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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. Development of a Scalable, Low-Cost, Ultrananocrystalline Diamond Electrochemical Process for the Destruction of Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs)

    SBC: Advanced Diamond TechNologies, Inc.            Topic: E

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project will develop and ready for commercialization a scalable, low-cost process for purification of water containing Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs) using anodic oxidation with boron-doped ultrananocrystalline diamond (UNCD®) thin films. Resent research demonstrated that there is considerable potential for the development of electrochemica ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Environmental Protection Agency
  2. L-(+) Lactic Acid Production from Biodiesel Waste Using Pelletized Fungal Fermentation

    SBC: Omnilane, Inc.            Topic: H

    "With the rapid growth of biodiesel industry, the production of crude glycerol as one of major biodiesel byproducts has been dramatically increased. Fully utilizing such a large quantity of crude glycerol is critical to the sustainability of biodiesel industry. Lactic acid is an important industrial chemical that is widely used as a food additive for flavoring and preservative, a moistener in co ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Environmental Protection Agency
  3. Microgrid Wind Turbine for Distributed Generation

    SBC: Pika Energy Llc            Topic: 07c

    Establishing a secure domestic supply of clean energy has emerged as an existential challenge facing the US, given geopolitical threats to global energy supplies and serious risks arising from climate change. Utility-scale wind turbine technology has grown rapidly to supply 2% of US electricity needs, but many regions are not suitable for large wind turbines. Distributed generation of wind energy ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  4. Computational Design of Weldable High-Cr Ferritic Steel

    SBC: QUESTEK INNOVATIONS LLC            Topic: 22c

    Increasing the steam temperature of supercritical boilers from 1,000F to 1,400F can raise the operating efficiency of next-generation AUSC coal-fired power plants from about 32% to about 42% and address compelling environmental issues, while also enhancing national security, domestic employment, economic stability, balance of trade and U.S. GDP through increased use of domestic coal. Low Cr conten ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  5. High Energy Density Li-ion Battery with Enhanced Safety, Durability, and Sustainability

    SBC: INVENTEK CORP            Topic: 10e

    Conventional Li-ion cells/batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles have difficulty meeting USABC goals for performance/cost that are required for commercially-viable EV. The prevailing large format pouch/prismatic has the advantage of low packaging weight/volume, 10% at cell level, but is doubled (100% increase) in transitioning to the battery. Aside from the reduced energy density (accommodatio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  6. Proposal for UV and EB Curable Binder Technology for Lithium Ion Batteries and Ultracapacitors

    SBC: MILTEC UV INTERNATIONAL, LLC            Topic: 10e

    One of the major cost elements of todays Lithium Ion Batteries and Ultracapacitors is the cost of manufacturing the electrodes. A significant reduction in cost is a major goal of the DOE Vehicle Technologies Program. Reducing the cost of these storage devices could accelerate the use of HEV, PHEV, and EV vehicles in the U.S. transportation sector. One of the major contributors to the manufacturing ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  7. Ultra High Power NSOM Probe Based on Low Loss High Refractive Index Contrast Nanoscale Tip Integrated with Laser and Detector

    SBC: OptoNet            Topic: 16b

    Near-field scanning optical microscope (NSOM) offers the use of a nano-dimension light energy source with a diameter much smaller than the wavelength of light to achieve resolutions significantly (around 10 times) better than that of the usual optical microscope. NSOM has found wide usages and become an important measurement instrument for nano-technologies, nano-manufacturing, optical technologie ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  8. Multi-Scale Two-Phase Bubbly Flow Modeling

    SBC: DYNAFLOW, INC            Topic: 38a

    Multiphase bubbly mixture flows in pipelines, cooling equipment, reaction towers, and in petroleum, chemical, geothermal and nuclear industries have strong influence on efficiency. The ability to predict the flow behavior accurately is essential in designing energy efficient two-phase flow processing and transporting equipment. One of the major prediction difficulties lies in the complex multiple ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  9. CAGE-100: Real-Time Multi-Port Packet Capture System for 100 Gigabit Ethernet Traffic

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: 39b

    Future large scale sciences are anticipated to use massive amount of data in their experiments. DOEs ESnet (Energy Science Network) is developing a 100 Gbps backbone based on this state-of-the-art 100 Gigabit Ethernet standard. ESnet will serve thousands of DOE and non-DOE scientists with its high bandwidth backbone, and connect several national laboratories. Current Ethernet test and debug soluti ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  10. Adjustable High Power Coax RF Coupler without Moving Parts

    SBC: MUONS INC            Topic: 13c

    A 200 kW CW fundamental RF power coupler (FPC) with an adjustable in situ coupling factor would be highly desirable for a number of applications; for example, the 352 MHz light source at APS. The normal process of adjusting the coupling by rotational movement usually requires breaking the vacuum between the coupler and the RF cavity resulting in prolonged down-times and the risk of introducing con ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy

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