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Primo Energy to power a variety of off-grid applications


San Diego, CA – 8/31/22 – Primo Energy, Inc. announces it has been selected by AFWERX for an SBIR Phase II in the amount of $750,000 focused on providing portable power for forward deployed areas to investigate its potential to fill capability gaps such as reducing fossil fuel use and improving logistics in the Department of the Air Force (DAF). The Air Force Research Laboratory and AFWERX have partnered to streamline the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) process by accelerating the small business experience through a faster proposal to award timelines, changing the pool of potential applicants by expanding opportunities to small business and losing bureaucratic overhead by continually implementing process improvement changes in contract execution. The DAF began offering ‘The Open Topic’ SBIR/STTR program in 2018 which expanded the range of innovations the DAF funded and on October 22, 2021 and was started in April 2022, Primo Energy began its journey to create and provide innovative capabilities that will strengthen the national defense of the United States of America.

About Primo

Energy Primo Energy is a renewable energy company located in San Diego, CA providing a variety of off-grid power platforms to schools, parks, and other energy products for austere environments, disaster relief and emergency power. Primo also has a working product model for teaching tools with full curriculum, capstone projects and teacher’s guide for 4th-12th grades. Primo’s mission is to harvest nature’s power to benefit communities everywhere and now our mission is to grow the power capabilities of containerized off-grid easily deployed power for urban, rural, and even last mile power applications.

About AFRL

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is the primary scientific research and development center for the Department of the Air Force. AFRL plays an integral role in leading the discovery, development, and integration of affordable warfighting technologies for our air, space, and cyberspace force. With a workforce of more than 11,000 across nine technology areas and 40 other operations across the globe, AFRL provides a diverse portfolio of science and technology ranging from fundamental to advanced research and technology development.

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AFWERX, a program office at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), connects innovators across government, industry and academia. Through innovation and collaboration with our nation’s top subject-matter experts and harnessing the power of ingenuity of internal talent, by expanding technology, talent, and transition partnerships for rapid and affordable commercial and military capability.

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About AFVentures

AFVentures invests in emerging technologies to scale Department of the Air Force capabilities, strengthening the US industrial base that empowers Airmen and Guardians by incentivizing private, for-profit investment in national security interests. Our success is achieved by connecting novel commercial solutions with defense problem sets, de-risking Airmen and Guardian initiatives to fill capability gaps and transition technologies.

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Company Press Contact:

Primo Energy, Inc.
Ned McMahon, CEO

+1 619 793 5442

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