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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. High-Efficiency, Ultra-High Pressure Electrolysis with Direct Linkage to Photovoltaic Arrays

    SBC: Avalence, Llc            Topic: 39d

    75661S The production of hydrogen fuel from renewable resources such as solar and wind in distributed-generation, small-scale applications would provide an environmentally-benign, truly sustainable transportation fuel supply. But before this can be achieved, the hydrogen generating systems must become as reliable as home appliances (e.g., central air conditioning or furnaces), which require only ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Energy
  2. Development of Marine Turbine Using a Direct Drive Permanent Magnet Generator

    SBC: Distributed Energy Systems            Topic: 28c

    79729S Ocean currents constitute a potentially enormous renewable energy resource; however, existing technologies for capturing this energy are only in the prototype stage, are small in scale (less than 1 megawatt), and are not grid-connected. Although there is a considerable overlap in technology with the more mature field of wind energy, new robust technologies will have to be developed that ar ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Energy
  3. Sectional Permanent Magnet Generator and Power Electronics For Multi-Megawatt Direct Drive Wind Turbines

    SBC: Distributed Energy Systems            Topic: 29

    79659S As direct drive wind turbines increase in size, the diameter of their generators increases to the point where it is no longer possible to ship them as a single unit. While some companies have addressed this issue by using wound rotor generators that can be assembled on site, this approach suffers from the inherent lower efficiency and reliability of the wound rotor technology. To date, no ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Energy
  4. Diesel Plasma Reformer

    SBC: FuelCell Energy, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    78150B The catalytic reforming of diesel fuel in Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) systems must overcome a number of challenging issues: (1) the deactivation of the catalyst by sintering and sulfur poising; (2) the requirement for a large fuel processing system as a result of high space velocity requirements; and (3) the lack of durability of the catalysts, which require frequent replacement due to "c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Energy
  5. A Novel Growth Technique for Large Diameter AlN Single Crystal

    SBC: Fairfield Crystal Technology            Topic: 22

    78072S III-V nitride-based, high brightness, UV and visible light emitting diodes (LEDs) are of a great interest for general illumination, but the low light output efficiencies of current high brightness LEDs are still inadequate. A key material issue preventing the achievement of higher light output efficiency in LEDs is the poor crystalline quality of the nitride epitaxial layers that result fr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Energy
  6. Novel Low Cost Processes for Production of Crystalline Silicon Wafers for Photovoltaic Industry

    SBC: GT Equipment Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 28

    78925B ¿Clean energy¿ is attracting more and more interest, which in turn exerts cost pressure on photovoltaic (PV) manufacturers for more efficient solar panel production. This project will develop a cost-effective technology to produce PV-grade silicon wafers. In particular, a reuseable crucible will be developed for the production of high purity, low oxygen content crystalline silicon ingot ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Energy
  7. An Innovative Technique of Preparing Solar Grade Silicon Wafers from Metallurgical Grade Silicon by In-Situ Purification

    SBC: GT Equipment Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 39a

    75655S The photovoltaics (PV) industry is having difficulty finding enough raw materials to match its rapid growth. In addition, traditional sources of secondary grade polysilicon are no longer readily available at inexpensive prices. Reducing the cost of solar silicon wafers is the key to lowering the price of crystalline silicon solar cells. This project will develop a single-step wafer fabr ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Energy
  8. Germanium-76 Isotope Separation by Cryogenic Distillation

    SBC: Medical Isotopes, Inc.            Topic: 46b

    78790S The current method for germanium isotope separation, needed for rare particle and rare decay searches in nuclear physics research, is electromagnetic separation using calutrons, a process that has the disadvantage of low separation capacity and high energy cost. This project will build a cryogenic distillation column in which larger quantities of germanium isotopes can be separated at a s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Energy
  9. Surface Films to Suppress Field Emission in High-Power Microwave Components

    SBC: Omega-P, Inc.            Topic: 07b

    75119-The achievement of high microwave fields in next-generation high-energy particle accelerators will require, among other things, that field emission and breakdown be held to within strict upper limits. One means to achieve this goal is to devise rugged thin-film coatings for vulnerable copper surfaces, providing a higher work function than copper alone. This project will evaluate a variety ...

    STTR Phase II 2005 Department of Energy
  10. High-Power Ferroelectric Switch for an X-Band RF Pulse Compressor

    SBC: Omega-P, Inc.            Topic: 06b

    75185S High energy electron linear accelerators use microwave pulse compression to produce the high peak power levels needed to obtain high acceleration gradients. Present passive pulse compressors produce a power gain of about 3:1, in return for a 4:1 compression in pulse width. Active pulse compressors are predicted to have a capability for much larger compression ratios, with high efficienci ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Energy

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