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Lidar-based high resolution 3D imager and remote gas sensor: a new paradigm for terrestrial environmental monitoring

Company: Bridger Photonics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … and commercial activities. Potential applications include: methane leak detection from pipelines, well platforms, and holding tanks for the petroleum industry, biomass density estimation in managed ecosystems for agriculture and timber industries, carbon dioxide… more

Improved Hydrogen Purification

Company: Compact Membrane Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Industrial hydrogen production relies primarily on natural gas and hydrocarbon feedstocks to drive the various reaction chemistries that lead to hydrogen generation. Carbon dioxide, the ultimate co- product when such feedstocks and processes are employed,… more

Forward Osmosis-based System for Treatment of Waste Water Generated during Energy Production using Waste Carbon Dioxide and Waste Heat

Company: Porifera Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: This proposal will enable the development of a system that will synergistically capture carbon and treat wastewater at power plants. The system will have higher water recovery and treat more problematic water using less energy compared to state of the art technologies.

Low Cost Small Sample Volume High Precision Carbon Dioxide Analyzer

Company: Li-cor Biosciences Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The increasing concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is changing the earths climate. Climate change will cause periods of extremely high daily temperatures, increase the frequency of heavy rainfall, intensify droughts, increase the maximum wind… more

Regenerable Carbon Dioxide Removal Technology Based on Novel Macroporous Ion Exchange Resins for Closed-Circuit Breathing Apparatus

Company: Lynntech, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …the soldier. Lynntech proposes a safe and novel solution to address these concerns by developing a scrubber based off a high surface area macroporous ionic resin with advanced grafting techniques using amines to create a fully regenerable sorbent to be used for carbon … more

Vector Arthropod Trap Using a CO2 Attractant Source

Company: Reactive Innovations Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: The military desires an improved trap to capture and hold arthropods that may carry disease causing pathogens. A continuous source of carbon dioxide is needed over an 8 hour period to attract flea and tick species that are subsequently trapped and held alive… more

Very Large Area MicroChannel Plate Neutron Detectors for Neutron Scattering

Company: NOVA Scientific, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: The project is developing a new sensor technology that can measure carbon dioxide levels with precision that matches or exceeds the state-of-the-art performance, but will reduce the price dramatically, and will for the first time enable instruments deployed… more

Prevention, Repair and Mitigation of CO2 Storage Leaks Using SPI Gels

Company: Impact Technologies Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … pending, liquid silicate based gel systems that are near water viscosity until they set-up into strong, flexible gels. The gelation initiation trigger can be from an internal chemical, for a time/ temperature basis, and/ or from an external chemical, such as carbon … more

Large-Area Low-Cost Monitoring of Carbon Dioxide

Company: Physical Optics Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Advanced technologies are needed to confirm permanence of CO2 storage in geologic sequestration sites, where it is injected into underground reservoirs. Monitoring, validation and accounting technology is needed for groundwater carbonization levels to ensure that CO2 remains within the injection… more

Tailoring Cementitious Materials Towards Value-Added Use of Large CO2 Volumes

Company: Metna Co. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Carbon capture and storage is generally considered as a crucial component of any U.S. strategy for addressing the climate change problem. Carbon dioxide can be stored underground in geologic formations, or permanently bound into some abundant minerals via… more

Infrared Laser Direct Absorption Spectroscopy for Carbon Isotope Measurements from UAVs

Company: Aerodyne Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: There is a need for extremely lightweight low power instrumentation for real-time measurement of isotopic variants of carbon dioxide (CO2) in ambient air, suitable for use on un-manned aerial vehicles, to allow better quantification of sources and sinks of… more

Integrated Membrane Reactor for Pre-Combustion CO2 Capture

Company: Techverse Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …nificantly. Approaches are therefore needed to develop low cost CO2 capture processes with high CO2 recovery. Gasification of coal to synthesis gas followed by conversion of all carbon fuel value to hydrogen in water gas shift (WGS) reaction and subsequent separation of carbon… more

Demonstration of a Compact Heat Exchanger for Supercritical CO2 Heat Recovery Systems

Company: Echogen Power Systems Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …, thus reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent. This enormous potential continues to go unrealized due to various technical and financial obstacles with traditional steam and organic Rankine cycle (ORC) systems. An alternative cycle using supercritical carbon … more

: Cells, membranes and separators for Carbon Dioxide conversion to formic acid

Company: Dioxide Materials DBA Dioxide Recycle Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … work is to make formic acid from a carbon dioxide feedstock, at a cost less than antibiotics or other alternatives and take advantage of the fact that formic acid is generally recognized as safe for human consumption. Key advantages of the work include: 1) Carbon … more

Downhole Sensor Network for Monitoring CO2 Migration

Company: Physical Sciences Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … and stability, including protection of neighboring property and aquifers. Commercial sensor sales are envisioned worldwide for GCS programs and research, oil and gas industry, deep seawater inorganic carbon characterization, and in monitoring supercritical carbon … more

SBIR Phase II: Sensors for Smart HVAC controls

Company: Dioxide Materials Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project aims to develop inexpensive carbon dioxide sensors for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) controls. CO2 sensors are now being used to lower heating bills and improve air quality in new commercial… more

Diesel Engine Efficiency and Emissions Improvement Via Variable Compression and Expansion Ratios

Company: ELECTRO-MECHANICAL ASSOCIATES Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: …. Commercial Applications and other Benefits The expected product is a two-step, valve lifter combined with a camshaft that normally late intake valve closing that can be used on Diesel engines. A fuel economy improvement of 10% or more is estimated with a reduction in carbon… more

Efficient Conversion of Carbon Dioxide into Methane using 3rd Generation Ionic Liquids

Company: AZ Technology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This work directly addresses a technology of interest listed in Section 9, sub-section H1.01 In-Situ Resource Utilization, specifically "Highly efficient reactors for carbon monoxide/carbon dioxide (CO/CO2) conversion into methane (CH4)."The… more

High Capacity Supported Ionic Liquids for Carbon Dioxide Capture in Rebreather Systems

Company: Busek Co. Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Busek Co. Inc. and Ionic Research Technologies, LLC propose to develop a novel carbon dioxide and water removal technology using ionic liquids for closed circuit self-contained breathing apparatus that will extend its operating lifetime, while simultaneously… more

Membrane Facilitated Dimethyl Carbonate Production from Carbon Dioxide

Company: Compact Membrane Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Dimethyl carbonate (DMC) is a high value organic chemical with many potentially important applications. DMC can be made from CO2 directly or indirectly. With the development of CO2 capture and sequestration technology, huge amounts of low cost CO2 will be available as a feed stock. The conversion… more

Forward Osmosis-based System for Waste Water Generated During Energy Production Using Waste Carbon Dioxide and Waste Heat

Company: Porifera Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: …ess Innovation Research Phase I project will demonstrate the economic viability of a system designed for carbon capture and water treatment at power plants. The project will measure the performance of a novel forward osmosis (FO) membrane in combination with a carbon-dioxide… more

Nanostructured Catalysts for Alkaline PEM Fuel Cells

Company: Giner, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … reaction (ORR) in state-of-the-art acid-based PEMs. Alkaline PEMs have long held the promise of lowering the need for precious metal catalysts due to acceptable levels of ORR kinetics on non-precious metals. Adaptation of alkaline PEMs has been slow due to low carbon … more

SBIR Phase I: Novel Lighting Source for Bioreactors using Plasma-Shell Technology

Company: IMAGING SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY INC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … light sources for photobioreactors. Lighting is the key to improved efficiency and scale up of photobioreactor systems. Efficient scalable bioreactors will lead to greater production of algae for use in pharmaceuticals, food supplements, livestock feed, fertilizer, carbon … more

Low Cost Small Sample Volume High Precision Carbon Dioxide Analyzer

Company: Li-cor Biosciences Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … small, relatively inexpensive mirrors into a small (~1 mL) cavity that requires only small quantities of calibration gases, employ relatively low-cost non-fiber-coupled lasers, and assemble instruments by mass production techniques. Increasing concentrations of carbon… more

Ultrasensitive Analyzer for Real-time, In-Situ Airborne and Terrestrial Measurements of OCS, CO2, and CO

Company: LOS GATOS RESEARCH Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: In this SBIR effort, Los Gatos Research (LGR) will employ its patented mid-infrared Off-Axis ICOS technique to develop a compact carbonyl sulfide (OCS), carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), and water vapor (H2O) analyzer. This sensor will provide… more