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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. Isolation of Novel Hyper-Thermophiles for Increased Energy Efficiency in Ethanol Production

    SBC: Athena Biotechnologies, Inc.            Topic: 10b

    Bio-ethanol penetration into the marketplace is limited by its cost, making it non-competitive with petroleum-based fuels. Energy consumed during fermentation and distillation steps accounts for 17% of the total cost. Because fermentation is exothermic, the reactor must be cooled to preserve mesophilic microbial viability. Then, the product must then be heated to vaporize the ethanol for purificat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Energy
  2. Dewatering Membrane for Hazy Hydrodesulfurization Unit Effluents

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 09

    Many refinery product streams, particularly those from Ultra Low Hydrodesulfurisation units, are prone to haze due to water emulsions. Haze is also problematic for biodiesel production, as hazy fuel cannot be used until the haze settles or is removed, which creates costly scheduling and shipping delays. This project will develop a novel membrane process for the removal of dissolved and dispersed ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Energy
  3. Chemically and Thermally Resistant Hollow Fibers as Micro Channel Reactors for Process Intensification

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

    Process intensification methodologies are need for the chemical processes and bioprocesses used in a biorefinery, in order to make the biorefinery a viable commercial alternative to the production of fuels and chemicals. Because the molecular mixing of reactants can enhance reactions, it is a key to process intensification. Significant process inefficiencies can occur (especially with highly react ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Energy
  4. Locking Mechanism for Rotating Seats

    SBC: Kustom Seating Unlimited Inc. (KSU)            Topic: 07FR1

    Research is proposed to develop a locking mechanism for intercity (Amtrak) rotating seats that can be retro-fit to existing seats. Current intercity rail seats, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), present a safety hazard to the riding public. Post accident investigations show that passenger rail seats were found to have been uncontrollably rotated even though current se ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Transportation
  5. Magnets for Muon 6D Helical Cooling Channels

    SBC: MUONS INC            Topic: 31

    This project will develop the magnets needed to create bright muon beams for many applications ranging from scientific accelerators and storage rings, to beams to study material properties and new sources of energy. The Helical Cooling Channel (HCC), a new technique for six-dimensional (6D) cooling of muon beams using a continuous absorber inside superconducting magnets, has shown considerable pro ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Energy
  6. Stopping Muon Beams

    SBC: MUONS INC            Topic: 31

    Physics experiments often use low-energy beams of unstable particles that stop in a target in order to provide high sensitivity to rare processes with reduced backgrounds. However, the stopping rate in the target is limited by the dynamics of the production process and by multiple scattering and energy straggling in the material used to slow the particles. As a result, the event rates and sensiti ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Energy
  7. Rugged Ceramic Window for RF Applications

    SBC: MUONS INC            Topic: 36a

    The high-current RF cavities needed for many accelerator applications often are limited by the power transmission capability of the pressure barriers (windows) that separate the cavity from the power source. Most efforts to improve RF window design have focused on alumina ceramic, the most popular historical choice, and have not taken advantage of new materials. In this project, alternative window ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Energy
  8. Multi-Purpose Fiber Optic Sensors for HTS Magnets

    SBC: MUONS INC            Topic: 51b

    Magnets using new high temperature superconductor (HTS) materials are showing great promise for high magnetic field applications such as particle accelerators and the plasma-confinement systems for fusion reactors. However, the development and operation of these magnets is limited because appropriate sensors and diagnostic systems are not yet available to monitor the manufacturing and operational ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Energy
  9. Microscopic Traffic Flow Simulation Models- An Open Source Approach

    SBC: New Global Systems for Intelligent Transportation Management            Topic: 081FH5

    In the Open-source microscopic traffic simulation models project, a component based software framework is proposed to re-engineer CORISM data struture and CORISM interface. Under the architecture combing the innovative framework and the legacy CORISM, prototype of the open source traffic flow simulation models will be developed and demonstrated in the Phase I. In addition, areas identified by th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Transportation
  10. Compact, Achromatic Non-Scaling FFAG Accelerator for HEP, Commercial and Medical Applications

    SBC: Particle Accelerator Corporation            Topic: 49a

    Proton and light-ion accelerators have many research and medical applications, but the current state of technology in accelerators severely limits their widespread use: (1) synchrotrons have an intrinsic low duty cycle and become quite large for light ions; and (2) cyclotrons do not have energy variability and require complex superconducting magnets for high energy. A new concept in non-scaling Fi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Energy
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