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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. Integrated Membrane Reactor for Enhancing Thermal & Chemical Reactors

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 06c

    With development of shale gas fracking, large amounts of methane and ethane have now become available at low cost. With this low cost ethane it is desirable to convert low cost ethane to high value ethylene. Oxidative dehydrogenation (ODH) for low cost conversion of ethane to ethylene is a potentially attractive route. ODH is an exothermic process for converting ethane to ethylene. By contrast pro ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  2. Acoustic Smart Cement for Well Integrity Diagnostics

    SBC: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: 19b

    Cementing is an integral part of well construction, providing the seal, protection, and support for the casing to maintain barriers that isolate the well.Wells can experience integrity failure due to structural instability in cemented regions due to subsidence and compaction caused by reservoir depletion over the lifetime of the well.Increased knowledge of cement placement, integrity, and conditio ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  3. Passive Acoustic Metamaterial Proppants for Advanced Fracture Diagnostics

    SBC: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: 17b

    Ineffective fracture design and practices in unconventional oil and natural gas wells present environmental risks and reduce the production efficiency of hydraulic fracturing, largely due to the inability to measure propped fracture geometry and behavior using current proppants and available tools. In this project, a unique proppant detection technology based on acoustic metamaterials is being dev ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  4. A Rapid Damage Assessment System Using Machine Vision to Detect Damage to Utility Grid Infrastructure

    SBC: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: 05b

    Power outages from natural disasters not only result in billions of dollars of losses, associated health and safety impacts can result in significant loss of life. After a disaster, damage assessments of electrical grid infrastructure are critical for developing a strategy for power restoration including the optimal allocation of resources. Despite improvements, the damage assessment process is st ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  5. Wide-Range High-Boost Turbocharging System Using Advanced Aerodynamic Design Features

    SBC: Concepts NREC, LLC            Topic: 14d

    Increasingly stringent exhaust emissions and fuel economy legislation is forcing automotive engine designers to: 1) demand increased pressure ratios from turbocharger compressors to ensure complete fuel combustion, 2) use Exhaust Gas Recirculation for emission reduction, and 3) reduce engine displacement while maintaining or even increasing output power to reduce fuel consumption. These three chan ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  6. Design and fabrication of the “AARDVARC”- Advanced ASoC Rapid Digitizer, Variable Adaptive Readout Chip

    SBC: Nalu Scientific, LLC            Topic: 27a

    The detection of individual charged particles, photons and neutrons and estimation of their properties, momentum and direction of arrival is the basis for a wide range of scientific and commercial applications from high-energy, nuclear and astro-physics to medical imaging and diagnosis. We are targeting the data acquisition market for medium to large size scientific experiments in High Energy Phys ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  7. Magnetic Bearings for Supercritical CO2 Service

    SBC: Concepts NREC, LLC            Topic: 29f

    The technology development for the supercritical CO2 (sCO2) power plant is well underway, and the first pilot plants are now under construction. The new pilot plants are sized for a 10 MW net power output; a good size to gain valuable data for larger utility scale power plants. This is also a very good size for the smaller, distributed power applications. The distributed power application is envis ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  8. Design and fabrication of Ultrafast Pixel Array Camera (UPAC)

    SBC: Nalu Scientific, LLC            Topic: 25b

    NSL recognizes the need within the high energy science and inertial fusion to develop ultrafast diagnostics to assess plasma conditions for High Energy Density science and Inertial Fusion experiments. The current limitation of existing measurement tools is in the constraints of streak cameras. Therefore, there is interest in developing ultrafast pixel cameras by reading high speed photo detectors ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  9. Device to Promote Snow Shedding from PV Panels to Improve Energy Yield and Critical Infrastructure Resilience

    SBC: Norwich Technologies Inc.            Topic: 12d

    Winter storms cause disruptions to transportation, the electrical grid, heating, business operation, emergency management services and on PV solar generation. Large storms can create dangerous, extreme conditions across entire regions and therefore the low-cost recovery of electricity supply and generation is of critical importance. After winter storms, PV arrays can be covered with snow for days ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  10. Behind-the-Meter, Distributed Scale CSP System Enabled by Very Low-cost Working Fluid and Thermal Storage

    SBC: Norwich Technologies Inc.            Topic: 12f

    In some areas of the USA and Europe, the installed capacity of renewable generation has reached a level at which wholesale energy prices can drop below zero due to overproduction relative to baseload capacity. The value of energy exported to the grid for behind-the-meter (BTM) systems is dropping, with policies in many states now promoting self-consumption of produced energy rather than net-meteri ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy

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