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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. Biomass to Hydrocarbons by Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 02d

    The U.S. has a pressing need to develop technologies to convert non-food biomass resources into fuels and chemicals. Current technologies have major disadvantages, including poor product distributions, slow reaction rates, and high costs. We are working on a new pyrolysis technology to convert lignocellulosic biomass into either alkenes or alkanes. A series of commercial and synthesized catalysts ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Energy
  2. Quantum Cascade Laser System for Simultaneous Measurements of 13CO and C18O Carbon Monoxide Isotopologues

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 29b

    Carbon monoxide (CO) is a key sink for atmospheric OH and thus changes in carbon monoxide concentrations have an impact on the abundance and chemistry of many other atmospheric gases. Monitoring the isotopic composition of atmospheric carbon monoxide (13CO, C18O and CO) is one of the most promising approaches to determining global sources and sinks of CO and closing the CO budget. There are no exi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Energy
  3. Volatility and Polarity Separated (VAPS) Total Organic Aerosol using Thermal Desorption Modulated Chromatography

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 31c

    Aerosol particles have important impacts on visibility, acid deposition, climate, and human health, although large uncertainties remain in quantifying their chemical composition and atmospheric transformations. A large fraction of the anthropogenic aerosol is generated from energy- related activities, and organic compounds are known to constitute a significant fraction of ambient aerosol mass. Rec ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Energy
  4. High Sensitivity HNO3 Monitor using Continuous Wave Quantum Cascade Laser IR Absorption

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 31d

    Gas phase nitric acid (HNO3) is an important aerosol precursor that is coupled to the removal of natural and anthropogenic NOx from the atmosphere. HNO3 is highly soluble and is extremely effective at increasing the cloud droplet number density, and has been implicated in the reduction of average cloud droplet size which increases cloud albedo. It can also decrease precipitation and increase the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Energy
  5. Expanded Wavelength CAPS-Based Particle SSA Monitor

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 31f

    Aerosol particles affect the radiative balance of the earth directly, by scattering and absorbing solar and terrestrial radiation, and indirectly, by acting as cloud condensation nuclei. It is now recognized that the atmospheric loading of aerosols can exert an influence on the earths radiation budget comparable in magnitude with greenhouse gases. However, the uncertainti ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Energy
  6. High Permeance Hybrid Membranes for CO2 Separation

    SBC: ASPEN PRODUCTS GROUP, INC.            Topic: 09a

    The ability to effectively remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from gas mixtures offers great potential to increase the energy efficiency of fossil fuel production, power generation, chemical production, and industrial gas purification. CO2 is present in a wide variety of gas mixtures, arising from both aerobic and anaerobic respiration processes, as well as the anthropogenic combustion of fo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Energy
  7. Development of a High-power Motor/Generator for the ARPA-E Hub-Less Flywheel

    SBC: BEACON POWER CORP.            Topic: 71a

    Recognizing the advantages of energy storage flywheels in rapid-response, high cycle-life applications, ARPA-E has funded Beacon Power to develop critical components for a low cost flying ring hub-less flywheel under the GRIDS program. The funded system will provide 100 kW for 1 hour for firming and smoothing of intermittent-renewable power generation. The goal is to reduce the cost per kWh by a f ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Energy
  8. Development of On-Site Conical Spiral Welders for Large Turbine Towers

    SBC: Keystone Tower Systems, Inc.            Topic: 07a

    As commercial wind turbine technology has matured, designers have steadily increased turbine and tower sizes in an effort to drive down the cost of energy. Today, that effort has stalled because wind system components are limited by the sizes allowed by transportation. Industry-dominant tubular steel towers have grown so large that their designs are more heavily influenced by delivery and install ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Energy
  9. Engineering a High Resolution Scintillator for Next-Generation High Frame Rate Detectors

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: 12a

    Recent improvements in synchrotron radiation sources have generated an urgent need for high-performance X-ray detectors. While new imaging devices have been developed that employ high-performance CCD sensors, what is currently lacking in these detectors is an adequate X-ray-to-light converter that will provide high performance in terms of spatial resolution, efficiency and, perhaps mo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Energy
  10. High Efficiency High Resolution Sensor for Hard X-Ray Microtomography

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: 12e

    X-ray microtomography (XMT) is a powerful tool for researchers in a wide range of fields, enabling 3D imaging at the micron scale. Many of the DOE synchrotron tomography facilities are involved in research that requires hard X-rays (high energy, up to 100 keV) in order to get better penetration into metal samples. At these higher energies the scintillator quickly becomes the limiting factor, res ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Energy
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