoring and medical diagnosis. Gas sensors are utilized in a variety of applications where they provide valuable data about hazardous leaks, air quality and even diagnosis of disease. However, solving such problems successfully relies on the ability of sensors to provide continuous, real-time data while being interconnected and distributed densely at large scale. This is what is what we know as internet of things. Lelantos offers a sensor with unparalleled combination of size, power consumption and cost while maintaining high accuracy. This is in contrast with the current state of the art which suffer for a performance vs size, power consumption and cost trade-off prohibiting their use in IoT applications. We have identified an unmet market need specifically targeted to the monitoring of methane leaks. Specifically the problem is twofold: Methane is a greenhouse gas that is 80 times more potent than CO2 and responsible for 25% of global warming. 80Mt of methane leak every year accounting for $12B of losses. On the other hand current technologies impede the effective monitoring of these leaks because they suffer from large size, high power consumption and are very expensive. This prohibits their use for large scale, persistent monitoring which are crucial for the effective control of leaks. In contrast we have developed a technology based on CMOS integrated acoustic resonator arrays that allows 100 times more compact size, 1000 times lower power and 1000 times reduction in price while still offering high accuracy. This is a gravimetric approach where the sensor detects the mass of the gas molecule. By adding receptors with affinity to the target analyte we can achieve selectivity.
Website: www.lelantostech.com

Email: s.siontas@lelantostech.com

Phone: 4018296903

Address: 500W 120th St, New York, NY, 10027, United States
NY
 Lawrence Livermore National LaboratorySarah Baker Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Other Energy Technologies We have expertise in additive manufacturing and bioprinting. We have demonstrated multiple methods to immobilize microbes for improved mass transfer, process intensification, and long term viability. We are interested in teaming with partners who have expertise with methane detection, expertise/access to dilute methane sources, and process engineering.
Website: https://leaf.llnl.gov/

Email: baker74@llnl.gov

Phone: 925-422-3811

Address: 7000 East Avenue, Livermore, CA, 94550, United States
CA
 Princeton UniversityClaire White Academic Other Energy Technologies Background, interests and capabilities:
- Materials scientist (Assoc Prof) with experiment and simulation capabilities
- In situ phase formation characterization of disordered materials (scattering (X-ray and neutron, diffraction, total scattering, small angle scattering), calorimetry, FTIR, porosimetry (N2 sorption, MIP), thermal analysis (TGA), SEM, micro-tomography, synchrotron and neutron techniques).
- In situ degradation of materials (carbonation, sulfate attack, sulfuric acid attack, elevated temperature, ...)
- Atomistic simulations (density functional theory and force field techniques) to understand structure and interaction energies (cement formation, cement degradation)
- Coarse-grained simulations to understand pore structure evolution, combined with expt techniques.
- Determination of reaction mechanisms occurring in disordered/heterogeneous systems.

Material experience:
- Cement-based systems (alkali-activated materials and OPC)
- Carbonate phases
- Silicate minerals
- Layered double hydroxides (for use as sorbents)
- Zeolites (including zeolitic nanoparticles)
Website: white.princeton.edu

Email: whitece@princeton.edu

Phone: 6092586263

Address: 41 Olden Street, Princeton, NJ, 08544, United States
NJ
 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaigntugce baser Academic Power Generation: Renewable Dr. Tugce Baser is an assistant professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign specializing in geotechnical engineering and geomechanics. Dr. Baser’s research interests include subsurface characterization via continuum modeling of heat transfer, fluid flow, and deformation processes in porous media and interfaces, analyses and design of subsurface systems via micro to full-field scale experiments and numerical modeling using various approaches i.e. finite element and difference, smooth particle hydrodynamics. Dr. Baser has a laboratory that hosts high temperature-high pressure triaxial testing equipment and other various capabilities for material characterization. She also has access to imaging laboratories on the Urbana-Champaign campus. One of her research projects has been recently funded by the Department of Energy and it focuses on utilizing abandoned oil and gas wells for geothermal development.
Website: https://cee.illinois.edu/directory/profile/tbaser

Email: tbaser@illinois.edu

Phone: 7208410832

Address: 205 N Mathews Ave, NCEL2230C, Urbana, IL, 61801, United States
IL
 Southwest Research InstituteShane Siebenaler Non-Profit Other Energy Technologies Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) consists of nine technical divisions that offer multidisciplinary, problem-solving services in a variety of areas in engineering and the physical sciences. SwRI provides independent, impartial and objective analysis, assessments, and contract R&D services to both government and commercial clients. A partial listing of research areas includes thermal-fluids engineering, modeling and computational simulation, carbon capture and energy storage, chemistry and chemical engineering, material science, engine emissions, fuels and lubricants, liquid and gas leak detection, oil and gas exploration, fire technology, robotics and intelligent systems, etc.
Relevant experience/expertise/capabilities:
• Methane sensor testing and evaluation, including fugitive emissions work and testing for upstream and midstream systems.
• Oxy-fuel combustion, natural gas flare test capabilities, fire dynamics, material flammability and toxicity testing.
• Use of proprietary high-density, high-flux, low-temperature plasmas for oxidizing methane and other gases.
• Carbon capture membranes and separation, process and flue gas sampling and analysis, plant design, testing, and process simulation.
• Catalyst formulation and characterization (aging, durability, and performance), emission control and reduction systems.
• Technology assessment, scale-up prototyping, and controlled testing at field-like conditions.
• Custom test facility design, mechanical design, fabrication, and testing. Extensive experience creating pilot facilities.
• Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis related to gas turbomachinery and piping systems, pipeline transportation, leak, and spill assessment, combustion modeling and fire dynamics, environmental flows, multiphase flows and separation, etc.
• Data analytics, data and sensor fusion, predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, and deep learning applicable to various industries including oil and gas, energy, manufacturing, health, and transportation.
Website: www.swri.org

Email: shane.siebenaler@swri.org

Phone: 210-522-5758

Address: 6220 Culebra Road, San Antonio, TX, 78238, United States
TX
 National Renewable Energy LaboratoryRyan Klein Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Power Generation: Renewable Dr. Klein is a postdoc at NREL in HyMARC working with Tom Gennett. He works remotely full time at the NIST Center for Neutron Research in Maryland with Craig Brown, where he uses neutron scattering techniques to study gas adsorption in porous materials. Specifically, he conducts powder neutron diffraction, inelastic neutron scattering, and quasielastic neutron scattering measurements to study hydrogen and other small molecule gas adsorption chemistry in metal-organic frameworks and similar porous materials. He has successfully used powder neutron diffraction measurements to investigate methane adsorption in a MOF in the past. The suite of neutron techniques available at the NCNR may be extremely helpful here.
Website: https://www.nrel.gov/research/staff/ryan-klein.html

Email: ryan.klein@nrel.gov

Phone: (301) 975-6276

Address: 15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden, CO, 80401, United States
CO
 National Renewable Energy LaboratoryKerry Rippy Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Building Efficiency Dr. Rippy is a Postdoc at NREL in the Building Energy Science Group with a degree in Chemistry. She is currently focused on electrochemistry, working to design and validate electrochemical purification cells for various industrial applications. She is very interested in technology topic 2, working on chemistry-based approaches, especially electrochemical/electrocatalytic approaches. She also has a background in organometallic catalysis, and materials development including photoactive materials. Therefore, she is also interested in platinum group metals (PGM)/non-PGM based catalysis and photocatalysis, as well as topic 4, novel material synthesis to improve the durability and reliability for sealing oil and gas wells. She is experienced in organometallic and inorganic synthesis including air-free synthesis, a wide variety of electrochemical techniques, catalytic screening, device fabrication and evaluation, industrial design of electrochemical cells, and many analytical techniques including but not limited to spectroelectrochemistry, NMR, GC, MS, EPR, HPLC, SEM, XPS, IR/UV-vis, XRD, and crystallography.
Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kerry-rippy-442a0912b/

Email: Kerry.Rippy@nrel.gov

Phone: (970)274-6017

Address: 15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden, CO, 80401, United States
CO
 Texas A&M UniversityEric Petersen Academic Power Generation and Energy Production: Fossil/Nuclear The Petersen Research Group specializes in the study of combustion, gas dynamics, and propulsion. We conduct experiments and analyses on reacting flows, chemical kinetics, and shock waves for applications ranging from advanced propellants and rockets to optical diagnostics and gas turbine engines. The work focuses on laboratory experiments for the study of chemical reactions at high temperatures and a range of pressures, including shock-tube chemical kinetics; laser absorption spectroscopy; laminar and turbulent flames; ignition and oxidation phenomena; flammability limits; chemical kinetics modeling; reaction rate measurements; and advanced energetic materials. Our research is sponsored by a combination of government and industry sources, including the Department of Defense (Navy, Air Force, DTRA, JEMTP, SERDP), the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, various gas turbine-related OEMs, Helicon Chemical Co., Parametric Solutions, and Lynntech, among others. We are located in the Turbomachinery Laboratory at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX.
Website: https://petersengroup.tamu.edu/

Email: epetersen@tamu.edu

Phone: 979-845-1257

Address: 3123 TAMU, Department Of Mechanical Engineering, College Station, TX, 77843-0001, United States
TX
 Johnson MattheyHaiying Chen Large Business Other Energy Technologies Johnson Matthey is a world leader in emission control catalysts and technologies and a major supplier of PGM-based catalysts for methane abatement in the fields of gas engines, turbines, as well as ventilation air.
Website: WWW.Matthey.com

Email: chenh@jmusa.com

Phone: 6103413441

Address: 436 Devon Park Drive, Wayne, PA, 19087, United States
PA
 GTISusan Stuver Non-Profit Bioenergy GTI Overall Experience: Since 2012, GTI has conducted over 69 DOE projects valued at over $225M - performing significant work in the development of gas detection and quantification technologies including hi-flow samplers, portable gas detectors, and stationary sensor arrays. Over 75 years of developing and commercializing technologies that optimize operations while reducing environmental impacts. Received over 1,200 patents, entered into 750 licensing agreements, and hold equity positions in several portfolio companies.
Sensor Technology Experience: Development, installation and maintenance of CH4, CO2, and N2O sensors both above and below ground. Development and installation of ancillary sensor power systems. Design of sensor nodes that sleep until concentrations are detected, thus extending battery life.
Telecom Technology Experience: Incorporation of ultra-low power telecom components and base stations designed to transmit long range wireless data to central telecom system enabling real-time communication of sensor data and analytics.
Ensemble Modeling Experience: Application of Bayesian approaches to biogeochemical and atmospheric chemistry ensemble modeling to provide steady, data-informed analytics. Defensibly represent uncertainty in the model structure, modeling parameters, and noise within datasets; can be automated and adaptive as datasets evolve; possess robust code structures able to incorporate and handle large datasets or embed other models. Able to upscale to large geographies and incorporation of other models. Can also function as means for choosing soil engineering abatement best practices. Data is fed into possible best practices to choose top performing best practice. Develop and manage Application Programing Interfaces deployed within distributed cloud computing platforms e.g., Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services to facilitate integration of the spatiotemporal sensor networks, models, and decision support tools.
Smart Form and Customizable Dashboard Experience: Variable inputs for models or dashboards standardized and controlled through use of smart forms. Development of form centric data collection applications that eliminate errors in data entry and improve accuracy/repeatability of outputs. Can be visualized through web-based applications and stored in GIS databases. Analytical and visualization tools allow users to interact with information. Can be used to quantify carbon reductions created by abatement technology.
Website: https://www.gti.energy

Email: sstuver@gti.energy

Phone: 210-473-6114

Address: 1700 S Mt Prospect Rd, Des Plaines, IL, 60018, United States
IL
 Pipeline Research Council InternationalGary Choquette Non-Profit Other Energy Technologies Collaborative research organization focusing on energy pipeline research issues including corrosion, design, materials and construction, compressor and pump station, measurement, integrity inspection, underground storage, surveillance operations and monitoring of right of ways, and offshore pipelines.
Website: www.prci.org

Email: gchoquette@prci.org

Phone: 4029155565

Address: 15059 Conference Center Drive Suite #130, Chantilly, VA, 20151, United States
VA
 University of PennsylvaniaRaymond J Gorte Academic Other Energy Technologies We have unique capabilities for synthesizing catalysts using Atomic Layer Deposition. For example, we have synthesized thin-films of various perovskites on high-surface-area oxides and used these as supports for precious and non-precious metals (e.g. https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacs.0c00138, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 10373−10382). This gives us capabilities for preparing stable catalyst with almost any composition. We will shortly be able to fabricated these catalysts in kilogram quantities. In the past, we have worked on examining support effects in methane oxidation (Catalysis Letters (2019) 149:905–915 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10562-019-02699-6).

We also have extensive experience with zeolite catalysts and have studied methane adsorption extensively (DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b09571).
Website: https://www.seas.upenn.edu/directory/profile.php?ID=33

Email: gorte@seas.upenn.edu

Phone: 2158984439

Address: 220 South 33rd Street, 311 Towne Building, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, United States
PA
 City University of New YorkPeter Groffman Academic Other Energy Technologies Have conducted long term research on the ability of soils to remove methane from the atmosphere and how this ability has changed over the past 20 years due to changes in climate and atmospheric chemistry.
Website: https://asrc.gc.cuny.edu/people/peter-groffman/

Email: pgroffman@gc.cuny.edu

Phone: 845-797-4832

Address: City University of New York Advanced Science Research Center, New York, NY, 10031, United States
NY
 SchlumbergerAndrew Pomerantz Large Business Other Energy Technologies We develop a variety of technologies that concentrate methane from dilute streams. We are looking to partner with groups developing chemistry based approaches that would benefit from dealing with a methane stream that is more concentrated and more stable than normally occurs from unprocessed sources.
Website: https://www.slb.com

Email: apomerantz@slb.com

Phone: 617-768-2325

Address: 1 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA, 02139, United States
MA
 Bubbleology Research InternationalIra Leifer Small Business Other Energy Technologies Methane and other (13) trace gas and meteorology mobile surface measurement which we have used for emissions derivation and satellite/airborne measurement and emissions validation. Initial development was supported by NASA for whom we continue to conduct research. We also are applying our technology to pipeline leak detection and magnitude assessment under contract for a California gas company.

We have participated with our technology in multiple airborne campaigns, including where I have been PI. Our system is described in a series of peer review publications. I also have been modeling bubble gas exchange and developed several approaches to bubble flux measurement since the mid-1990s and continue to publish on bubble emissions.
Website: www.bubbleology.com

Email: Ira.Leifer@bubbleology.com

Phone: 8056833333

Address: 1642 Elm Ave, Solvang, CA, 93463-2613, United States
CA
 University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignTugce Baser Academic Other Energy Technologies Dr. Tugce Baser is an assistant professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental engineering, specializing in geotechnical engineering and geomechanics. Dr. Baser’s research interests include continuum modeling of heat transfer, fluid flow, and deformation processes of subsurface, analyses and design of geothermal systems and directional drilling via micro to full-field scale characterization techniques using experiments and numerical modeling methods, i.e. finite element and difference, and smooth particle hydrodynamics. One of her recently award projects by the Department of Energy that focuses on utilizing abandoned oil and gas wells for geothermal power generation by storing the thermal energy in the subsurface. Baser has a research lab at UIUC where a custom designed high pressure/high temperature triaxial equipment to perform experiments at downhole conditions for element scale thermo-hydro-mechanical characterization. She also has access to various resources on the Urbana-Champaign campus including Mercury Intrusion Porosimetry, Raman Spectrometry, and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance devices for micro and pore scale characterization of materials.
Website: https://cee.illinois.edu/directory/profile/tbaser

Email: tbaser@illinois.edu

Phone: 2173009623

Address: 205 N Mathews Ave, NCEL2230C, Urbana, IL, 61801, United States
IL
 Baker HughesMelissa Allin, Robert Krumm, Myalee Muller, Robert Klenner Large Business Other Energy Technologies The Energy Innovation Center in Oklahoma City is leading Baker Hughes at the forefront of digital and energy transition technologies transforming the way Baker Hughes and our customers do business. Baker Hughes is actively researching several topics outlined in the REMEDY RFI and is looking forward toward developing the technologies for methane emission mitigation. Baker Hughes is a leader in the oil and gas industry and no matter what the application, we approach every design with the goal of optimizing environmental footprint, operating performance, and total cost of ownership.
Relevant Expertise: Methane sensing (aerial drones, ground-based remote); P&A's; Plume modeling/geosystems; Catalysis; Process optimization w/real-time analytics; Gas turbines/compression; Technology commercialization.
Areas of Interest: Methane emissions at orphaned/abandoned production sites, oil & condensate storage tanks, flaring activities, N.G. compression, and methane slip during turbine start-up. Emissions sensing and quantification. System-level monitoring and controls.
Website: https://www.bakerhughes.com/

Email: melissa.allin@bakerhughes.com

Phone: 4053015875

Address: 300 NE 9th St., Oklahoma City, OK, 73104, United States
OK