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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. DEVELOPMENT OF A SMALL ELECTROMAGNETIC PUMP FOR MOLTEN SALT REACTORS

    SBC: Maidana, Carlos            Topic: 33g

    High-temperature nuclear reactors make use of molten metals and their alloys or molten salts for heat transfer functions from the active zones due to its high degree of thermal conductivity. Pumping of these liquid media by classical mechanical radial or axial pumps is, however, rather difficult and the lifetime of such devices is relatively low. It is known that electromagnetic pumps have several ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  2. In-Building Fusion of Deep Data from Digital-Twins? and their Concomitant Control Schemes

    SBC: PassiveLogic, Inc.            Topic: 09e

    PassiveLogic proposes a novel methodology for automated building science data fusion that piggybacks on the fundamental market need: automation. The proposed project is automatic deep data fusion enabled and managed by an autonomous building platform, where the combined purposes of data fusion and automation enable a platform that provides autonomous testing and validation of the data fusion in re ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  3. Parametric spline “mesh” generation for nuclear engineering

    SBC: Coreform LLC            Topic: 33d

    The global warming crisis requires non-carbon-burning power generation to play a more significant role in the energy landscape. Nuclear energy efficiently generates electricity without releasing green- house gasses; however, nuclear systems take years and significant expense to design and construct. The work proposed in this SBIR Phase I will improve the quality and speed of nuclear design and sim ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  4. Hydrokinetic Baseload Microgrids

    SBC: Ocean Renewable Power Company, LLC            Topic: 14a

    There is a worldwide, nearly insatiable demand for renewable energy and a dramatic shift away from central power grids to smaller, more secure, robust and reliable grids powered by renewable energy. ORPC estimates the total addressable global market for marine hydrokinetics is 433 gigawatts (GW), and ORPC has taken a leadership position in the early adopter, high cost islanded community market in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  5. Low Cost Resin Technology for the Rapid Manufacture of High-Performance Fiber Reinforced Composites

    SBC: TRIMER LLC            Topic: 13f

    According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office, a 10% reduction in vehicle weight can result in a 6% to 8% fuel-economy improvement. Replacing cast iron and traditional steel components with lightweight polymer composites can directly reduce the weight of a vehicle’s body and chassis by up to 50% and therefore reduce fuel consumption. Lightweighting of vehicle structu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  6. Plasma Catalyst Coupling for Improved Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Methanol

    SBC: HiFunda, LLC            Topic: 20d

    The current cost of implementation of carbon capture and storage (CCS) is well above practical levels, more than tripling the cost of power generation, without carbon credit offsets. Therefore, for US coal plants to be able to implement CCS without significant negative economic impact, there is a critical need for new CCS technologies that can change this economic picture dramatically. One way to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  7. Low-Cost, Durable Organic Batteries for Dispatchable Solar Applications

    SBC: Jolt Energy Storage Technologies, LLC            Topic: 12c

    The declining cost of solar technology for electricity generation has led to a dramatic increase in its deployment. However, the intermittent nature of solar photovoltaic generation presents a significant challenge for grid operators, and it is widely recognized that co-located, inexpensive and reliable energy storage is required to promote the stability and operational flexibility of the grid. Id ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  8. Feasibility Study on an Aluminum Brake Systems for OEM Applications

    SBC: LiteBrake Tech, LLC            Topic: 13e

    Public awareness of energy saving and environmental concerns raises the demand for better fuel efficiency and weight reduction of vehicles. Weight reduction must also be cost effective for consumers, meet or exceed current and planned safety requirements, meet consumer expectations for vehicle performance and durability. The current brake systems consisting of rotors and calipers made of cast iron ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  9. NOVEL THERMAL BARRIER COATINGS FOR GASOLINE SPARK IGNITION ENGINES

    SBC: Solution Spray Technologies, LLC            Topic: 13c

    Currently spark ignition (SI) engines dominate the light vehicle market, and over 80 million light vehicle engines are made worldwide. However, such SI engines experience exceptionally poor efficiency at low to medium loads and speeds, and this makes it difficult to meet new fuel efficiency standards expected to be imposed in many locations around the world. Furthermore, the insufficient wall temp ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  10. Artificial Interphases Enable the Use of Silicon Anodes for High-Energy Vehicle Batteries

    SBC: Storagenergy Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 13a

    Si has been considered as a potential candidate to replace the current anode material, graphite (372 mAh/g, LiC6), because of its high capacity (3579 mAh/g, Li15Si4), low environmental impacts, and potentially low cost. However, the utilization of Si in LIBs has been hindered by two major issues: 1) Si particles experience huge volume expansion up to 300%, which causes mechanical disintegration of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
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