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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. Improved Ionomers and Membranes for Fuel Cells

    SBC: Tetramer Technologies,L.L.C.            Topic: 10a

    Proton exchange membrane fuel cells are one of the most promising energy conversion technologies for renewable clean energy applications. However, the current leading commercial perfluorosulfonic acid based materials are relatively expensive and have physical and chemical properties which limit fuel cell performance and durability, particularly under desirable high temperature operating conditions ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 Department of Energy
  2. 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 Wet Compression Molding. TuFF material has demonstrated highly aligned, high fiber volume fraction (~50‐60%) components with full continuous ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 Department of Energy
  3. Automated, Drone-Based Grade Crossing Inspection

    SBC: VisioStack Inc.            Topic: 190FR6

    AXIS (Aerial Crossing Inspection System) is an innovative highway-rail grade crossing inspection system that uses UAVs, cloud processing and clustered-computing to perform inspections with unprecedented efficiency. AXIS is an end-to-end solution that preplans inspection flight paths, uses photogrammetry to create a 3D model of the crossing, calculates the crossing’s risk profile and generates de ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 Department of Transportation
  4. Autonomous Video Inspection System (AVIS)

    SBC: VisioStack Inc.            Topic: 20FR2

    AVIS (Autonomous Video Inspection System) is an innovative highway-rail grade crossing inspection system that will use deploy Artificial Intelligence based models with efficiency and accuracy. AVIS is an end-to-end solution that will evaluate forward-facing video to detect the presence and condition of key features that help improve the safety of pedestrians and vehicles at highway-rail crossings. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Transportation
  5. Upcycling Ocean-based Plastics for Sustainable Feedstock Supply Chain

    SBC: RiKarbon, Inc.            Topic: 07b

    Plastics are ubiquitous in modern life. Global production of plastics (polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polystyrene (PS), polyvinylchloride (PVC), and others) has reached about 400 million tons annually. Total plastics production has increased by 36% in the past decade and is estimated to grow to 700 million tons in 2030. The National Center for Ecological A ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  6. Hybrid Diamond Detector for Nuclear Reactor Monitoring

    SBC: Applied Diamond, Inc.            Topic: 37a

    Safe operation of nuclear reactors is key for successful use of nuclear energy and prevention of potential accidents. Multiple physical processes for reactor save operations are coupled together, including heat generation, heat transfer, and radiation level. Monitoring of temperature and neutron flux inside the reactor provides critical operational and safety information. Reactor monitoring requir ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  7. Production of Low-cost Hydrogen from Off-shore Wind Power- Efficient and low-cost hydrogen production by wind power driven water electrolysis

    SBC: Greenway Energy LLC            Topic: 09a

    The project aims to develop, test and commercialize a new low cost and efficient electrolysis system directly coupled with wind turbine power. The electrolyzer will demonstrate long term performance and lifetime with minimal maintenance and operating costs.

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  8. Phase Change Materials for Building Applications

    SBC: Tetramer Technologies,L.L.C.            Topic: 16a

    To improve the energy efficiency and reduce the emission of greenhouse gases, Phase Change Materials have been shown to be a greener alternative for energy storage and supply in buildings. However, currently available commercial Phase Change Materials are limited in their properties and performance with low volumetric densities, combustibility, cost and compatibility issues. Overcoming these techn ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  9. Improved Membranes for Solar Fuels Generators

    SBC: Tetramer Technologies,L.L.C.            Topic: 19b

    Solar fuels generators harness solar energy as the power source to generate either hydrogen or carbon-based fuels. In both cases, water is electrochemically oxidized to produce oxygen, protons and electrons at the anode. Hydrogen or carbon-based fuels are produced at the cathode by the reduction of protons or carbon dioxide, respectively. Ion exchange membranes are a critical component of the syst ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 Department of Energy
  10. Transformation of carbon emissions to high-value products through a two-step electrochemical platform

    SBC: LECTROLYST LLC            Topic: G

    Carbon dioxide utilization can help reduce carbon emissions, but gaps remain in the value chain from initial capture to high-value products. Lectrolyst LLC will develop an electrochemical platform centered on selective two-step conversion of CO2 to acetic acid and ethylene, to fill this need. Preliminary life cycle assessment and techno-economic analyses indicate ~200 million metric tons of CO2 em ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E
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