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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. Public Rights-of-Way Assessment Instrumentation to Determine Accessibility

    SBC: BENEFICIAL DESIGNS INC            Topic: 081FH2

    City planners and engineers need detailed assessments of public rights-of-way to evaluate existing conditions, determine compliance with draft accessibility guidelines, and plan reconstruction projects. Current assessment methods are inadequate and inefficient due to the time and resources required. This project will develop an automated public rights-of-way assessment process and the measuremen ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Transportation
  2. Recovery Act- Novel Membrane Reactor for the Manufacture and Purification of THF

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

    The conventional process for making dry tetrahydrofuran is very energy intensive because of the need for azeotropic distillation. Substituting distillation by membrane drying can reduce the energy consumption for heating by a factor of 50. A membrane based process for purifying tetrahydrofuran with 98% less energy consumption than with a conventional azeotropic distillation process has been demons ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Energy
  3. Novel Ethanol Dehydration Membranes

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

    There continues to be a need for production of fuel-grade ethanol from renewable sources. Ethanol from agricultural sources has many advantages including development of fuel independence. While there continues to be a significant need for ethanol, the cost of agricultural based ethanol is quite severe although existing and new legislation provides significant incentives for its use. This program ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Energy
  4. Novel Membranes for Enhancing Value of Bio-Oil

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

    Bio-oil is a liquid fuel made from biomass such as wood chips and low grade wood byproducts by fast pyrolysis process. Presence of carboxylic acids in raw-bio-oil makes the bio-oil very acidic and corrosive. Raw bio-oil has low heating value primarily because of its high water content (up to 35 %). Oligomerization aldehydes and other compounds with an unsaturated carbon bond in raw bio-oil resu ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Energy
  5. Low Cost Fuel Grade Ethanol

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 88

    The membrane drying process for ethanol plants should be of great value in increasing capacity and/or reducing energy consumption for existing ethanol plants. We will manufacture modules of the novel membrane with a commercial partner. A pilot demonstration unit will be constructed and deployed at an actual ethanol plant for demonstrating the membrane process capabilities and advantages.

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Agriculture
  6. Wireless Electrical Resistivity Tomography System for CO2 Sequestration Monitoring

    SBC: Multi Phase Technologies LLC            Topic: 25c

    An effort is underway by the U.S. DOE to develop cost-effective and environmentally sound technologies in order to help to stabilize atmospheric concentrations of CO2 and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. There is a significant need for economical methods to characterize potential sequestration reservoirs as well as determine the extent, location and nature of leaks from reservoirs both to assu ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Energy
  7. Recovery Act- Efficient Solar Power Air Conditioning Using a High-Efficiency Absorption Cycle and Novel Mid-Temperature Solar Collector

    SBC: Rocky Research            Topic: 01a

    The proposed project is for the development of a low cost, high efficiency solar cooling system. The system makes use of novel low cost mid temperature solar collectors in conjunction with a unique solar driven continuously variable speed absorption chiller to provide cost effective air conditioning. The approach used in this effort is to prove the potential viability of critical components and co ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Energy
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