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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

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  1. Coversion of waste water treatment plant fats oils and greases "brown grease" into bio diesel using supercitical fluids and robust catalyst processes./ Same as LOI on headers

    SBC: CF Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 10

    The Department of Energy has a mission to ensure America's prosperity and security by addressing energy and environmental challenges. This Phase I project aims to produce domestic, economic and environmentally responsible biodiesel fuel from brown grease, a waste that is currently disposed in landfills or incinerated. The conversion of "brown grease" from wastewater treatment plant’s fats oils a ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of Energy
  2. Development of Low Cost Magnetocaloric Nanomaterials for Sub 80oK Refrigeration Applications

    SBC: GENERAL ENGINEERING & RESEARCH, L.L.C.            Topic: 12

    Replacement of petroleum based vehicles with fuel cell electric vehicles operating on hydrogen produced from domestically available resources would dramatically decrease emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants as well as reduce dependence on oil from politically volatile regions of the world. One major inhibitor to a hydrogen society is the lack of infrastructure, which requires hydroge ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of Energy
  3. Mitigation of Aerosol Emissions from Solvent-based Post-Combustion CO2 Capture Systems

    SBC: ENVERGEX LLC            Topic: 18

    Reactive absorption-based carbon dioxide capture processes using solvents is the preferred technology for large scale capture of carbon dioxide in flue gases from coal-fired power plants. This Small Business Innovation Research project targets the development of mitigation strategies to decrease the quantity of aerosols that are formed from such post-combustion capture systems in the presence of s ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of Energy
  4. Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Nanocomposite as Radiation-resistant Electrical Insulator

    SBC: Innosense Llc            Topic: 20

    The Department of Energy needs improved radiation resistant electrical insulation materials for the superconducting magnet coils in fusion reactors. To achieve safe, reliable, economic and environmentally benign fusion energy system, DOE is seeking organic/inorganic insulation-capable materials that are wrappable. These materials under irradiation will enable magnet coils to: (1) operate reliably ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of Energy
  5. High Gradient Accelerating Structure for Low Energy Protons

    SBC: RadiaBeam Systems, LLC            Topic: 25

    Currently, the most promising types of radiotherapy is proton or carbon therapy, as they have demonstrated significant improvements in clinical efficiency and reduced toxicity profiles. Unfortunately, the high cost of treatments using both proton and carbon beams is the limiting factor preventing hadron therapy from becoming the standard of care for a wider range of cancers. Designing a linear acc ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of Energy
  6. High power, magnet-free, circulator using angular-momentum biasing of a resonant ring

    SBC: Calabazas Creek Research, Inc.            Topic: 25

    There is a continuing need for high power circulators to protect the next generation of high power RF sources from waveguide reflections that can destroy the device. Currently, the power level of circulators is limited by the materials, specifically ferrites that provide the required non-reciprocal operation. New approaches are required that use materials capable of very high power operation. Stat ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of Energy
  7. Spouted Fluid Beds for Chemical Looping Combustion/Gasification

    SBC: ENVERGEX LLC            Topic: 15a

    This SBIR/STTR project targets the development of a validated modeling/design tool for predicting the behavior of spouted fluidizied beds for chemical looping combustion/gasification applications of coal and biomass fuels and fuel blends. Chemical looping is an advanced energy conversion technology for generating a pure CO2 effluent, which can then be sequestered or utilized. A spouted fluidized b ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of Energy
  8. Nanoscale Metal Oxide Coatings for Corrosion Protection of Superalloy Materials

    SBC: Calabazas Creek Research, Inc.            Topic: 14d

    The Brayton cycle for power generation offers significant advantages over the Rankin cycle typically used. Unfortunately, the Brayton cycle uses very high pressure and high temperature, supercritical CO2 (sCO2) as the heat transfer fluid. New materials that can handle the harsh environment of sCO2 are required to enable power generation and prevent issues with corrosion and erosion or efficiency d ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of Energy
  9. Low Cost Olefin Production from Shale Gas by Laser Enhanced Pyrolysis through Spatial Beam Decoherence

    SBC: Solid Cell Inc.            Topic: 14a

    The new shale oil and gas boom in the United States has propelled the US to the largest oil and gas producer in the world. A consequence of this prosperity is an oversupply of shale gas on the market. With steady growth in the ethylene market at 4 - 5% per year, new ethylene production capacity near the source of shale gas would create a valuable market for excess shale gas and reduce the flaring ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of Energy
  10. High Charge Density Hydrocarbon-Based PEMs

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: 12c

    Despite incremental improvements in the technology, polyfluorosulfonic acid (PFSA) membranes are still not an ideal fuel cell membrane material and their drawbacks (e.g., high cost and low mechanical strength at high temperature) require development of alternative polymer electrolyte membranes (PEMs) for successful adoption of fuel cells as reliable and inexpensive energy conversion devices. The g ...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of Energy
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