PCI Wins Dawnbreaker Outstanding Commercialization Award
NORTH HAVEN, CT (February 21, 2007) -- Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) announced today it has been selected as a DOE SBIR Commercialization Assistance Program success story and awarded an Outstanding Commercialization Achievement Award by Dawnbreaker, Inc., which developed and operates the DOE Commercialization Assistance Program (CAP). Stories on PCI and seven other SBIR CAP program participants were included in Dawnbreaker’s DOE Profiles in Success publication. View the article here.
The award related to PCI’s commercialization activities for its ultra-low emissions clean and efficient catalytic combustors for power generation gas turbines. PCI is now the world leader in gas turbine catalytic combustor technology, and is in the process of spinning the technology out to downhole steam generation for heavy oil production.
According to PCI President Kevin Burns, “The CAP program helped us decide how to market our technology and gave us a better appreciation for how to best leverage our world-class reactor design and system skills for future product development.” PCI broadened its support base, reset its manufacturing strategy and developed an external component supply infrastructure, now one of their strengths. They also developed a spinoff technology: a downhole catalytic combustor steam generator for heavy oil production, which itself won an SBIR Phase I/II award and is drawing significant interest from the oil industry.