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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until April, 2020.

  1. High Performance Carbon Nanomaterials for Electrochemical Capacitors

    SBC: ADA Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 45

    Electrochemical capacitors are being developed for utility applications, providing emergency backup power, improving system stability, and lowering demand peaks. These functions reduce congestion at critical times for transmission and distribution systems. However, the use of electrochemical capacitors is limited by their performance (energy and power densities), safety, and short cycle life. T ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Energy
  2. Alternative Reaction/Extraction Media to Reduce Energy and Cost of Biodiesel Production

    SBC: AEROPHASE INC            Topic: 07

    Worldwide fossil-fuel consumption is skyrocketing, creating major social, political, economic, and environmental problems for the US and once again throwing the spotlight upon the urgent need for boosting renewable energy sources, including biodiesel. However, key technical and economic challenges continue to make biodiesel fuel production too costly to compete with other liquid fuels, largely ba ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Energy
  3. Wireless Sensors for Equipment Health and Condition Monitoring in Nuclear Power Plants

    SBC: Analysis And Measurement Services Corporation            Topic: 24

    Wireless sensors are becoming very popular in industrial processes for process measurement and control, condition monitoring, predictive maintenance, and management of accidents and mishaps. Over the next few years, these wireless sensors are targeted for full implementation in nuclear power plants, for equipment health and condition monitoring applications. However, to date, little work has bee ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Energy
  4. On-Line Monitoring of Accuracy and Reliability of Instrumentation and Health of Nuclear Power Plants

    SBC: Analysis And Measurement Services Corporation            Topic: 27

    The nuclear power industry continues to depend largely on hands-on antiquated methods for maintenance of its equipment, for plant-aging management, and for health monitoring. As such, advanced maintenance technologies are needed for current and next generation nuclear power plants. This project will develop technology to establish the accuracy and reliability of nuclear power plant instrumentati ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of Energy
  5. Advanced Technologies and Materials for Fusion Energy Systems/Superconducting Magnets and Materials


    The Department of Energy is developing a series of machines that will further advance the nation¿s fusion energy program. The magnets used in these systems will require advanced insulation solutions, in order to allow for operation at elevated temperatures and in high-radiation environments. The electrical insulation used in future fusion devices must be capable of withstanding the combined loa ...

    STTR Phase I 2007 Department of Energy
  6. Nanocomposite Insulation for 2G Superducting Wires


    The U.S. Department of Energy, in collaboration with several industry participants, is developing power-distribution systems based on second generation (2G) high-temperature superconducting (HTS) wires. Over the past few years, U.S. industry has made considerable improvements in the electrical performance and the large-scale production of these wires. While wire technology has continued to advan ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Energy
  7. Wind-and-React Magnet Insulation with Low Radiation-Induced Outgassing


    Superconductors such as Nb3Sn and MgB2 are being considered for use in several government and commercial magnet systems. These materials require high-temperature reaction processes at temperatures on the order of 600 to 700°C. Electrical insulation materials that can withstand the high-temperature process could allow the superconductor and insulation to be co-processed at elevated temperatures, ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of Energy
  8. Microwave Assisted Gasification for Recycling Polymer Matrix Composites


    Polymer matrix composites have better strength/weight ratios, durability, and corrosion resistance than metal, and can be used to replace metals in automobiles to provide better automotive fuel efficiency. However, these composites are often considered unrecyclable, and new novel methods must be created to recover the reinforcements and to convert the polymer matrix to value-added products, inste ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Energy
  9. Aromatics from Alternative Sources by Catalysis with Sulfated Zirconia and Related Systems


    The production of high-volume chemicals from non-petroleum feedstocks is of great importance to the creation of a post-oil economy based on alternative and renewable sources. Fischer-Tropsch (FT) plants, especially those based on coal, may supply the necessary feedstock, mostly as FT naphtha, for making aromatic hydrocarbons. However, there is need for more effective processes for such FT-to-aro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Energy
  10. Perovskite Adsorbents for Warm-Gas Removal of Sulfur


    The DOE is seeking new materials and processes to remove trace quantities of impurities from hydrogen, including sulfur, metals, and other impurities. Currently, oxides based upon zinc are commonly used to remove sulfur from industrial gas streams. However, in the presence of steam, and under warm-gas clean-up conditions (250-450°C), standard industrial adsorbents based upon zinc are not adequa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Energy

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