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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. Engineered Composites for USC Applications

    SBC: ADVANCED POWDER SOLUTIONS INC            Topic: 58b

    Ultrasupercritical (USC) steam boilers will operate at higher temperature/pressure than subcritical and supercritical steam boilers in service today. However, the majority of current high-temperature materials do not posses the desired characteristics for the operating conditions of a USC unit (760 C/35MPa). This project will develop innovative composite powders and composites that will surpass th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Energy
  2. Advanced Coal Research, New CO2 Monitoring Devices

    SBC: Applied Nanotech, Inc.            Topic: 04b

    Scientists have proposed reducing greenhouse gas emissions by capturing combustion gases from power plants and injecting the carbon dioxide into geologic subsurface structures, where it would remain sequestered for geological periods of time. Demonstration projects are being funded by DOE to assess the storage capacity of sequestration reservoirs. Sophisticated monitoring tools are essential to ...

    STTR Phase I 2008 Department of Energy
  3. Solar Energy, Materials Solutions for Cells and Modules

    SBC: Applied Nanotech, Inc.            Topic: 24c

    Electrical contacts are a critical part of photovoltaic technology. For these contacts, there is an increasing drive to develop improved processes that differ from current approaches based on physical vapor deposition (PVD) and photolithography. In particular, it would be desirable to develop solution-based atmospheric processes, which would be more cost effective, environmentally benign, and mate ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Energy
  4. Alternative Feedstocks, Pretreatment/Biochemical

    SBC: Chesapeake Perl, Inc.            Topic: 13a

    Cellulose is a highly sustainable global resource with considerable relevance to bio-ethanol production. Lignocellulose is a naturally occurring complex of plant-derived materials that includes the hydrophilic sugar polymers cellulose and hemicellulose, and the hydrophobic organic polymer lignin. Although lignocellulose is one of the most abundant and widespread bioenergy feedstocks available on E ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Energy
  5. Development of an Intelligent Search Engine for Knowledge Resources

    SBC: Edgewater Technology Associates, Inc.            Topic: 54a

    Traditional knowledge sources, such as thesauri and subject headings lists, are helpful for manual use, but the format of the encoded semantic information and the prevalent indexing and search tools are not well suited for Web retrieval applications. Classic examples of such knowledge sources are the ETDE/INIS Joint Thesaurus for energy information, the Library of Congress Subject Headings, and th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Energy
  6. Search Enhancement with Adaptive Thesaurus and Ontology Resources

    SBC: Edgewater Technology Associates, Inc.            Topic: 54a

    Traditional thesauri typically have entries with semantic relationships that are helpful for manual use, but the format of the semantic information is usually not conducive to their incorporation in Web retrieval applications. In addition, the number of thesaurus entries and relationships are limited, compared to the much larger and richer concept space of the scientific domain that a given thesau ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Energy
  7. FOCAL (Federated Online Collaborative Analysis and Learning)

    SBC: Impact Computing Corporation            Topic: 54a

    The effective acquisition and sharing of knowledge across the World Wide Web remains a formidable challenge for today¿s Internet user. Exacerbating this challenge is the need to integrate information across a wide array of disparate data types, ranging from textual documents, to 2D and 3D imagery, to geospatial data layers, to numerical datasets, and so on. Consequently, there is a pressing need ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Energy
  8. Neodymium-Containing Single Crystals for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Detection

    SBC: Integrated Photonics, Inc.            Topic: 37b

    The Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Underground Detector has been identified by DOE as a high scientific priority. Unfortunately, the current generation of proposed experiments to determine neutrino mass would require 500 kg of germanium (Ge) that is isotopically enriched to 86% in 76Ge. The cost of this specialized Ge would exceed $100 million. 150Nd is an alternate parent isotope for neutrinoless ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Energy
  9. Solid Hydroxyl Conducting Electrolyte

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: 06b

    Nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries are the mainstay of high-energy battery systems. Currently NiMH batteries use a liquid electrolyte on a porous solid separator, which leads to batteries that not only are larger than necessary but also can release corrosive liquid KOH if the battery were damaged. This project will develop a solid electrolyte with good mobility (i.e., conductivity) for both hyd ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Energy
  10. Improved Heterogeneous Catalyst for the Production of Biodiesel

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: 09a

    There is a only a finite amount of fossil fuels, which likely will last a few more decades; therefore, it is imperative to develop renewable sources of energy. An area that has recently attracted a lot of attention is the conversion of fats and oils to biodiesel, primarily through the methanolysis of triglycerides. The use of an immobilized lipase as a heterogeneous biocatalyst to transform fats a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Energy
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