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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. Retrofittable and Transparent Super-Insulator for Single-Pane Windows

    SBC: NANOSD, INC.            Topic: DEFOA0001429

    NanoSD, Inc. with its partners will develop a transparent, nanostructured thermally insulating film that can be applied to existing single-pane windows to reduce heat loss. To produce the nanostructured film, the team will create hollow ceramic or polymer nanobubbles and consolidate them into a dense lattice structure using heat and compression. Because it is mostly air, the resulting nanobubble s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  2. Development of a High Throughput Algal Dewatering System Using Magnetic Particles

    SBC: Manta Biofuel, Inc            Topic: 12c

    Algal biofuels hold the promise of directly replacing fossil fuels through domestic production of renewable gasoline, diesel fuel and jet fuel. Before algae can be converted to fuel it must be harvested and concentrated 400fold, however, no commercial technology can perform this step cheaply enough to allow economic production of fuel from algae. The lack of a low cost algal harvesting technology ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Energy
  3. NDT System for Metal Components in Concrete Structures

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: 32e

    Keeping aging nuclear power plants in operation is crucial to the energy requirements of the United States. Monitoring and maintaining the strength and durability of concrete structures in power plants is essential for their ongoing safety and longevity. RMD is developing solidstate eddy current sensor technology with superior sensitivity, signaltonoise ratio, depth of interrogation, and spatial r ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Energy
  4. Low Energy Rotary Shear for Submillimeter Particle Production

    SBC: FOREST CONCEPTS, LLC            Topic: 03a

    Second generation biorefiners must be able to accept and process the full range of regionally relevant biomass sources, including hardwoods, softwoods, and a rapidly expanding number of herbaceous species (corn, miscanthus, switchgrass, sorghum, etc). Comminution technologies are needed that can process dry, green, and high moisture baled herbaceous biomass into millimeterscale feedstock particles ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Energy
  5. Development of a lowenergy nanosecond pulsed ignition system enabling highefficiency dilute gasoline combustion

    SBC: Transient Plasma Systems, Inc.            Topic: 17e

    The Department of Energy’s mission includes reducing America’s petroleum consumption to provide greater freedom of mobility, energy security, lower costs and reduced impact on the environment. There are more than 22,000 deaths/year attributed to NOx and particulates1. The worst offender of the in the U.S. is highway vehicles, which produce 11.6 billion lbs. of NOx, 400 million lbs. of particul ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Energy
  6. Continuous Casting of Metallic Nuclear Fuel Pins

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: 19b

    Future nuclear power plant designs call for large numbers of metallic fuel pins made from uranium alloys. Existing methods for casting these pins are very slow and costly. This project aims to enable largescale production of metallic nuclear fuel by developing an innovative continuous casting process. We are developing a continuous casting method that uses innovative process equipment, instrumenta ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Energy
  7. LowCost Alloy Coatings by Pulsed Electrodeposition for Combustors

    SBC: Faraday Technology, Inc.            Topic: 12b

    A need has been identified for production of lowcost biomass combustors with enhanced durability against high temperatures and corrosive environments. Biomass represents an abundant, renewable fuel source with significant unrealized potential to supplant nonrenewable fossil fuels in providing for the Nation’s energy needs. Combustors are typically fabricated from low cost steels, which do not ac ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Energy
  8. FORWARD OSMOSISBASED SYSTEM FOR TREATMENT OF WASTE WATER GENERATED DURING ENERGY PRODUCTION USING WASTE CARBON DIOXIDE AND WASTE HEAT

    SBC: Porifera Inc.            Topic: 17d

    Energy production requires significant quantities of fresh water for cooling, emitting greenhouse gases, and generating wastewater. This proposal will development a system that will synergistically capture carbon and treat wastewater at power plants. The system will have higher water recovery and treat more problematic water using less energy compared to state of the art technologies. A feasibilit ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Energy
  9. Lowcost, lowdefect, 2" GaN epiready substrates processed with EGrinding

    SBC: SIXPOINT MATERIALS, INC.            Topic: 11a

    Gallium nitride substrates are the key to achieving highend, energyefficient semiconductor devices such as power switches, laser diodes and light emitting diodes (LEDs). Significant effort has been exerted to develop costeffective nearequilibrium ammonothermal (NEAT) growth of bulk GaN crystals; however, due to extreme hardness and chemical stability, a lowcost wafering process for bulk GaN crysta ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Energy
  10. UltraRadioPure Sodium Iodide Detectors for Dark Matter

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: 31c

    The quest to understand dark matter is one of the major activities in modern particle physics and astrophysics. It is widely believed that dark matter is composed of a new type of subatomic particle that is not yet well understood. An important discovery in this area is the annual modulation signal measured using sodium iodide scintillation crystals deep in an underground laboratory in Italy. Whil ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Energy

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