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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. Renewable electricity-powered carbon dioxide conversion to ethanol for storage and transportation

    SBC: Opus 12 Incorporated            Topic: DEFOA0001563

    Cost-effective electrochemical reduction of CO2 (ECO2R) in the atmosphere, is the holy grail of green chemistry. Using only water and electricity as other inputs, ECO2R has been demonstrated to produce ethanol with pure oxygen as a co-product. Ethanol is a versatile fuel that can be used in fuel cells, reformed to make hydrogen, or burned in an internal combustion engine. Ethanol produced from air ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  2. Renewable electricity-powered carbon dioxide conversion to ethanol for storage and transportation

    SBC: Opus 12 Incorporated            Topic: DEFOA0001563

    Cost-effective electrochemical reduction of CO2 (ECO2R) in the atmosphere, is the holy grail of green chemistry. Using only water and electricity as other inputs, ECO2R has been demonstrated to produce ethanol with pure oxygen as a co-product. Ethanol is a versatile fuel that can be used in fuel cells, reformed to make hydrogen, or burned in an internal combustion engine. Ethanol produced from air ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  3. Improved Instrument for Analysis of Nuclear Materials with Heterogeneous Isotopic Composition

    SBC: Applied Spectra, Inc.            Topic: 02c

    One of the gravest threats the United States and the international community face is the possibility that terrorists or rogue nations will acquire nuclear weapons or other weapons of mass destruction. Even worse is the possibility that some type of device is detonated. The ability to know if material is being enriched or the identification of device debris relies significantly on chemical analysis ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Energy
  4. Portable Analytical Instrumentation for Instantaneous Real-Time Measurement of Chemical Elements in Raw Petroleum and Refinery Products

    SBC: Applied Spectra, Inc.            Topic: 09a

    Chemical composition of feedstock petroleum affects the refining methods to produce fuels and other products. Intermediate and final refinery products as well as petrochemical products must be analyzed to meet regulations, required specifications and to provide certificates. Traditional chemical analysis is based on a multitude (> 100) of the ASTM standard methods but they are slow, laborious, exp ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Energy
  5. A Robust Wireless Communication System for Harsh Environments Including Nuclear Facilities

    SBC: DIRAC Solutions, Inc.            Topic: 30a

    There is strong need to develop new robust RF communication systems to support wireless communications for sensor data and instrumentation control in harsh environments. The nuclear industry has many examples of such environments, including geological repositories and facilities such as nuclear power plants. High-quality reliable wireless communications between operators and automated control syst ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Energy
  6. Solar Load Balancing Software

    SBC: Extensible Energy, Inc.            Topic: 13a

    To minimize the impact of each distributed solar installation on the grid (and hence, to increase the use of solar everywhere), customers must be able to use a greater percentage of the energy generated by their own solar panels within their own building or facility. Currently, systems within commercial and industrial facilities are poorly adapted to this objective. PV production is often monitor ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Energy
  7. Development and Testing of Advanced Inter-well and Inter-Stage Pressure Pulse Analysis for Fracture Diagnostics Phase II

    SBC: GeoMechanics Technologies            Topic: 19a

    Multi-stage hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling technologies have been primary contributors to the very substantial increase in natural gas and oil production from shale and tight sand formations in the US over recent years. With increased application of fracturing in horizontal wells, it is critical to better characterize and monitor “where the fractures go” both to optimize producti ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Energy
  8. Removable, Sequestration Coatings for Mitigating Hazardous Contaminants Related to Deactivation and Decommissioning Activities

    SBC: Innosense Llc            Topic: 13e

    The Department of Energy (DOE)’s Oak Ridge Integrated Facility Disposition Project (IFDP) involves demolishing and upgrading infrastructure at the Y-12 Complex. Elemental mercury (Hg) and related species have been identified as high priority contaminants at Y-12. Strippable, fixative coatings with visual indication of contaminant capture can offer in-situ monitoring and characterization capabili ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Energy
  9. Optical Humidity Sensors for Building Energy Performance and Air Quality Control

    SBC: Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc.            Topic: 11b

    As novel building envelopes are implemented to reduce energy use, indoor air quality can be compromised. Humidity sensing must be part of any advanced indoor air quality system, but existing humidity sensors do not maintain accuracy over extended periods of time, so a humidity sensing technology with long- term stability and costs competitive with current sensor products is needed. Luminescence-ba ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Energy
  10. Diagnostics of Chlorine Induced Stress Corrosion Cracking Using Laser Ultrasonics

    SBC: Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc.            Topic: 31c

    The stainless steel canister inside a dry cask storage system (DCSS) used to store spent nuclear fuel is at risk for chlorine-induced stress corrosion cracking (SCC), especially near welds and at storage sites exposed to high humidity. It is highly desirable to have a viable technique for in-situ nondestructive evaluation of SCC, specifically to measure the depth of the crack along its length. Las ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Energy
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