HydroConfidence was established by Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) and American Pioneer Ventures (APV). CTC is a non-profit applied research and developmental organization providing technology-based solutions to federal and state agencies as well as the private sector. APV is a strategic consulting firm that has launched several other successful start-ups. HydroConfidence is also partnered with several faculty members at Carnegie Mellon University, and is negotiating a global partnership agreement with the University. CMU is a leader in clean tech research and environmental science and engineering.
HydroConfidence will provide the natural gas extraction industry with an offering of tools and services to help maximize gas production while minimizing environmental impact. HydroConfidence is developing two primary products. The first is an aquifer monitoring system that uses a network of well-based sensors to detect methane migration. The second is a downhole monitoring system that provides data on gas flow and mechanical integrity to help optimize gas production. HydroConfidence is now field testing its first product for monitoring potential water contamination associated with shale gas extraction in the Loyalhanna Watershed.