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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. Isogeometric Analysis for Nuclear Engineering

    SBC: Coreform LLC            Topic: 03b

    Finite element analysis (FEA) is severely underutilized in the mining industry. The complexity of the physics and the geometry of mining problems is not suitably handled by the faceted mesh descriptions commonly used in other industries, such as automotive and aerospace. Furthermore, the time required to convert computer-aided design (CAD) files and geologic survey data to FEA is prohibitively lon ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  2. High Performance Computing of Completion and Near-Wellbore Erosion

    SBC: Reaction Engineering International            Topic: 21b

    The production from oil and gas wells is strongly affected by the network of fractures made in the reservoir by hydraulic fracturing and pre-existing natural fractures. Hydraulic and other boundary conditions often favor the predominant growth of one fracture at the expense of growing a number of fractures. This biasing worsens due to erosion of the perforations in the casing and surrounding mater ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  3. Providing Actionable Intelligence from Multi-Modal, Multi-Scale Data in Agriculture

    SBC: Arva Intelligence Corp            Topic: 01a

    As an industry, agriculture is rapidly adopting modern data collection and analysis procedures to help guide farming practices. Despite the increasing amounts of data in agriculture and almost universal adoption rates of major seed, synthetic fertilizer, and chemical innovations, worldwide crop yield growth rates have plateaued to less than 1% annually. This increased data on multiple aspects of c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  4. Development of High-Fidelity Numerical Models for Supercritical CO2 Oxy-Combustion

    SBC: Reaction Engineering International            Topic: 22d

    Existing thermodynamic cycles used for electricity generation from fossil fuels are based on the steam-based Rankine cycle. The additional costs of carbon capture (i.e. CO2 capture), associated with add-on equipment to these existing generators, are significant and will ultimately limit the utilization of our nations’ vast resources of fossil fuels for future production of zero carbon emissions ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  5. Web-Interfaced Molecular Dynamics Simulation Platform with Machine-Learning-Algorithms-Empowered Force-Fields

    SBC: LIFE-E, LLC            Topic: 18a

    First-principles molecular dynamics yields accurate predictions but is too expensive for large materials systems, while molecular dynamics with empirical force fields could scale up to very large systems but its reliability is usually questionable. Currently it remains lacking for a web-based platform to enable the development of accurate and efficient algorithms for molecular dynamics simulations ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  6. Coordinated Multiscale Modeling and Synthesis of Novel Nanostructured Composite Membranes for Solar Fuels Generation

    SBC: WASATCH MOLECULAR, INC.            Topic: 19b

    Generation of carbon-based liquid fuels from reduction of CO2 using solar energy requires the development of improved membranes that provide good ionic conductivity and mechanical properties while minimizing the crossover of gases and reduction products. Using closely coordinated multiscale modeling, synthesis and characterization studies we propose to investigate and develop novel nanostructured ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  7. Atomically Smooth Surfaces as Substrates for Advanced Neutron Supermirrors

    SBC: American Physics and Technology LLC            Topic: 12a

    Neutron scattering facilities are a key resource aiding the diverse and growing revolution in nano-science and technology. An ongoing challenge for these facilities is providing sufficient neutron flux for an acceptable signal-to-noise ratio for ever more precise experiments. Presently much of the neutron flux is lost because of inefficiencies in the hundreds of meters beam guides and other optics ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  8. Novel Process for Biomass Conversion to 5 Carbon Alcohols

    SBC: Technology Holding, LLC            Topic: 18e

    Recent climate change conference of parties concluded the urgency of arresting the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere. It is imperative that everyday fuels and products be renewable to keep the temperature of the planet below 2 °C at the turn of the century. In addition, it is important to reduce US dependence on foreign petroleum imports and create rural jobs. Production of fuels and chemicals ...

    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. Plasma Catalyst Coupling for Improved Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Methanol

    SBC: HiFunda LLC            Topic: 20d

    The current cost of implementation of carbon capture and storage (CCS) is well above practical levels, more than tripling the cost of power generation, without carbon credit offsets. Therefore, for US coal plants to be able to implement CCS without significant negative economic impact, there is a critical need for new CCS technologies that can change this economic picture dramatically. One way to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy

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