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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 September, 2020.

  1. A Compact and portable laser Ultrasound Visualization Tool for Non-destructive Evaluation of Nuclear Reactor Components

    SBC: ALPHASENSE, INC.            Topic: 19e

    To ensure safe and reliable power production by nuclear power plants, a wide variety of materials and components need to undergo inspections and maintenances at pre-determined intervals. Condition based maintenance is highly desirable because it can potentially avoid unnecessarily costly maintenance actions and associated error induced failures. Consequently, it can help achieve nearly all the mai ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  2. Novel Energy Saving Phosphorescent OLED Lighting Products

    SBC: UNIVERSAL DISPLAY CORP.            Topic: 04a

    Current lighting technologies are relatively energy inefficient and heavy resulting in considerable energy consumption, particularly in aircraft interiors. Organic light-emitting diode (OLED), potentially an inexpensive diffuse source, may compete directly with conventional lights, and also with inorganic electroluminescent lamps in energy efficient diffuse lighting applications. We have identifie ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  3. Membrane Facilitated Dimethyl Carbonate Production from Carbon Dioxide

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 17c

    Dimethyl carbonate (DMC) is a high value organic chemical with many potentially important applications. DMC can be made from CO2 directly or indirectly. With the development of CO2 capture and sequestration technology, huge amounts of low cost CO2 will be available as a feed stock. The conversion of CO2 to DMC will be an attractive chemical production investment. A major problem associated the D ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  4. Energy and capital-efficient sorbent-based CO2 capture

    SBC: Innosepra Llc            Topic: 16b

    Coal-fired utility boilers generate nearly 42% of the electricity in the United States, and are likely to emit more than 1.8 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2013. The current state-of- the-art CO2 capture technology, aqueous amine absorption, requires significant capital and parasitic power and can raise LCOE (Levelized Cost of Electricity) by more than 80%. CO2 capture technologies with ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  5. Enhanced Monomer (Isosorbide) Synthesis from Biomass (cellulose) Source

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 10a

    Monomers and other chemical intermediates are typically obtained from non-renewable resources, specifically petroleum. Renewable resources, such as plant derived biomass, may become a significant source of these critical materials but new technology is required for their safe and efficient production. Compact Membrane Systems (CMS), in collaboration with the group of Professor Robin Rogers at th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  6. Safe and Renewable Plasticizers from Cellulose

    SBC: Exelus, Inc.            Topic: 10a

    Phthalates are a class of petroleum-derived chemicals used as plasticizers to improve the properties of polymeric materials like PVC. However, they are currently being phased out of use in the US and elsewhere due to concerns about their toxicity and action as endocrine disruptors. One viable substitute for phthalates is esters of isosorbide. Isosorbide is a di-alcohol containing two fused oxolane ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  7. Optimal production planning, sourcing, distribution and routing for complex energy intensive manufacturing companies using High Performance Computing

    SBC: OPTIMAL SOLUTIONS, INC            Topic: 02a

    Energy costs are the main cost drivers for large industries like chemicals & amp; gaseous products & amp; they depend on massive economies of scale and an efficient supply chain to stay competitive. Todays approaches to supply chain optimization are based on static snap-shot data and are not suitable for real-time use in tactical demand fulfillment. Companies have yet to effectively harness the po ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  8. High-Current Low-Cost Efficient Power Transistors for Household Appliances

    SBC: STRUCTURED MATERIALS INDUSTRIES, INC.            Topic: 11c

    An effective approach to addressing the needs of the American energy market includes both the exploration and implementation of alternative energy sources along with improvements in the efficiency. Thus far, a relatively untouched sector of energy consumption has been the efficiency of household and consumer devices. Small, incremental improvements in energy consumption by air conditioners, comput ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  9. Development of advanced soft magnetic nancomposite materials with low loss

    SBC: SPECTRUM MAGNETICS LLC            Topic: 08d

    This SBIR Phase I proposal is aimed to develop advanced soft magnetic nanocomposite materials with low loss, high flux density, and capability to operate at high frequency ranges (100kHz-10MHz). With Spectrum Magnetics & apos; proprietary technique, we will develop magnetic flake materials with thickness in the nanometer scale, which effectively reduces the eddy current loss and eliminates undesir ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
  10. Novel Low Cost Single Layer Outcoupling Solution for OLED Lighting

    SBC: UNIVERSAL DISPLAY CORP.            Topic: 03a

    Organic light-emitting diode (OLED), potentially an inexpensive diffuse source, may compete directly with conventional lights, and also with inorganic electroluminescent lamps in energy efficient diffuse lighting applications. A key challenge for improving device efficiency is to extract more of the light trapped in the device by means of a low cost, manufacturable and thin form factor outcoupling ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
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