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SBIR Phase I: Novel Cellulose Aerogel Thermal Insulation Material for New…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
62812
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0232672
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ASPEN AEROGELS, INC.
30 Forbes Road Building B Northborough, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: SBIR Phase I: Novel Cellulose Aerogel Thermal Insulation Material for New Construction
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0232672
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project focuses on producing novel cellulosic aerogels insulation materials for new construction. This project will focus on producing ultra-lightweight cellulose aerogels with exceptional high thermal insulation and mechanical performance. In the project new cellulosic aerogels will be designed and fabricated. Samples will be characterized by scanning electron microscopy and surface area/ pore size measurements and then optimized for thermal insulation, mechanical performance and hydrophobicity. Commercially, ultra-lightweight and hard cellulose aerogel will be useful not only as thermal insulator material for building construction but also as a shock absorbent (military helmet, automobile, etc), in clothing and in space suit applications. Thermal insulation is a major industry serving a wide range of residential and industrial application needs. Development of a new super-insulation material will maximize fuel efficiency in process industries and reduce heating and utility bills in residential markets.

Principal Investigator:

Redouane Begag

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Aspen Aerogels, Inc.
184 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, MA 01752

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No