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Concepts NREC Announces Award Selection for Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s 2017 Phase I and II SBIR/STTR

By Barbara Shea
Jun 28, 2017

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White River Junction, VT, USA – June 28, 2017 Concepts NREC, the leading provider of specialized “Art-to-Part” solutions for the turbomachinery industry, is pleased to announce that it has been selected to receive three of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s 2017 Phase I and II, Release 2 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) awards.

Concepts NREC’s Phase II award, “Very Low-head Modular Turbine with Advanced Hydrodynamics and Power Take-off” will develop a solution for a low-cost, modular, hydroelectric turbine generator unit that can be used in previously untapped waterway locations. The unit minimizes upfront costs and recurring maintenance costs, and reduces environmental impact.


Phase I awards include “Wide-Range High-Boost Turbocharging System Using Advanced Aerodynamic Design Features” and “Magnetic Bearings for Supercritical CO2 Service”.

Daniel Hinch, President of Engineering for Concepts NREC, commented, “We are honored and excited to continue our work with these SBIR grants, as they will allow us to advance important research and development in areas of focus for Concepts NREC, including turbochargers, supercritical CO2 systems, and renewable energy.”


About Concepts NREC

For over 60 years, Concepts NREC has been a strategic partner to many of the world’s leading turbomachinery companies. Our solutions help customers evaluate, design, manufacture and validate their rotating equipment. We offer engineering services, CAE and CAM software, 5-axis machining, and laboratory testing. Concepts NREC also sells and services air dynamometers in support of turboshaft engine testing. To learn more visit

Tags: Renewable Energy, SBIR

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