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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. AN INDUSTRIAL MEMBRANE SYSTEM SUITABLE FOR DISTRIBUTED USED OIL RE-REFINING

    SBC: Media and Process Technology Inc.            Topic: 09c

    Nationwide about 2.4 billion gallons of lubricants are consumed annually for automotive crankcase (about 58%), industrial processes, machine lubrication, mining, and others. About 1 billion gallons/yr is currently collected as waste oil, equivalent to1-1.5% of annual US crude oil import volume. Presently, about 9% of the collected used oil is re-refined at six facilities in US. The majority of thi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Energy
  2. An Innovative VOCs Incinerator

    SBC: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 14c

    An innovative, non-catalytic high destruction efficiency, and low fuel consumption VOC incinerator is proposed to reduce VOCs from condensate tanks and other low heat value waste gas streams. The proposed technology will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution. The proposed technology can completely eliminate undesirable VOC emissions. It uses effective heat recirculation from the hot ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Energy
  3. Durable High Temperature Coatings For Utility Scale Gas Turbine Hot Gas Path Components

    SBC: UES, Inc.            Topic: 14c

    For advanced gas turbines where turbine inlet temperature reaches 2650F and beyond, the current state-of-the-art thermal barrier coating (TBC) systems are not adequate to provide the needed protection for the metallic components of the turbine engine. Thus there is a need to develop new chemistries for TBC systems, consisting of bond coat and top coat, with enhanced durability. We propose to modi ...

    STTR Phase II 2015 Department of Energy
  4. A Climate Change Information System for Business and Industry

    SBC: PRESCIENT WEATHER LTD            Topic: 19a

    usiness and industry need to anticipate the potential risks and opportunities that climate change may create in the decades ahead in order to start now to ensure continued success and prosperity. This project is transforming the results of scientific computer climate research into quantitative business-specific formats that provide actionable foresight for adapting to climate change. Climate simul ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Energy
  5. A Climate Impact Assessment Service for Urban and Regional Planning

    SBC: Azavea Inc.            Topic: 19a

    Throughout the world, there is a critical need for readily accessible modeling tools that can transform climate change research into useful intelligence that is relevant to local decision-makers. These individuals need more than the standard visualizations of global-scale temperature and precipitation changes that are currently available on informational websites; they need that data translated in ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Energy
  6. Enhanced Dropwise Condensation for Improved Dry Cooling Efficiency

    SBC: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 14d

    With the increase of energy consumption and water stress, power plant cooling, which accounts for 40% of fresh water withdrawal, has been received more and more attention. Dry cooling technology is currently the most feasible solution to reduce this water consumption. However, the cost of the dry cooling system can be more than 5 times of the typical wet cooling system. Increase the dry cooling ef ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Energy
  7. Whimbrel Unmanned Aircraft System-Borne Atmospheric and Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Sensor

    SBC: Piasecki Aircraft Corporation            Topic: 845RWP

    Piasecki Aircraft (PiAC) proposes to continue development and testing efforts of the Whimbrel UAS, a low cost, expendable, air-deployed weather survey unmanned aircraft system. The Whimbrel UAS, a low cost, expendable, air-deployed weather survey unmanned aircraft system. The Whimbrel USA has been developed to support the Tropical Cyclone Boundary Layer mission requirements and contains sensors an ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  8. PipeTaz: Automated Pipe Asbestos Insulation Removal and Processing System

    SBC: AUTOMATIKA, INC.            Topic: N/A

    60104 Asbestos abatement costs, associated with the DOE¿s national weapons¿ complex clean-up efforts, may amount to $300-500 million, while nationally, asbestos abatement may cost more than $100 billion over the next 25 years. Abatement methods have changed little in the past 20 years, and there is a need for a cheaper, faster, and safer abatement method. This project will design, buil ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of Energy
  9. Harsh Fluorochemical Separations

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    60311 There are economic and environmental justifications for replacing conventional distillation processes with simpler membrane separations in certain applications. However, at present, there are no commercial membranes able to withstand the aggressive conditions associated with important industrial chemicals, including hydrogen fluoride, hydrogen chloride, and ozone. Prototype, chemic ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of Energy
  10. Membranes for Reverse Organic-Air Separations

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    60395 Emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from gasoline refueling facilities continue to be an energy, safety, and environmental issue. In such applications, it is desired to vent the air in the system and keep the VOC behind. This project will develop a reverse separation membrane (RSM) system that allows for rapid venting of air while retaining the gasoline in underground storag ...

    SBIR Phase II 2001 Department of Energy
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