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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 April, 2020.

  1. Integrated Catalytic Membrane System for Modular Manufacturing Of On-Purpose Propylene at Shale Gas Sites

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 22a

    Shale gas is reshaping petrochemicals. A big change is the generation of “on purpose” propylene (OPP) plants. These OPP plants in most cases are based on propane dehydration (PDH). The reason for OPP plants is the change of mixtures being fed to crackers produces less propylene. In PDH plants, propane are converted to propylene but not quantitatively (e.g. 85% yield) so there is a need to impr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  2. 4D Rheo-SANS Sample Environment for Soft Matter, Biology and Materials Processing

    SBC: STF Technologies LLC            Topic: 17a

    The US scientific and industrial research communities in the broad areas of soft matter (i.e., polymers, complex fluids, nano and colloidal solutions, coatings and inks) and biological materials (i.e., drug delivery, hydrogels, tissue engineering) need, but lack, the ability to effectively study these important materials under flow conditions. Shear fields are widely used as much to process and co ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  3. Development of High Efficient Ion Selective Membrane Separator for Lithium Polysulfide Redox Flow Batteries

    SBC: Xergy Inc            Topic: 19a

    A growth of renewable energy technologies will help to accommodate the growing demand for electricity, provided that energy storage technologies address the intermittency of renewable energies such as solar and wind power. Lithium polysulfide (Li-PS) redox flow batteries (RFBs) have been considered as one of the most promising electrochemical energy storage technologies because of their high energ ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  4. Novel Membranes for Electrochemical Hydrogen Compression Enabling Increased Pressure Capability and High Pumping Efficiency

    SBC: Xergy Inc            Topic: 17d

    Climate change and reduction in the cost of renewable energy systems have set the stage for wide-scale decarbonization of the energy economy. Adoption of hydrogen as an energy vector inevitably necessitates the infrastructure of technologies to enable distribution and storage of hydrogen. Xergy’s technological contribution addresses the need to efficiently compress hydrogen gas using electrochem ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  5. SHORT FIBER PREFORM TECHNOLOGY FOR AUTOMOTIVE PART PRODUCTION

    SBC: Composites Automation LLC            Topic: 13f

    The STTR effort will evaluate an aligned, short carbon fiber (CF) material called Tailorable Universal Feedstock for Forming (TuFF) for forming of complex geometry preforms, assess process and material challenges and demonstrate mechanical properties using HP-RTM and/or Wet Compression Molding. TuFF material has demonstrated highly aligned, high fiber volume fraction (~50-60%) components with full ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  6. Production of Environmentally-Acceptable BioLubricants for Hydropower Applications

    SBC: RiKarbon, Inc.            Topic: 15a

    Accidentally released lubricant into water bodies from hydropower production turbines and other marine (cruises, ships) applications challenges safe water recycling and management, and has invited a number of lawsuits.According to the Environmental Protection Agency, up to 16 million gallons of lubricants per year ? equating to 1.5 times the size of the Exxon Valdez spill ? are washed off into wat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  7. Hydrothermal Catalysis Flow Process to Convert Brown Grease into Green Gasoline, Green Jet and Green Diesel Fuels

    SBC: SARTEC CORPORATION            Topic: 08a

    The primary challenges for creating renewable fuels are the ability to process inexpensive non-food feedstocks into biofuels that meet all quality specification, perform indistinguishably from petroleum-based fuels and are compatible with current infrastructure.Our Phase I project demonstrated the feasibility of producing biofuels from waste greases using a novel hydrothermal, continuous-flow cata ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  8. Engineering Analysis and Design of CO2 Geothermal Power System to Provide Dispatable Geothermal Electricity Generation and Grid-Scale Energy Storage

    SBC: TerraCOH, Inc.            Topic: 11b

    In topic 11.b, Dispatchable Geothermal Operations, DOE seeks to enable more widespread deployment of geothermal as a dispatchable energy source.TerraCOH’s CO2 Plume Geothermal (CPG™) and Earth Battery™ technologies are ideally suited to meet DOE’s needs.Conventional geothermal power technology has generally been limited to use as a baseload power source, but with increasing penetration of ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  9. Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation (PEO) Coatings as Superior Thermal Barriers for Engine Pistons

    SBC: IBC Materials & Technologies, LLC            Topic: 13c

    Automobiles (cars and trucks for instance) are the predominant mode of transportation in the United States. These vehicles are powered by internal combustion engines that consume fossil fuels such as gasoline. Improving the efficiency of internal combustion engines is an ongoing challenge of enormous impact to energy consumption in the world. In order to improve engine efficiency and thus fuel eco ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  10. Innovative Catalyst Design for Direct Hydrogenation of CO2 to Methanol

    SBC: NexTech Materials, Ltd. dba Nexceris, LLC            Topic: 10e

    In this proposed SBIR Phase I effort, Nexceris, LLC are collaborating with the University of Cincinnati to design innovative catalysts for the direct CO2 hydrogenation to methanol as a way to efficiently utilize captured CO2. This Power-to-Liquid (PtL) fuels approach will utilize the excess and idle capacity of renewable (solar and wind) electricity to power a solid fuels electrolysis cell (SOEC) ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy

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