The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) awarded $1.8 million to H2Pump LLC of Latham to help accelerate the commercialization of an energy-saving technology while also helping state manufacturers reduce operating expenses. The funding will help install six of H2Pump’s hydrogen-recycling devices at four sites around New York State. It will demonstrate the energy- and cost-savings that can be achieved through the capture, purification and recirculation of hydrogen used during industrial processes such as metal heat-treating and semiconductor fabrication. Installation of the HRS-100™ recycling systems is planned for early 2013. The 18-month-long program is designed to validate and quantify the benefits of recycling hydrogen from industrial processes and to develop a “best practices” guidebook that will help promote proper use of the technology. H2Pump will work with third-party commissioning engineers to install, operate and document the benefits.