Press Releases

Press Releases


InnovaTek Delivers Prototype to U.S. Army

Richland, WA – InnovaTek has delivered to the U.S. Army a prototype InnovaGen® fuel processor that produces hydrogen from JP-8 fuel (jet fuel) for a 300 Watt fuel cell.


InnovaTek Receives Subcontract from UltraCell for Air Force Project

Richland, WA – A $180,000 contract was received by InnovaTek for delivery of fuel processing technology to UltraCell, LLC, a Bren-Tronics Company located in Livermore, CA.


DOE Funds InnovaTek to Develop Products from Biomass

InnovaTek has received funding under the Department of Energy’s Small Business Innovation Research Program to develop technology to produce high value biomass products.


InnovaTek Engineer Wins Design Contest

Mr. Peter Griffin, InnovaTek Chief Design Engineer, won first place in a design contest sponsored by Quest Integration.


InnovaTek is Founding Sponsor of Mid-Columbia STEM Network

InnovaTek is a founding sponsor of the Mid-Columbia STEM Network which is being created to make a substantial and sustainable impact on the quality of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education in the Mid-Columbia.


InnovaTek teams with SAFCell on $3.7 million REBELS Project

InnovaTek is a member of a team led by SAFCell, Inc., of Pasadena, CA selected to receive a $3.7 million award from the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) to develop an intermediate temperature fuel cell for low-cost distributed power generation.


InnovaTek is an Industry Partner in FAA New $40 Million Center of Excellence at WSU

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected a team of universities to lead a new Air Transportation Center of Excellence (COE) for alternate jet fuels and the environment.  InnovaTek is an Industry Partner in the new $40 million COE.


InnovaTek Developing Portable Power for Soldiers

InnovaTek has received word from the U.S. Army that it was selected for a Phase II award to develop and deliver a prototype multi-fuel processor for portable power.


InnovaTek Donation Supports STEM Educators

A donation of $5,000 from InnovaTek to the Washington State STEM Education Foundation will be used to help fund a professional development day for STEM teachers in the Mid-Columbia.


InnovaTek Selected by DOE for Clean Energy Grant

The U.S. Department of Energy announced that InnovaTek is one of 67 small businesses nationwide selected to receive an energy innovation grant.


Army Funds InnovaTek for Portable Power Technology

The U.S. Army is looking for a solution that replaces batteries for powering portable electronic devices and InnovaTek has the answer – a miniature fuel processor that produces clean hydrogen from butanol for a fuel cell.


InnovaTek Funded for Airport Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle

The Department of Energy has selected InnovaTek to receive a Phase I award under its Small Business Innovation Research Program for development of a Fuel Cell Range Extender for battery-powered airport ground support equipment.


InnovaTek Receives $2.3 Million Xlerator Grant for Renewable Power

The Department of Energy awarded $2.3 million to InnovaTek under a Phase III Xlerator Program for commercialization of the Company’s prototype renewable energy system.


InnovaTek Receives Phase II Funding for Biomass Power

The Department of Energy has awarded a $750,000 Phase II Small Business Innovation Research contract to develop a biomass based power plant.


Cleantech Investor Forum Features InnovaTek

InnovaTek was one of ten entrepreneurial teams featured at the Pacific Northwest Cleantech Open Investor Forum, held Thursday, October 29th at Seattle’s ACT Theatre.


DOE Funds InnovaTek for Hydrogen Technology

The Department of Energy’s Office of Science has awarded a $100,000 Phase I Small Business Innovation Research contract to InnovaTek to develop a water gas shift (WGS) membrane reactor that allows production of pure hydrogen from biomass and coal derived syngas. The Company will collaborate with Pall Corporation of Port Washington, NY to develop the technology.


DOE Funds InnovaTek to Develop Biomass Power Plant

The Department of Energy has awarded a Small Business Innovation Research contract to InnovaTek to develop a non-food biomass based power plant.


Patricia Irving Elected to Executive Committee of National Hydrogen Association

Dr. Patricia Irving, InnovaTek CEO, was elected to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the National Hydrogen Association during the organization’s annual meeting in Sacramento.


InnovaTek Signs Development Agreement for Hydrogen Technology

InnovaTek has signed a joint development agreement with Chevron Technology Ventures LLC (CTV), a subsidiary of Chevron Corp., for the development of fuel processing technology for generating hydrogen from biodiesel and other liquid fuels. The technology is intended for use in refueling stations for fuel cell and hydrogen vehicles.


InnovaTek Delivers Fuel Processor to Army

InnovaTek has delivered an InnovaGen®5 fuel processor to the U.S. Army Research Lab in Maryland. The prototype device is a deliverable under a two-phase research and development project funded through the Defense Department’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program.


InnovaTek Awarded up to $1.8 Million from Navy for Fuel Cell Generator

The Office of Naval Research has awarded a contract to InnovaTek for a Phase 2  award under the Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Program.


InnovaTek Inc. and Seattle BioFuels, Inc. announce the first successful production of hydrogen from 100% biodiesel in a microchannel steam reformer

This is the first time a renewable fuel source has been used to produce hydrogen in a microchannel steam reformer to power emission-free fuel cells.


InnovaTek Developing Fuel Cell System for the Marine Corps

The Office of Naval Research has awarded Phase I STTR funding to InnovaTek for the development of a fuel cell power system operating on jet fuel.


InnovaTek Funded to Develop Air Quality Sensor

InnovaTek has received a $100,000 Phase I STTR Contract from the Department of Energy (DOE) for technology that will be used to chemically characterize the atmosphere.


DOE Funds InnovaTek for Clean Coal Technology

InnovaTek has received a $100,000 Phase I SBIR Contract from the Department of Energy (DOE) for technology that will be used to produce hydrogen from coal.


InnovaGen® Fuel Processor Displayed at Fuel Cell Seminar

InnovaTek will display its proprietary InnovaGen® fuel processor at the 2004 Fuel Cell Seminar Exhibition scheduled for November 1-5, 2004 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center , in San Antonio, Texas.


Dr. Patricia Irving, President and CEO of InnovaTek, will be featured as a panelist at the Energy Tech Investor Conference in San Francisco

The 2-day conference will examine the challenges, opportunities, and outlook facing energy technology companies today and what corporate and strategic buyers are looking for in their energy technology investments.


InnovaTek awarded two Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Contracts from the U.S. Government

The Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration will fund InnovaTek $100,000 to develop technology to measure trace chemical signatures of nuclear material production. Such technology will help in the detection and monitoring of nuclear facilities...


Department of Homeland Security Awards Research Contract

InnovaTek has been awarded a $100,000 contract from the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop an advanced, low cost aerosol collector. The collector will be used for surveillance sensors and personal monitoring for bio-defense applications.


Army Awards Contract for Portable Power

InnovaTek has been awarded a $780,000 contract from the U.S. Army for the development of a novel fuel processor. The device will generate hydrogen for a fuel cell to provide a reliable portable power source for the individual soldier for extended missions.


ChevronTexaco Executive Joins InnovaTek

Dr. Jeffrey Harrison has joined InnovaTek as Director of the Company's Sustainable Power Division. He is responsible for directing InnovaTek's efforts in the design, development, and commercialization of fuel processing technology.


InnovaTek Achieves Financing Milestone

InnovaTek has closed on a financing package of nearly $1 million to support commercialization of the Company's Environmental Safety Products.


InnovaTek Announces Development of Prototype Personal Bio-Sensor

At the 2003 Spring meeting of the American Chemical Society, Dr. Heather Edberg presented early results from InnovaTek's personal Bio-Aerosol Sensor development program.


InnovaTek Captures Innovation Funds

InnovaTek, Inc. received notification last week from the U.S. Defense Department that it has been selected for award of three Phase I contracts under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program.


InnovaTek Meets Fuel Processor Demonstration Milestone

InnovaTek demonstrated its InnovaGen™ Fuel Processor technology today for the Army, meeting an important milestone in its development program.


InnovaTek to Receive Funding Under DOE CARAT Program

InnovaTek has been selected for funding under DOE's CARAT program to help develop automotive components and subsystems for cleaner, more efficient cars and light trucks.


Pacific Northwest National Lab Interviews Patricia Irving

InnovaTek CEO, Patricia Irving, tells how Pacific Northwest National Laboratory helped InnovaTek get started through licensed technology, technical and business assistance, PNNL staff, use of PNNL's facilities, and access to equipment.


Navy Awards Second Phase Contract To InnovaTek For BioGuardian® Technology

InnovaTek has received a Phase 2 contract under the U.S. Navy's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program for further development of its BioGuardian® Air Sampler technology.


InnovaTek Receives 2001 Entrepreneurial Award

InnovaTek was one of ten companies receiving the 2001 Entrepreneurial Award in a program jointly sponsored by the Richland Rotary Club and the Tri-City Industrial Development Council (TRIDEC).


SIRTI, InnovaTek And Battelle Announce Grant Award From U.S. Army For Fuel Reformer Development

The Spokane Intercollegiate Research and Technology Institute (SIRTI), InnovaTek, Inc. (ITI), and Battelle announce the receipt of a $3 million, 16-month contract to develop a logistics fuel reformer.


EWU Gets $1.2 Million Grant to Develop Bioterrorism Defense Equipment

Eastern Washington University has just received a $1.2 million grant from the Office of Naval Research for a project to develop prototypes for detecting airborne microbes used in biological warfare or bioterrorism.


InnovaTek Receives DOE Contracts for Energy Technology

InnovaTek has been awarded two contracts from the Department of Energy (DOE) for the development of energy conversion technologies. The awards were made under DOE's Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy and Small Business Innovation Programs.


InnovaTek Announces Grant Award

InnovaTek has been awarded an Entrepreneur's Access Grant from the Washington Technology Center.