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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. Abrasion/Impact Resistant Coatings for Wind Turbine Blade Protection

    SBC: RESODYN CORPORATION            Topic: 15a

    In most wind turbine cases, in the absence of maintenance and repair the polymer composite blades’ service life can be significantly diminished compared to original estimates, and the overall turbine efficiency can severely suffer. Current repair products such as epoxy-based fillers and/or solvent-based paints have very limited abrasion-resistancecapabilities. In addition, wind protection tapes ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  2. Crack Mitigation for Dry Storage Canisters

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: 31a

    Welded stainless steel canisters that contain spent nuclear fuel (SNF) at near-marine sites have been found with salts on their outer surface that can produce an aggressive chemical environment that could lead to pitting, stress corrosion cracking (SCC), and potential release of radioactive materials. Welds that are most susceptible to SCC are difficult to reach because they are located inside the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  3. Low Tortuosity Electrodes Enabling High Specific Energy Li Ion Batteries

    SBC: GLACIGEN MATERIALS, INC.            Topic: 13a

    Despite all of the advantages that electric vehicles bring, better battery performance remains a requirement of widespread commercial adoption. Areas of specific interest include improved specific energy and energy density coupled with improved manufacturing processes which reduce costs and increase throughputs. This project aims to demonstrate a unique processing method, freeze tape casting, whic ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  4. Advanced Manufacturing of Gas Diffusion Layers with Highly Engineered Porosity

    SBC: GLACIGEN MATERIALS, INC.            Topic: 17b

    Proton exchange membrane fuel cells are exciting for many reasons and are one of the more advanced alternative energy technologies to realize early commercialization – fuel cell powered vehicles are on the road- The gas diffusion layer is a critical component in these fuel cell systems which not only controls water and reactant transport, but contributes to thermal management, and provide electr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  5. Permeability control for enhanced oil and gas recovery in unconventional reservoirs using advanced mineral precipitation technologies

    SBC: Montana Emergent Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 20b

    Unconventional oil and gas recovery has succeeded because of the ability to increase permeability in tight source rock via fracturing- While this has led to large increases in resource recovery, the ability to modify fracture apertures to allow finer control of permeability in these rocks has the potential to increase recovery efficiency- This SBIR project focuses on developing and commercializing ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  6. Cloud based watershed and terrestrial ecosystem data management,integration and analytics

    SBC: SUBSURFACE INSIGHTS            Topic: 01c

    Actionable understanding of watershed and ecosystem behavior is required for a wide spectrum of societal and engineering needs by both government entities and commercial entities- These needs include, for example, water resource management, precision agriculture and hydropower- Such actionable understanding requires the ability to numerically model various coupled processes and associated reaction ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  7. Real time measurement system for coupled surface/subsurface processes

    SBC: SUBSURFACE INSIGHTS            Topic: 22b

    Actionable understanding of watershed and ecosystem behavior is required for a wide spectrum of societal and engineering needs by both government entities and commercial entities- These needs include, for example, water resource management, precision agriculture and hydropower- Such actionable understanding requires the ability to numerically model various coupled processes and associated reaction ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  8. Topic 16a- Low-Cost Desalination System Driven by Hydrokinetic Power

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: 16a

    Ocean and tidal currents contain a huge amount of power that is currently untapped. This power could be used very efficiently to desalinate water for water-poor regions located near coastlines. A major obstacle is the high cost of manufacturing and deployment of ocean systems. We propose an innovative new technology that can dramatically reduce the manufacturing and deployment costs of hydrokineti ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Energy
  9. Abrasion/Impact Resistant Coatings for Wind Turbine Blade Protection

    SBC: RESODYN CORPORATION            Topic: 15a

    In most wind turbine cases, in the absence of maintenance and repair the polymer composite blades’ service life can be significantly diminished compared to original estimates, and the overall turbine efficiency can severely suffer. Current repair products such as epoxy-based fillers and/or solvent-based paints have very limited abrasion-resistance capabilities. In addition, wind protection tapes ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Energy
  10. Hybridization of Freeze Casting with Additive Manufacturing for Simplified Production of High Performance SOFCs Topic and subtopic: 18b

    SBC: GLACIGEN MATERIALS, INC.            Topic: 18b

    Despite enormous advantages of high efficiency and fuel flexibility, solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) have seen limited development in mobile, including aerospace, application areas. On the technical front, this condition has been primarily driven by the low specific power density of SOFCs, typically less than 0.5 kW/kg. On the manufacturing front, limitations have been related to catalyst infiltrat ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Energy

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