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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.

  1. Development of a Fermentation Compatible Xylose Isomerase

    SBC: Trillium Fiber Fuels, Inc.            Topic: H

    "Cellulosic ethanol is a desirable transportation fuel for environmental and economic reasons. One of the issues limiting the commercialization is the utilization of xylose which is not fermented to ethanol by conventional brewing yeasts. Trillium Fiber Fuels is pioneering the use of xylos isomerase to convert xylose to fermentable xylulose. While this can be accomplished with existing industri ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Environmental Protection Agency
  2. Commercialization of a Formadlehyde-Fee Soy-Based Wood Adhesive for Production of Plywood

    SBC: Lao K LLC            Topic: N/A

    Interior wood composite panels are widely used for furniture, bookshelf, kitchen cabinets, flooring, and other building materials, and are predominantly made with carcinogenic urea-formaldehyde (UF) resin. New formaldehyde-free wood adhesives that mainly consist of abundant, renewable, and readily available soybean flour and novel curing agents have been developed in a laboratory and successfully ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Environmental Protection Agency
  3. Wave Energy Harvesting System

    SBC: Peregrine Power LLC            Topic: 812SG

    The applicant will develop a wave energy harvesting system for NOAA buoys. It will ve entirely self-contained (no protruding elements), modular, scalable, and easily deployed. The system employs a unique, inertial mechanism that responds to acceleration forces created by waves. This mechanism will be combined with (1) a proprietary generator that is sensitive to very low levels of torque and ha ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  4. Enhanced Ethanol Diesel Blends for Emission Reduction

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    New engine diesel pollution is addressed in the EPA Clean Diesel Truck/Bus and low sulfur diesel rule and non-road diesel rule. Unfortunately, slow fleet turnover with extend full implementation. EPA is interested in both retrofit technologies that reduce emissions (particulate matter, volatile organic pollutants, NOx) from diesel sources and also interested in new bio-diesel implementation tech ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Environmental Protection Agency
  5. A TEQ Based Dioxin Kit Utilizing Fluorescent Aptmers

    SBC: Eno River Labs, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Eno River Labs, LLC proposes to develop and on-site testing kit for dioxins that uses fluorescently tagged ssDNA aptamers for selective binding and subsequent screening/quantitative analysis of dioxin in soil sample. Current dioxin field test kits are immunoassay based, which are insufficiently specific and sometimes unreliable. Therefore, reliable dioxin testing requires laboratory tests, which ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Environmental Protection Agency
  6. An Integrated Ecoroof Energy Analysis Model

    SBC: Quantec, L.L.C.            Topic: N/A

    Vegetated roof (ecoroofs) offer diverse benefits, including energy savings and stormwater runoff reductions. Installation of ecoroofs in both new and existing buildings has expanded significantly during the past five years, with several local jurisdictions providing incentives for their installation and the LEED green building rating system offering multiple credits for them. However, discussion ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Environmental Protection Agency
  7. Enhanced Ethanol Diesel Blend for Emission Reduction

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 05NCERB2

    New engine diesel pollution is addressed in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Diesel Truck and Buses, low sulfur diesel, and nonroad diesel rules.  Unfortunately, slow fleet turnover will extend full implementation.  EPA is interested in both retrofit technologies that reduce emissions (particulate matter, volatile organic pollutants, NOx) from diesel sourc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Environmental Protection Agency
  8. A TEQ Based Dioxin Kit Utilizing Fluorescent Aptamers

    SBC: Eno River Labs, LLC            Topic: 05NCERC3

    Eno River Labs, LLC, (ERL) proposes to develop an onsite testing kit for dioxins that uses fluorescently tagged ssDNA aptamers for selective binding and subsequent screening and quantitative analysis of dioxin in soil sample.  Current dioxin field test kits are immunoassay based, which are insufficiently specific and sometimes unreliable.  Reliable dioxin testing requires la ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Environmental Protection Agency
  9. An Integrated Ecoroof Energy Analysis Model

    SBC: Quantec, L.L.C.            Topic: 05NCERD5

    Vegetated roofs (ecoroofs) offer diverse benefits, including energy savings and stormwater runoff reductions. Installation of ecoroofs in both new and existing buildings has expanded significantly during the past 5 years, with several local jurisdictions providing incentives for their installation and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green building rating system offering multiple ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Environmental Protection Agency
  10. Balloon Platforms for Remote Sensing of Water Quality in Mixing Zones

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: N/A

    We hypothesize that lightweight infrared (IR) and video cameras mounted on a unmanned tethered helium balloon and accessed via a wireless network can remotely sense water quality at site scales. We will demonstrate the technical feasibility of a ground based network to monitor and control balloon mounted IP-enabled wireless IR and video cameras for measurement of the spatial distribution of surfa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Environmental Protection Agency
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