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Company: Acumentrics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Acumentrics is developing a new reformer system capable of significantly increasing efficiency while reducing components, component cost, and system complexity. This proposal applies that system to biofuel as well as other fuels as the technology is scaled up from small units in… more
Company: Anasys Instruments Corp Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … infrared microspectroscopy, enabling chemical analysis at the nanoscale. It has already been successfully applied to many applications, including polymer composites and films, photonic devices, organic photovoltaics, fuel cell membranes, and bacteria for biofuels… more
Company: Compact Membrane Systems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … period. The ability to recover a higher tonnage of biomass per acre where a variety of crops are present due to intercropping, row cropping, relay cropping and similar cultivation methods has the potential to significantly lower the cost of lignocellulosic biofuel and… more
Company: Diversified Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … state thyratron replacement will find applications in the realm of conventional solid-state modulators. Higher current, very fast solid-state switches will have extensive applicability in kickers, Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) systems for food, wastewater, and biofuel treatment,… more
Company: Forest Concepts, Llc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Advanced rotary shear technologies from this project will reduce the cost of reactor-ready feedstocks and improve the energy balance for advanced biofuels, thus moving the nation towards import oil independence.
Company: NamesforLife, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: … and allow end-users to infer how cells and communities respond to natural or induced perturbations, and ultimately to predict outcomes. The Systems Biology Knowledgebase Implementation Plan defines the needs and priorities for this initiative, which include biofuel production,… more
Company: D-2 Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 2
Abstract: Alternative fuels have become a focal point for DoD programs. With the recent mandates to use alternative fuels, refineries have been forced to blend biofuels (including FAME biodiesel) into conventional fuels; which are then introduced into the existing distribution… more
Company: FTL Labs Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: …FTL's"OilEye"design includes all fittings, sensors, electronics, and processing necessary to determine particle size distributions (free water and bottom sediment), chemical properties (dissolved water, viscosity, flash point), oil type (additive depletion, … more
Company: Afingen, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … from dried plant material (i.e. lignocellulosic biomass such as wood chips, straw, switchgrass, and corn stover) is nearly cost competitive with corn ethanol. Lignocellulosic biomass is the most abundant, readily available, and renewable material on Earth to produce … more
Company: HJ Science & TechNology, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: Generating and screening multiple combinations of genes, enzymes, and other biological parts has become vital to next generation biofuel development and production. This currently requires large personnel costs and sizeable capital investments in robotics equipment. Commercial… more
Company: ARZEDA Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … building block. The lack of a high-yield alternative to costly thermo-chemical processes has been preventing widespread adoption of levulinic acid (LA). Because LA can be converted, chemically or biochemically, to synthetic rubber (through isoprene and butenes), bio-fuels… more
Company: ARZEDA Corp. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … enzyme design with computational pathway prospecting and modeling. The broader impact/commercial potential of this project, if successful, will be to engineer biosystems and cell factories for industrial applications, especially in the field of bio-based chemicals and … more
Company: Acumentrics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Acumentrics proposes to utilize the unique properties of bio-fuel to deliver an integral reformer system that will directly utilize the thermal and electrochemical effect of the fuel cell through Acumentrics"tubular technology. This intimate contact with the fuel cell will… more
Company: Altex Technologies Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: To produce drop-in biofuel from lignocellulosic biomass materials at prices competitive to fossil fuels requires consistent and reliable solid biomass feeders for pressurized reactors. Experience with coal has not been reliable, and the lower density and more irregular… more
Company: COMPOSITEX, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … vehicle. The Phase 1 contract culminates with cold flow testing of the propellant feed subsystem, which is the most novel aspect of the booster. The proposed low-cost booster design also has a low impact on natural resources, and can utilize inexpensive, renewable biofuels. … more
Company: ENERTECHNIX, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … solutions are prohibitively expensive for use in small scale biomass burners. To overcome these challenges, inexpensive and effective combustion control solutions for small scale applications are needed. The proposed intelligent combustion control system for biofuel… more
Company: ENGINE RESEARCH ASSOC., INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … marine applications, large back-up power systems and various vehicles that desire a smooth, quiet and light weight 1,100+ HP heavy fuel engine. Variants of this MCC engine configuration would also provide the capability to operate on other fuels such as gasoline, biofuels,… more
Company: Forest Concepts, Llc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Inexpensive biofuels are essential to the national economic and environmental stability of the United States. Pathways are well established to ferment sugars derived from biomass into fuels and bioproducts. However, there is a massive gap between the physical form of raw… more
Company: Forest Concepts, Llc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Size reduction, or comminution, is a fundamental processing step for lignocellulosic biomass feedstocks used as a raw material for conversion to biofuels. Grinding or milling of herbaceous materials such as corn stover, switchgrass, miscanthus and other biofuel feedstocks… more
Company: Imaging Systems Technology Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: …ntended to be sold as custom and/or off-the-shelf photobioreactor lighting system to satisfy the growing market for photobioreactors. Reduced costs and improved yield will allow algae to be economically produced for current applications and emerging markets such as biofuels… more
Company: ALLUVIUM BIOSCIENCES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: …gies that can offer a sustainable source of energy to complement and eventually replace fossil fuel based transportation energy sources. One promising solution is the conversion of free fatty acid substrates into high-energy hydrocarbon products for formulation of biofuels that… more
Company: LOS GATOS RESEARCH Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … sources, study spatial mixing of nitrate pollution, and identify areas in which natural nitrate attenuation processes are taking place. Additionally, the SBIR analyzer can be used to help quantify the nitrate pollution and N2O emission impacts of emerging biofuels. In… more
Company: Mound Laser & Photonics Center, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … because of its ability to dewater suspended solids using less than a tenth of the energy of incumbent methods like centrifugation. Using the microhole membrane to help scale this technology can slash energy use and processing costs in the areas of algae and biofuels,… more
Company: Precision Combustion, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … high thermal efficiency and a readily scalable modular design, made possible by the use of PCI"s high heat flux steam reformer designed to effectively remove heat from the stack. In this Phase I, we will demonstrate operation of a high efficiency reformer with bio-fuels… more
Company: SCARAB GENOMICS, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This application aims to test a new Scarab E. coli strain, MDS42pdu, for commercial fermentation to produce biopharmaceuticals, amino acids and biofuels. It is designed for a very low rate of point mutations and Insertion Sequence… more
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