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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. 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
  2. Compact Heat Exchanger for High Temperature High Pressure Applications Using Advanced Cermet

    SBC: Comprex, LLC            Topic: N/A

    In this proposal, CompRex, LLC (“CompRex”) seeks to realize a transformational and disruptive advancement in heat exchange technology for high temperature and high pressure applications through 1) the use of advanced metal and ceramic composite material, 2) development of a new simplified manufacturing approach, and 3) optimization of heat exchanger design to maximize the performance benefits ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  3. Development of “Permit Wizard” Software for AssistedPermit Application Completion

    SBC: Total Quality Systems, Inc.            Topic: 833

    TECHNICAL ABSTRACT: The objective of this project is to research the technical feasibility of designing a software tool “Permit Wizard” that will automate the process for aquamarine permit application submittal, review, approval/disapproval and issue (including collection of fees). Aquaculture producers are currently faced with slow, complex, and often confusing permitting processes that must ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  4. Floor Sensors for Occupancy Counting in Commercial Buildings

    SBC: Scanalytics Inc            Topic: DEFOA0001738

    "The SENSOR FOA clearly identifies a need for people counting in commercial spaces to efficiently allocate HVAC energy, potentially saving 30% in annual energy costs. Scanalytics proposes a materially different, categorically superior floor sensing technology coupled with a device-agnostic platform and real-time processing algorithms to accurately measure occupancy within a space a space such as ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  5. 1200 V SiC Based Extremely Compact, 500 kW, 2000 Hz Inverter for High Speed Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machine (PMSM) Applications

    SBC: Imagen Energy LLC            Topic: DEFOA0001736

    Imagen Energy, LLC, an innovative company which focuses on next generation SiC based power converter system, is teaming up with Wolfspeed, a division of Cree, the leading SiC power module manufacturer in the U.S, and Velicon Inc., a high speed Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machine (PMSM) supplier for special high end applications to resolve a real application issue that exists in the High Speed PMS ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  6. High Rate Ammonia Synthesis by Intermediate Temperature Solid-State Alkaline Electrolyzer (ITSAE)

    SBC: Storagenergy Technologies, Inc.            Topic: DEFOA0001563

    Ammonia is not only one of the most produced chemicals worldwide for fertilizer, but also a real carbon-neutral liquid fuel (CNLF), which is important for renewable energy storage and transportation. The well-known traditional Haber-Bosch (HB) process annually generates more than 120 million metric tons of ammonia for fertilizer, with about ~1.0% of the world’s annual energy consumpti ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  7. Laser Sensor for Unattended, and Precise Determination of Calcium and Strontium in Seawater

    SBC: CHEMLED TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: 861X

    The use of unattended floats, platforms, and drones addresses the immense challenge of cost-effectively characterizing the chemistry of the oceans. The proposed program strengthens this capability by demonstrating the feasibility of Laser Fluorescence Enhanced Flame Spectrophotometry (LFEFS) for the simultaneous and high precision measurement of calcium and strontium. These are key elements of the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  8. Development of Sustainable, Multi-Seasonal, Multi-Species, Marine Algal Aquaculture in Coastal Maine

    SBC: Maine Fresh Sea Farms, LLC            Topic: 81

    This Phase I proposal determines the feasibility of growing multiple species of macroalgae in commercial marine aquafarm environments. Marine aquaculture is a logical outgrowth of successful wild harvest seaweed businesses over the last several years. Developing a marine aquaculture prototype will foster the science of sea farming. Extending growing seasons for multi-species would provide year ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  9. High-quality, low-cost GaN single crystal substrates for high-power devices

    SBC: Fairfield Crystal Technology            Topic: 1

    The proposed project is to demonstrate a novel technique for producing GaN single-crystal boules that yield GaN wafers and substrates suitable for fabrication of GaN high-power devices. The two key attributes of the proposed novel GaN growth technique (a bulk crystal growth technique) are: a high growth rate and an ability to achieve a superior crystal quality. The novel GaN crystal growth techn ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  10. Dynamic Frequency Passive Millimeter-Wave Radiometer Based on Optical Up-Conversion

    SBC: Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.            Topic: 941D

    In the proposed effort, we will leverage this extensive experience and capabilities to realize a frequency agile mmW radiometer that can cover the range of DC-110 GHz and can be scaled to DC-200 GHz under Phase II. Ours is a photonic system that multiplies and up-coverts a low-frequency reference signal onto an optical carrier (laser) using EO modulation, then uses the modulation sidebands to inj ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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