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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. Feasibility of rPET Lignin-Content Polylols for Significant Reduction of Halogenated Flame Retardant in Construction Spray Foam

    SBC: Resinate Materials Group, Inc.            Topic: 17NCER6A

    This EPA SBIR Phase I Research and Development proposal will demonstrate feasibility of reduction in halogenated flame retardant use in polyisocyanurate foams prepared from lignincontent rPET polyols. The study will show whether or not the lignin rPET polyol formulations meet ASTM flame retardancy standards and thus reduce or eliminate the need for halogenated fire retardants (HFRs) in spray foams ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Environmental Protection Agency
  2. Zero-Emission Reconstituted Wood Panels for Building Interiors

    SBC: METNA CO            Topic: 16NCER6A

    Organic resin-bonded reconstituted wood products, including oriented strandboard (OSB) and medium density fiberboard (MDF), are major sources of the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released to the building interior, that are harmful to human health. The main thrust of this project is to significantly reduce the release of VOCs by replacing organic resins with inorganic polymer binders in reconst ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Environmental Protection Agency
  3. An Alternative Concrete Chemistry with Significantly Enhanced Durability, Sustainability, Economy, Safety and Strength

    SBC: METNA CO            Topic: 14NCER5A

    Manufacturing of Portland cement, the primary binder in concrete, accounts for ~7% of global CO2 emissions, 4% of energy use, and exhaustion of natural resources. Premature aging of concrete in infrastructure systems is another major concern.  A robust binder chemistry has been developed to overcome these drawbacks.  The original approach to production of this binder, however, is not compatible ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Environmental Protection Agency
  4. An Alternative Concrete Chemistry with Significantly Enhanced Durability, Sustainability, Economy, Safety and Strength

    SBC: METNA CO            Topic: 14NCER5A

    Portland cement concrete is the most widely used construction material, and is a prevalent component of construction and demolition (C&D) waste. The large carbon footprint and energy content of Portland cement concrete; the constraints on its strength, durability and capability to encapsulate toxic elements; and the low value of C&D waste concrete have created a growing demand for alternative ceme ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Environmental Protection Agency
  5. Diesel Engine Efficiency and Emissions Improvement Via Piston Temperature Control

    SBC: Electro Mechanical Associates Inc            Topic: E

    Diesel engine manufacturers need a way to improve fuel economy as well as limit NOx and particulate emissions to meet upcoming federal, state, and global regulations. A large percentage of emissions and fuel consumption occurs during cold start and light to medium load operation. EMA proposes to develop a method to increase combustion chamber temperature during warm-up, light, and medium loads th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Environmental Protection Agency
  6. Adjusting Computer Input Device Settings Automatically to Meet User Needs

    SBC: Koester Performance Research            Topic: 84133S1

    Abstract - The goal of this work is to enhance the productivity and comfort of computer access for people whose impairments affect their ability to use the computer keyboard and mouse. In Phase I, we will develop and evaluate a software tool for the automatic configuration of computer keyboards. The software will assess current user performance with their keyboard and recommend the appropriate Win ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Education
  7. The American War Featuring Valley Sim

    SBC: Flip Learning            Topic: N/A

    This project team is developing a prototype of The American War: Featuring Valley Sim, an e-textbook for college students that will integrate thematic content and role-playing, games, and simulations. The product will allow students to recreate and critique arguments and events during the civil war from the perspective of those who were alive during that period. The games will supplement classroom ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Education
  8. Anaerobic Pre-Treatment for an Algae-based Wastewater Treatment System

    SBC: Algal Scientific Corporation            Topic: F

    "Removing nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, is an increasingly-important objective of wastewater treatment in order to reduce the impacts of nutrient pollution on waterways. Current technologies to remove these nutrients can be capital intensive, require dangerous chemical inputs and have high operational costs. Our company, Algal Scientific, has developed an innovative nutrient treatm ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Environmental Protection Agency
  9. Virtual Environment for Social Information Processing (VESIP) Phase II

    SBC: SOAR TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: 84133S2

    This project builds upon on previous work on a theory-based tool that assesses and trains children with autism spectrum disorders social information processing (SIP) skills. This system, the virtual environment for social information processing (VESIP), is a significant improvement over existing measures of social skill in several ways: (1) its standardized, computer-delivered form reduces trainin ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Education
  10. Value-Added Use of Milled Mixed-Color Waste Glass As a Supplementary Cementitious Material in Environmentally Friendly and Energy-Efficient Concrete Building Construction

    SBC: Technova Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Production of cement (the binder in concrete) is a highly polluting and energy-intensive process, accounting for about 6% of global, anthropogenic C02 emissions and close to 2% of worldwide primary energy use. This project focuses on partial (~20%) replacement of cement in concrete with milled (mixed-color) waste glass to improve the moisture barrier qualities, durability, dimensional stability an ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Environmental Protection Agency

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