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Company Information:

Name: Renewable Alternatives, LLC
Address: 101 AIME BLDG RM 120 720 2ND ST
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0001
Located in HUBZone: Yes
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (573) 999-6230

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $200,000.00 2
SBIR Phase II $500,000.00 1
STTR Phase I $200,000.00 2
STTR Phase II $750,000.00 1

Award List:

STTR Phase I: Glycerin Product for Burgeoning Biodiesel Industry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Stanford University
Principal Investigator: William Sutterlin
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project will demonstrate a feasible approach to manufacturing metal oxide based pH sensors for use in long-term cell culture and tissue-engineering experiments. Current electrochemical pH sensors do not meet the demonstrable need for accurate,… More

Extreme Phase Change Materials for Soldier Microclimate Regulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF MISSOURI-COLUMBIA
Principal Investigator: William R. Sutterlin, CEO
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Galen Suppes
Abstract:
Microclimate systems are being developed to minimize the effects of extreme temperature on performance capability and enable functioning under conditions that would otherwise cause incapacitation. It is important that these systems be highly reliable, lightweight and durable, with the intention to… More

SBIR Phase I: Fire-Retardant Phase Change Materials from Fats and Oils

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: William Sutterlin, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I research project will use fats and oils to make phase-change materials (PCM) with fire-retardant properties, so they can be used in clothing and around hot objects. Phase change materials are a class of materials that use phase changes (e.g.,… More

Extreme Phase Change Materials for Soldier Microclimate Regulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: BATTELLE PACIFIC NORTHWEST DIVISION
Principal Investigator: William R. Sutterlin, CEO
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Praveen K. Thallapally
Abstract:
Microclimate systems are being developed to minimize the effects of extreme temperature on performance capability and enable functioning under conditions that would otherwise cause incapacitation. It is important that these systems be highly reliable, lightweight and durable, with the intention to… More

SBIR Phase II: Fire-Retardant Phase Change Materials from Fats and Oils

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: William R. Sutterlin, PhD
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase II research focuses on a new type of phase change material(PCM)that can meet performance goals of being fire-retardant, non-toxic, and renewable. This project will advance the state of understanding of fat/oil chemistries. It will also advance our understanding of non-ideal mixture… More

Enhanced Thermal Activity of Vegetable Oil Based Thermal Energy Storage Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: William R. Sutterlin, CEO – (573) 999-6230
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Phase change materials (PCMs) are a class of materials that use phase changes (e.g., melting) to absorb or release relatively large amounts of latent heat at relatively constant temperature. Applications include such things as clothing, building air conditioning, and medical-related shipping… More