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  1. Additive Manufacturing of High Strength Steel Components for the Small Modular Reactor

    SBC: MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORPORATION            Topic: 29g

    It is expected that advanced and additive manufacturing will substantially reduce deployment times of the Small Modular Reactor (SMR). Some estimates predict that deployment schedules could be accelerated by up to 6 months while reducing component fabrication costs by 20% or more through the adoption of advanced and additive manufacturing innovations. However, additive manufactured components are ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  2. Cross-polarized Near-UV/Vis Detector for In-line Quality Control of PEM Materials

    SBC: MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORPORATION            Topic: 14b

    Modern fuel cells have been in development since the 1960s and stand on the cusp of commercialization, but are held back by high manufacturing costs and expensive catalysts. Membrane costs alone can account for as much as 45% of the total cost of a commercial fuel cell system. Furthermore, manufacturing defects in the membrane can cascade into complete stack failure, which is expensive and time co ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  3. Advanced, Low-Cost Indoor Heat Exchanger for Geothermal Heat Pump Systems

    SBC: MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORPORATION            Topic: 07a

    Geothermal heat pumps have the potential to significantly reduce residential and commercial energy usage for space heating, air conditioning, and hot water. The largest barrier to wider adoption of this technology is the high installation cost relative to conventional air conditioners, gas furnaces, and heat pumps. The high cost of geothermal heat pumps is due to the high cost of the ground loop a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  4. Rapid Low Cost Fabrication for SRF Cavity and Associated Components

    SBC: Tai-Yang Research Company            Topic: 26c

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of High Energy Physics (HEP) in collaboration with the US National Laboratories is engaged in an ongoing R&D program to develop Superconducting Radio Frequency (SRF) cavities for assembly into CryoModules (CMs) with higher accelerating gradients (Eacc) and higher Q’s, while simultaneously lowering fabrication costs. State of the art SRF cavities manufactu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  5. Low-Loss, High-Flux Saturation Magnetic Cores for Power Converters

    SBC: MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORPORATION            Topic: 05c

    As new and alternative energy sources as added to the energy grid, efficient and low-loss power converters are essential to the storage of energy from these intermittent power sources. However, current magnetic cores limit the efficiency of power converters due to high losses and/or low magnetic flux saturation. Mainstream Engineering Corporation will develop a new magnetic material which exhibits ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  6. Thermal energy storage for dispatchable geothermal power

    SBC: MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORPORATION            Topic: 11b

    Dispatchable generation refers to sources of electricity that can be turned on or off, or can adjust their power output accordingly to an order. Geothermal plants are usually used for base-load power rather than dispatchable power. The 8 MW Puna Expansion Facility in Hawaii is the first fully dispatchable geothermal power plant (Nordquist et al., GRC Transactions, Vol. 37, 2013). As described by t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  7. Coal Core Composites for Low Cost, Light Weight, Fire Resistant Panels and Roofing Materials

    SBC: Semplastics EHC LLC            Topic: 18c

    Semplastics will address two main problems through the proposed work: (1) the underutilization of coal, a valuable natural resource, has led to a catastrophic drop in employment within the coal industry ecosystem in specific geographic areas in the country; and (2) the fast-paced growth of the solar panel industry could ultimately be derailed by roof tile systems that do not meet that industry’s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  8. Electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide to useful chemical intermediates

    SBC: MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORPORATION            Topic: 18c

    The rise of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from a range of power plants and industrial sources have contributed to alarmingly-increased atmospheric levels of CO2. Several capture and sequestration (CCS) technologies are under investigation to reduce CO2 emissions from new and existing coal- and gas-fired power plants and large industrial sources. Although there are a number of active and effective ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  9. Atomically Precise Membranes for the Separation of Hydrocarbons

    SBC: MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORPORATION            Topic: 02a

    Separations often account for a majority of process costs. This is because all traditional separation processes have inherent weaknesses that prevent the system from achieving perfect (or even near perfect in many instances) selectivity. These weaknesses result in large recycle streams and require multiple separation units in concert in order to produce a product clean enough for use or sale. An a ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  10. Next-Generation Technology for the Extremely Efficient Storage, Distribution, and Processing of Nuclear Physics Data

    SBC: Accelogic, LLC            Topic: 27a

    Millions of dollars are spent every year in generating the tons of data that are necessary for addressing nuclear physics grand challenge problems at DOE facilities- Due to inherent technical and financial limitations at the “last- mile” of the data delivery pipeline, only a small fraction of these expensive Peta bytes of data is available for immediate access by end-users at any given time- T ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy

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