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  1. A Bidirectional, Transformerless Converter Topology for Grid-tied Energy Storage Systems

    SBC: Opcondys, Inc.            Topic: DEFOA0001736

    Grid-tied energy storage systems provide stabilization to the electric grid that is necessary to accommodate the growing percentage of electricity generated by intermittent renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. Existing conversion systems between the storage media and the utility lines are large, costly and only 95%-98% energy efficient. In this ARPA-E project, Opcondys, Inc. will build ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  2. Resonant voltage regulator architecture eliminates 30-50% energy consumption of digital ICs

    SBC: Empower Semiconductor Incorporated            Topic: DEFOA0001736

    Empower Semiconductor has developed a resonant integrated voltage regulator (IVR) technology that can dramatically improve the energy efficiency of any digital CMOS IC. As Moore’s law has advanced, the plexity and power needs of digital ICs has grown dramatically. The voltages required by these ICs have lowered and the resulting voltage accuracy needs have become more stringent. Existing voltage ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  3. 1200 V SiC Based Extremely Compact, 500 kW, 2000 Hz Inverter for High Speed Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machine (PMSM) Applications

    SBC: Imagen Energy LLC            Topic: DEFOA0001736

    Imagen Energy, LLC, an innovative company which focuses on next generation SiC based power converter system, is teaming up with Wolfspeed, a division of Cree, the leading SiC power module manufacturer in the U.S, and Velicon Inc., a high speed Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machine (PMSM) supplier for special high end applications to resolve a real application issue that exists in the High Speed PMS ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  4. Hotspot Enabled Accurate Determination of Common Area Occupancy Using Network Tools (HEADCOUNT)

    SBC: ENDEVEO INC.            Topic: DEFOA0001738

    "We propose a disruptive, user-transparent occupancy sensor to accurately determine the presence of occupants in residential buildings to enable temperature setbacks and provide energy savings of over 30% per year. Our technique utilizes standard 802.11ac (or higher) commercially available WiFi-equipped devices such as routers, access points and Raspberry Pi’s (hotspots) as sensors to monitor a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  5. A stable, low cost, low power CO2 sensor for demand controlled ventilation

    SBC: Matrix Sensors, Inc.            Topic: DEFOA0001738

    "We propose to develop a stable, low-cost, low power CO2 sensor module that meets the requirements of the ARPA-E SENSORS FOA, namely, 30 ppm precision over a dynamic range of 400 ppm to 2000 ppm with 10 ppm drift per year. Existing optical non-dispersive infrared (NDIR) CO2 sensors simply cannot scale to the cost and power requirements of the FOA. We therefore propose a solid state architecture ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  6. Floor Sensors for Occupancy Counting in Commercial Buildings

    SBC: Scanalytics Inc            Topic: DEFOA0001738

    "The SENSOR FOA clearly identifies a need for people counting in commercial spaces to efficiently allocate HVAC energy, potentially saving 30% in annual energy costs. Scanalytics proposes a materially different, categorically superior floor sensing technology coupled with a device-agnostic platform and real-time processing algorithms to accurately measure occupancy within a space a space such as ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  7. A Digital System-On-Chip CO2 Sensor

    SBC: N5 Sensors, Inc.            Topic: DEFOA0001738

    N5 Sensors have teamed up with University of Tennessee, Molecule Works Inc., and Syracuse University Center of Excellence for Environmental and Energy Systems to develop and commercialize a breakthrough digital system-on-chip (SoC) CO2 sensor technology that will satisfy the ARPA-E’s SENSOR program’s energy saving goal in commercial and residential buildings. This project represent a collabora ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  8. Novel electrochemical membrane reactor for synthesis of NH3 from air and water at low temperature and low pressure

    SBC: Molecule Works Incorporated            Topic: DEFOA0001563

    This proposal aims to develop a new, compact reactor for production of ammonia from air and water with renewable electricity. The conversion is carried out in a solid-state alkaline electrochemical cell at temperatures below 200oC and pressures below 10bar. Water vapor and N2 gas are fed into cathode side of the cell to form ammonia and hydroxide ions. As ammonia is produced from the cathode, the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  9. Low Temperature Ammonia Cracking Membrane Reactor for Hydrogen Generation

    SBC: BETTERGY CORP.            Topic: DEFOA0001563

    There is growing interest in the use of ammonia as a clean alternative to fossil fuels. Ammonia belongs to a group of energy-dense liquid fuels that are much easier to store and transport than hydrogen. As ammonia decomposes to hydrogen through in a single reaction step and neither carbon oxide nor sulfur is involved in the product stream, ammonia is one of the most promising carbon neutral liquid ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  10. High Rate Ammonia Synthesis by Intermediate Temperature Solid-State Alkaline Electrolyzer (ITSAE)


    Ammonia is not only one of the most produced chemicals worldwide for fertilizer, but also a real carbon-neutral liquid fuel (CNLF), which is important for renewable energy storage and transportation. The well-known traditional Haber-Bosch (HB) process annually generates more than 120 million metric tons of ammonia for fertilizer, with about ~1.0% of the world’s annual energy consumpti ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of EnergyARPA-E

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