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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. Biofueled Thermoelectric Cookstove

    SBC: HI-Z TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: 15NCER02

    Over 820 million Indians, about 65% of its population, cook on polluting open fires, causing ~1 million premature deaths annually. Fifty million households have no electricity. The Power Stove is a household energy solution combining clean cooking and reliable, ondemand power. Clean combustion and thermoelectric power technology, make it a high performance, user desirable solution based on low cos ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Environmental Protection Agency
  2. High-Efficiency Nutrient Removal and Recovery for Achieving Low Regulatory Limits

    SBC: MICROVI BIOTECH, INC.            Topic: 15NCER05

    Discharging nutrients such as phosphorus and ammonia to surface waters can have far reaching health and environmental impacts, including the formation of toxic algae blooms, eutrophication, and loss of water_x000D_ quality. The wastewater industry has a significant need for high-efficiency nutrient removal technologies. However, current nutrient removal treatment technologies can be costly and in ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Environmental Protection Agency
  3. Integrated Cookstove-Heating-Electricity Generation for Small homes- Integrated cooking, heating, and electric power generation

    SBC: ASAT, INC.            Topic: 15NCER02

    _x000D_Currently available biomass heating/cooking stoves in Asia and in the USA do not efficiently cook food or heat houses while consuming too much fuel and emitting pollution, resulting in respiratory illnesses and premature death. ASAT specializes in the development and manufacturing of clean burning biomass stoves. In SBIR Phase I, ASAT developed a low emission, fuel efficient Integrated Heat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Environmental Protection Agency
  4. Inexpensive Colorimetric Sensor for Formaldehyde

    SBC: ISENSE, LLC            Topic: 16NCER1A

    This Phase I proposal describes the development an inexpensive, portable optical sensor to monitor indoor formaldehyde levels. The proposed instrument will be capable of detecting 0.05-5 ppm levels of formaldehyde in the presence of common interferents. Formaldehyde is used in manufacturing and is present in many building materials. There are significant health risks associated with even low level ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Environmental Protection Agency
  5. Zero Power Electrochemical Formaldehyde Sensor with Novel Catalyst for Indoor Air Quality

    SBC: SPEC Sensors, LLC            Topic: 16NCER1A

    The EPA has announced the need for a low cost Formaldehyde Sensor to reduce exposure to CH2O in the home. SPEC Sensors, LLC. specializes in sensor development, and production, and is focused on bringing air quality monitoring for safety and health into every home._x000D_ SPEC Sensors has developed a low-power amperometric gas sensor fabricated using modern screen printed electronics strategies. Th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Environmental Protection Agency
  6. Inexpensive Low Power Nano-Sensor Based Measurement of Fugitive Methane Emissions

    SBC: KWJ Engineering Incorporated            Topic: 16NCER1B

    The proposed EPA SBIR Phase I program will create a novel ultra low power and low cost microfabricated CH4 sensor. The initial developments of sensor technology will serve the EPA mission of identifying fugitive methane emissions, and subsequently the very large methane/ natrual gas leak and safety market that has been identified by KWJ and its collaborators. Phase I is dedicated to design, fabric ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Environmental Protection Agency
  7. A Green and Unique Thermosetting-Thermoplastic Polycarbonate

    SBC: INSTRUMENTAL POLYMER TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: 16NCER2B

    Of the 300 million tons of plastic produced per year most will take over 100 years to biodegrade. Though there is a growing ability to recycle thermoplastic, there is a 3.7% annual growth in the 50 million tons of thermoset plastic which can't be recycled. _x000D_ _x000D_ This project will develop a completely sustainable aliphatic polycarbonate plastic that is uniquely a recyclable thermoset resi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Environmental Protection Agency
  8. A Simple Lead Test for Drinking Water Safety

    SBC: KWJ Engineering Incorporated            Topic: 16NCER4C

    The goal of this program is to demonstrate a simple, low cost home test for lead ion, Pb(II), in drinking water. The US is faced with a deteriorating water service system used by many millions of people. This condition poses a serious public health threat, as illustrated recently by the Flint water crisis, but the problem is widespread and expected to grow. A simple, yet reliable test is needed th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Environmental Protection Agency
  9. Low-cost colorimetric sensor for methane emission monitoring

    SBC: Calyx, Inc.            Topic: 16NCER1B

    On-site, timely and accurate identification of fugitive emissions is an important step toward leak mitigation controls and strategies; however, no technology today is able to fill the sweet spot to provide the sensitivity, cost, and portability that the gas industry is in dire need of. BioInspira has developed arrays of color thin film that has been modified to bind to different components of natu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Environmental Protection Agency
  10. Moby.Read: Automated Basic Reading Assessment

    SBC: ANALYTIC MEASURES INCORPORATED            Topic: EDIES17R0006

    Moby.Read is aa tablet-based speech recognition app that grade school students use to administer oral-reading fluency assessments in real-time. The app is intended to replace face-to-face oral reading assessments done by teachers, and to save time and increase the accuracy of the assessment. Through the teacher dashboard, Moby.Read will aggregate assessment results at the class and individual stud ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences

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