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  1. Improving the Ventilation of Motorcycle Helmets

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: 151NH1

    Use of motorcycles helmets significantly reduces the risk of fatality or serious brain injury to riders in the event of a crash, but riders often do not wear helmets in warm weather because of thermal discomfort. We propose to develop an innovative ventilation and cooling system that will maintain a cool, dry environment inside the helmet while also meeting applicable safety standards. The key inn ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Transportation
  2. Low Cost Innovative Greener/Safer Process for Converting Cellulose to Glucose

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 81

    The current dependence of the United States on foreign oil has sparked enormous interest in the use of biofuels, specifically cellulosic biofuels. Cellulosic biofuels are a carbon neutral, renewable resource, and their use could drastically curtail total carbon dioxide emissions while also reducing U.S. dependence on foreign oil. Worldwide biomass energy resources are estimated at 2 x 1021 J per y ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  3. Nitinol Generator with 0.01-1 Wh/Day On Demand Output

    SBC: KELLOGG'S RESEARCH LABS LLC            Topic: 812

    This project is a subset of a larger project which has the goal of generating electricity from changes in atmospheric temperature through space and time. The near term goal is to provide a higly durable power source for agricultural sensors so that farmers will not have to change batteries or rely on brittle photovoltaic cells. Longer term applications include scaling the tecnology to power remote ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  4. An Improved Refractive Focusing Optic

    SBC: Delaware Diamond Knives, Inc            Topic: 05b

    Synchrotron-based science has had a great scientific impact and will continue to have great impact going forward. In spite of the large investment in the 3rd generation light sources, most beam lines do not preserve the sources phase profile or brightness all the way to the sample. For these high brightness light sources, errors are almost completely due to distortion in the front-end optics cau ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Energy
  5. Power Dense Converter Electronics for Grid Tie Energy Storage Containers

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: 10a

    Increased electricity demand amid infrastructure development restrictions continues to foster innovation for distributed generation. Whereas pumped hydro installations are fixed locations, battery, thermal, compressed air, and flywheel storage can be made mobile and may become competitive if they are cost- effective, reliable, and safe, and have regulatory approvals and industry acceptance. Adva ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Energy
  6. Non-Fouling Polymeric Membrane for Algae Dewatering

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

    Currently there is great interest in the development of renewable fuels, such as biodiesel. Algae is one source of oil feedstock for biodiesel production that has been extensively investigated in recent years. Unlike vegetable oil crops, such as soybeans, algae grows very fast, can be grown on land of limited agricultural value, and can be grown in seawater or wastewater which are not suitable f ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Energy
  7. A High Performance Battery Separator

    SBC: Novarials Corporation            Topic: 17a

    The broad adoption of lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles requires ultrahigh safety battery separators characterized by high temperature integration and long term stability. Commercial polymer based battery separators exhibit extensive thermal shrinkage and significant structural degradation when exposed to high- temperature en ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Energy
  8. Integrated Chemically Resistant Membrane Contactors and Ionic Liquid Sorbants for Carbon Dioxide Concentration

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 20g

    Fossil fuels currently supply more than 85% of the worlds energy needs and combustion of these fuels is the source of 80% of all anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas and is considered to be a major contributor to global warming. There is considerable interest in capturing carbon dioxide at large sources, electric power plants, and sequestering the gas. H ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Energy
  9. Automated real time near surface CO2 monitoring system

    SBC: SUBSURFACE INSIGHTS            Topic: 20j

    Geologic sequestration of CO2 is one of the primary proposed approaches for reducing total atmospheric CO2 concentrations. MVAA Monitoring, Verification, Accounting and Assessment) of CO2 sequestration is an essential part of the geologic CO2 sequestration cycle. MVAA activities need to meet multiple operational, regulatory and environmental objectives, including ensuring the protection of undergr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Energy
  10. Unique Cimentum Cement for Cementing & Grout in Deep Boreholes for Radioactive Waste Disposal

    SBC: CIMENTUM            Topic: 33d

    Currently there are 104 commercial nuclear reactors operating in United States of America and approximately 63,000 metric tons of spent fuel has been produced by 2014. The United States Department of Energy, Office of Used Nuclear Fuel Disposition is currently investigating repository disposal system in deep borehole environment. Research and development challenges provide opportunities for contri ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Energy

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