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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until April, 2020.

  1. Biomass to Olefins by Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 02d

    Aerodyne Research Inc. (ARI) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) plan to develop an efficient catalytic system to convert biomass into olefins for the production of hydrocarbons in the gasoline, diesel, and/or jet fuel range by way of catalytic fast pyrolysis. Conversion of lignocellulosic feedstocks from resources as varied as corn stover, grasses, wood, and sugar cane bagasse is ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  2. Ultra-High Strength Nanostructured Magnesium Alloy-Composite

    SBC: Aspen Systems, Inc.            Topic: 04e

    Current efforts of DOE to create future lightweight systems in order to attain significant energy saving, cost reduction and improved efficiency requires development of advanced nanostructured lightweight composite materials with improved ductility and high tensile strength. Magnesium (Mg) with a density of approximately two-thirds of aluminum is the lightest structural material. Despite this adva ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  3. Spiral Welded Wind Turbine Towers

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

    Large-scale wind turbine designs are significantly constrained by transportation limits. As utility scale wind turbines have developed, they have steadily increased in size and have seen a steady decrease in cost of energy. However, further increases in on-shore turbine size beyond 3MW are prohibited by hard limits in the size of components that can be economically transported to the wind farm sit ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  4. Microgrid Wind Turbine for Distributed Generation

    SBC: Pika Energy Llc            Topic: 07c

    Establishing a secure domestic supply of clean energy has emerged as an existential challenge facing the US, given geopolitical threats to global energy supplies and serious risks arising from climate change. Utility-scale wind turbine technology has grown rapidly to supply 2% of US electricity needs, but many regions are not suitable for large wind turbines. Distributed generation of wind energy ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  5. High Permeance Hybrid Membranes for CO2 Separation

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

    The capability to efficiently remove carbon dioxide from industrial gas streams is desirable for a wide variety of applications. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a byproduct of many industrial processes associated with the transformation of fossil fuels into usable products such as heat, electricity, and chemicals. In addition to being a greenhouse gas pollutant, the presence of carbon dioxide in chemical ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  6. Minimizing Fuel Assembly Distortion in LWRs to Prolong Life and Increase LWR Sustainability

    SBC: Ceramic Tubular Products            Topic: 20c

    Topic 20c of DOEs SBIR solicitation seeks grant applications to develop technologies for the assessment and mitigation of materials degradation in Light Water Reactors in order to extend the service life including methods that can mitigate or predict irradiation and aging effects An important degradation phenomenon that limits the service life and energy production of Light Water Reactor (LWR) ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  7. Optimization of CO2- Coal Slurry

    SBC: TIAX LLC            Topic: 24a

    Consumption of coal and other fossil fuels is a major contributor to emission of carbon dioxide and criteria pollutants. Coal gasification technologies equipped with carbon capture and sequestration (CC & amp;S) technology can help address both these problems. However, current coal gasification concepts suffer from a combination of low efficiency and high capital cost. TIAX proposes to investigate ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  8. Ionic Liquid Membrane Contactor for CO2 Capture

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 09d

    Fossil fuels currently supply more than 85% of the worlds energy needs with the ensuing generation of 80% of all anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas is considered to be a major contributor to global warming. There is a concerted effort towards capturing carbon dioxide at the source of generation and sequestering the gas. However, with existing technologies ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  9. Engineering High Resolution Scintillator for Next-Generation High Frame Rate Detectors

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

    Recent developments 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, high efficiency and, perhaps most impor ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 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, allowing 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 result ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy

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