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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. Enhanced Process for the Extraction and Purification of Oils from Microalgae Using CO2 as a Solute

    SBC: Synaptic Research, Llc            Topic: 05d

    One of the principal technical and cost barriers to successful commercialization of algal biofuels as an alternative energy source is the inability to extract the useful oil components from the algae in an economical and environmentally sound fashion. Indeed, the DOE announcement for this proposal specifically notes topic areas (5d) regarding methods for extracting oils from microalgae as goal of ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  2. 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 th ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  3. Novel Membranes for Olefin/Paraffin Separation

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

    Ethylene and propylene are major chemical industry raw materials and consume a great deal of energy related to their production. It is estimated that 230 trillion BTU/yr are consumed in olefin/paraffin separations. Significant energy consumption is employed when cryogenically separating ethane from ethylene and propane from propylene. These cryogenic separations are difficult and are both capital ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  4. 100 Gb/s Pattern Generator and Comparator

    SBC: Acadia Optronics, Llc            Topic: 40a

    Network operators are facing sustained bandwidth demands from users and applications in the scientific computing and commercial communities. Hence many are actively migrating to faster 40/100 Gb/s technologies to support large scale transfers. Here the provision of advanced network testing/monitoring capabilities is vital for rapid and effective deployment of these new technologies. However, curr ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  5. Energy Efficient Process for Solvent Extraction of Oil from Microalgae using Green Solvents

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 05d

    Solvent extraction by hexane is the most common choice for extraction of oil/lipids from algae. However, hexane is not the best choice of solvent for algae oil extraction because of the need to market byproducts for human and animal consumption. Oil and hexane from the solvent extraction process are separated by distillation/evaporation which is an energy intensive operation. Presence of explosive ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  6. High Efficiency Commercial Refrigeration Motors

    SBC: QM Power, Inc.            Topic: 01a

    Refrigeration and air conditioning in buildings, industry, and transportation account for approximately 10 quads of U.S. primary energy consumption. Motors power the equipment and control the environment in advanced cooling applications and thus their energy consumption represents a significant part of their operating and life cycle costs.Fan motors for heating, cooling and ventilation run the mos ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  7. SBIR Topic 6b: Advanced High Power Density Generators for Hydropower Systems

    SBC: QM Power, Inc.            Topic: 06b

    Today, conventional hydropower generation accounts for 75% of the United States renewable energy generation (over 270,000 GWH) despite utilizing less than 20% of the usable hydropower available for development. Recent studies indicate that advances in lower cost higher performing generator technologies can substantially increase this resource utilization. Just a 5% increase in market penetration w ...

    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. Proposal for UV and EB Curable Binder Technology for Lithium Ion Batteries and Ultracapacitors

    SBC: MILTEC UV INTERNATIONAL, LLC            Topic: 10e

    One of the major cost elements of todays Lithium Ion Batteries and Ultracapacitors is the cost of manufacturing the electrodes. A significant reduction in cost is a major goal of the DOE Vehicle Technologies Program. Reducing the cost of these storage devices could accelerate the use of HEV, PHEV, and EV vehicles in the U.S. transportation sector. One of the major contributors to the manufacturing ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  10. Multi-Scale Two-Phase Bubbly Flow Modeling

    SBC: DYNAFLOW, INC            Topic: 38a

    Multiphase bubbly mixture flows in pipelines, cooling equipment, reaction towers, and in petroleum, chemical, geothermal and nuclear industries have strong influence on efficiency. The ability to predict the flow behavior accurately is essential in designing energy efficient two-phase flow processing and transporting equipment. One of the major prediction difficulties lies in the complex multiple ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy

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