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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

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  1. Extremely Fast and Efficient Direct Contact Ultrasonic Drying for Roll to Roll Manufacturing


    This project has a very focused goal of developing direct contact ultrasonic dryer modules that can be retrofitted in a roll to roll manufacturing drying process. The proposed technology can create new paradigms shift in industrial drying technology which directly addresses one of the key ARPA-E mission areas in “advancing non-evaporative dehydration and drying technologies.” Invented in 2015 ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  2. Advanced Catalyst Manufacturing Enabled by Direct Joule Heating

    SBC: HIGHT-TECH LLC            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
  3. Enabling Technology- Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Energy Demands in the Meat Production Industry via Scaling Advanced 3D Culture Bioreactors

    SBC: cambridge crops, Inc.            Topic: G

    Food production, and in particular animal-derived meat products, are a major source of green-house gases, compounded by the remarkable inefficiency in biomass conversion (grain to dense muscle tissue in meat), along with growing challenges with food safety, quality and nutrition. To address this growing problem, we propose to exploit the emerging field of cellular agriculture (tissue engineering o ...

    STTR Phase II 2020 Department of EnergyARPA-E
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Space Division Multiplexing with Multi-Core Fiber for Energy Efficient Integrated Photonic Networking Technologies


    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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
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