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ACENT awarded Phase 2 Contract from NASA to continue development of scramjet ignition technology

Manorville, NY, June 1, 2011 – ACENT Laboratories has announced the award of a Phase 2 SBIR contract from NASA to continue development of an innovative scramjet ignition technology. The compact safe cold start (CS)2 system is based on the reaction of non-pyrophoric mixtures of jet fuel and triethylaluminum (TEA) with small amounts of water to pre-vaporize the fuel prior to ignition. According to Dr. Scott Gallimore, ACENT Senior Engineer and Principal read more

ACENT supports development and deployment of extended range hydrogen fueled utility vehicles

Manorville, NY. February 1, 2011 – ACENT Laboratories, in support of Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) and in collaboration with Toro Corporation and ECD Ovonic successfully deployed two extended range hydrogen utility vehicles today at the Defense Depot Susquehanna Pennsylvania (DDSP) near New Cumberland, PA. With funding from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and under an ATK prime contract with the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane Indiana, ACENT provided read more

Rep. Israel & ATK Announce $1 Million Federal Award for Innovative Energy Research at Ronkonkoma Facility

Ronkonkoma, NY.  May 4, 2010 – On Tuesday, Rep. Steve Israel and ATK announced that ATK received a $1 million federal award for an innovative energy research project at ATK’s Ronkonkoma facility. The award, from the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E), will fund advanced research on carbon capture technologies. “It’s my mission to make Long Island a clean technology capital. With companies like ATK doing innovative carbon capture read more

ODU Researchers Working with ACENT Labs to Develop Algae Harvesting System

Hampton, VA. November 16, 2009 – ACENT Laboratories, a company based in New York, has joined with researchers at Old Dominion University to win federal development funds for a new system by which algae is harvested and dewatered so it can be used to produce biofuels. ACENT and ODU scientists and engineers working with the Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium (VCERC) did preliminary testing of a harvesting and dewatering concept earlier this year read more

ACENT awarded Phase 2 DOE SBIR

Hampton, VA. August 19, 2009 – Algae has been identified as an attractive feedstock for the generation of biofuels and significant attention is being focused on making it an economically attractive alternative to conventional fossil fuels. ACENT Laboratories LLC (ACENT), in collaboration with the Virginia Costal Energy Research Consortium (VCERC), has recently been awarded a Phase 2 Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant from the U.S. Department read more