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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. Individualized Fatigue Management Program Technology for Trucking Operations

    SBC: PULSAR INFORMATICS, INC.            Topic: 091FM1

    Individual differences in vulnerability to sleep loss and fatigue from extended work hours and night work are a substantial problem in transportation work schedule development, fatigue risk management strategies, and prediction of performance impairment in real-world operations.  This project will deliver an individualized Fatigue Management Program (FMP) technology for trucking operations th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Transportation
  2. Nanofluids Enhanced Twisted Tape Heat Exchanger

    SBC: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 11c

    Heat exchangers are often required to remove waste heat and cool vital components in industrial processes, automobiles, and commercial heating and cooling systems. The thermal efficiencies of these heat exchangers directly affect the overall energy efficiencies of these processes, and many aspects of the heat exchangers can be improved to increase efficiency. Research generally involves investig ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Energy
  3. Intermediate Heat Exchanger for Framatome High Temperature Reactor

    SBC: Visual Composites, Llc            Topic: 09b

    The Energy Policy Act (EPACT) of 2005 mandated that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) shall establish a ¿Next Generation Nuclear Plant¿ (NGNP) project. For this project, the DOE elected the Very High Temperature Reactor (VHTR) design as a concept that will demonstrate the production of both electricity and hydrogen production without greenhouse gas emissions. The Framatome reactor design is ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Energy
  4. New Fabrication Technique for Ultrathin Membranes

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 12a

    Higher gas transport membranes would enhance membrane separations, especially those associated with energy savings (e.g., oxygen or nitrogen enriched air). In these systems, gas transport is inversely proportional to the thickness of the membrane¿s active layer. This project will explore a novel route for preparing ultrathin (100-1000 angstroms) membranes with very high selectivity. First, memb ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Energy
  5. Novel Membranes for Enhancing Value of Bio-Oil

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 12b

    Biomass fast pyrolysis fuel (BioOil) is a liquid fuel made from wood chips and the low-grade wood byproducts of timber harvesting. However, when BioOil is stored, its chemicals polymerize, aided by the oxygen present in the BioOil. As a consequence, the viscosity of the BioOil increases over time, and, under extreme conditions, it can become a solid. In addition, the presence of water results i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Energy
  6. New Membrane Structure for Gas Separations

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 12a

    Natural gas offers cost and environmental benefits over other conventional energy sources and decreases our dependence on oil imports. However, many sources of natural gas also contain large amounts of non-hydrocarbon gases, which make them uneconomical to market. Removal of these non-hydrocarbon impurities, in order to raise low quality raw gas to pipeline quality, could have significant econom ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Energy
  7. Novel Ethanol Dehydration Membranes

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 12b

    There continues to be a need to produce fuel-grade ethanol from renewable sources. However, the cost of agricultural-based ethanol is quite severe, despite the fact that existing and new legislation provides significant incentives for its use. This project addresses novel routes to enhance the low-cost production of high-quality dry-fuel-grade ethanol by means of a novel water-ethanol separation ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Energy
  8. Enhancing site-specific chromosomal integration in clostridia

    SBC: ELCRITON, INC            Topic: 41a

    The bacteria genus, Clostridium, includes many species that are naturally capable of degrading cellulose and producing valuable chemicals and fuel alcohols. Unfortunately the genetic engineering tools for developing improved strains are limited for all clostridia. This project will develop novel approaches for enhancing chromosomal integration in all clostridia species. With an enhanced recombi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Energy
  9. Development of Separators for Lithium-Ion Cells with High Temperature Melt Integrity

    SBC: MaxPower, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    During charge and discharge at high rates and in high abuse situations, a battery can become quite hot, as the heat generated from internal chemical reactions can exceed the battery¿s capability to dissipate the heat. When internal temperatures become excessive, separator breakdown can result, even after separator shutdown, as the internal cell temperature continues to climb. Eventually the sep ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of Energy
  10. Wireless Electrical Resistivity Tomography System for CO2 Sequestration Monitoring

    SBC: Multi Phase Technologies LLC            Topic: 25c

    Geologic carbon sequestration has become an effective technology for reducing atmospheric levels of CO2 by capturing emissions and injecting them into underground geologic formations where they can be permanently isolated. In order to assure that the CO2 is effectively sequestered for long periods of time and to reduce the likelihood of local environmental impacts, cost-effective methods are need ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Energy
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