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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 June, 2020.

  1. Hybrid Membrane Distillation Process for Enhanced Integrated Ethanol Production

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 19

    The conversion of corn and other biomass to fuel grade ethanol not only would reduce U.S. dependence on foreign energy sources but also would be a major industrial application for agricultural products. However, the process of drying the ethanol to fuel grade consumes significant amounts of energy, incurring costs that continue to increase as cost of natural gas increases. This project will deve ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Energy
  2. Hybrid Anti-Fouling Membrane System for Natural Gas Separation

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 19

    The need for natural gas continues to grow, and recent increases in petroleum prices have been paralleled by large increases in the price of natural gas. However, natural gas at the source often has high concentrations of carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide, which must be removed. Although existing commercial polymeric membranes (e.g. cellulose acetate and polysulfone) do a good job of sweetenin ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Energy
  3. Low Cost Carbon Fiber Composites for Lightweight Vehicle Parts

    SBC: MATERIALS INNOVATION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: 27

    The U.S. could significantly reduce oil consumption by decreasing the weight of its automobile fleet, especially by using lightweight carbon composite materials. However, lightweight materials in automobile structures have been problematic for two reasons: (1) the high cost of carbon fiber materials themselves, and (2) the high processing costs of these materials. Although programs exist to red ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Energy
  4. Direct Drive Power Buoy

    SBC: Peregrine Power LLC            Topic: 28

    The extraction of electrical energy from ocean waves will make a major contribution to the generation mix by a renewable source which has little impact on the environment. This requires a complex generating system, the key subsystem of which converts the linear motion of waves into electricity. The project improves that subsystem, thereby making wave energy competitive sooner. The research team i ...

    STTR Phase II 2006 Department of Energy
  5. High Bulk-Density, Large Capacity Activated Carbons for Small-Scale Natural Gas Storage

    SBC: CM-Tec, Inc.            Topic: 13

    Natural gas provides a clean and environmentally friendly fuel for electric power generation; however, the distribution network, and especially the storage system, is ill-suited for the projected gowth of natural gas for use in electical energy generation. This project will develop a natural gas (methane) storage system based on an innovative, high-bulk-density activated carbon that is especially ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Energy
  6. A Robust Microfabricated Specimen Support with Integrated Capabilities for in situ Experimentation in the Transmission Electron Microscope

    SBC: PROTOCHIPS, INC.            Topic: 23

    As the nanotechnology revolution advances, existing and new applications are demanding improved capabilities from the transmission electron microscope ¿ in particular, higher resolution and a greater ability to manipulate specimens in situ. No known commercial system provides both accurate control over specimen temperature and the simultaneous ability to create a stable gaseous environment. T ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Energy
  7. Three-Dimension Woven Carbon-Glass Hybrid Wind Turbine Blades

    SBC: 3TEX, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    70360S02-II Wind energy is a fast growing business area with state-of-the-art turbine blades approaching design limits based on glass reinforced composite materials. New materials and blade design approaches that utilize the higher performance of carbon fiber could enable lighter and larger blades that are more productive and efficient, yet cost effective. This project will develop thick three ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of Energy
  8. Construction of a Force Probe for Characterization of Microscale Features

    SBC: INSITUTEC, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The Phase 2 objective is to provide NIST with a modular gauge head unit equipped with InsituTec's standing wave probe technology. The complete gauge head unit will be retrofitted to the NIST M48 which is one of the most precise measuring machines in the world. This unit will enable NIST to achieve the agency's program goal in dimensional metrology which is to provide microscale measurement capacit ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  9. Stabilizing Hydraulic Fluid by Removing Water

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 21

    In the electrical power, steel production, and aluminum production industries, flame retardant, phosphate-ester hydraulic fluids are used to minimize fires. Although these fluids accomplish the fire-minimization task, they are unstable, which causes performance to suffer with attendant losses in productivity. This project will develop novel, chemically-resistant high-flux membranes that can remo ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of Energy
  10. Novel Platform for Enhanced Membrane Reactors for Homogeneous Catalysis

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 23

    Catalysis plays a substantial role in the synthesis of the most U.S. commodity chemicals, with huge implications for energy usage. Membrane reactors have been proposed for a number of these syntheses. However, to be competitive with conventional technologies, membrane reactors must demonstrate better selectivity, permeability, and/or stability. This project will develop a novel platform with ke ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Energy
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