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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 June, 2020.

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  1. Advanced Catalyst Manufacturing Enabled by Direct Joule Heating

    SBC: HIGHT-TECH            Topic: G

    Ammonia synthesis reactions, enabled by the Haber-Bosch process, account for approximately 3% of the world’s total energy use. Here, we propose a cascade reactor with a sequence of catalyst compositions which are tailored to a specific stage of the synthesis reaction. The various catalyst compositions are enabled by our novel, direct joule heating process for synthesizing high entropy alloy nano ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  2. Real Time Particle Size and Settling Velocity for In-Situ Monitoring of Deep-Sea Polymetallic Nodule Mining

    SBC: SEQUOIA SCIENTIFIC, INC.            Topic: G

    In the coming decade, it is anticipated that deep-sea mining activities will commence throughout the deep ocean, at depths around 4000-6000m. At these depths, vast resources of minerals such as cobalt, copper and nickel, which are needed to produce batteries for electric vehicles for example, are present in the form of baseball-sized rocks called polymetallic nodules lying on the seabed. Collector ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  3. Rechargeable carbon-oxygen battery: A new class of ultra low-cost, lightweight energy storage technology

    SBC: Noon Energy Inc.            Topic: G

    Noon Energy has developed a new class of battery technology that will cost-effectively turn intermittent solar and wind electricity into on-demand power. It uses ultra-low-cost storage media and can match the energy efficiency of lithium-ion technology. It stores energy by splitting CO2 into solid carbon and oxygen in a flow battery configuration, utilizing abundant materials and simple reaction c ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  4. Highly Efficient Vacuum Smelting of Aluminum

    SBC: UHV TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: G

    The goal of this SBIR project is to develop and demonstrate an innovative aluminum smelting technology that will significantly increase the range of aluminum alloys that can be manufactured from recycling of scrap aluminum. This will result in reduction of need for primary aluminum with corresponding 95% energy and CO2 emission benefits. The proposed melting of pre-sorted aluminum alloys using UHV ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  5. Space Division Multiplexing with Multi-Core Fiber for Energy Efficient Integrated Photonic Networking Technologies

    SBC: ULTRA-LOW LOSS TECHNOLOGIES LLC            Topic: G

    The trend for short-reach optical fiber communications, those used for data centers and HPC, has been to use simple and power-efficient approaches to scale bandwidth. Approaches include parallel single mode (ex. more fibers), multi-level modulation coupled with direct detection (ex. four-level pulse amplitude modulation or PAM-4), and wide channel spacing (i.e. coarse WDM or CWDM). Bandwidth and c ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  6. Electro-swing adsorption for high efficiency direct air capture

    SBC: Verdox, Inc.            Topic: G

    There is a clear scientific consensus on the role of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions in the unusually wild fluctuations of global climate patterns over the last century. To that end there has been an exponential growth of investments in “clean tech”, and mainly in direct air capture (DAC). Verdox, Inc. aims to introduce a radically novel technology to the field which presents a paradigm ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  7. Chemically Engineered Process for Enhanced Carbon Mineralization Potential

    SBC: COMMUNITY ENERGY, INC.            Topic: G

    Globally, carbon capture and storage technologies are being developed to prevent CO2 from entering the atmosphere. One promising version of these technologies is carbon mineralization. Carbon mineralization reacts CO2 gas with minerals containing magnesium and/or calcium. When CO2 reacts with these minerals, it forms solid carbonate which may be sold for use in building materials. One plausible so ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  8. Transformation of carbon emissions to high-value products through a two-step electrochemical platform

    SBC: LECTROLYST LLC            Topic: G

    Carbon dioxide utilization can help reduce carbon emissions, but gaps remain in the value chain from initial capture to high-value products. Lectrolyst LLC will develop an electrochemical platform centered on selective two-step conversion of CO2 to acetic acid and ethylene, to fill this need. Preliminary life cycle assessment and techno-economic analyses indicate ~200 million metric tons of CO2 em ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  9. Nanoionics Enabled Proton Conducting Ionomers

    SBC: Celadyne Technologies, Inc.            Topic: G

    Celadyne Technologies will develop an innovative elevated temperature proton conducting ionomer material. The team improves upon existing technology relying on acid-base chemistry in favor of an approach driven by defect chemistry and interfacial nanoionic interactions. The technology could improve efficiency in proton exchange membrane fuel cells and electrolyzers and reduce CO2 emissions.

    SBIR Phase II 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  10. Co-Generation of Low-Energy, CO2-Free Hydrogen and Ordinary Portland Cement from Ca-Rich Rocks

    SBC: Brimstone Energy            Topic: G

    We are building a technology that produces low cost hydrogen while releasing low or no carbon dioxide emissions. Key to our affordable hydrogen is the co-generation of valuable co-products like: Sulfuric Acid or Cement. Our processes are lower emission, lower energy and lower cost than conventional production method. We validated a proof-of-concept in our lab in May 2019 and our objective is to de ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 Department of Energy
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