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Company Information:

Company Name: Energy Research Company
City: Plainfield
State: NJ
Zip+4: 07062-1920
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.er-co.com
Phone: (718) 608-0935

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $919,998.00 10
SBIR Phase II $4,039,848.00 5
STTR Phase I $100,000.00 1

Award List:

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Robert De Saro, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Real-Time, In-Situ Laser Sensor for Feedstock Monitoring in Gasifiers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: D. Weisberg
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
70549 The performance and environmental impact of coal fueled gasifiers is strongly dependent upon the properties of the feedstock coal. Real time knowledge of feedstock parameters, such as heating value and ash and sulfur content, would enable boiler operators to maximize plant efficiency. … More

The Use of Laser Diagnostics to Measure Particulates and Corrosion in Gasifiers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Robert DeSaro
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
70773 Development of coal gasifier technology for electric power production is critical to meeting domestic power needs in the 21st century. Gasification of our most abundant fossil fuel has the potential to raise operating efficiencies from 35% to 60% while reducing greenhouse gas emissions,… More

Real-Time, In-Situ Laser Sensor for Feedstock Monitoring in Gasifiers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Arel Weisberg
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
70549 The performance and environmental impact of coal-fueled gasifiers is strongly dependent upon the properties of the feedstock coal. Real-time knowledge of feedstock parameters, such as heating value and ash and sulfur content, would enable boiler operators to maximize plant efficiency. … More

Real-Time, In-Situ Laser Sensor for Feedstock Monitoring in Gasifiers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Arel Weisberg
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
70549 The performance and environmental impact of coal-fueled gasifiers is strongly dependent upon the properties of the feedstock coal. Real-time knowledge of feedstock parameters, such as heating value and ash and sulfur content, would enable boiler operators to maximize plant efficiency. … More

Optical Stand-Off Detection of Explosive Residue

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Arel Weisberg, Program Manager
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Energy Research Company (ERCo) proposes the development of a novel and highly powerful sensor technology for detecting films and residues of explosive materials. This sensor will enable the detection of improvised explosive devices (IED's), car bombs, and other weapons being used against U.S. and… More

Optical Stand-Off Detection of Explosive Residue

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Arel Weisberg, Program Manager
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
Energy Research Company (ERCo) has developed and proven the feasibility of a novel and highly powerful sensor technology for detecting films and residues of explosive materials. This sensor will enable the detection of improvised explosive devices (IED's), car bombs, and other weapons being used… More

Standoff Detection of VBIED and Suicide Bomber Threats

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Arel Weisberg, Program Manager
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Energy Research Company (ERCo) and the University of Texas, Dallas (UTD) propose the development of a novel and highly sensitive eye-safe laser-based standoff sensor technology for detecting films and residues of explosive materials. This sensor detects improvised explosive devices (IEDs), car… More

Real-Time Control of Laser Coating Removal

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Arel Weisberg, Program Manager
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Energy Research Company (ERCo) proposes the development of an instrument that provides novel real-time control of laser decoating processes by detecting the coating as it is being removed. The technology allows for precise and selective removal of the desired coating layer while preserving any… More

Standoff Detection of VBIED and Suicide Bomber

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Arel Z. Weisberg
Award Amount: $1,050,000.00
Abstract:
Energy Research Company proposes the continued development of its proprietary technology, Laser Induced Acoustics (LIA), for standoff detection of VBIEDs and suicide bombers, and building a LIA based prototype suitable for high fidelity simulations. LIA uses a laser to interrogate a surface with the… More

On-Line, Real Time Coal Measurement and Data Processing to Optimize Boiler Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Lehigh University
Principal Investigator: Robert De Saro, Mr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Ruth Tallman
Abstract:
Slagging and fouling of heat transfer surfaces in coal-fired electric utility boilers is a significant intractable problem which can greatly increase fuel use and emissions of CO2, NOx and other gaseous pollutants. Unfortunately, the boiler operator has only limited data on the nature and extent of… More

SBIR Phase I: A New Method for Quantitative Calibration-Free Chemical Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Arel Weisberg, PhD
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project involves development of Analytical Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIIBS), a breakthrough method of material analysis that will allow for heretofore unattainable process control capabilities in metal and glass production. This… More

SBIR Phase II: A New Method for Quantitative Calibration-Free Chemical Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Arel Weisberg, PhD
Award Amount: $499,998.00
Abstract:
This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project seeks to develop an analysis method based on plasma physics with unique advantages for in situ process control in coal-fired power plants… More

Real-Time Control of Laser Coating Removal for Surface Preparation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Arel Weisberg, Vice President – (718) 608-0935
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Energy Research Company (ERCo) proposes the development of an instrument to improve laser-decoating processes through novel real-time control technology. The technology allows for precise and selective removal of the desired coating layer while preserving any underlying coatings and the base… More

A New Laser Based Sensor for Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Safeguards

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Arel Weisberg, Dr. – 908-561-8110
Award Amount: $149,999.00
Abstract:
Energy Research Company (ERCo), together with Los Alamos National Laboratory, is developing a new laser-based sensor for improving the safety and efficiency of spent nuclear fuel reprocessing. In commercial-scale nuclear fuel reprocessing facilities there exists a stress between the operator and the… More

A New Laser Based Sensor for Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Safeguards

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Arel Weisberg, Dr.
Award Amount: $1,009,850.00
Abstract:
Energy Research Company (ERCo), Savannah River National Laboratory, and Los Alamos National Laboratory propose the development of a new sensor for tracking radioactive material during nuclear fuel reprocessing. Reprocessing spent nuclear fuel has significant safety and environmental advantages… More