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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. VisStore: Seamless Acquisition, Storage, and Distribution of Massive Imagery blending Cloud, Local and HPC Storage

    SBC: VISUS, LLC            Topic: 01a

    This Small Business Technology Transfer STTR) / Small Business Infrastructure Research SBIR) project will support research and development to build the prototype for a software platform and storage device blending cloud, local, and HPC storage to improve the productivity and capabilities of scientists and researchers acquiring massive images by circumventing data bottlenecks that encumber visualiz ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  2. Novel Solvent-free Mg-ion Conducting Solid State Polymer Electrolyte

    SBC: Chemtronergy, LLC            Topic: 19a

    There is an urgent need for a safe but cost-effective energy storage technology capable of storing intermittent renewable energy at a grid scale. A magnesium-based rechargeable battery technology is a viable ‘environmentally friendly, non-toxic’ alternative to the state-of-the-art Li-ion based battery technologies from the standpoint of high volumetric capacity and low costs. Substantial effor ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  3. Metal Supported Ceramic Separators for Nonaqueous Redox Flow Batteries

    SBC: Storagenergy Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 19a

    Redox flow batteries RFBs) are energy storage devices that use solvated redox-active species to interconvert chemical and electrical energy. RFBs have particular advantages, because of the spatial decoupling of redox-active materials RAMs) from the electrodes allowing for independent energy and power scaling. As a critical component in RFB, the separator with highly selective Li+ ion conductivity ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  4. Large-Area Visible and UV Metal-Oxide Avalanche Photodiodes for Cherenkov Detectors

    SBC: Qrona Technologies LLC            Topic: 34a

    For many decades photomultiplier tubes PMTs) have been the main technology for sensitive and low noise detection of photons in many high energy physics experiments. However, compared to solid-state photodetectors, PMTs are bulky, fragile, and need to be shielded from high magnetic fields and high pressures, which severely limit their application for future DOE projects. Hence, there is a need for ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  5. Ultra-Clean Graphene Coating for Robust Operation of High Brightness Photocathodes

    SBC: Qrona Technologies LLC            Topic: 09b

    The next generation of free electron lasers FELs) and the small-scale electrons accelerators designed to perform ultra-fast microscopy and diffraction experiment rely on the production of new electron guns with ultrahigh brightness cathodes. High-efficiency semiconductor e.g., GaN-based) photocathodes have been studied for this application, and there have been some advances in reducing the mean tr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  6. Stable High-Temperature Molten Salt Reference Electrodes

    SBC: HiFunda, LLC            Topic: 22c

    Thermodynamic, high-temperature reference electrodes HTRE) with lifetimes of up to 6 months are necessary for monitoring the redox potential of nuclear- relevant, molten salts at elevated temperatures for corrosion control. Unfortunately, robust thermodynamic HTRE for this challenging application are not commercially available which inhibits the development and deployment of next-generation, fluor ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  7. Platform for Multi-modal, Multi-scale Data Integration for Sustainable Agriculture

    SBC: Arva Intelligence Corp            Topic: 01a

    Technologies for terrestrial ecosystem management – in the area of precision agriculture and ecosystem restoration – have made significant advances recently for more sustainable practices by optimizing water, nutrients, and fertilizers Many of these technologies include monitoring and imaging of plants, soil, and crop harvest as well as their interactions, using in situ sensors, remote sensing ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  8. High-performance visible/UV photocathodes formed on large-area microchannel plates

    SBC: Qrona Technologies LLC            Topic: 35h

    Reliable, high-sensitivity and high-resolution photon detectors, which can alleviate major limitations imposed by photomultiplier tubes (PMTs), for future high energy physics (HEP) and nuclear physics (NP) experiments, are of great interest to DOE. Other fields that could greatly benefit from these detectors include Cherenkov telescopes in astrophysics, positron emission tomography (PET) in medica ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  9. Bi-Directional Energy Storage with Innovative Geothermal Heat Pump System

    SBC: Darcy Solutions Inc.            Topic: 10a

    In topic 10.a, Advanced Geothermal Energy Storage, Bi-Directional Energy Storage, the Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Office seeks to enable innovative geothermal technologies that improve the cost and effectiveness of energy storage, including for direct use and/or use with heat pumps to provide building space heating and cooling. Heating and cooling constitute approximately 48% of b ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  10. Conversion of CO2 into Synthetic Graphite

    SBC: Seerstone Development LLC            Topic: 22b

    Carbon Dioxide (CO2) can be utilized as a source for producing synthetic graphite. Our method converts CO2 into solid carbon. These CO2-sourced solid carbon have an anisotropic property that allow them to be graphitized into synthetic graphite. Our patented thermal catalytic process uses carbon dioxide and hydrogen as the feedstocks for the reaction, producing solid carbon material, with distilled ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
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