Trans Ionics

Founded in January 2000 and located in The Woodlands, TX, Trans Ionics Corporation’s mission is to develop, manufacture and market advanced, energy-efficient separation technology used by the petroleum, chemical, environmental and electric power industries.

The recipient of $2 million in Small Business Innovation Research grants from the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation, Trans Ionics has leveraged federal dollars to develop five cutting-edge separation technologies that include (1) removal of trace sulfur components from “off-spec” ultra low sulfur diesel transmix, (2) energy-efficient production of fuel-grade ethanol, (3) non-cryogenic recovery of olefins from paraffins, (4) separation of 99.5% pure oxygen from air using a novel ion transport membrane discovered by the Texas Center for Superconductivity and (5) desulfurization/upgrading of heavy oil.  Trans Ionics plans a staged commercialization of these technologies over the next five to six years beginning in 2007.

Robert Schucker

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