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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 June, 2020.

  1. Rechargeable carbon-oxygen battery: A new class of ultra low-cost, lightweight energy storage technology

    SBC: Noon Energy Inc.            Topic: G

    Noon Energy has developed a new class of battery technology that will cost-effectively turn intermittent solar and wind electricity into on-demand power. It uses ultra-low-cost storage media and can match the energy efficiency of lithium-ion technology. It stores energy by splitting CO2 into solid carbon and oxygen in a flow battery configuration, utilizing abundant materials and simple reaction c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  2. Space Division Multiplexing with Multi-Core Fiber for Energy Efficient Integrated Photonic Networking Technologies


    The trend for short-reach optical fiber communications, those used for data centers and HPC, has been to use simple and power-efficient approaches to scale bandwidth. Approaches include parallel single mode (ex. more fibers), multi-level modulation coupled with direct detection (ex. four-level pulse amplitude modulation or PAM-4), and wide channel spacing (i.e. coarse WDM or CWDM). Bandwidth and c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  3. Co-Generation of Low-Energy, CO2-Free Hydrogen and Ordinary Portland Cement from Ca-Rich Rocks

    SBC: Brimstone Energy            Topic: G

    We are building a technology that produces low cost hydrogen while releasing low or no carbon dioxide emissions. Key to our affordable hydrogen is the co-generation of valuable co-products like: Sulfuric Acid or Cement. Our processes are lower emission, lower energy and lower cost than conventional production method. We validated a proof-of-concept in our lab in May 2019 and our objective is to de ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  4. SeaSTAR: Selective Thalassic Ambulatory Retriever (STAR)

    SBC: Other Lab Inc.            Topic: G

    Growth, electrification, and increased installation of renewable energy is driving significant increases in worldwide demand for metals like manganese, nickel, copper, and cobalt. This increase in commodity prices and projected demand has driven interest in exploring new sources of minerals such as deep sea mining. The abyssal plain contains locations of concentrated deposits of polymetallic nodul ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  5. Cell-Free Production of Terpenoid Chemicals and fules

    SBC: INvizyne Technologies, Inc            Topic: 08a

    A number of terpene-based chemicals could become renewable replacements for petroleum-based fuels. Yet so far, microbial conversion of biomass sugar to terpenes has not achieved the yields, titers and productivities needed to become competitive on price. Invizyne Technologies has developed cell-free systems that have the potential to achieve the necessary production parameters, but major advances ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy

    SBC: Maidana, Carlos            Topic: 33g

    High-temperature nuclear reactors make use of molten metals and their alloys or molten salts for heat transfer functions from the active zones due to its high degree of thermal conductivity. Pumping of these liquid media by classical mechanical radial or axial pumps is, however, rather difficult and the lifetime of such devices is relatively low. It is known that electromagnetic pumps have several ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  7. Novel Lightweight, Low-Cost Heliostat for Concentrating Solar Power

    SBC: L'GARDE INC.            Topic: 12f

    Heliostats in use today are comprised mainly of many mirror facets which are mosaiced onto a structure with a reflective area of typically over 100 m2, and centrally controlled with long, wired connections. They are heavy and require large concrete slabs to support them. More recently, some companies have changed strategy and are investigating smaller area monolithic heliostats, nominally a few sq ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  8. Bioproduction of super absorbent polymers. Topic/Sub Topic: 8B

    SBC: Zymochem Inc.            Topic: 08b

    Super absorbent polymers (SAPs) are crosslinked polymer chains that absorb and retain large amounts of fluid. Their largest consumer-based application is in the fabrication of diapers, adult incontinence pads, and feminine hygiene products – cumulatively representing a global $7 billion/yr market. SAPs are also widely used in many other industries. Most commercial SAPs are crosslinked polyacryla ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  9. In-Building Fusion of Deep Data from Digital-Twins? and their Concomitant Control Schemes

    SBC: PassiveLogic, Inc.            Topic: 09e

    PassiveLogic proposes a novel methodology for automated building science data fusion that piggybacks on the fundamental market need: automation. The proposed project is automatic deep data fusion enabled and managed by an autonomous building platform, where the combined purposes of data fusion and automation enable a platform that provides autonomous testing and validation of the data fusion in re ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  10. Scalable Ultrahigh Conductive Transparent Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Films for High-Efficiency OLED Lighting

    SBC: ATOM INC            Topic: 09b

    Atom Inc will team up with the University of California, Los Angeles to develop a low-cost scalable ultrahigh conductive transparent single-walled carbon nanotube films fabricated on low surface roughness, high light extraction efficiency flexible polymer substrates for high efficiency OLED lighting. The project target is to demonstrate white OLEDs with a target EQE of 60% and 150 lm/W efficacy wi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
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