News Coverage

News Coverage

Our innovative work frequently gains the attention of the press. The following is a list of recent articles featuring InnovaTek.


InnovaTek featured in Association of Washington Business Member Spotlight

InnovaTek is testing ways to reduce airline emissions and costs.  The company's collaboration with JBT Aerotech and EnerFuel is highlighted in this article.


InnovaTek project with JBT AeroTech highlighted in Aviation News

JBT AeroTech has teamed with InnovaTek and EnerFuel in the development of a fuel cell range extender for battery-powered airport ground support equipment.


InnovaTek receives grant for airport fuel cell electric vehicle

The Department of Energy has awarded a $150,000 grant to InnovaTek of Richland to develop a fuel cell range extender for battery-powered airport ground support equipment.


Richland company focuses on taking technology from the lab to the market place

Getting technology from the lab to the commercial market has always been InnovaTek founder Patricia Irving’s specialty.


State Cleantech Experts Debate Policy, Finance, and Global Opportunities at MITEF Event

Patricia Irving quoted in Xconomy Seattle article.


Irving Panelist at MIT Enterprise Forum NW

InnovaTek CEO, Patricia Irving, served as a panelist for the MIT Enterprise Forum of the Northwest  entitled How Will Green Return the Green? 


InnovaTek selected as PNW Clean Tech Open Semifinalist

The 12 semifinalists in the 2009 Pacific Northwest Cleantech Open were announced yesterday. The companies were chosen from a field of 56, with the next round of winners picked in September. Then these 12 will compete for three $50,000 regional prizes.


Patricia Irving interviewed for Evergreen film.

Evergreen is a fifty-minute documentary film view of the clean technology industry in Washington State.


Patricia Irving interviewed by PNNL's Mike Schwenk for tech blog

Dr. Irving discusses the importance of finding the right partners for commercialization success.


InnovaTek featured in March 2008 issue of Biodiesel Magazine

Washington-based Innovatek Inc. has come up with an alternative to get at biodiesel's energy-a hand-sized processor that could make biodiesel a hot commodity in the electricity generation market.


InnovaTek Collaboration with WSU Receives Research Funding for Hydrogen Fuel Technology

InnovaTek project among nine awarded state funding for innovative commercial technology applications developed in partnership with Washington researchers.


InnovaTek featured in Washington Technology Center's annual report

Washington Technology Center's 2007 annual report features InnovaTek, Inc. as an innovative Washington Company who is bringing ideas to life.


Extended operation of synthetic diesel fuel cells PDF, 28 KB

Acumentrics Corporation, a leading developer of solid-oxide fuel cells, announced that they have proven 1300 hours of fuel cell operation on synthetic JP-8 fuel.


Small Reactor? Piece of Toast!

A Richland-based company is receiving $500,000 from Chevron to help develop technology that gas stations can use to create hydrogen for fuel cell cars on site.


Richland firm looks to make hydrogen from liquid fuels for commercial use

A Richland company has partnered with Chevron to develop technology that may give service stations the ability to create hydrogen from biodiesel and other liquid fuels on site.


Richland firm to start producing air samplers

InnovaTek Inc. announced Monday that it has secured nearly $1 million in loan financing to begin its first commercial production run of air samplers for government, medical and agricultural clients.


Cash infusion fuels expansion of biodefense industry

Several small companies - such as MesoSystems and InnovaTek , both of the Tri-Cities - will brainstorm with health officials this week at the Biodefense Mobilization Conference in Seattle.


Cantwell's Tri-City tour productive

Washington's junior senator unveiled plans to help retrain the Northwest's laid-off workers and bring sophisticated communications links to Southeastern Washington in a whirlwind tour Thursday.


Move Over Smoke Detectors, Anthrax Detectors are Coming

A researcher working under an Office of Naval Research grant is just a couple of months away from completing a prototype detector designed to sound the alarm when airborne microbes such as anthrax are in the air.


Tri-Cities firms take aim at bioterrorism

Some of the world's most advanced anthrax and biological-pathogen detectors are being created here by a small group of scientists and entrepreneurs, but they agree the quest for something truly accurate, automated and fast - a smoke detector - is still years away.


Bioterrorism: Sniffing out threats from unseen enemy

If anthrax, bubonic plague or other biological-warfare agents were unleashed by terrorists, the materials could be sampled and detected within minutes because of scientific work being done in the Northwest.


State of Bio Defense: Not Good

The experts also say it will take a level of scientific know-how to execute a biological attack that terrorists most likely don't have.


Hackers Intensify Fears Of Industrial Espionage


Technology Survey -- Innovative Products by Small Businesses


Bioweapons Research Proliferates


High-Tech Counterterrorism