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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. Lowering Energy use for Copper Production

    SBC: BLUE PLANET STRATEGIES, LLC            Topic: 04d

    Copper is a commodity essential to modern society and its production is very energy intensive. Half of U.S. copper consumption goes to electrical, heating, and plumbing infrastructure in building construction and energy use for copper production topped 43 trillion BTUs in the early 1990s. Currently the U.S. imports about 1/3 of the 2.6 billion pounds of copper used annually. This opens our economy ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  2. Microgrid Wind Turbine for Distributed Generation

    SBC: Pika Energy Llc            Topic: 07c

    Establishing a secure domestic supply of clean energy has emerged as an existential challenge facing the US, given geopolitical threats to global energy supplies and serious risks arising from climate change. Utility-scale wind turbine technology has grown rapidly to supply 2% of US electricity needs, but many regions are not suitable for large wind turbines. Distributed generation of wind energy ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  3. Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Cathode Enhancement Through a Vacuum-Assisted Infiltration Technique

    SBC: Materials and Systems Research, Inc.            Topic: 21c

    Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) technology promises to provide an efficient method by which electricity can be generated from coal-derived syngas, biofuels, and natural gas, while increasing energy security and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The large capital costs attributed to the cathode low performance and long-term stability issues are a current limitation of SOFC technologies that must be a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  4. Electrochemical Polymer Precursor Generation (EPPG)

    SBC: Skyre, Inc.            Topic: 23c

    Continued global dependence on fossil fuels and concomitant release of CO2 has driven a societal push to mitigate CO2 emissions, largely through various means of sequestration. But implementation of carbon sequestration costs money and there are still unresolved environmental concerns, therefore, other approaches to mitigating net CO2 production and release are required. In an ideal model, emitted ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  5. High Performance Catalytic Heat Exchanger for SOFC Systems

    SBC: FuelCell Energy, Inc.            Topic: 27b

    Efficient utilization of our nations fossil and renewable energy sources is a top priority to secure a sustainable energy future. Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) based power systems represent an emerging technology that have the potential to produce clean electric power at nearly twice the efficiency of small-scale combustion engines and to nearly eliminate the release of NOx and SOx to the environme ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  6. Ionic Liquid Membrane Contactor for CO2 Capture

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 09d

    Fossil fuels currently supply more than 85% of the worlds energy needs with the ensuing generation of 80% of all anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas is considered to be a major contributor to global warming. There is a concerted effort towards capturing carbon dioxide at the source of generation and sequestering the gas. However, with existing technologies ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  7. Development of a Superconducting RF Multi-Spoke Cavity for Compact Light Sources

    SBC: Niowave, Inc.            Topic: 15b

    Superconducting radio frequency (SRF) accelerating cavities are being successfully used for acceleration of electron beams worldwide. The use of superconducting structures helps maximize the accelerating gradient, which is a highly desirable trait for applications involving linear accelerators or storage rings. Application of todays multi-spoke accelerating structures in future SRF electron linacs ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  8. Development of a Superconducting RF 500 MHz Quarter Wave Resonator for Synchrotron Light Sources

    SBC: Niowave, Inc.            Topic: 15b

    in accelerators for light sources, first as passive cavities for stabilizing the beam and later in the accelerating sections. In this SBIR proposal, Niowave and Brookhaven National Lab will collaborate to adapt the quarter wave cavity geometry for use as an accelerating structure for light sources. The interaction between the electron beam and higher-order modes in the accelerating cavities can le ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  9. An Advanced Environmental SPM System with Beam Deflection AFM Capability Suitable for Catalysis Research at Variable Pressure and Variable Temperature, which has all Available SPM Imaging Modes

    SBC: R H K Technology, Inc.            Topic: 16b

    As recognized by the National Nanotechnology Initiative and the Department of Energy, Scanning Probe Microscopes are vital to the advancement of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Although there has been a steady improvement in the capabilities of commercial Scanning Probe Microscopes, instruments optimized for energy research and capable of operating over wide temperature and pressure ranges do not ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  10. Fast 704 MHz Ferroelectric Tuner for Superconducting Cavitie

    SBC: Omega-P, Inc.            Topic: 44a

    The quest for deepened understanding of the origin of the universe requires continued search for elementary particles, for which high-energy accelerators are necessary tools. Reducing the size, complexity, and cost for future accelerators is essential if they are ever to be built. New technologies that can underlie future accelerators are needed to meet these goals, including that proposed here. R ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
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