Advanced Membrane Technology for Helium Recovery

Company: Helios-NRG, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … technology will be for helium production from marginal gas fields containing low helium concentrations, below todays economic threshold. It will permit major new sources to be exploited, revive US production and help conserve this valuable resource. It will also enable … more

An additive manufacturing technology for the fabrication and characterization of nuclear reactor fuel

Company: Free Form Fibers Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …, deeper and more efficient fuel burns, and concomitantly reduce nuclear waste. The manufacturing innovations behind the proposed fuel rods is expected to reduce the cost of once- though nuclear fuel, while erecting technological barriers to reprocessing, recycling, and… more

Enhanced Mixed Feedstock Processing using Ionic Liquids

Company: Compact Membrane Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …s in the industry. that management of water within the IL is one of the major challenges in the industry. Compact Membrane Systems has identified a breakthrough technology related to membrane dehydration. CMS membrane dehydrators can be used to dehydrate Ionic Liquid and … more

Development of Lightweight, Recyclable Low Cost, Nonwoven Cloth Duck Material

Company: Nanosyntex Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …with physical properties equivalent to 500D and 1000D Duck cloth. Target is to create a lighter weight material characterized by flame retardant properties with zero melt drip; provide superior water proof and petroleum oil and lubricant resistance; incorporate recycled fibers… more

Novel Method for Conversion of Biomass to Fuel

Company: TDA Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: …, which is homologized in-situ to ethanol. Acetic acid formed by CO-insertion into methanol reacts with methanol to form methyl acetate, which is subsequently hydrogenated to ethanol and methanol. The alcohols are separated downstream and the methanol is recycled. The… 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: The objective of this project is to develop and energy efficient method to convert CO2 and water to formic acid. Formic acid is widely used in Europe as an alternative to antibiotics in animal feed, and for grain preservation, but it has not been adapted in the US because it is more expensive than… more

SBIR Phase I: Terahertz hydration monitoring for paper manufacturing

Company: Farus, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … downtime, reduces efficiency, increases costs, increases scrap levels, and reduces quality to the consumer. Current process control techniques are insufficient and lead to added cost, increased energy use, and a large amount of wasted paper that must be recycled or land… more

A Low Cost Method of Creating Liquid Organic Fertilizer from Animal Manure.

Company: BIOGAS & ELECTRIC, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Biogas & Electric LLCs proposed Phase I research will strive to demonstrate the existing opportunities for resource recovery and recycling at dairies and other concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). Current recovery efforts are limited to energy from biogas… more

Designing a mini-pilot scale unit for extraction and electrospinning of chitin as an adsorbent for uranium from seawater

Company: 525 Solutions, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … is available to those with easy and affordable access. With decades of research towards the extraction of uranium from seawater, focus has been directed towards the selectivity of the adsorbent material, the cost of the material, and the ability of the adsorbent to be recycled.… more

Torrefaction Processing of Human Fecal Waste

Company: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … fecal waste for long duration missions. The current SBIR Phase I proposal will examine an innovative torrefaction (mild pyrolysis) processing system that can be used to sterilize feces and produce a stable, free flowing powder than can be easily stored or recycled, while… more

Novel Membrane Systems for Olefin/Paraffin Separation

Company: Compact Membrane Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: …rization reactor. Low concentrations of paraffin are present in the feedstock (ethane in the case of ethylene feed and propane in the case of propylene feed). The paraffin builds up in the reactor as the olefin is consumed by reaction and reactor effluent is recycled. This… more

Implantable construct for architectural control of re-vascularization of ischemic

Company: Compact Membrane Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: …Initiative Recent Events: On July 6, 2011 the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced plans to establish new safeguards for hazardous secondary materialsrecycling with objectives to promote the economic, environmental, and public health benefits of … more

Automated Dynamic Lists for Efficient Electronic Health Record Management

Company: DOTY SCIENTIFIC, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: …periments at ~30 K (that consumed liquid heliumat the rate of up to 250 L/day) have shown the potential for the use of low-power solid-state mmw sources and much higher S/N for DNP - if suitable MAS apparatus could be developed, but this will necessitate helium recycling and… more

Growth of a Fungal Biopolymer to Displace Common Synthetic Polymers and Exotic Woods

Company: Ecovative Design LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … plastics are notoriously unsustainable due to fossil fuel-based constituents, the wasteful and energy-intensive manufacturing processes used, and thedifficulty or inability to compost at the end of life. Academic and industrial researchers have investigated recycling… more

Cost-Effective Rare Earth Element Recycling Process from Industrial Scrap and Discarded Electronic Products to Valuable Magnetic Alloys and Permanent Magnets

Company: Electron Energy Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … magnet manufacturing facility, about 20-30% of the magnetsare wasted as scrap, which is an estimated 1500-2500 tons/year. In the case of Sm-Co magnets, about 15-30% of the raw materials are wasted as scrap at a typical Sm-Co manufacturing site. Therefore, the recycling… 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: … and reduced reverse salt flux compared to conventional membranes. It is more chemically stable, enabling the development of a system that uses a draw solute which can capture carbon dioxide from flue gas. The draw solute can obtain high osmotic pressure and is recyclable… more

Environmentally Conscious Electrochemical Machining for Zero Discharge and Metal Recycling

Company: Faraday TechNology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Phase I SBIR addresses the need for a manufacturing method for recovery and recycle of metal removed during electrochemical machining (ECM). Direct current (DC) ECM uses viscous solutions with additives such as fluoride resulting in difficult to control electrolytes,… more

SBIR Phase II: Synergistic Combinations of New Materials&Systems for Scalable Desulfurization of Distributed Biogas Resources

Company: IntraMicron Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project proposes a fundamentally new means for biogas/landfill gas desulfurization that produces negligible waste, allows for sulfur recovery/recycling, and provides annualized operating costs that are fraction of current practice… more

Recovery of Rhenium from Superalloy Scrap

Company: Lynntech, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Recovery and re-use of Rhenium is of critical importance to the superalloy industry due to its limited availability and growing demand. The recycling loop in the superalloy industry is currently far less efficient.The proposal addresses the recovery of Rh

Improved Reaction Mechanisms for Combustion of Jet Fuels in Vitiated Air

Company: Mainstream Engineering Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … at combustor conditions. We would work closely with MURI participants to produce a combined model that is valid for a wide range of conditions. This model could also be used in simulations of military diesel engines, particularly engines using exhaust gas recycle (EGR) for… more

Cost Reduction of IMM Solar Cells by Recycling Substrates Using Wet Chemical Etching

Company: MicroLink Devices Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … pristine GaAs surface with its original thickness. All mechanical polishing is eliminated in this proposed work, ensuring a constant substrate thickness through repeated substrate reclaim cycles and also drastically reducing the estimated cost of the recycling process… more

Automated Identification and Sorting of Rare Earth Elements in an E-Waste Recycling Stream

Company: National Recovery Technologies LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Electronic waste (e-waste) is one of the most rapidly growing waste problems worldwide. Improper handling of e-waste results in vast amounts of toxic waste being sent to landfill and leaching into the water supply. Due to these concerns e-waste recycling is a rapidly growing… more

An Advanced Manufacturing Processes for Reduced Cost of Ceramic Matrix Composite Engine Components

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … application of this material where it could be of substantial benefit to the warfighter. Creare"s innovative Cryogenic Machining approach addresses this need by dramatically increasing processing speed and tool life, and eliminating lubricant capture and recycling… more

A Low-Cost Rare Earth Elements Recovery Technology

Company: Physical Sciences Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … the potential to meet the entire projected U.S. REE demand over the next decade utilizing a small fraction of the annual production of the domestic raw materials. Our approach is complementary, but far more efficient, than other methods of recovering REE, e.g., recycling… more

Reduced Activation Tungsten for Fusion

Company: Plasma Processes LLC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … these radiation-induced defects, the mechanical and physical properties of the tungsten will be degraded. In addition, radioactive materials increase the cost of operation due to concerns with occupational exposure, accident conditions, and long-term storage/recycling. … more