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  1. Phytoremediation of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) via phytoextraction

    SBC: NUTTER & ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: 17NCER3A

    NAI has a strategy to identify plant species best suited for proof-of-concept testing for phytoremediation of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) via phytoextraction. Phytoextraction refers to the uptake and translocation of contaminants in the soil by plant roots into the aboveground portions of plants. Once the phytoextraction concepts are proven at the bench-scale (Phase I) and followed with succe ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Environmental Protection Agency
  2. Novel Method for Ground-based GNSS Radio Occultation Measurement

    SBC: PROPAGATION RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: 861X

    Propagation Research Associates, Inc., (PRA) proposes to redesign our existing Enhanced Tropospheric Effects Compensation ground-based radio occultation (RO) measurement system, which was developed, prototyped, and demonstrated under previous SBIR contracts, for the purpose of optimizing cost and performance. Assimilation of space-based RO measurements into numerical weather models is a proven met ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  3. Probabilistic subseasonal weather forecasts for the energy & agricultural sectors

    SBC: CLIMATE FORECAST APPLICATIONS NETWORK, LLC            Topic: 831C

    The proposed research addresses Climate Adaptation and Mitigation: Probability Forecasts of Business Impact Variables from CFS2 Ensembles. Climate Forecast Applications Network (CFAN) develops innovative weather and climate forecast tools that support decision-oriented solutions for our clients. The focus of this proposal is on business-relevant subseasonal forecasts for the energy and agricultura ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  4. Developmental Neurotox Assay using Scalable Neurons and Astrocytes in High Content Imaging

    SBC: ARUNA BIOMEDICAL, INC.            Topic: B

    There is unmet need for rapid, cost effective in vitro methods to identify chemicals that pose a hazard to the human brain. A number of in vitro assays utilizing primary cells have been tested in an effort to devise effective models to prioritize chemicals for further in depth toxicity studies. However, isolation of primary human neural tissue is cost and labor intensive, and cannot be produced in ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Environmental Protection Agency
  5. Reducing Impact of Severe Space Weather on Global Positioning System (GPS) Satellite Users

    SBC: PROPAGATION RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: 844W

    In Phase II, Propagation Research Associates, Inc., (PRA) proposes to complete the development of a real-time nowcast of ionospheric scintillation impacts on GPS users. Continuing its partnership with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, PRA will implement real-time production of a map of ionospheric scintillation parameters over the United States using real-time data streamed from the National Geo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  6. Developmental Neurotox Assay Using Scalable Neupons and Astrocytes in High Content Imaging

    SBC: ARUNA BIOMEDICAL, INC.            Topic: B

    The objective of this proposed project and the EPA Computational Toxicology program’s goals are aligned in assessing chemicals for potential risk to human health and the environment through the use of more representative multicellular human developmental neurotoxicology assays. ArunA Biomedical will develop a rapid, scalable, human pluripoten stem cell derived cell-based co-culture assay system ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Environmental Protection Agency
  7. Commercialization of Solid Acid and Base Catalysts Derived from Biochar Optimized to Produce Biodiesel from Low Cost Oils

    SBC: Down to Earth Energy (formerly Mountain Creek Enterprises)            Topic: 09NCERP1

    Down to Earth Energy will scale up and commercialize reusable and recoverable solid, porous acid and base catalysts for biodiesel production using biochar generated from agricultural and forestry residues (i.e., a sustainable biomass). The Phase I feasibility study using an acid catalyst made from biochar (peanut hulls, pine pellets, and pine chips) showed high efficiency methylation of fats and o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Environmental Protection Agency
  8. Feasibility Study to Produce Biodiesel From Low Cost Oils and New Catalysts Derived from Agricultural & Forestry Residues "Biodiesel Production Feasibility Study- Low Cost Oils and New Catalysts Derived from Agricultural & Forestry Residues

    SBC: Mountain Creek Enterprises            Topic: 08NCERG1

    This research will develop and demonstrate the feasibility of preparing reusable and recoverable solid, porous acid and base catalysts for biodiesel production using activated carbon generated from agricultural and forestry residues (i.e., a sustainable biomass).  These new catalysts will greatly reduce amounts of waste pollutants that are generated compared to current methodology that uses ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Environmental Protection Agency
  9. Nanomaterial Solutions for Hot Coal Gas Cleanup

    SBC: Engi-Mat Co.            Topic: 07NCERF1

    Integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) is a new coal gasification technique that efficiently uses the hot (900-1500°C) generated syngas to power both steam and gas turbines. Due to regulations, this syngas must be free of sulfur and purification is normally carried out at reduced temperatures (< 500°C); however, using this temperature requires the cooling and reheating of coal gas, whi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Environmental Protection Agency
  10. Use of Surfactant Modified Clay and Zeolite for Treatment of Perchlorate Contaminated Water

    SBC: Planteco Environmental Consultants, LLC            Topic: 06NCERC1

    Perchlorate threatens the drinking water supplies of more than 20 million people in the United States and the number keeps growing. The cost of treating perchlorate and other emergent contaminants in drinking water using ion exchange resins, nanofiltration, and granular activated carbon (GAC) is a growing financial burden to many municipal and regional water boards. PLANTECO Environmental Cons ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Environmental Protection Agency

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