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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 September, 2020.

  1. Integrated Membrane Reactor for Enhancing Thermal & Chemical Reactors

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 06c

    With development of shale gas fracking, large amounts of methane and ethane have now become available at low cost. With this low cost ethane it is desirable to convert low cost ethane to high value ethylene. Oxidative dehydration (ODH) for low cost conversion of ethane to ethylene is a potentially attractive route. ODH is an exothermic process for converting ethane to ethylene. By contrast process ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  2. Adaptive Weather Resistant Barrier for Building Envelopes to Control Moisture Ingression and Increase Energy Efficiency

    SBC: EA Membranes LLC            Topic: 09a

    Excessive moisture transport into building enclosures can lead to increased energy use as well as mold growth and structural rot when moisture condenses in wall cavities. Currently, architects and builders must use passive membrane products as weather resistant barriers which exhibit a single permeability irrespective of environmental conditions. Membranes with a single high permeability may allow ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  3. Radiation-Tolerant Thermal Interface Material with High Thermal Conductivity and Adhesion for LHC Applications

    SBC: LIFE-E, LLC            Topic: 28d

    The Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland is the largest particle accelerator in the world. An upgrade bringing higher resolution (higher luminosity) is called HL-LHC and will require improved lightweight materials. Thermal interface materials having higher thermal conductivity (> 4 W/mK) with low atomic mass and excellent radiation-resistance are required to achieve tight tolerances on detectors. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  4. A Corrosion Test Station for Improved Characterization and Examination Capabilities of Advanced Nuclear Reactor Fuels and Materials

    SBC: Niowave, Inc.            Topic: 30i

    Advanced nuclear reactor systems utilize liquid metal coolants, which requires that reactor component materials be corrosion resistant while maintaining safety, reliability, and performance criteria in normal reactor operation as well as in accident scenarios. Niowave, in collaboration with Los Alamos National Laboratory and the University of Michigan, is currently developing a hybrid fast/thermal ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  5. High Voltage Lithium Ion Battery with Improved Life and Safety

    SBC: Navitas Advanced Solutions Group, LLC            Topic: 13a

    Higher performance batteries are needed to support commercialization of electric vehicles. Battery performance can be improved through cell chemistry innovations that raise the discharge voltage without sacrificing cost or safety. This DOE SBIR will demonstrate innovative high voltage and high temperature non-carbonate electrolytes. Combined with stabilized high voltage cathode materials, this wil ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  6. A Fractal Graph Approach to Peer-to-Peer Energy Transactions

    SBC: Introspective Systems, LLC            Topic: 12c

    How to enable a decentralized approach to grid control and renewable trading that seamlessly addresses the effective distribution of power while at the same time, and presumably in much the same way, manages the distribution of new value streams to prosumers. By increasing the distribution of and creation of new value streams to consumers the levelized cost of electricity can be lowered. This will ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  7. M&V and EPC Process Automation

    SBC: Energy Analytics LLC            Topic: 09c

    Energy Analytics will develop an integrated workflow and set of related tools and processes addressing the time intensive nature of performing energy model validation and calibration in Measurement & Verification practice and in constructing Investment Grade energy models for use in Energy Performance Contract (EPC) feasibility assessment and proposal development. Both of these commercial practice ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  8. Integrated Fiber Optic Distributed Sensors for Bi-Modal Fault Detection and Dynamic Cable Rating

    SBC: LuxPoint Inc.            Topic: 05b

    The growth in renewable energy and the inherent distributed nature of these sources is challenging the electric grid, calling for modernization to a more intelligent, reconfigurable distribution system. It is well understood that with greater use of distributed energy sources, which can result in significant- even reverse power flows, smart protective relaying technologies become essential for saf ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  9. Replacing NaI with CdZnTe in Radioxenon Detectors for Nuclear Explosion Monitoring

    SBC: H3D            Topic: 01d

    Radioxenon collection and monitoring provide valuable information about nuclear weapon testing and nuclear power accidents via 80 radionuclide detection stations around the world. Radioactive xenon is produced via nuclear reactions in nuclear reactors or nuclear weapons. However, the ratios of xenon isotopes vary based on the production mechanism, so by accurately quantifying these ratios, the sou ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  10. Devices and Methods for De-Energizing a Photovoltaic System

    SBC: INNOSYS, INC.            Topic: 12a

    The 2017 changes to §690.12 of the National Electrical Code (NEC) require that all photovoltaic (PV) systems installed in or on buildings to include a ‘rapid shutdown’ mechanism which reduces the voltage within 1 inch of an installed module to less than 80V within 30 seconds of rapid shutdown initiation. Currently this requirement is challenging to achieve in a cost-effective manner. The Nati ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
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