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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until April, 2020.

  1. An Innovative Transport Membrane Condenser for Water Recovery from Flue Gas and its Reuse

    SBC: Media and Process Technology Inc.            Topic: 07NCERP1

    Although water recycle and reuse is considered good environmental practice, its implementation is highly dependent upon the economics and hence can be challenging to implement. An example is the recovery of low quality heat as water condensate from industrial flue gases. In this case, tremendous quantities of energy and water are lost out the stack in the US today, since no conventional condensing ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Environmental Protection Agency
  2. Small Scale Ethanol Drying


    This program exceeded all key milestones. Using cellulose Waste, CMS demonstrated novel ethanol drying membranes via small scale dephlegmation process that yields fuel grade ethanol (FGE) at a lower cost than large switch grass ethanol plants. This success yields positive value for cellulose waste. We achieved targeted EPA goals of developing low cost environmentally friendly systems to enhance re ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Environmental Protection Agency
  3. Nanocrystalline Materials for Removal of Reduced Sulfur and Nitrogen Compounds from Fuel Gas

    SBC: NanoScale Materials, Inc.            Topic: 07NCERP1

    Integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC), which uses a gasilier to convert coal to fuel gas, and then uses a combined cycle power block to generate electricity. is one of the most promising technologies for generating electricity from coal in an environmentally sustainable way. IGCC has many advantages over traditional technologies including: higher efficiency, lower pollutant emissions, and ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Environmental Protection Agency
  4. Highly Bright, Heavy Metal-Free, and Stable Doped Semiconductor Nano-Phosphors for Economical Solid State Lighting Alternatives


    There is growing concern about how to limit the release of mercury into the environment. One significant source of mercury is found in fluorescent lamps. Recently, however, compact fluorescent lamps have been heavily promoted in order to conserve electrical energy. While it is true that switching to energy efficient lighting is one of the easiest ways to save energy, reduce CO2 emissions, and s ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Environmental Protection Agency
  5. Minerals Recovery of Copper Stamp Sand on Lake Superior Coastline for use as Raw Material in the Manufacture of Roofing Shingles: Phase 2

    SBC: Lesktech Limited            Topic: 07NCERP1

    Stamp sands (a waste tailing product) from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan copper mining days were examined in the Phase I portion of this study for its application possibilities in the asphalt roofing shingle market as a laptop granule. Through rigorous testing we found the larger particle size portion of the byproduct to be economically and environmentally applicable as roofing granules (G-sand) ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Environmental Protection Agency
  6. Technology for Enhanced Biodiesel Economics

    SBC: K S E INC            Topic: 07NCERP1

    The overall goal of this project is to complete the research and development of an innovative process technology to enhance the economics of biodiesel production, through upgrading the byproduct glycerol to a propane fuel (LPG), which (a) is widely used today, (b) has an existing distribution system, (c) can accommodate the large volumes of byproduct glycerol, and (d) which has attractive economic ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Environmental Protection Agency
  7. Wireless Electrochemical CIO2 Monitor for Decontamination Operations

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: 07NCERP1

    Recognizing the importance of ClO2 in disinfection and decontamination operations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had identified the need for portable, accurate and field-rugged chlorine dioxide (ClO2) monitors for use in monitoring building decontamination operations. To address the EPA's concern and need, this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will contin ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Environmental Protection Agency
  8. High-Throughput Experimentation Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) Chamber for Accelerated Microelectronics Materials Research and Development

    SBC: INTERMOLECULAR, INC.            Topic: DMEA07001

    The cost to maintain Moore’s law is growing exponentially with every generation of semiconductor device. To support the ever-increasing demand for smaller, faster, lower-power, and lower-cost microelectronic semiconductor devices, tools enabling faster and lower-cost research and development are required. Current development tools are only capable of achieving one data point per wafer. The goal ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseDefense Microelectronics Activity
  9. In-Line Characterization System for Advanced High K Dielectric / Metal Gate CMOS Transistor Stack for the Development of High Speed, Low Power Microel

    SBC: INTERMOLECULAR, INC.            Topic: DMEA07002

    Throughout the history of integrated circuit fabrication, gate stack engineering has been employed to meet the aggressive device scaling necessary to stay on the Moore’s Law curve. However, as device dimensions continue to progress into the sub-100-nm regime, scaling of the traditional SiO2 gate dielectric led to issues with reliability, dopant penetration and excessive gate leakage current. Ove ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseDefense Microelectronics Activity
  10. A New Innovative Low Cost Manufacturing Process to Produce Titanium

    SBC: Environmental Abrasives, LLC            Topic: 07NCERA1

    All titanium is produced by the Kroll process, which is a batch process for the magnesium (Mg) reduction of titanium tetrachloride (TiCl4). Separate operations are required to produce the toxic and very corrosive TiCl4, which must be stored and transported. Magnesium also is produced separately in liquid form via the electrolysis of magnesium chloride (MgCl2), which requires storage and transport ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Environmental Protection Agency

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