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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. Low Cost Transportation Batteries

    SBC: Xilectric, Inc.            Topic: 1

    "The US imports over $300 billion dollars of oil every year. Electrification of the US fleet would reduce our dependency on foreign oil and could help curb carbon dioxide emissions through increased renewable energy integration. However, current battery technology is too expensive and offers insufficient range to drive broad market acceptance of electric vehicles. ARPA-E has responded by chall ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  2. Doubling the energy density of lithium-ion batteries for transportation

    SBC: SILA NANOTECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: DEFOA0000674

    "To accelerate the adoption of battery electric vehicles (BEVs), Sila Nanotechnologies and its project team aim to transform portable energy storage by demonstrating 1200 Wh/L performance in full cells, with electrode materials materials cost of just $40/kWh. By more than doubling the amount of energy stored in any given form factor cell, without changing the manufacturing process, we will reduce ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  3. Transformational GaN Substrate Technology

    SBC: KYMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: DEFOA0000941

    Kyma Technologies will develop a cost-effective technique to grow high-quality gallium nitride (GaN) by developing a high growth rate process for creating crystalline GaN boules, which are used as a starting material for semiconductor device manufacturing. Currently, growing boules from GaN seeds is slow, expensive, and inconsistent, which negatively affects manufacturing yield and electronic devi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  4. Advanced sodium batteries with enhanced safety and low cost processing

    SBC: Materials and Systems Research, Inc.            Topic: 1

    Sodium beta-alumina batteries are one of the most promising large-scale electrical energy storage technologies due to their high energy density and excellent cycling capability. Despite many advantages, the sodium batteries have several barriers for successful commercialization, mainly related to safety issues and high capital investment for installation. The current battery cells typically oper ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  5. High-Power Vertical-Junction Field-Effect Transistors Fabricated on Low-Dislocation-Density GaN by Epitaxial Lift-Off [Phase IIS]

    SBC: MicroLink Devices            Topic: 1

    In this program, we will develop a breakthrough technology that will enable wafer-scale epitaxial lift-off (ELO) of GaN power device heterostructures from low-dislocation-density bulk GaN substrates. This technology will be used to provide a low-cost vertical junction field effect transistors (VJFETs) with high breakdown voltage (greater than 1,200 V) and high current capability (greater than 100 ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  6. Vertical GaN Substrates

    SBC: SIXPOINT MATERIALS, INC.            Topic: DEFOA0000941

    SixPoint Materials will create low-cost, high-quality vertical gallium nitride (GaN) substrates using a multi-phase production approach that employs both hydride vapor phase epitaxy (HVPE) technology and ammonothermal growth techniques to lower costs and maintain crystal quality. Substrates are thin wafers of semiconducting material needed for power devices. In its two-phase project, SixPoint Mate ...

    STTR Phase II 2014 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  7. Advanced Manufacturing and Performance Enhancements for Reduced-cost Silicon Carbide MOSFETs (AMPERES)

    SBC: MONOLITH SEMICONDUCTOR INC            Topic: N/A

    The team of Monolith Semiconductor, X-FAB Texas, Rensselaer, United Technologies and Univ. of Arkansas will provide breakthrough advances in switch performance and manufacturing cost reduction to deliver cost-effective 100Amp, 1200V SiC power MOSFETs to enable widespread adoption. Based on the combined expertise in both Silicon and SiC power device design and processing, Monolith Semiconductor is ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  8. Stationary Wide-Angle Concentrator PV System

    SBC: Glint Photonics, Inc.            Topic: DEFOA0001256

    Concentrator PV systems using highly efficient multijunction photovoltaic cells hold out the promise of very low-cost solar electricity generation, but their adoption has been hamstrung by the requirement for bulky mechanical trackers that add cost, diminish land use, increase maintenance, and exclude roof-top installations. The Stationary Wide-Angle Concentrator (SWAC) PV system will provides the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  9. HYPERLAMINAR FLOW ENGINE FOR COMBINED HEAT AND POWER

    SBC: MOHAWK INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: DEFOA0001380

    The team of Mohawk Innovative Technology Inc., (MiTi), University of Texas – Center for Electro-Mechanics and MITIS of Belgium propose a truly transformative, ultra-high-speed and oilfree, Hyperlaminar Flow Engine (HFE) system that combines low cost viscous shear driven compressor and expander, an integrated low pressure drop recuperator, flameless combustor, permanent magnet generator, lubrican ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  10. A High Efficiency SACI 1 kW Generator System with Integrated Waste Energy Recovery

    SBC: Air Squared, Inc.            Topic: DEFOA0001380

    We propose a novel high efficiency (≈40%) generator system capable of providing 1 kWe along with hot water on-demand. The integration of two novel concepts: 1) an internal combustion engine (ICE) operating on Spark-Assisted Compression Ignition (SACI) combustion of natural gas (NG), and 2) a bottoming Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) with waste energy recovery (WER) from ICE exhaust enables the overa ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of EnergyARPA-E

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