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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 April, 2020.

  1. Isogeometric Analysis for Nuclear Engineering

    SBC: Coreform LLC            Topic: 03b

    Finite element analysis (FEA) is severely underutilized in the mining industry. The complexity of the physics and the geometry of mining problems is not suitably handled by the faceted mesh descriptions commonly used in other industries, such as automotive and aerospace. Furthermore, the time required to convert computer-aided design (CAD) files and geologic survey data to FEA is prohibitively lon ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  2. Integrated Catalytic Membrane System for Modular Manufacturing Of On-Purpose Propylene at Shale Gas Sites

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 22a

    Shale gas is reshaping petrochemicals. A big change is the generation of “on purpose” propylene (OPP) plants. These OPP plants in most cases are based on propane dehydration (PDH). The reason for OPP plants is the change of mixtures being fed to crackers produces less propylene. In PDH plants, propane are converted to propylene but not quantitatively (e.g. 85% yield) so there is a need to impr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  3. High Performance Computing of Completion and Near-Wellbore Erosion

    SBC: Reaction Engineering International            Topic: 21b

    The production from oil and gas wells is strongly affected by the network of fractures made in the reservoir by hydraulic fracturing and pre-existing natural fractures. Hydraulic and other boundary conditions often favor the predominant growth of one fracture at the expense of growing a number of fractures. This biasing worsens due to erosion of the perforations in the casing and surrounding mater ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  4. Providing Actionable Intelligence from Multi-Modal, Multi-Scale Data in Agriculture

    SBC: Arva Intelligence Corp            Topic: 01a

    As an industry, agriculture is rapidly adopting modern data collection and analysis procedures to help guide farming practices. Despite the increasing amounts of data in agriculture and almost universal adoption rates of major seed, synthetic fertilizer, and chemical innovations, worldwide crop yield growth rates have plateaued to less than 1% annually. This increased data on multiple aspects of c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  5. Development of High-Fidelity Numerical Models for Supercritical CO2 Oxy-Combustion

    SBC: Reaction Engineering International            Topic: 22d

    Existing thermodynamic cycles used for electricity generation from fossil fuels are based on the steam-based Rankine cycle. The additional costs of carbon capture (i.e. CO2 capture), associated with add-on equipment to these existing generators, are significant and will ultimately limit the utilization of our nations’ vast resources of fossil fuels for future production of zero carbon emissions ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  6. Web-Interfaced Molecular Dynamics Simulation Platform with Machine-Learning-Algorithms-Empowered Force-Fields

    SBC: LIFE-E, LLC            Topic: 18a

    First-principles molecular dynamics yields accurate predictions but is too expensive for large materials systems, while molecular dynamics with empirical force fields could scale up to very large systems but its reliability is usually questionable. Currently it remains lacking for a web-based platform to enable the development of accurate and efficient algorithms for molecular dynamics simulations ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  7. Novel Membranes for Electrochemical Hydrogen Compression Enabling Increased Pressure Capability and High Pumping Efficiency

    SBC: Xergy Inc            Topic: 17d

    Climate change and reduction in the cost of renewable energy systems have set the stage for wide-scale decarbonization of the energy economy. Adoption of hydrogen as an energy vector inevitably necessitates the infrastructure of technologies to enable distribution and storage of hydrogen. Xergy’s technological contribution addresses the need to efficiently compress hydrogen gas using electrochem ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  8. Smart GaN-Based Inverters for Grid-tied Energy Storage Systems

    SBC: InnoCit, LLC            Topic: 10b

    Battery storage systems provide distributed energy storage capabilities for smoothing the load profile and coping with power fluctuations.A challenge in the utilization of battery systems is the manufacturing of high efficiency battery inverters.Traditional Silicon-based inverters do not offer high efficiencies and suffer from larger real estate requirements.Recent commercialization of low-cost Ga ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  9. Radiation-Tolerant Thermal Interface Material with High Thermal Conductivity and Adhesion for HL-LHC Applications

    SBC: LIFE-E, LLC            Topic: 28d

    The Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland is the largest particle accelerator in the world.Upgrades bringing higher resolution (higher luminosity) is called HLLHC and will require improved lightweight materials.Thermal interface materials having higher thermal conductivity (> 4 W/mK) with low atomic mass and excellent radiation-resistance are required to achieve tight tolerances on detectors.The ob ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  10. Production of Environmentally-Acceptable BioLubricants for Hydropower Applications

    SBC: RiKarbon, Inc.            Topic: 15a

    Accidentally released lubricant into water bodies from hydropower production turbines and other marine (cruises, ships) applications challenges safe water recycling and management, and has invited a number of lawsuits.According to the Environmental Protection Agency, up to 16 million gallons of lubricants per year ? equating to 1.5 times the size of the Exxon Valdez spill ? are washed off into wat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy

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