Partners and Supporters

Partners and Supporters

Development

  • DOE and  NYSERDA have provided nearly $1.4M in funding for the continued advancement of TCHP. This collaboration represents a unique relationship that has coupled the expertise and knowledge that exists in federal and state research with the resources and efficiency of the private sector. As a result, ThermoLift is able to tap into a highly specialized resource network of experts that are assisting in making TCHP a success.

  • Stony Brook University provides academic engineering resources including access to faculty and student personnel from the College of Engineering and Applied Science. As part of this partnership, ThermoLift and SBU collaborate on research with significant state-subsidized cost-share, providing economical engineering assistance. ThermoLift has a successful history with SBU including hiring Masters and Ph.D. engineers to assist in thermodynamic analysis.

  • DOE and  NYSERDA have provided nearly $1.4M in funding for the continued advancement of TCHP. This collaboration represents a unique relationship that has coupled the expertise and knowledge that exists in federal and state research with the resources and efficiency of the private sector. As a result, ThermoLift is able to tap into a highly specialized resource network of experts that are assisting in making TCHP a success.

  • Linamar Corp. is ThermoLift’s manufacturing partner. An $8 billion global manufacturing firm, it provides manufacturing services and expertise through its subsidiary McLaren Engineering. Linamar will be instrumental in the manufacturing of TCHP and ThermoLift will take advantage of their existing facilities and manufacturing capacity for initial production.

  • Composite Prototyping Center (CPC), a local New York facility specializing in the field of composites fabrication for consumer products, has assisted ThermoLift with access to composite prototyping equipment and facility infrastructure for initial experimentation with composite materials. These materials will greatly reduce TCHP system cost and improve durability of system components for commercialization.

  • Gas Technology Institute (GTI), a well-established industry leader with extensive knowledge and expertise in gas combustion systems, is assisting burner system integration and the design of a low-cost combustion system. For 75 years, GTI has been developing solutions for industry, government, and consumers. GTI have provided over $150K in match funding and ThermoLift will look to continue this partnership as we enter commercial burner design.

  • Clean Energy Business Incubator Program (CEBIP), an SBU-affiliated incubator for small start-up companies, provides entrepreneurial mentorship, guidance and direction on strategic plans in addition to assistance in preparing for and locating funding opportunities. Funded by NYSERDA, CEBIP has been in operation since October 2011 and provides assistance and resources to at least ten other renewable and clean-energy technology companies.

  • Hofstra University and ThermoLift formed the Center for Innovation, a strategic research partnership for advanced mechatronic control. The goal is to create collaborative programs that help companies solve their business challenges while exposing Hofstra’s engineering students to real-world applications.  The partnership provides ThermoLift access to expertise in mechatronic system design and control adding to the depth of the team’s capabilities.

National Laboratories

Demonstration

  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) assisted ThermoLift with benchmarking the TCHP system as part of the IN2 Innovation Incubator program in which $250K in funding has been provided by Wells Fargo. ThermoLift worked with NREL personnel to develop a framework and use it to create a full-system building energy model of TCHP operation.

  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) provided third-party validation of the TCHP system as part of ThermoLift’s active DOE grant program in which $200K in funding has been allocated. As part of this program, the generation 3 prototype was delivered to ORNL facilities for laboratory testing and energy performance benchmarking. ThermoLift expects to expand on this relationship into later stages of development and commercial implementation.

  • FortisBC is Canada’s largest private utility company proving electricity and natural gas distribution. They will be co funding a pilot program with ThermoLift for 10 residential and commercial units to be
    deployed in the British Columbia area. This pilot, the first in North America, will test the efficiency,
    reliability, and customer acceptance of the technology.

  • NGIF is currently funded by five natural gas utilities  and
    seven natural gas producers. These investing organizations are dedicated to cleantech innovation
    for Canada’s natural gas sector. One of NGIF’s funding competitions for clean technologies for the
    end-use distribution of natural gas selected ThermoLift as a finalist and they will be funding 3
    demonstrations in the Canadian territory.