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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. A Miniature Non-Contact Rail Temperature Sensor

    SBC: En'urga Inc.            Topic: 081FR2

    The Phase I SBIR project will evaluate the feasibility of utilizing a low cost sensor to obtain rail temperatures from a moving train.  The two innovative parts of the proposed sensor are (1) a rugged four wavelenght high frequency sensor that accurately measures the natural radiation emitted by the rails, and (2) an advanced algorithm that provides a emissivity compensated temperature f ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Transportation
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. A New Approach to Diamond-Based High Heat Load Monochromators

    SBC: Applied Diamond, Inc.            Topic: 06a

    Several hundred beam lines are used around the world at today¿s third-generation synchrotron facilities. These facilities must deal with monochromator-based performance problems due to high heat load. Many have resorted to the use of costly, complicated, high maintenance cryogenic cooling of silicon crystals. Single crystal diamond monochromators present an advantage over the silicon crystals ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Energy
  8. 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
  9. Determining Spectral Properties of Rocks and Sediments from Broadband Electrical/Electromagnetic Data Processing

    SBC: Multi Phase Technologies LLC            Topic: 42a

    Although a number of new technologies are becoming available for environmental site remediation, the successful application of these technologies often depends on detailed knowledge of the site hydrogeology and the distribution of the contaminants. Recent research has demonstrated that the induced polarization (IP) method ¿ and, in particular, the spectral induced polarization (SIP) method ¿ m ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Energy
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