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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. Thermochemical Biofuels Production from Biomass Waste Materials

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: TopicH

    This project will develop and evaluate a new process for converting biomass waste into diesel fuel. The diesel made from biomass will be a direct substitute for ultra low-sulfur diesel (defined by ASTM D 975). The biomass waste will first be converted into pyrolysis oil and then upgraded to diesel. The process uses a new approach to upgrading pyrolysis bio oil and does not produce excessive by-pro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Environmental Protection Agency
  2. Commercialization of Solid Acid and Base Catalysts Derived from Biochar Optimized to Produce Biodiesel from Low Cost Oils

    SBC: Down to Earth Energy (formerly Mountain Creek Enterprises)            Topic: TopicG

    Down to Earth Energy will scale up and commercialize reusable and recoverable solid, porous acid and base catalysts for biodiesel production using biochar generated from agricultural and forestry residues (i.e., a sustainable biomass). The Phase I feasibility study using an acid catalyst made from biochar (peanut hulls, pine pellets, and pine chips) showed high efficiency methylation of fats and o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Environmental Protection Agency
  3. Combined Gas and Particle Measurement System

    SBC: AIR QUALITY DESIGN INC.            Topic: TopicG

    Real-time measurements of particle species, including NO3-, NH4+, and SO4=, are needed at multiple locations in and beyond the NCORE network to understand pollutant fluxes and dynamics of PM2.5, and to constrain atmospheric models. Existing methods have proved problematic for widespread autonomous deployment creating, an opportunity for development of a reliable, autonomous approach. The innovatio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Environmental Protection Agency
  4. Combined Gas and Particle Measurement System

    SBC: AIR QUALITY DESIGN INC.            Topic: 09NCERG1

    Real-time measurements of particle species, including NO3-, NH4+, and SO4=, are needed at multiple locations in and beyond the NCORE network to understand pollutant fluxes and dynamics of PM2.5, and to constrain atmospheric models. Existing methods have proved problematic for widespread autonomous deployment creating, an opportunity for development of a reliable, autonomous approach. The inn ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Environmental Protection Agency
  5. Low Cost Retrofit Emissions Control in Off-Road Sources

    SBC: ELTRON RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, INCORPORATED            Topic: 09NCERH1

    Considerable progress has been made in reducing emissions from stationary and highway sources. However, new emission standards require that new off-road (non-road) diesel engines achieve emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and other species comparable to those from on-road sources. Additionally, biofuel (e.g., biodiesel) powered vehicles offer the potential for increased NOx emissions. There a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Environmental Protection Agency
  6. Commercialization of Solid Acid and Base Catalysts Derived from Biochar Optimized to Produce Biodiesel from Low Cost Oils

    SBC: Down to Earth Energy (formerly Mountain Creek Enterprises)            Topic: 09NCERP1

    Down to Earth Energy will scale up and commercialize reusable and recoverable solid, porous acid and base catalysts for biodiesel production using biochar generated from agricultural and forestry residues (i.e., a sustainable biomass). The Phase I feasibility study using an acid catalyst made from biochar (peanut hulls, pine pellets, and pine chips) showed high efficiency methylation of fats and o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Environmental Protection Agency
  7. A Portable Microreactor System to Synthesize Hydrogen Peroxide

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: 09NCERP1

    Hydrogen peroxide vapor (HPV) is an effective and well studied decontaminant for vehicles and buildings contaminated by hazardous chemical or biological materials. Unfortunately, the current technology for generating HPV requires 35 weight percent hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) as a precursor, which is dangerous and cumbersome to transport and is classified by the Department of Transportation (DOT) as b ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Environmental Protection Agency
  8. Advanced Portable Fine Water Mist Fire Extinguisher for Spacecraft

    SBC: ADA Technologies, Inc.            Topic: X205

    Fine water mist (FWM) is a promising replacement technology for fire suppression on the next generation of manned spacecraft. It offers advantages in performance, ease of cleanup, compatibility with on-board environmental systems, and ability to recharge during a mission. ADA Technologies has designed and built a prototype hand-held extinguisher that successfully extinguished test fires in an atmo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. High Fidelity, High Volume Agglutinate Manufacturing Process

    SBC: Zybek Advanced Products, Inc.            Topic: X602

    Up to 65% of the lunar soils are comprised of agglutinates. Although the importance of agglutinate in simulants is often debated, the fact is that agglutinates account for a large portion of the lunar soil and have known effects on final material properties. Increasing the fidelity of terrestrially manufactured simulant can reduce mission risk. Zybek Advanced Products, Inc., is proposing an i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Calibration/Validation Technology for the CO2 Satellite

    SBC: Atmospheric Observing Systems, Inc.            Topic: S1

    We are proposing to develop high altitude CO2 analyzer technology that can be deployed on the research aircraft of NASA's Airborne Science Program (ASP). The ultimate scientific goal is the calibration/validation of CO2 observations made from spacecraft. Two forms of the analyzer are to be developed, pod for unmanned aircraft and rack for more general purpose platforms. The CO2 payloads are small ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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