Each finalist will present to the judges a brief power point presentation starting at 2:00 P.M. At the conclusion of the day’s events, two winners will be awarded $25,000 by C. Alan Walker, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED).
The finalists and an overview of their projects were announced in April, 2012:
• Aither Chemicals, LLC – Conversion of ethane to petrochemicals
• EMS Energy Institute – Converting natural gas to DME as a transportation fuel
• Greenways, Inc. – Mobile filter press treatment of shale wastewater
• HydroConfidence, Inc.-Hydrocarbon and cement integrity detection for groundwater and the freshwater casing
• J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers – Dust control to eliminate emissions during fracing
• Larson Transportation Institute – Optimizing dual fuel diesel/natural gas engines
• MicroEnergies, LLC – Microchannel Fischer Tropsh natural gas to liquid fuel well head application
• OsComp Ltd - Rotary compressor that allows natural gas & NGL to be piped together from the well head
• Polymics Ltd – Lightweight, durable, reusable leak proof mats for pad construction
• ProChem Tech International, Inc.- Sequential precipitation and fractional crystallization treatment of shale wastewater
• Seraph Energy, LLC – Engine conversion system from diesel to all natural gas
• S4 Worldwide, LLC – Mobile real-time site monitoring and security.
The contest, which is offering a total of $50,000 in cash prizes for the two best shale gas-oriented innovations, new product ideas, or service concepts was co-sponsored by the Marcellus Shale Coalition (www.marcelluscoalition.org)