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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. Photosynthetic microorganism-based consortia to capture carbon and build soil organic matter

    SBC: MOGENE GREEN CHEMICALS, LC            Topic: G

    MOgene Green Chemicals will develop a novel photosynthetic microorganism-based consortia to capture carbon and build soil organic matter. Intensive agriculture practices, including the removal of residual crops, use of synthetic fertilizer and herbicides, and tillage practices, have led to lost organic matter, increased greenhouse gas emissions, and reduced capacity of the soil to store carbon. If ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  2. Transformation of carbon emissions to high-value products through a two-step electrochemical platform

    SBC: LECTROLYST LLC            Topic: G

    Carbon dioxide utilization can help reduce carbon emissions, but gaps remain in the value chain from initial capture to high-value products. Lectrolyst LLC will develop an electrochemical platform centered on selective two-step conversion of CO2 to acetic acid and ethylene, to fill this need. Preliminary life cycle assessment and techno-economic analyses indicate ~200 million metric tons of CO2 em ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  3. Thermoplastic Forming of Bulk Metallic Glass Nozzles for High-Pressure, Low-Temperature Hydrogen Fueling

    SBC: Supercool Metals LLC            Topic: 10b

    Strong environmental concerns related to an extensive use of fossil fuels lead to a more active development of vehicles that use an alternative fuel. Hydrogen is one such fuel that has the potential to be a cheaper, more efficient and a cleaner alternative to gasoline. With the predicted growth of fuel cell vehicles and hydrogen fueling stations, a reliable and cost-effective hardware for the hydr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Routine Sample Reduction for Commercial Nuclear Power Topic 33e

    SBC: H3D            Topic: 33e

    Radiological monitoring of nuclear power plants is a constant expense for commercial nuclear facilities. It is necessary to understand chemical processes within the plant, to minimize dose to works, and to minimize outage time, all of which have important economic impacts on nuclear power production. The current tools that are available for radiological monitoring are based on radiation detection ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  10. Novel Materials for Flexible Solid-State Lighting

    SBC: INNOSYS, INC.            Topic: 09b

    The significance of the problem to be addressed by this DOE SBIR project involves excessive use of electricity in consumer residential housing and commercial and industrial buildings in the United States including the negative effects the excessive and unnecessary energy has on the United States economy. The DOE’s Office of Building Technologies has determined that few emerging technologies repr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
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