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Company Information:

Name: Z4 Energy Systems
Address: 25 DIZZY HORSE RD
Buford, WY 82052-8721
Located in HUBZone: Yes
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (307) 766-5044

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $259,985.00 3
SBIR Phase II $1,285,291.00 3

Award List:

Wind Powered Water Pumping Incorporating Compressed Air Energy Storage

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Kevin Luke, Research and Development
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
For over 150 years, windmills have captured wind energy to provide water for stock and human needs in remote locations. However, to manage the unpredictable energy source and ensure daily water supply, a large stock tank is required which leads to increased evaporation. Continuous winds can cause… More

SBIR Phase I: An Advanced Aeroelastic Thermoplastic Composite Blade for Residential-Scale Wind Turbines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Kevin M. Luke, BME
Award Amount: $99,985.00
Abstract:
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will determine the technical and economic feasibility of developing residential-scale, variable-speed wind turbines with aeroelastic, thermoplastic composite blades to achieve two key design objectives: improved energy capture in low to… More

SBIR Phase II: An Advanced Aeroelastic Thermoplastic Composite Blade for Residential-Scale Wind Turbines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Kevin M. Luke, BME
Award Amount: $435,291.00
Abstract:
This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project seeks to prototype/validate a novel, self-regulating blade for a 3-kW Residential Wind Turbine (RWT). Successful development of this… More

Solar Heater to Prevent Stock Tank Freezing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Kevin Luke, Research and Development
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
The USDA reports that during 2006, per bred cow, the cost of concentrates and supplemental feed and harvested forages amounted to 64% of total feed cost (calculated at market price). Whereas, aggregate cost for pasture (cropland, private and public lands), calculated at market rental rate, amounted… More

Wind Powered Water Pumping Incorporating Compressed Air Energy Storage

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Kevin Luke, Research and Development
Award Amount: $400,000.00
Abstract:
Z4 Energy System, LLC's Compressed Air Water Pumping (CAWP) system is a new water pumping product that uses compressed air produced by wind power to operate a water pump, and stores compressed air for pumping during times with no wind. CAWP will be employed in areas where municipal water systems and… More

Solar Heater to Prevent Stock Tank Freezing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Kevin Luke – 307-766-5044
Award Amount: $450,000.00
Abstract:
The SSTH directly responds to a need that was declared by Wyoming ranchers in more than 300 surveys collected during Wyoming agriculture tradeshows between 2007 and 2011. Nationwide, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather maps indicate that 29 entire states plus portions of 7… More