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  1. Low-temperature chemical looping reforming catalysts for small-footprint GTL

    SBC: Catalytic and Redox Solutions, LLC            Topic: 22a

    Methane from U.S. shale deposits has significantly increased the usable amount of this domestic energy resource. Meanwhile, flaring of natural gas, which is commonly practiced in shale-oil production, exceeded 6 billion cubic meters in the United State annually. This leads to a waste of valuable energy resources and significant emissions of greenhouse gas. As such, small-footprint technologies tha ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  2. New Crystalline Silicon Module Architecture to Reduce Costs withImproved Manufacturability andDurability

    SBC: Creative Light Source, Inc            Topic: 16a

    Direct Solar in partnership with Colorado State University's Next Generation PV Center (NGPV) and H. B. Fuller Company will develop a new solar module architecture and manufacturing process optimized for crystalline silicon (c-Si) modules that significantly reduces manufacturing costs and improves reliability. The outcome of this program will be a new c-Si module design, streamlined manufacturing ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  3. Exploiting Acoustics for Subsurface Communication

    SBC: ALIEN SANDBOX LLC            Topic: 20b

    Reliable, safe, and robust storage of CO2 beneath the surface is important today and is expected to become even more critical in the coming decades. Safe storage requires knowledge regarding the dynamics and evolution of subsurface CO2 reservoirs. Temperature, pressure, and potentially other sensors are used to monitor important subsurface zones at various depths. An effective and relatively conve ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  4. Infinitely Recyclable Bioplastics (Topic 8, subtopic b)

    SBC: SusMer, Inc            Topic: 08b

    Plastics are indispensable materials for the modern life and global economy, but current practices in the generation and disposal of commodity plastics are largely unsustainable and causing severe worldwide plastics pollution and enormous materials' energy and value losses to the economy. In particular, plastics are a material of choice in packaging applications but they are currently designed for ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  5. Amplifiers for High Repetition Rate Diode-Pumped Ultra-Intense Femtosecond Lasers

    SBC: XUV Lasers, Inc.            Topic: 25c

    The problem being addressed is the development of high intensity ultrashort pulse lasers, in recognition that today’s ultra-high intensity lasers are limited to repetition rates of < 10 Hz. Technical solutions are sought to enable the generation of high energy (joule-level) laser pulses that can be focused to highly relativistic intensity at high repetition rates (100-1000 Hz). The proposed proj ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  6. High Temperature (750 to 800 C) Silicon Carbide Receiver Assembly for High Efficiency Gen3 Molten Salt Concentrating Solar Power

    SBC: Ceramic Tubular Products            Topic: 12f

    In 2011, the US Department of Energy (DOE) launched the SunShot Initiative with the goal of making solar electricity cost-competitive with conventional power generation by 2020. Since 2011, research funded by the DOE has resulted in substantial progress toward meeting the aggressive SunShot performance and cost targets, but significant technical hurdles remain. In particular, the Gen3 CSP Roadmap ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  7. Segmented and Blocky Hydrocarbon Ion Pair Membranes for Fuel Cells

    SBC: Nanosonic Inc.            Topic: 10a

    The DOE has identified a need for thin and durable proton conducting membranes that offer enhanced energy efficiency to power zero emission vehicles. Specifically, a cost effective hydrocarbon-based alternative to expensive commercial perfluorosulfonic acid ionomers are sought. Current hydrocarbon membranes do not meet the performance or durability needed in the conditions for transportation fuel ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  8. Novel Treatment of Produced Waters from Shale Gas with Zero Liquid Discharge by Geothermal Heat

    SBC: SAVENGY TECHNOLOGIES., LLC            Topic: 17a

    Vast amounts of impaired waters are produced in gas and oil wells. Energy-efficient desalination systems are needed to treat these waters to produce fresh water and concentrated brines. Mineral recovery systems can also yield valuable critical materials as byproducts. Savengy Technologies and University of Central Florida (UCF) will develop and commercialize an energy efficient system to treat sha ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  9. Electrospray Deposition of Perovskite Solar Cells

    SBC: Nanosonic Inc.            Topic: 16a

    Perovskite-sensitized solar cells have demonstrated high conversion efficiencies however the stability of device is limited compared to common PV technologies. Moisture, UV irradiation, and high temperature triggered degradation limit their commercial viability; therefore, improved cell durability is necessary for perovskite solar cell market entry. In addition, the scale-up and optimization of th ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  10. Pressure Vessel for TREAT Irradiation Vehicle

    SBC: ADVANCED POWDER SOLUTIONS INC            Topic: 33h

    DOE is trying to develop accident tolerant fuel and structural materials for future light water reactor (LWR). TREAT irradiation vehicle will be testing new accident-tolerant fuel for nuclear reactors. TREAT irradiation vehicle needs 718 alloy pressure vessel. Fabrication of pressure vessel by additive manufacturing 718 alloy is needed. But 100% dense component by AM fabrication process is difficu ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
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