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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. Operational SAR Forest Structure and Disturbance Metrics

    SBC: APPLIED GEOSOLUTIONS LLC            Topic: 81

    The goal of the SBIR is to "Operationalize multiscale Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) forest structure and disturbance metrics". The objectives are to develop 1.) operational forest structure and disturbance metrics derived from Synthetic Aperture Radar and 2.) mapping information services for rapid forest disturbance assessment. A set of practical questions to be answered at three demons ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  2. De-Acidification of Feedstocks for Low Cost Biodiesel Production

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 88

    The United States, led by the USDA (as well as the Department of Energy) has taken major initiatives to develop renewable energy sources. Development of these renewable energy sources is desirable based on (1) reduced production of greenhouse gases and (2) reduced dependence on the volatile supply of oil from abroad. One of the cornerstones of renewable energy is biofuels and more specifically bio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  3. Vegetable Oil Processing with Non-Porous Polymer Membranes

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 85

    Although conventional aqueous oil extraction which utilizes water as a solvent under atmospheric conditions has been around for a long time, it was not favored for large commercial operations because of its low oil extraction efficiency. Interest in aqueous extraction processes has been revived by increasing environmental concern about hexane which is the traditional solvent used by oilseed proces ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  4. A performance-improved implementation of ScaLAPACK implemented in Open Community Runtime

    SBC: ET International, Inc.            Topic: 02b

    Software development faces many challenges as high-performance computing (HPC) moves towards exascale: scalability, programmability, performance portability, resilience, and energy efficiency. To tackle these challenges, fundamental shifts in the basic execution models and programming models employed by HPC software are required. In particular, commonly used linear algebra libraries performance s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Energy
  5. Enhanced Mixed Feedstock Processing using Ionic Liquids

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 21l

    Researchers at JBEI have developed a pretreatment technology using ionic liquids that efficiently extracts sugars from a combination of mixed feed stocks. Any ionic liquid used for biomass pretreatment or cellulose hydrolysis by thermostable cellulose may be used. Until now, no known technology could efficiently pretreat and liberate sugars from mixed feedstock streams. The JBEI technolo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Energy
  6. Gas-Bearing Centrifugal Compression System for Radionuclide Monitoring

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: 26c

    Radionuclide monitoring systems are an important tool for detecting nuclear weapon tests around the world. These systems must be reliable and have low contamination potential because nuclear detonations can occur without warning and the opportunity to detect these events is relatively brief. Currently, there are no commercially available compressors that are suitable for these systems. Creare h ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Energy
  7. Low Cost Oxygen Enriched Air by Membrane Separation

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 11a

    Oxygen enriched air (OEA) can be a valuable tool to enhance combustion processes, reduce CO2 emissions per unit of heat generated and also concentrate CO2 to enhance subsequent CO2 concentration ahead of CO2 sequestering. OEA reduces the presence of parasitic nitrogen and therefore flame temperature and associated heat transfer is higher with OEA. Studies show that using 40-50% OEA, which is the p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Energy
  8. Improved Hydrogen Purification

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

    Industrial hydrogen production relies primarily on natural gas and hydrocarbon feedstocks to drive the various reaction chemistries that lead to hydrogen generation. Carbon dioxide, the ultimate co- product when such feedstocks and processes are employed, necessarily becomes a major contaminant of the generated hydrogen. Thus, carbon dioxide isolation and removal is an important process step in ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Energy
  9. Multiscale Hydrogeologic-Biogeochemical Process Monitoring and Prediction Framework

    SBC: SUBSURFACE INSIGHTS            Topic: 20a

    Remediation and long term management of contaminated sites is likely to require hundreds of billions of dollars. Most of the sites which remain in the US inventory of contaminated sites do not have simple solutions, and effective remediation of these sites will require a fundamental, timely and actionable understanding of physical, chemical and biological processes and overall system behavior in c ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Energy
  10. Late Award- Advanced Hybrid Water-Heater using ECC

    SBC: Xergy Incorporated            Topic: 03c

    The problem being addressed in this proposal is the existing extensive use of energy hungry hot water heaters in both residential and commercial building in the United States. In addition, any attempts to date to create a low energy hybrid hot water heater (HWH) have resulted in hot water heaters so loud that they cannot feasibly be used in residential applications. This project entails the develo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Energy

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