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Company Information:

Name: Giner, Inc.
Address: 89 Rumford Avenue
Newton, MA 02466-1311
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (781) 529-0501

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $14,349,033.00 164
SBIR Phase II $44,108,358.00 72
STTR Phase I $594,441.00 6
STTR Phase II $2,244,330.00 3

Award List:

THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF THE PROGRAM IS TO DEVELOP A PRACTICAL MICROELECTRODE WHICH IS CAPABLE OF RELIABLY MEASURING LOCAL CARBON DIOXIDE AND OXYGEN TENSIONS CONCURRENTLY, IN TISSUE AND BODY FLUIDS.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: David k. wong , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $49,949.00
Abstract:
The ultimate goal of the program is to develop a practical microelectrode which is capable of reliably measuring local carbon dioxide and oxygen tensions concurrently, in tissue and body fluids. continuous in-situ monitoring of pco(2) and po(2) can have significant impact in intensive care,… More

THE USE OF BIPOLAR NI/H2 BATTERIES FOR THE EVER MORE DEMANDING SPACE APPLICATIONS IS LIMITED BY THE WEIGHT, INTEGRITY, CYCLE LIFE AND MANUFACTURABILITY OF THE POSITIVE NICKEL ELECTRODE.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jose giner , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The use of bipolar ni/h2 batteries for the ever more demanding space applications is limited by the weight, integrity, cycle life and manufacturability of the positive nickel electrode. in phase i, this activity investigates the feasibility of using a number of novel concepts to fabricate advanced… More

AN ELECTROCHEMICAL MEANS OF SEPARATING PURE HYDROGEN FROM A CARBONACEOUS FUEL-GAS STREAM IS PROPOSED.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jose giner , PRESIDENT
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
An electrochemical means of separating pure hydrogen from a carbonaceous fuel-gas stream is proposed. the electrochemical hydrogen separator (ehs) is based on existing acid fuel cell technology. the fuel gas mixture (consisting of h(2), co, co(2), n(2) and other minor constituents such as h(2)s,… More

CATHETER-MOUNTED GAS SENSOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jose D. Giner
Award Amount: $49,844.00

METHOD FOR HEMODIALYSATE REGENERATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Harry Lerner
Award Amount: $49,980.00

A NOVEL MINIATURE CATHETER-MOUNTED ELECTRODE CAPABLE OF RELIABLE AND REAL-TIME PH MEASUREMENTS IN BLOOD AND TISSUE IS PROPOSED.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Swette l. , DIRECTOR
Award Amount: $49,973.00
Abstract:
A novel miniature catheter-mounted electrode capable of reliable and real-time ph measurements in blood and tissue is proposed. the principle of the ph sensing electrode is based on the reversible hydrogen electrode, which is the ultimate standard for ph determination. difficulties associated with… More

AS THE USE OF NEURAL STIMULATING ELECTRODES HAS INCREASED, MORE ATTENTION HAS BEEN DIRECTED TOWARDS STUDYING POSSIBLE ADVERSE SIDE EFFECTS ATTENDANT TO THEIR USE.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: David k. wong
Award Amount: $49,940.00
Abstract:
As the use of neural stimulating electrodes has increased, more attention has been directed towards studying possible adverse side effects attendant to their use. this is especially true for applications which require chronic stimulation at high current densities. the risk of tissue damage, which is… More

AN ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE BASED ON A BIPOLAR STORAGE BATTERY WITH 'IN-SITU' FORMATION AND REGENERATION CAPABILITIES IS PROPOSED.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: S. sarangapani , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
An energy storage device based on a bipolar storage battery with 'in-situ' formation and regeneration capabilities is proposed. such a device is expected to find application in the utilization of off-peak power. the feasibility of the proposed system will be investigated by building a prototype… More

THE GOAL OF THIS PROGRAM IS TO DEVELOP AN INEXPENSIVE AND RELIABLE ELECTROCHEMICAL FERMENTATION SENSOR FOR ON-LINE PROCESS CONTROL.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: David wong, ph.d. , SENIOR SCIENTIST
Award Amount: $40,000.00
Abstract:
The goal of this program is to develop an inexpensive and reliable electrochemical fermentation sensor for on-line process control. the sensor is expected to be capable of measuring key ingredients such as glucose, carbon dioxide, and alcohol simultaneously, but independently. such sensors, when… More

NOVEL ELECTRODES FOR HYDROGEN - BROMINE BATTERY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Vinod Jalan , Investigator
Award Amount: $49,979.00

IMPLANTABLE GLUCOSE SENSOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jose Giner
Award Amount: $49,992.00

CATHETER-MOUNTED GAS SENSOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jose D. Giner
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
An electrochemical, catheter-mounted gas sensor is proposed for concurrent and independent measurements of pco(2) and po(2) in blood. this sensor will also be investigated for the simultaneous measurement of pn(2)o. the co(2) and o(2) measuremes will be of interest for ventilation management,… More

IMPLANTABLE GLUCOSE SENSOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jose Giner
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed research is to improve the sensitivity and selectivity of a catalytic metal electrode for determining glucose in biological fluids. such improvements could lead to the development of an implantable glucose sensor that could provide opportunities for a much greater… More

COMPACT REGENERABLE SULFUR SCRUBBER FOR PHOSPHORIC ACID FUEL CELLS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Vinod Jalan
Award Amount: $50,000.00

ELECTROCHEMICAL HYDROGEN CONCENTRATOR FOR PHOSPHORIC ACID FUEL CELLS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Vinod Jalan
Award Amount: $50,000.00

DEVELOPMENT OF AN ELECTROCHEMICAL REGENERATIVE ARTIFICIAL KI

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jose Giner , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00

METHOD FOR HEMODIALYSATE REGENERATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Harry Lerner
Award Amount: $238,130.00
Abstract:
This research plan is directed towards improving artificial kidney technology, one of the specific areas of interest to the national institute of arthritis, diabetes, and digestiveand kidney diseases. by the middle of 1977 more than 36,000patients were being regularly treated for uremia by… More

ELECTROCHEMICAL HYDROGEN CONCENTRATOR FOR PHOSPHORIC ACID FUEL CELLS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Vinod Jalan
Award Amount: $200,000.00
Abstract:
An electrochemical method is proposed for the separation of hydrogen from a reformed-hydrocarbon fuel-gas stream for direct feed into a field portable phosphoric acid fuel cell used by the u.s. army. this electrochemical hydrogen separator (ehs) is based on current phosphoric acid fuel cell… More

COMPACT REGENERABLE SULFUR SCRUBBER FOR PHOSPHORIC ACID FUEL CELLS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Vinod Jalan
Award Amount: $205,000.00
Abstract:
A bench scale test program is proposed to evaluate use of cuo/zno desulfurization sorbents for the not regenerable sulfur removal from logistic hydrocarbon fuels reformed for use in dispersed phosphoric acid fuel cell power plants. an efficient regenerable desulfurization process operating within… More

NOVEL ELECTRODES FOR HYDROGEN - BROMINE BATTERY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Vinod Jalan , Investigator
Award Amount: $499,829.00
Abstract:
Innovative approaches to solve the problems encountered at both the anode and cathode of the hydrogen-bromine battery system are addressed. advanced inert catalysts will be prepared as the positive electrode material and tested for their resistance against bromine intercalaton and subsequent… More

DEVELOPMENT OF AN ELECTROCHEMICAL REGENERATIVE ARTIFICIAL KI

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jose Giner , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of this effort is the development of a compact, efficient, and economical portable artificial kidney based on electrochemical regenerative dialysis. in this system, an electrochemical reactor is used to degrade waste products, principally urea, to benign gaseous reaction products. the… More

AN IMPROVED CARBON MONOXIDE ELECTROCHEMICAL DETECTOR IS PROPOSED FOR VALIDATING SMOKING BEHAVIOR AND DEMONSTRATING THE HEALTH RISK OF SMOKING.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: David l williams , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
An improved carbon monoxide electrochemical detector is proposed for validating smoking behavior and demonstrating the health risk of smoking. the proposed potentiodynamic measurement should be unaffected by gases and vapors that are often found in a smoker's breath (h2s, ethanol, acetone,etc.).… More

THIS PROPOSAL IS ADDRESSED TO IMPROVEMENTS IN THE INTERNAL RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES FOR VENTRICULAR ASSIST SYSTEMS (VAS).

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Larry swette , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal is addressed to improvements in the internal rechargeable batteries for ventricular assist systems (vas).the major goal of this program is to develop an implantable battery that is suitable for vas backup in terms of stored energy, power, weight, volume, and long-term durability. the… More

THE PURPOSE OF THIS RESEARCH IS TO DEVELOP A DEVICE BASED ONA NOVEL ELECTROCHEMICAL METHOD FOR THE DETERMINATION OF LITHIUM THAT CAN BE USED IN A PSYCHIATRIST'S OFFICE FOR THE ANALYSIS OF SERUM OR SALIVA SAMPLES.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: David l williams , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The purpose of this research is to develop a device based ona novel electrochemical method for the determination of lithium that can be used in a psychiatrist's office for the analysis of serum or saliva samples. various electrode designs and experimental techniques will be tested to estab-lish the… More

IMPROVED CHLORINE FEEDER FOR REVERSE OSMOSIS WATER PURIFICATION UNITS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Larry l swette
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The program's goal is to develop a safe, reliable system for the on-site production of sodium hypochlorite for direct use with the reverse osmosis water purification unit. hypochlorites are well known for their disinfecting power. the proposed method, however, requires the development of a suitable… More

REAL-TIME MEASUREMENT OF HCL GAS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr john a kosek
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The development of a continuous sampling gaseous hcl detector is proposed. the system will be based on a solid polymer electrolyte sensor cell. program goals include a response time of 90% of final response in less than 1 second and the ability to detect gaseous hcl levels as low as 0.1 ppm. when… More

MODIFICATION OF CARBON FOR WEARABLE ARTIFICIAL KIDNEYS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jose d giner phd
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The long-term objective of the proposed work is to modify carbon cartridges for efficient removal of blood toxins. carbon adsorption is employed for the removal of strongly adsorbable toxins in some artificial kidney systems as well as in most artificial liver configurations. in the regenerative… More

A NOVEL, MODERATE TEMPERATURE FUEL CELL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr John A Kosek
Award Amount: $50,000.00

GLUCOSE SENSOR WITH IMPROVED STABILITY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Srinivasam Sarangapani Ph
Award Amount: $50,000.00

NON-NOBLE METAL CATALYSTS FOR METAL-AIR OF FUEL CELL CATHODES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr S Sarangapani
Award Amount: $50,000.00

NON-NOBLE METAL CATALYSTS FOR METAL-AIR OF FUEL CELL CATHODES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr S Sarangapani
Award Amount: $494,000.00
Abstract:
Platinum when used as an electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction in metal-air batteries and fuel cells suffers from the disadvantages of high cost, susceptibility to poisoning, and sintering. pyrolyzed macrocyclics continue to attract increasing attention as alternate catalysts, although stability… More

A NOVEL, MODERATE TEMPERATURE FUEL CELL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr John A Kosek
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
As evidenced by all ongoing development efforts, there is little doubt that a market exists for a fuel cell capable of rejecting carbon dioxide, but not suffering from the serious materials problems shown by phosphoric acid and higher temperature fuel cells, and achieving this goal at equal or… More

DEVELOPMENT OF AN AIR QUALITY SENSOR FOR SUBMARINE ATMOSPHERES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr john a kosek
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The development of a compact, low-cost instrument for monitoring the concentrations of co, no, and no(2) in submarine atmospheres is proposed. the instrument will be based on solid polymer electrolyte sensor cells and a novel potentiodynamic method for detecting low concentrations of gases. the… More

ELECTROPLATING LEAD DIOXIDE WITH SUPERIOR ADHESION AND HIGH COULOMBIC CAPACITY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr jose giner
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Lead dioxide deposited on nickel plated steel substrate is used as cathode material for reserve batteries. there is an expressed need by the army to develop electrodeposits of pbo(2) with superior adhesion and high coulombic capacity. we propose here an investigation of the pretreatment of the… More

SELECTION OF FUEL CELL POWER SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr john a kosek
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Based on results of literature and laboratory evaluation, a fuel cell system will be selected for advanced testing/evaluation with an ultimate goal of six months continuous operation at constant power output. this six month power generation period will follow extended periods of inoperation… More

ALCOHOL MEASUREMENTS FOR TREATMENT COMPLIANCE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00

ELECTROCHEMICAL REACTOR TO DISINFECT REUSED DIALYZERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00

ELECTROCHEMICAL GENERATOR FOR IN-HOME OXYGEN THERAPY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00

ALCOHOL MEASUREMENTS FOR TREATMENT COMPLIANCE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $260,459.00
Abstract:
An improved electrochemical alcohol detector is proposed which can be used to quantitate and integrate alcohol consumption. this would be particularly useful as a measureof treatment compliance, but could also be used for law enforcement. the potential advantages of this electrochemical detection… More

MACROMOLECULAR CATALYSTS FOR LITHIUM/THIONYL CHLORIDE BATTERIES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Larry L Swette
Award Amount: $61,595.00
Abstract:
The work described in this proposal is geared toward understanding the catalytic activity of -n(4) marcrocyclic mononuclear and binuclear complexes of cobalt and ruthenium and manganese. a tungsten complex will also be tested. the results are expected to throw light on the electrocatalysis of… More

CATHODE CATALYST SUPPORT MATERIALS FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE ALKALINE FUEL CELLS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: S Sarangapani Ph D
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal aims to develop nio based (e.g., ni(1-x)lix0) catalyst supports to be used in teflon bonded oxygen cathodes of hydrogen-oxygen fuel cells capable of operating at temperatures of 150 degrees centigrade and higher, in contrast to present-day space fuel cells which operate at temperatures… More

A METHANOL FUEL CELL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr S Sarangapani , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The methanol-air fuel cell is attractive for low and medium power applications (e.g., traction) and for bulk power generation in power plants that use methanol as a flexible, clean intermediate from coal conversion. the renewed interest in direct methanol fuel cells is reflected in an increasing… More

CORROSION RESISTANT CATALYST SUPPORTS FOR PHOSPHORIC ACID FUEL CELLS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr John A Kosek , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00

TRANSIENT GAS SENSORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,999.00

GLUCOSE SENSOR WITH IMPROVED STABILITY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Srinivasam Sarangapani Ph
Award Amount: $498,153.00
Abstract:
The development of an implantable glucose sensor could provide closer control of glucose levels in diabetics than is now possible. glucose sensor research, using a catalyticmetal sensor based on platinum, is currently being performedby giner, inc. considerable progress has been made so far in… More

ELECTROCHEMICAL GENERATOR FOR IN-HOME OXYGEN THERAPY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $499,974.00
Abstract:
The overall program goal is to develop a safe, efficient, and low cost oxygen generator for use in home therapy by patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd). the device would electrochemically convert water to oxygen using ambient air as a reactant and yield high-purity… More

CORROSION RESISTANT CATALYST SUPPORTS FOR PHOSPHORIC ACID FUEL CELLS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr John A Kosek , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $499,737.00
Abstract:
The project involves the development of a low cost, high surface area corrosion-resistant catalyst support. two alternative preparation procedures will be evaluated, and resistance to corrosion will be introduced to the base material through selective doping with highly corrosion-resistant… More

NI-CD BATTERY SEPARATOR DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Larry Swette , Director Of Engineering
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal is addressed to the need for development of a long-term replacement separator for aerospace ni-cd cells. at the present time pellon 2505 nylon separator, demonstrated to support more than 5 years of low-earth-orbit(leo) cycling in ni-cd cells, is no longer available, and the… More

COOLING WATER CORROSION MECHANISMS AND CONTROL IN HIGH VOLTAGE TUBES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Nancy Kackley
Award Amount: $59,999.00
Abstract:
Corrosion in high purity, low conductivity water will be investigated by electrochemical methods including polarization resistance, impedance spectroscopy and galvanic couples. rotating electrode and microelectrode methods will be used to evaluate the effect of several variables on the corrosion… More

A PULSE POWER SOURCE FOR SUBMARINE APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr J A Kosek
Award Amount: $59,009.00
Abstract:
An advanced proton exchange membrane fuel cell system is proposed to provide pulse power for a submarine electromagnetic launch system. the fuel cell system, when totally developed, will provide 15,000 amperes at 250 vdc (3,750 kw) for a period of 1 second. methods to improve the performance of… More

STABLE SILVER OCIDE (AGO) BATTERY ELECTRODE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Larry Swette
Award Amount: $65,497.00
Abstract:
Silver oxide-zinc batteries are known for their high energy and power density and are used in lightweight radio and electronic equipment, submarines, torpedoes and space applications. as a primary reserve battery, this system finds application in missiles and other aerospace applications. this phase… More

ADVANCED CORROSION RESISTANT MATERIALS FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr S Sarangapani , Dir Of Research
Award Amount: $50,000.00

DEVELOPMENT OF A FLUE GAS DESULFURIZATION PROCESS USING A NOVEL REGENERATIVE HBR SYSTEM.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,999.00

ELECTROCHEMICAL REACTOR TO DISINFECT REUSED DIALYZERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $498,078.00
Abstract:
The ultimate goal of the program is to develop a safe, reliable electrochemical hypochlorite generator specificallyfor use in the cleaning and disinfecting of reused dialyzers. hypochlorites have been widely used by health care facilities for the cleaning of reused dialyzers prior to sterilization… More

ADVANCED CORROSION RESISTANT MATERIALS FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr S Sarangapani , Dir Of Research
Award Amount: $259,661.00
Abstract:
Deposition of thin diamond films by plasma assisted chemicalvapor deposition (pacvd) is a rapidly emerging area of technology being pursued in the united states, japan and the soviet union. diamond films have unique chemical and physical properties such as oxidation resistance and hardness.… More

DEVELOPMENT OF A FLUE GAS DESULFURIZATION PROCESS USING A NOVEL REGENERATIVE HBR SYSTEM.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $499,927.00
Abstract:
Advanced development of a regenerative energy-efficient flue gas desulfurization (fgd) process, based on oxidation of so2 with br2 and electrolytic regeneration of the reagentbr2, is proposed. an air-depolarized cathode for the electrolysis cell will be developed to decrease the energy requirements… More

BIFUNCTIONAL OXYGEN ELECTRODE SUPPORT MATERIALS FOR ZINC-AIRBATTERIES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Larry Swette , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,974.00
Abstract:
Rechargeable alkaline metal-air batteries, such as zinc-air,are attractive candidates for vehicle propulsion. an air electrode that can operate in both the oxygen reduction and oxygen evolution modes is needed. a cost-effective approachto a bifunctional electrode is to use a supported catalyst;… More

TREATMENT OF REINFORCING BARS DURING CONSTRUCTION OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES TO PREVENT CORROSION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Nancy D. Kackley , Project Manager
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The corrosion of steel reinforcing bars (rebar) in concrete structures is a problem with multi-million dollar impact in both the private and public sectors. chloride intrusion from natural (seawater or marine environments) or man-made (deicing salts) sources contributes to the breakdown of the… More

DIAMOND COATED HEART VALVES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sarangapani, S , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,995.00
Abstract:
Heart valves made from pyrolytic carbon have been used clinically for over 20 years with bileaflet, central-flow designs dominating this market; however, an increased number of clinically significant postoperative bleeding episodes have been documented for patients with mechanical valves. the long-… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Swette, Larry , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,981.00

PROTON EXCHANGE MEMBRANE ELECTROCHEMICAL ULTRACAPACITOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: S. Sarangapani , Director Of Research
Award Amount: $50,000.00

DEVELOPMENT OF A NOVEL ELECTROCHEMICAL HYDRAZINE SENSOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John A Kosek Phd , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $54,998.00

TRANSIENT GAS SENSORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
The conventional clark-type oxygen sensor needs frequent recalibration when implanted in vivo due to membrane fouling, electrolyte thickness changes resulting from pressure variations, and the fluctuating flow rate of blood. an improved oxygen sensor is planned that reduces oreliminates many of… More

DEVELOPMENT OF A NOVEL ELECTROCHEMICAL HYDRAZINE SENSOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John A Kosek Phd , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $529,523.00
Abstract:
The development of a reliable, inexpensive, compact sensor capable of detecting 10 ppb unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine, hydrazine, and monomethylhydrazine with a response time of 10 minutes or less is proposed. during phase i of the proposed program we will develop an electrochemical sensor cell… More

Electrochemical Power System for Burst and Sustained Power Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: A.b. Laconti, Phd
Award Amount: $54,071.00
Abstract:
Hybrid power sources combining conventional batteries with electrochemical capacitors are being designed toward advanced military, space, and commercial uses. Giner,Inc has developed a high-power density, all-solid proton exchange ionomer-based electrochemical capacitor that represents a potentially… More

ELECTROCHEMICAL SUPERCAPACITORS FOR MICROSTIMULATORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: A La Conti
Award Amount: $50,000.00

MODIFIED FULLERENE COATINGS FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: John Kosek
Award Amount: $49,941.00

LITHIUM ION BATTERIES WITH IMPROVED CARBON ANODES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John A. Kosek, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $49,979.00

PROTON EXCHANGE MEMBRANE ELECTROCHEMICAL ULTRACAPACITOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: S. Sarangapani , Director Of Research
Award Amount: $250,000.00
Abstract:
Electrochemical ultracapacitors store energy by utilizing double layer and surface redox type processes. hybrid powersources that combine conventional batteries with electrochemical ultracapacitors are being designed toward electric vehicle as well as advanced space applications. giner, inc. has… More

ADVANCED COST-EFFECTIVE NAVY OXYGEN GENERATOR ELECTROLYZER AND SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Larry Swette
Award Amount: $64,680.00
Abstract:
Giner, Inc., proposes to develop advanced components leading to a high-current-density (2000 ASF or greater) electrolyzer that provides the same level of voltage efficiency and oxygen delivery as the present Navy OGP high-pressure electrolyzer that typically operates in the range of 1000 to 1200… More

MOLDED TITANIUM CARBIDE BIPOLAR PLATES FOR HIGH VOLTAGE BATTERY AND FUEL POWER SOURCES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr John A Kosek
Award Amount: $74,978.00
Abstract:
A lack of inexpensive, corrosion-resistant materials for bipolar plates is a major hindance to commercialization of many advanced acidic electrochemical systems, where one of the electrodes operates at a high oxidizing potential. under these conditions, graphite, a relatively low cost material, is… More

Electrochemical Compressor to Recover Hydrogen Boil-Off Gas from Cryogenic Tanks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Larry Swette
Award Amount: $50,000.00

MODIFIED FULLERENE COATINGS FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: John Kosek
Award Amount: $367,647.00
Abstract:
Fullerness, particularly c70, have been shown to significantly enhance the nucleation rate for deposition of non-conductive diamond films on silicon. researchers have deposited the c70 layer with an ion cluster beam deposition process and activated the layer with a microwave plasma method. enhanced… More

ELECTROCHEMICAL SUPERCAPACITORS FOR MICROSTIMULATORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: A La Conti
Award Amount: $537,358.00
Abstract:
Many neurological disorders are caused by the absence or failure of neural impulses, which result in the loss of control of certain body functions. in many cases, electrical stimulation can be used to restore the impaired functions. considerable progress has been made in this area in recent years… More

Direct Methanol PEM Fuel Cell Power Source with Advanced Composite Membrane

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: John Kosek
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The fuel cell system receiving significant attention for transportation applications is the proton-exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) which uses a hydrated sheet of a perfluorinated ion-exchange membrane as a solid electrolyte in the fuel cell. The liquid feed direct methanol PEMFC, because of its… More

LOW-COST STABLE COMPOSITE ANODE FOR ELECTRO-ORGANIC PROCESSES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: A B Laconti
Award Amount: $64,998.00

Electrochemical Super Capacitors for Electromechanical Actuators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John A. Kosek
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Electrochemical Super Capacitors for Electromechanical Actuators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John A. Kosek
Award Amount: $593,431.00
Abstract:
A limitation of the typical electrochemical capacitor is the maximum available power and energy density, and an improvement in capacitance per unit weight and volume is needed. Giner, Inc. proposes development of a solid-ionomer electrochemical capacitor having a unit cell capacitance greater than 2… More

LOW-COST STABLE COMPOSITE ANODE FOR ELECTRO-ORGANIC PROCESSES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: A B Laconti
Award Amount: $299,980.00
Abstract:
Researchers are developing a low-cost, efficient, stable composite steel anode structure that will be especially useful in synthetic electro-organic processes where system selectivity is of major concern and anode dissolution or deterioration can have a detrimental effect on product quality and… More

An Exremely Lightweight Fuel Cell System Operating on Hydrogen and Air

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Paul Childs
Award Amount: $69,522.00
Abstract:
Currently, a 300 watt fuel cell stack of bipolar design projects a power density of about 40 watts per kilogram of system, excluding fuel and fuel tankage. In contrast, a battery of identically performing fuel cells which uses the concept of a single sheet of electrolyte shared by all cells, can… More

AN ADVANCED FLUE GAS MONITOR FOR SO2

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Dr. John A. Kosek
Award Amount: $65,000.00
Abstract:
The development of an instrument for continuously monitoring SO2 levels in fluegas is proposed. The SO2 will be detected by means of an electrochemical sensorcell, which operates in a three-electrode potentiostatic mode. The proposedinnovation is develop-ment of an advance sensor cell which uses a… More

Diamond Coated Heart Valves

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $531,511.00

LOW-COST PEM HYDROGEN OXIDATION CATALYSTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: John Kosek
Award Amount: $64,999.00

An Integrated Catalyst/Collector Structure for Regenerative Proton-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Larry L. Swette
Award Amount: $75,000.00

A Multiple Sensor for Ecosystem Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Otto J. Prohaska
Award Amount: $75,000.00

Composite Sacrificial Anode for Cathodic Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Larry Swette
Award Amount: $64,981.00

Fuel Cells for Aviation Support Equipment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard J. Lawrance
Award Amount: $68,731.00
Abstract:
The California Clean Air Act, plus the New England states adoption of the Act, has placed a premium on high efficiency non-polluting mobile energy sources. US Military bases must comply with these regulations or pay heavy fines. The powering of a Navy aviation support equipment with a fuel cell … More

Fuel Cells for Underwater Vehicle Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard J. Lawrance
Award Amount: $69,991.00
Abstract:
The US Navy could greatly increase the mission capabilities of the wide variety of underwater vehicles with the incorporation of the proper fuel cell power system. If the projected capabilities of fuel cells can be applied to an underwater vehicle, the range and speed of the vehicle could be … More

A Novel On-Line Ammonia Sensor for Energy Conversion Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Otto J. Prohaska , Director, Biomedical R&D
Award Amount: $74,995.00
Abstract:
40445 Giner, Inc. The monitoring of ammonia gas, in addition to its importance in medical diagnosis, has become a routine requirement in industrial, process and environmental control. Commercially available sensors for these applications lack stability, suffer from uncontrollable temperature… More

AN ADVANCED ELETROLYSIS CELL FOR THRUSTER SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John A. Kosek , Director, Energy Conversion
Award Amount: $69,976.00

MINIATURIZED CAPACITOR FOR IMPLANTABLE DEFIBRILLATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,953.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Swette, Larry , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $679,394.00

A Multiple Sensor for Ecosystem Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Otto J. Prohaska
Award Amount: $749,510.00

AN ADVANCED PROTON EXCHANGE MEMBRANE FUEL CELL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Cecelia Cropley , Assoc Dir/energy Conversion
Award Amount: $69,967.00

SBIR Phase I: Controlled Atmosphere Disinfestation of Raw Agricultural Products

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Larry Swette
Award Amount: $74,980.00

NO AND NO2 MONITOR FOR CLINICAL MEDICINE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $100,000.00

NOVEL APPROACH TO SUPPORT VIABILITY OF BIOHYBRID DEVICES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,965.00

An Integrated Catalyst/Collector Structure for Regenerative Proton-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Larry L. Swette
Award Amount: $719,147.00

Advanced Electrocatalysts for Direct Methanol Oxidation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. John A. Kosek , Director, Energy Conversion
Award Amount: $74,974.00
Abstract:
58 Advanced Electrocatalysts for Direct Methanol Oxidation--Giner, Inc., 14 Spring Street, Waltham, MA 02154-4497; (617) 899-7270 Dr. John A. Kosek, Principal Investigator Dr. Anthony B. LaConti, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG02-97ER82405 Amount: $74,974 In an effort to reduce… More

CO Tolerant Doped-Metal Oxide Catalysts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. John A. Kosek , Director, Energy Conversion
Award Amount: $74,987.00
Abstract:
59 CO Tolerant Doped-Metal Oxide Catalysts--Giner, Inc., 14 Spring Street, Waltham, MA 02154-4413; (617) 899-7270 Dr. John A. Kosek, Principal Investigator Dr. Anthony B. LaConti, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG02-97ER82387 Amount: $74,987 The Department of Energy is funding the… More

PEM Fuel Cell for Replacement of Submarine/Battery Diesel Generator Emergency Power

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Paul Childs
Award Amount: $69,790.00
Abstract:
Eighty tons of weight and 400 cubic feet of volume can be saved on submarines by substituting smaller and lighter fuel cells for the existing battery/diesel engine emergency power system. This would enhance performance in existing and future submarines b y making room for more electronic… More

Real Time Electrochemical HCl Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Cecilia Cropley
Award Amount: $713,215.00
Abstract:
Implementation of Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 set into motion a series of changes requiring Government use of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). Small businesses can use EDI to acquire contracts to $100,000. EDI is the transmission of unambiguous information of business… More

Electrochemical Capacitors for Uninterruptable Power Supply Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John A. Kosek, Phd
Award Amount: $99,990.00
Abstract:
The goal of the proposed program is the development of an uninterruptable power supply (UPS) which uses an electrochemical capacitor as the charge storage device. A novel low-cost metal oxide-solid polymer electrolyte combination will be investigated during the Phase I feasibility study. This… More

High-Energy-Density Fuel Cell for Micro Air Vehicle

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Paul Childs
Award Amount: $98,332.00
Abstract:
It is proposed to evaluate the feasibility of affordable fuel cells of simple design, having energy densities of 6 to 7 MJ/kg and about 3 Mj/liter, as candidates for the power supply in micro air vehicles. The feasibility of mass producing Fly-on- the-Wall- sized fuel cell power supplies will be… More

Wear Resistant, Diamond-like Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Otto J. Prohaska, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $59,997.00
Abstract:
The goal of this program is to improve critical surface parts of space and missile structures through a high quality cover layer of diamond-like carbon (DLC). DLC layers can be produced as hard, smooth coatings with a low coefficient of friction. These layers would greatly improve wear quality of… More

LOW-COST PEM HYDROGEN OXIDATION CATALYSTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: John Kosek
Award Amount: $299,975.00

Miniaturized Capacitor for implantable defibrillator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $750,000.00

SBIR Phase I: Ozone Sensor for Environmental Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Otto Prohaska
Award Amount: $74,979.00

DIAMOND LIKE COATING OF ORTHOPEDIC IMPLANTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Kosek, john a
Award Amount: $99,934.00

Real Time Electrochemical HCl Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Cecilia Cropley
Award Amount: $99,594.00

SBIR Phase I: Sensor for Reformer Performance Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Otto Prohaska
Award Amount: $74,970.00

Electrochemical Capacitors for Uninterruptable Power Supply Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John A. Kosek, Phd
Award Amount: $749,918.00
Abstract:
The goal of the proposed program is the development of an uninterruptable power supply (UPS) which uses an electrochemical capacitor as the charge storage device. A novel low-cost metal oxide-solid polymer electrolyte combination will be investigated during the Phase I feasibility study. This… More

Advanced Membrane for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. John A. Kosek
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Development of a low-cost high-exclusion proton-exchange membrane (PEN) for use as an electrolyte in a liquid feed direct methanol fuel cell (LFDMFC) is proposed. The LFDMFC, because of its simplicity (no reformer, simple heat management) and inherent reliability (cell membrane flooded with water),… More

Novel Electrochemical Ozone Generator for Disinfection of Spacecraft Water

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $69,909.00

MINIATURIZED WEARABLE TRANSDERMAL ALCOHOL MONITOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Swette, Larry
Award Amount: $91,229.00

NO AND NO2 MONITOR FOR CLINICAL MEDICINE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $733,462.00

SBIR Phase I: Controlled Atmosphere Disinfestation of Raw Agricultural Products

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Larry Swette
Award Amount: $299,979.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard J Lawrance
Award Amount: $600,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Otto Prohaska
Award Amount: $397,423.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Otto Prohaska
Award Amount: $399,942.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Swette Larry
Award Amount: $748,188.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $599,783.00

Integrated, Light-Weight Regenerative Fuel Cell-Electrolyzer System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard Lawrance
Award Amount: $99,900.00

High Pressure, Electrochemical Oxygen System Trickle Charger

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Larry Swette
Award Amount: $69,855.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr John A Kosek
Award Amount: $749,906.00

Development of High Energy Electrochemical Capacitor Stack for Military Vehicular Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John Kosek PhD
Award Amount: $69,930.00
Abstract:
Not Available The proposed effort will develop and demonstrate an imbedded protection technique for integrated electromagnetic protection of military systems and COTS equipment. The proposed imbedded protection technique will apply to all electromagnetic environments but this research effort will… More

Integrated, Light-Weight Regenerative Fuel Cell-Electrolyzer System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard J. Lawrance
Award Amount: $721,398.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Linda A. Tempelman, Ph.D., Project Manager, Biomed./Mat'l
Award Amount: $69,956.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: TULANE UNIV.
Principal Investigator: John A. Kosek, Dir, Energy Conversion
Award Amount: $94,951.00
RI Contact: Kathleen M. Kozar

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Robert McDonald
Award Amount: $99,818.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Linda Tempelman
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Novel Power Supply for Left Ventricular Assist Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Cecelia C. Cropley
Award Amount: $99,908.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (Verbatim From Applicant's Abstract): An improved power supply for left ventricular assist devices and total artificial hearts is proposed. The presently used rechargeable battery packs typically provide 5 to 8 hours operation and weigh 3 pounds. Since the… More

MINIATURIZED CAPACITOR FOR IMPLANTABLE DEFIBRILLATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Badawi M. Dweik
Award Amount: $99,957.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (Unedited Applicant's Abstract): The goal of this project is to develop an advanced, miniaturized, all solid hybrid capacitor type (Electrochemical-Electrolytic) for the next generation of implantable defibrillators. The capacitor consists of a… More

Oxygen/Carbon Dioxide Miniature Sensor for Space Bioreactors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Linda 1. Ph.D., Project Manager, Biomed./Mat'l
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Giner, Inc. proposes to develop a miniature electrochemical sensor that detects, in a single sensor, dissolved O2 as well as CO2 for use in space bioreactors. The proposed sensor will be insensitive to membrane fouling and hydrodynamic effects, providing accurate measurements without recalibration.… More

Oxygen/Carbon Dioxide Miniature Sensor for Space Bioreactors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Linda 1. Ph.D., Project Manager, Biomed./Mat'l
Award Amount: $599,795.00
Abstract:
Giner, Inc. proposes to develop a miniature electrochemical sensor that detects, in a single sensor, dissolved O2 as well as CO2 for use in space bioreactors. The proposed sensor will be insensitive to membrane fouling and hydrodynamic effects, providing accurate measurements without recalibration.… More

Electrochemical Ethylene Sensor for Monitoring Low Levels in Plant Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Linda A Tempelman,, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,928.00
Abstract:
In Phase I Giner, Inc. successfully demonstrated the feasibility of a novel electrochemical sensor that detects gaseous ethylene for NASA?s use in studying the effects of microgravity on plants and in growing plants for use in missions. Ethylene (C2H4) is a plant hormone that is active at very low… More

Electrochemical Ethylene Sensor for Monitoring Low Levels in Plant Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Linda A Tempelman,, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $587,177.00
Abstract:
In Phase I Giner, Inc. successfully demonstrated the feasibility of a novel electrochemical sensor that detects gaseous ethylene for NASA?s use in studying the effects of microgravity on plants and in growing plants for use in missions. Ethylene (C2H4) is a plant hormone that is active at very low… More

High Performance, Lower Cost Electrochemical Capacitors for the Navy's Deployable, Long-Endurance Acoustic Source Device Application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Badawi Dweik, Project Manager
Award Amount: $69,969.00
Abstract:
"Electrochemical Capacitors (EC) with low cost, high performance and low equivalent series resistance (ESR) are needed to develop a wide range of military, space, and industrial applications.The primary objective of this project is to develop a high energy density, high power density, all-solid… More

ADV MINIATURIZED CAPACITOR FOR IMPLANTABLE DEFIBRILLATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Badawi M. Dweik
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant):The goal of this project is to develop an advanced, miniaturized, all solid hybrid capacitor type (Electrochemical-Electrolytic) for the next generation of Implantable Cardioverter defibrillators (ICD.) By combining the advantages of the electrochemical capacitor… More

WIRELESS, LOW-MAINTENANCE TRANSDERMAL ALCOHOL SENSOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Linda A. Tempelman
Award Amount: $399,722.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Measurement of transdermal alcohol is potentially a very unobtrusive, inexpensive and accurate way of continuously studying the alcohol consumption behavior of subjects in research and field settings as well as for monitoring special populations. Several… More

NANOCOMPOSITE MEMBRANE FOR OXYGEN CONCENTRATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Linda A. Tempelman
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
The proposed work addresses the need for improved materials and portable devices for oxygen concentration and delivery to ease the disabling effects of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Phase I research will examine the process and compositional variables for a new oxygen permselective membrane… More

ADV MINIATURIZED CAPACITOR FOR IMPLANTABLE DEFIBRILLATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Badawi M. Dweik
Award Amount: $749,981.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant):The goal of this project is to develop an advanced, miniaturized, all solid hybrid capacitor type (Electrochemical-Electrolytic) for the next generation of Implantable Cardioverter defibrillators (ICD.) By combining the advantages of the electrochemical capacitor… More

Low-Cost Electrochemical Ethylene Sensor for Agricultural Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Linda A. Tempelman
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Ethylene (ethene) is a plant hormone that is active at very low concentrations in the developmental and reproductive processes of plants. Ethylene plays a crucial role in the complex processes of ripening and senescence of fruit, vegetable and floral crops, making this unique… More

Integrated Hybrid Fuel Cell Powerpack

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Badawi Dweik, Project Manager
Award Amount: $69,986.00
Abstract:
Small, lightweight portable electric power devices are in great demand for many military and civilian applications. Giner, Inc. proposes to combine its Proton-Exchange Membrane advanced electrochemical capacitor and fuel cell technologies with arechargeable lithium-ion battery to develop a novel,… More

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Linda Tempelman
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Linda Tempelman
Award Amount: $344,198.00

MEMS Based Sulfur Detection for Logistic Fuel-Based Fuel Cell Power Generators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert C. McDonald, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,959.00
Abstract:
Sensors will be developed wherein the electroadsorpton of the target analyte will be monitored by measuring the surface conductivity of the high-surface-area nanoparticles oxide composite sensor. Sensitivity and response time are modulated electrically to shift surface electron states into or out… More

Advanced Regenerative Fuel Cell System for High-Altitude Airships

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Cecelia Cropley, Director, Materials/Syste
Award Amount: $749,958.00
Abstract:
Next-Generation High-Altitude Airships (HAAs) are increasingly attractive for a variety of defense and non-defense oriented missions, including applications for homeland security, missile defense initiatives, surveillance, remote sensing, radar, and telecommunications. Providing adequate power for… More

Lithium Battery Electrolytes for Long Cycle Life and Wide Operating Temperature Range

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert McDonald, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,178.00
Abstract:
New lithium battery electrolytes must be developed if these they are to be successfully deployed on NASA Platforms operating at -100oC to +100oC. Giner, Inc. has proposed an approach to preparing lithium ion conducting electrolytes which will provide cell current densities sufficient to carry the… More

Real-Time Process Control Sensor for Measuring Arsenic Concentration in Water

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Badawi Dweik, Project Manager
Award Amount: $99,883.00
Abstract:
Arsenic contamination in drinking water is a severe health risk to populations throughout the world. In recognition of this risk, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently lowered its water standard for arsenic from 50 ppb to 10 ppb. To comply with the new standard, there is an urgent need… More

Novel, Low-Cost Solid Membrane Water Electrolyzer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: John A. Kosek, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,983.00
Abstract:
75057-Transforming the United States from a fossil-fuel base economy to a ¿hydrogen economy¿ will require cost-effective methods for manufacturing and delivering hydrogen. The electrochemical dissociation of water into elemental hydrogen and oxygen is a well known and widely practiced means of… More

Effective, Low Cost Ethanol Sensor System for Repeat DWI Vehicles, with Wireless "Police Alert" Features

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Alcohol related crashes are a serious public health issue, resulting in an estimated 17,400 deaths and 292,000 injuries in 2003. Giner, Inc. proposes to combine innovative ethanol sensors, sampling techniques and wireless capabilities to provide a novel, inexpensive and convenient law enforcement… More

Electrochemical Carbon Dioxide Sensor for Plant Production Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mourad Manoukian, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,952.00
Abstract:
The aim of this proposal is to develop a low power consuming solid polymer electrolyte based, miniaturized electrochemical CO2 sensor that can continuously, accurately and rapidly monitor CO2 concentrations in closed or nearly closed environments for monitoring and control approaches for… More

Micropump Fuel Mix Control for Novel Miniature Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert C. McDonald, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,961.00
Abstract:
The Energies and Power Densities of Direct Methanol Fuel Cells (DMFCs) are limited by the size and weight associated with the liquid pump, which must circulate the methanol/water fuel mixture so that 1) methanol and water can be added as needed, 2) heat can be removed, and 3) CO2 can be removed.… More

Controlled Ethanol Cell Culture System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Linda A. Tempelman
Award Amount: $172,098.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Controlled exposure of primary and cultured cells to ethanol is an important experimental aspect of current biomolecular level research for the treatment of alcohol use disorders such as alcohol dependence and alcohol abuse. The results of this research are… More

A High-Power Density Fuel Cell Stack

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: John A. Kosek, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,989.00
Abstract:
75055-Conventional fuel cells, based on either a strip cell design or a bipolar plate design, have limitations in the trade-off between weight and power ¿ i.e., high power is obtained by adding weight. However, portable power applications will require that the fuel cell provide sufficient power to… More

High-Pressure, Fuel Cell Flow-Field Design Solution for High-Altitude Airships (HAA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Matthew Steinbroner, Project Manager
Award Amount: $99,838.00
Abstract:
The overall objective of the Phase I program is the design of a proton-exchange membrane fuel cell flow field amenable to water ejection from the active area of a fuel cell operating at elevated pressures. Elevated-pressure operation of hydrogen / oxygen fuel cells has many potential benefits for… More

PORTABLE ISLET CULTURE SYS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Linda Tempelman
Award Amount: $0.00

PORTABLE ISLET CULTURE SYS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Linda Tempelman
Award Amount: $405,765.00

Direct Methanol Fuel Cells for Wheelchair Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: John A. Kosek
Award Amount: $200,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The development of a lightweight power supply, based on direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) technology, for use in a powered pediatric mobility device is proposed. The fuel cell system would replace the lead acid batteries presently used to power the mobility… More

Cylinder-Free Atmosphere Control for Incubators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Linda A. Tempelman
Award Amount: $130,973.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In this Phase I SBIR program, the feasibility of a novel electrochemical oxygen and carbon dioxide control system, providing variable, cylinder-free, incubator control will be demonstrated by Giner, Inc. The goal is to achieve controllable oxygen and carbon… More

MEMS Based Sulfur Detection for Logistic Fuel-Based Fuel Cell Power Generators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert C. McDonald, Program Manager
Award Amount: $749,974.00
Abstract:
The proposed work addresses the need to rapidly detect certain sulfur contaminants in aviation fuel vapors to permit continuous operation of hydrodesulfurization units in hydrogen reformers. A sensor design has been developed which will permit differentiation of sulfur contaminants based on… More

Novel, Low-Cost Solid Membrane Water Electrolyzer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: John A. Kosek, Dr.
Award Amount: $749,998.00
Abstract:
75057S Transforming the United States from a fossil-fuel base economy to a ¿hydrogen economy¿ will require cost-effective methods for manufacturing and delivering hydrogen. The electrochemical dissociation of water into elemental hydrogen and oxygen is a well known and widely practiced means of… More

Real-Time Process Control Sensor for Measuring Arsenic Concentration in Water

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Badawi Dweik, Project Manager/Chemical
Award Amount: $738,393.00
Abstract:
Arsenic in drinking water is a severe health risk to populations throughout the world. In recognition of this risk, the Environmental Protection Agency recently lowered its water standard for arsenic from 50 ppb to 10 ppb. To comply with the new standard, there is an urgent need to develop new,… More

Dimensionally Stable High Performance Membrane

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Han Liu, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,947.00
Abstract:
79293S Devices that employ fuel cell technology (such as vehicles, portable devices, and remote installations) require frequent startup/shutdown cycles. Many of these cycles occur at freezing temperatures that require the development of advanced membrane materials, which can be produced at… More

Electrochemical Carbon Dioxide Sensor for Plant Production Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mourad Manoukian, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,982.00
Abstract:
The aim of this proposal is to develop a low power consuming solid polymer electrolyte based, miniaturized electrochemical CO2 sensor that can continuously, accurately and rapidly monitor CO2 for monitoring and control approaches of plant-production environments, to aid in NASA's biomass (edible… More

High-Pressure, Fuel Cell Flow-Field Design Solution for High-Altitude Airships (HAA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Cecelia C. Cropley, Director, Materials/Syste
Award Amount: $749,989.00
Abstract:
High-Altitude Airships (HAAs) are becoming increasingly important for a variety of defense and non-defense oriented missions, including applications for homeland security, missile defense initiatives, surveillance, remote sensing, radar and telecommunications. Providing adequate power for the… More

Advanced Development of a Low-Cost, Handheld Electrochemical Ethylene Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Linda A. Tempelman
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Ethylene is a plant hormone that is involved in regulating various aspects of plant growth and development such as seed dormancy, seedling growth, root and stem thickening, promotion of flowering, and promotion of fruit ripening and spoilage. Measurement of ethylene is important for developing a… More

Compact Direct Feed Formic Acid Fuel Cells with Advanced Membrane-Electrode Assembly

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: CORNELL UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Robert C. McDonald, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,805.00
RI Contact: Susan L. Jones
Abstract:
The proposed work will evaluate new ordered intermetallic catalysts for Direct Formic Acid Fuel Cells (DFAFC) in practical fuel cell hardware. The influence in catalyst composition, processing method, particle size and morphology on anode polarization will be investigated. The improved formic acid… More

Advanced electrode coating method for performance enhancement and lower production costs in Lithium Ion batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Robert C. McDonald, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,951.00
Abstract:
An advanced method is proposed for applying very uniform electrode coatings for Lithium Ion batteries. The method will improve distribution of active material in the electrode for enhanced energy and power density and longer cycle life. With increased control of coating distribution and thickness,… More

Mini, Wearable Skin Conductance Monitor for Hot Flashes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Linda A. Tempelman
Award Amount: $249,945.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Menopause is a natural life stage for women and hot flashes are experienced by an estimated 70-80% of menopausal women. Hot flashes are also experienced by breast cancer survivors and men undergoing androgen deprivation therapy. Research is ongoing to understand… More

Wireless, Low-Maintenance Transdermal Alcohol Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Linda A. Tempelman
Award Amount: $1,210,744.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Measurement of transdermal alcohol is potentially a very unobtrusive, inexpensive and accurate way of continuously studying the alcohol consumption behavior of subjects in research and field settings as well as for monitoring special populations. Several… More

Handheld Ethylene Monitor for Apple Harvest and Storage Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Linda A. Tempelman
Award Amount: $296,000.00
Abstract:
SITUATION: Ethylene is a natural plant hormone that plays a crucial role in the complex processes of ripening and senescence (decay) of fruit, vegetable and floral crops. Improvements in apple harvest and storage practices can be achieved by convenient and reliable methods of measuring ethylene in… More

Cylinder-Free Atmosphere Control for Incubators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Linda A. Tempelman
Award Amount: $785,136.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The proposed technology is a convenient and flexible system to control the gas atmosphere in cell culture incubators without the use of pressurized gas cylinders. The product would be an auxiliary unit/accessory to a cell culture incubator for laboratories that… More

Rapid Method for Producing Uniform Lithium Ion Anodes for Low Production Demand

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Robert C. McDonald, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
A novel, cost effective method of manufacturing thin, very uniform anodes for Lithium Ion Battery electrodes in limited production quantities will be developed and demonstrated. The effort will focus on: 1) decreasing processing time; 2) reducing material waste in small lot sizes; 3) lower… More

SBIR Phase I: Dual Sensor for Continuous Monitoring of Total Sulfur in Natural Gas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Robert C. McDonald, Dr
Award Amount: $99,889.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project addresses the development of Sensors wherein the adsorption of trace sulfur contaminants in natural gas will be monitored at the surface of the sensor. The system will be optimized to measure total sulfur species such as dimethyl… More

Oxygen Gas Perfusion System for Pancreas Preservation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Linda A. Tempelman
Award Amount: $499,997.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of the proposed work is to develop a substantially improved technique of preserving the human pancreas in order to improve the quality of the isolated human islets that are harvested from it for use in human islet transplantation for Type 1 diabetes.… More

Pulsed Controlled Operation Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Power System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Cecelia Cropley, Director, Matls/Systems Engineering
Award Amount: $69,978.00
Abstract:
The Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC) is a promising candidate for a high-energy, lightweight, compact power source for military applications, particularly as a replacement for the 20W primary LiSO2 batteries currently used to power the electronic equipment of individual soldiers. With further… More

SBIR Phase I: Lightweight Oxygen Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: John A. Kosek, Dr
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to develop a lightweight, quiet oxygen generator for use by patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The oxygen generator, based on the use of electrochemical concentrator, would replace cylinders,… More

Microsensor for the Detection of Hypergolic Chemicals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Mourad Manoukian, Project Manager/Chemical Engineer
Award Amount: $99,972.00
Abstract:
GINER, Inc. proposes to design, develop and demonstrate a screen printed, thick-film electrochemical Monomethyl Hydrazine (MMH) and Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) microsensor module (multi sensor cell with integrated potentiostatic control, signal processing, wired and optional wireless, data transmission… More

Nano-Engineered Carbon Ultracapacitor for Satellite Energy Storage

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mourad Manoukian, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,984.00
Abstract:
The United States Air Force (USAF) has identified the need for an advanced and reliable ultracapacitor to prolong the operational life of military satellites that use batteries for their energy storage. Based on the requirements of the USAF, Giner, Inc. proposes the development of an innovative… More

A Solid Anion Membrane for Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Use

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John A. Kosek, PI/Director, Energy Conversion
Award Amount: $69,992.00
Abstract:
The Direct Methanol Fuel Cell is a potentially attractive power source for battery replacement applications. Thus, it could be used as a portable power source for soldier applications. One drawback to Direct Methanol Fuel Cells based on a Proton Exchange Membrane is methanol crossover, a parasitic… More

Nano-Engineered Carbon Electrochemical Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mourad Manoukian, Mr
Award Amount: $99,985.00
Abstract:
To address the needs of the energy industry and a variety of utility applications, the DOE has identified the need for improved energy storage devices that utilize carbon nano-tubes and other nano-engineered materials. One of these energy storage devices, supercapacitors, could interface with the… More

Wireless Electrochemical ClO2 Monitor for Decontamination Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Mourad Manoukian, Project Manager
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified the need for an accurate and field-rugged instrument to monitor Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2) for use in monitoring building decontamination operations. The proposed Phase I study will evaluate the feasibility of designing and fabricating an… More

Control of Internal and External Short Circuits in Lithium Ion and Lithium Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert C. McDonald, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
NASA has identified needs for compact high-energy-density primary and secondary batteries. Lithium and Lithium Ion cells, respectively, are meeting these needs for both manned and unmanned needs. The high power available in some of these cell chemistries can cause substantial internal heating in… More

Segmented Co-Polymer for Alkaline Fuel Cell Membranes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV.
Principal Investigator: John A. Kosek, Director, Energy Conversion
Award Amount: $99,997.00
RI Contact: Derek M. Humphrey
Abstract:
Alkaline fuel cells (AFCs) have many advantages over proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) including more rapid electrode kinetics, ability to use non-noble metal catalysts, and the ability to use lower cost materials of construction. AFC drawbacks include the use of a liquid electrolyte such… More

Microsensor for the Detection of Humans in Cargo Shipping Containers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Mourad Manoukian, Program Manager – (781) 529-0527
Award Amount: $749,942.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project is aimed at developing a wireless microsensor for the detection of humans in cargo shipping containers. During Phase I, feasibility of the proposed microsensor was successfully demonstrated. In Phase II we will conduct detailed studies… More

Field-Deployable Monitor to Assess Personal Exposure to Multiple Heavy Metals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Badawi M. Dweik
Award Amount: $599,212.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant) Numerous pollutant compounds are continuously released into the environment during their production, use and disposal. The resulting mixtures contaminate the environment and can be a potential threat to human bein gs. Heavy metals are significant… More

Wireless Electrochemical ClO2 Monitor for Decontamination Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Mourad Manoukian, Project Manager
Award Amount: $224,997.00
Abstract:
Recognizing the importance of ClO2 in disinfection and decontamination operations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had identified the need for portable, accurate and field-rugged chlorine dioxide (ClO2) monitors for use in monitoring building decontamination operations. To address the… More

Improved Manufacturing Processes for Advanced Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Badawi Dweik, Project Manager
Award Amount: $99,900.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project addresses improving manufacturing methods and performance of an all-solid high energy/power density high-voltage capacitor packaged in a low-cost, bipolar multi-cell configuration. These devices can be used in a wide range of portable… More

Segmented Co-Polymer for Alkaline Fuel Cell Membranes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV.
Principal Investigator: John A. Kosek, Director, Energy Conversion
Award Amount: $744,672.00
RI Contact: Carol Schwendeman
Abstract:
Alkaline fuel cells (AFCs) have certain advantages over proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) including more rapid electrode kinetics, and the ability to use both non-noble metal catalysts, and lower cost materials of construction. AFC drawbacks include the use of a liquid electrolyte such as… More

Composite Transistor Array Vapor Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA
Principal Investigator: Robert C. McDonald, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,692.00
RI Contact: Carlos D. Molina
Abstract:
The Giner, Inc. Phase I program will examine the response to explosive and toxic gas simulants of sensor arrays using a combination of specifically doped metal oxides (DMO) developed at Giner, Inc. in conjunction with metallophthalocyanine (MPc) thin films developed at the University of California… More

Field-Deployable Monitor of Pesticides in Water

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Badawi M. Dweik, Project Manager
Award Amount: $79,977.00
Abstract:
SITUATION: Pesticides are among the most widely used toxic chemicals in the world, and also among the most dangerous to human health. There is convincing evidence that pesticides play a role in human cancers. Contamination of natural waters with pesticides from agriculture is a problem of primary… More

High-Voltage Compact Capacitor for Implantable Defibrillator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Badawi M. Dweik
Award Amount: $149,230.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): High voltage Compact Capacitor for Implantable Defibrillator Worldwide, sudden cardiac arrest is a major health problem. The use of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD) has become an increasingly accepted treat ment option, one that could save thousands… More

Nano-Engineered Carbon Ultracapacitor for Satellite Energy Storage

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mourad Manoukian, Project Manager
Award Amount: $749,897.00
Abstract:
The United States Air Force (USAF) has identified the need for an advanced and reliable ultracapacitor to prolong the operational life of military satellites that use batteries for their energy storage. In this Phase II developmental effort Giner, Inc. will design, develop and fabricate a full-scale… More

Portable Liquid-Fueled Catalytic Heater for Infusion Fluids

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Linda A. Tempelman
Award Amount: $144,114.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Portable Liquid-Fueled Catalytic Heater for Infusion Fluids The overall objective of this project is to develop a lightweight, portable, low-cost device powered by liquid fuel for warming intravenous fluids in-the-field distant from medical infrastructure.… More

Low-Cost Carbon Dioxide Generator for Cylinder-Free Cell Culture Incubators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Linda A. Tempelman
Award Amount: $146,749.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Low Cost Carbon Dioxide Generator for Cylinder-Free Cell Culture Incubators The proposed technology is a lower-cost method of controlling the gas atmosphere in cell culture incubators without the use of pressurized gas cylinders. The product would be an… More

Nano-Engineered Carbon Electrochemical Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mourad Manoukian, Mr
Award Amount: $749,950.00
Abstract:
The Department of Energy has identified a need for improved energy storage devices utilizing carbon nano-tubes and other nano-engineered materials. This project will develop an innovative all-solid-polymer-electrolyte Electrochemical Double-Layer Capacitor, utilizing nano-porous carbon powders… More

Composite Alkaline Battery Electrolyte with Improved Hydroxide-Ion Transport Number

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Robert C. McDonald, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,870.00
Abstract:
Although the generation of electricity from renewable sources such as solar or wind offers enormous potential for meeting future energy demands, these sources are intermittent. Therefore, an efficient electrical energy storage system is required to ensure that the electricity is reliably available… More

Advanced Gas Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: John A. Kosek
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The underground use of diesel equipment introduces high concentrations of toxic gases such as CO, NO and NO2 into a confined atmosphere. The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has determined th at diesel exhaust is a potential human… More

High Cycle Life, Low Temperature Lithium Ion Battery for Earth Orbiting and Planetary Missions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert C. McDonald, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,978.00
Abstract:
NASA requires development of advanced rechargeable electrochemical battery systems for lithium ion batteries to support orbiting spacecraft and planetary missions. Giner, Inc. proposes to use its proprietary electrolytes to store and deliver power over a 20 year life operating life in… More

Improved Manufacturing Processes for Advanced Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Badawi Dweik, Project Manager
Award Amount: $746,719.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research project addresses improving manufacturing methods and performance of high-voltage capacitors. During Phase I, Giner, Inc. demonstrated novel and inexpensive methods for manufacturing and stacking of multiple cells

Nano-Engineered Supercapacitor for Space-Based Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mourad Manoukian, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
The United States Air Force has identified the need for an advanced and reliable ultracapacitor for space mission applications. Based on the requirements of the Air Force, Giner, Inc. proposes the development of an innovative Electrochemical Double-Layer Capacitor (EDLC) device that has low overall… More

Non-Flammable, High Voltage Electrolytes for Lithium Ion Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert C. McDonald, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,978.00
Abstract:
An electrolyte will be demonstrated for lithium ion batteries with increased range of charge and discharge voltages and with improved fire safety. Experimental electrolytes will be prepared in the anhydrous state and compared with existing commercial electrolyte formulations for conductivity,… More

A Miniaturized Carbon Dioxide Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: John A. Kosek, Director, Energy Conversion
Award Amount: $299,986.00
Abstract:
NOAA supports over 25,000 underwater dive programs per year.  To increase the duration and depth of these dives, the use of closed circuit mixed gas rebreathers (CCRs) is being considered.  As there currently are no sensors to detect CO2 levels in the breathing gas, Giner, Inc. proposes to… More

Electrochemical Ammonia Monitor for Agricultural Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Mourad Manoukian, Program Manager
Award Amount: $79,956.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has identified the need for a practical analytical instrument for the detection of air emissions resulting from animal manure management systems. Based on this very important need, Giner, Inc. proposes to study and evaluate the feasibility of designing and… More

Total Residual Oxidant Sensor for Automation of the Antifouling Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Badawi Dweik, Project Manager
Award Amount: $69,989.00
Abstract:
While the sensing of Total Residual Oxidant (TRO) in potable water and treated water streams is well understood and devices are commercially available, the technology to measure TRO in seawater is not well developed. The overall objective of this project is to design and build a field-deployable,… More

High-Voltage Compact Capacitor for Implantable Defibrillator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Badawi M. Dweik
Award Amount: $789,262.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): High Voltage Compact Capacitor for Implantable Defibrillator: Worldwide, sudden cardiac arrest is a major health problem. The use of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD) has become an increasingly accepted trea tment option, one that could save thousands… More

Field-Deployable Monitor to Assess Personal Exposure to Multiple Heavy Metals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Badawi M. Dweik
Award Amount: $2,306,701.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The toxicity of trace heavy metals found in drinking water, food, and the environment is an area of increasing national and international concern. Heavy metals are significant environmental pollutants because they tend to persist, tend to bioaccumulate and can… More

Portable Gas Perfusion System for Pancreas Preservation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Linda A. Tempelman
Award Amount: $1,610,843.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Portable Gas Perfusion System for Pancreas Preservation. A Phase II SBIR program is proposed to further develop the novel pancreas preservation technique and system for future implementation with human pancreata for cli nical islet transplantation. Methods to… More

Magnetically Modified Asymmetric Supercapacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: The University of Iowa, Div. of Sponsored Programs
Principal Investigator: John A. Kosek, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,999.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is for the development of an asymmetric supercapacitor that will have improved energy density and cycle life. Supercapacitors that utilize an aqueous electrolyte are limited to a maximum voltage of 1 volt due to the decomposition of water.… More

Composite Transistor Array Vapor Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of California, San Diego
Principal Investigator: Robert C. McDonald, Program Manager
Award Amount: $749,829.00
RI Contact: Carlos D. Molina, J.D.
Abstract:
The Giner, Inc. Phase II program will implement a the Hybrid Sensor Array (HSAT) working prototype based on sensor development and pulsed operating conditions developed in Phase I. The HSAT uses combinations of semiconductor doped metal oxide materials developed at Giner, Inc. together with… More

Electrochemical Home Monitoring System for Lithium Blood Level

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Linda A. Tempelman
Award Amount: $174,715.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Electrochemical Home Monitoring System for Lithium Blood Level Lithium in the form of lithium carbonate is an important pharmacological treatment option in bipolar disorder and other conditions. However, lithium has a narrow therapeutic treatment range and… More

Integrated High Voltage Lithium Ion Battery - Ultracapacitor Hybrid

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert C. McDonald, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,930.00
Abstract:
Satellite batteries used to store and deliver pulse power for low-earth and geosynchronous orbital missions must function over many years. As power demands increase with expanded functionality, ultracapacitors must be coupled with the batteries to store and deliver the power necessary in short… More

Solid State Transcutaneous Carbon Dioxide Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mourad Manoukian, Program Manager
Award Amount: $69,972.00
Abstract:
The United States Army (The Army) has identified the need for a device that can accurately and non-invasively measure the partial pressure carbon dioxide (PCO2) that is suitable for use in combat casualties who have hypovolemic shock, acute lung injury, massive resuscitation, and other factors that… More

New Electrolytes for Rechargeable Lithium-Air Battery with Increased Cycle Life for Silent Watch Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Robert C. McDonald, Program Manager
Award Amount: $69,961.00
Abstract:
The army requires substantial improvements in battery energy density compared to current lithium-ion and lead acid batteries. The lightweight lithium-air battery has the potential to meet these needs, provided certain material characteristics can be improved, including extended lithium… More

Electrochemical Ammonia Monitor for Agricultural Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Mourad Manoukian, Program Manager
Award Amount: $399,498.00
Abstract:
Ammonia emissions from extensive agricultural operations such as livestock (beef, dairy, poultry, swine and horses) have gained much attention in recent years due to the adverse effects of these emissions on public health and outdoor air quality. Ammonia is considered an important pollutant due to… More

Advanced Field-Deployable Monitor of Multiple Pesticides in Water

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Badawi M. Dweik, Program Manager
Award Amount: $89,920.00
Abstract:
Pesticides are among the most widely used toxic chemicals in the world, and are demonstrably dangerous to human health. Their effects can be especially widespread when pesticides enter into drinking water. There are growing demands for field-deployable devices for reliable on-site monitoring of… More

Composite Transistor Array Vapor Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of California, San Diego
Principal Investigator: Robert C. McDonald – (781) 529-0530
Award Amount: $749,829.00
RI Contact: Carlos D. Molina, J.D.
Abstract:
The Giner, Inc. Phase II program will implement a the Hybrid Sensor Array (HSA) working prototype based on sensor development and pulsed operating conditions developed in Phase I. The HSA uses combinations of semiconductor doped metal oxide materials developed at Giner, Inc. together with… More

Electrochemical Home Monitoring System for Lithium Blood Level

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Linda A. Tempelman – 781-529-0514
Award Amount: $1,022,417.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Electrochemical Home Monitoring System for Lithium Blood Level Lithium in the form of lithium carbonate is an important pharmacological treatment option in bipolar disorder (BD) and other conditions. However, lithium has a narrow therapeutic treatment range and… More

Advanced Gas Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Mourad Manoukian – 781-529-0527
Award Amount: $848,562.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The underground use of diesel equipment introduces high concentrations of toxic gases such as CO, NO and NO2 into a confined atmosphere. The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has determined that diesel exhaust is a potential human… More

Advanced Capacitors for High-Power Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Badawi Dweik, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
As the consumer and industrial requirements for compact, high-power-density, electrical power systems grow substantially over the next decade; there will be a significant need for novel electrode/electrolyte materials for high-power/energy-density capacitors. To meet the strong market demand for… More

Portable Sensor for Rapid In Situ Measurement of Trace Toxic Metals in Water

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Badawi Dweik, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,988.00
Abstract:
Water is one of the most crucial provisions that astronauts need to live and work in space, whether orbiting Earth, working at a lunar base or traveling to Mars. For long-duration human missions, drinking water can come from a variety of sources including treated humidity condensate, urine, hygiene… More

Bio-Inspired Copolymer Membranes for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: University of Cincinnati
Principal Investigator: Avni A. Argun, Senior Program Scientist – (781) 529-0581
Award Amount: $99,997.00
RI Contact: Diane Sparks
Abstract:
Implementation of new technologies for soldier survivability often requires lightweight and reliable power sources. Direct-Methanol Fuel Cells (DMFCs) are attractive both in military and consumer electronics applications where their energy density, power output, and lifetime make them ideally suited… More

Advanced Field-Deployable Monitor of Multiple Pesticides in Water

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Badawi M. Dweik, Program Manager – (781) 529-0520
Award Amount: $460,000.00
Abstract:
The development of an inexpensive, field pesticide sensor would serve a large market for researchers, municipalities and regulatory agencies to minimize the risks involved in pesticide use. The long-term vision is for this technology to become a key environmental science tool to support water… More

Advanced Reference Electrode for Impressed Current Cathodic Protection (ICCP) Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mourad Manoukian, Program Manager – (781) 529-0527
Award Amount: $69,994.00
Abstract:
Unknown amounts of drift in reference cell readings and unforeseen failures of reference cells can disable shipboard Impressed Current Cathodic Protection (ICCP) systems and result in expensive rework and repair. Therefore, the United States Navy has identified the need for robust and reliable… More

Hybrid Battery / Capacitor Power for Increased Power and Energy Density and Safety

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Robert McDonald, Program Manager – (781) 529-0530
Award Amount: $79,996.00
Abstract:
Improvements in rechargeable battery energy, power and safety are required for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program. Giner, Inc. will use its advanced lithium-ion hybrid cell chemistry, together with improvements in packaging designs to achieve the necessary energy and power densities. The… More

Direct Energy Conversion Fuel Cell Using Ethylene Glycol with Non-Precious Metal Catalysts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Robert C. McDonald, Ph.D., Program Manager – (781) 529-0530
Award Amount: $99,879.00
Abstract:
The proposed work will evaluate a new class of non-precious metal anode catalysts for Direct Ethylene Glycol Fuel Cells (DEGFC) in practical fuel cell hardware. The influence of catalyst composition and morphology on processing method, and on anode polarization will be investigated. The improved… More

Solid State Transcutaneous Carbon Dioxide Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mourad Manoukian, Program Manager – (781) 529-0527
Award Amount: $729,958.00
Abstract:
The United States Army (The Army) has identified the need for a device that can accurately and non-invasively measure the partial pressure of carbon dioxide (PCO2) that is suitable for use in combat casualties who have hypovolemic shock, acute lung injury, massive resuscitation, and other factors… More

Portable Sensor for Rapid In Situ Measurement of Trace Toxic Metals in Water

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Badawi Dweik, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,644.00
Abstract:
Development of a sensor to detect select trace toxic heavy metals (Ag, Cd, Mn, Ni, and Zn) in water is proposed. Using an automatic side-stream sampling technique, this compact, electrochemical sensor will use small volumes of water and detect metals in the low parts-per-billion range. The novel… More

A Three-Dimensional Nanoporous Silicon Anode for High-Energy Density Lithium-ion Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Castro S.T. Laicer, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,861.00
Abstract:
This SBIR phase I program is directed toward the development of novel, nanoporous silica anodes for low-earth-orbiting (LEO) spacecraft power applications. Silica has attracted a lot of attention as a next-generation anode material because of its very high theoretical capacity compared to… More

Metallic Fiber Papers for Gas Diffusion Layers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Cortney Mittelsteadt, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,981.00
Abstract:
Hydrogen/oxygen polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEMFCs) are an attractive means of generating electricity in lunar and space applications due to their high energy density. The PEMFC generally consists of an MEA supported on two sides by gas diffusion media. The gas diffusion media of choice is… More

Long-Life MEAs and Catalysts for PEM Electrolyzers/Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jason Willey, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,956.00
Abstract:
Nanostructured Thin Films (NSTF), used as substrates for catalysts, have proven to be highly active for oxygen reduction in fuel cells. This improvement in activity is expected to transfer to electrolyzer technology as the NSTF substrate layer, with a ruthenium oxide based catalyst, is used for… More

Dead-Ended Passive Electrolyzer with Elimination of Vapor/Liquid Separation for Life Support Oxygen

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Cortney Mittelsteadt, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,899.00
Abstract:
Giner Electrochemical Systems, GES, has developed an advanced static vapor feed electrolyzer that has greatly simplified operation compared to traditional electrolyzers. The vapor feed results in sub-saturated product gases which eliminates the need for gas/liquid separation and for the ISS allows… More

Carbon Nitride Supported Iridium Oxide (IrO2) Catalyst for Proton Exchange Membrane Electrolysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Hui Xu, Dr. – 781-529-0573
Award Amount: $149,977.00
Abstract:
Hydrogen production from proton exchange membrane water electrolysis is attractive due to its simple and clean nature. But it is still expensive resulting from expensive materials (membrane, catalyst, and bipolar plate) and electricity consumption. The industries and Department of Energy have been… More

Advanced Li-Ion Cell for High Cycle Life Satellite Application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Robert C. McDonald, Ph.D., Program Manager – (781) 529-0530
Award Amount: $149,821.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Giner, Inc. (Giner) proposes to use its 5-V battery materials to provide the desired cycle life and specific energy for this application. The cell uses electrolyte combinations of selected cosolvents to reduce or eliminate carbonate solvents for greatly improved electrochemical stability… More

Enzymes-based Passive Microfluidic Biological Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Hui X. Ph.D., Senior Scientist – (781) 529-0573
Award Amount: $149,998.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: A passive microfludic enzymatic biofuel cell platform is designed and evaluated. This micropump mimicks water transpiration from a tree roots to its leaves; in this way, biofuels are driven in a flow-through mode along microfludic channels in the biofuel cell substrate. Due to the nature… More

Nano-Composite Anode for Thermal Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Junqing Ma, Senior Scientist – (781) 529-0587
Award Amount: $79,921.00
Abstract:
To increase specific power of thermal batteries, thinning the electrodes by cold pressing has been the primary approach to decrease the electrolyte diffusion distance during discharge and to reduce the significant portion of electrode materials un-reacted after discharge. This approach however,… More

Hybrid Battery / Capacitor Power for Increased Power and Energy Density and Safety

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert McDonald, Program Manager – (781) 529-0530
Award Amount: $749,647.00
Abstract:
Improvements in rechargeable battery energy, power, cycle life and safety are required for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program. During Phase II, Giner, Inc. will use its advanced lithium-ion hybrid cell chemistry developed in Phase I, together with improvements in packaging designs to achieve the… More

New Electrolytes for Rechargeable Lithium-Air Battery with Increased Cycle Life for Silent Watch Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Robert C. McDonald, Ph.D., Program Manager – (781) 529-0530
Award Amount: $729,977.00
Abstract:
The Army has a requirement for rechargeable lithium-air cells and batteries for Silent Watch needs. The cells are uniquely qualified for these needs because of their higher cell voltage and specific energy density compared with other battery systems. The lightweight lithium-air battery has the… More

Nanostructured Catalysts for Alkaline PEM Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Cortney Mittelstea, Dr.
Award Amount: $149,981.00
Abstract:
A major inhibitor in the adaptation of polymer electrolyte membranes (PEMs) has been the high levels of precious metal catalysts needed for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) in state-of-the-art acid-based PEMs. Alkaline PEMs have long held the promise of lowering the need for precious metal… More

High Efficiency Cathode for Metal Air Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Junqing Ma, Dr.
Award Amount: $149,997.00
Abstract:
The low efficiency, low rate capability, high cost and poor cycle life limit the commercialization of lithium air battery technology. Giner Inc. (Giner) proposes to develop a high-porosity, fibrous composite air cathode with a low- cost catalyst and a designed mechanism to manage electrolyte… More

Lightweight Hydrogen/Oxygen Thermal Generators for Fuel Cell Power

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Simon G. Stone, Director, Applied Electrochemistry – (781) 529-0525
Award Amount: $149,965.00
Abstract:
An enhancement opportunity exists in the current systems where weight reduction may be achieved by utilizing rocket thermal energy to provide recharge power to onboard batteries. In this proposal, Giner, Inc. and Purdue University describe an approach for a thermal power generation system that… More

Dead-Ended Passive Electrolyzer with Elimination of Vapor/Liquid Separation for Life Support Oxygen

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Cortney Mittelsteadt, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $699,630.00
Abstract:
The overall technical objective of the proposed Phase II NASA program is to demonstrate the ability of the WaMM?-based static vapor feed electrolyzer to generate enough low moisture content oxygen to support the life of 5 astronauts (9.0 lbs/day). To achieve this, the stack must be designed for… More

Advanced Solid-State Hybrid Battery-Ultracapacitor Device for High-Energy and High-Power Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Castro L. Ph.D., Program Engineer – (781) 529-0546
Award Amount: $99,916.00
Abstract:
The power demands for a wide variety of advanced battlefield equipment can range from high-energy for long-term operation to high-rate pulse power. A major drawback of current power storage technologies for these applications is their inability to meet the demands of both high-energy and high-power… More