Recovery Act - Sub-Zero Refrigeration From Low Temperature Solar Thermal

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: 02-10ER85645
Agency Tracking Number: 92625
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: 01 a
Solicitation Number: DE-PS02-09ER09-27
Small Business Information
Ergenics, Inc.
373 Margaret King Ave., Ringwood, NJ, 07456
DUNS: 827482386
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David DaCosta
 Dr.
 (973) 728-8815
 dacosta@ergenics.com
Business Contact
 David DaCosta
Title: Dr.
Phone: (973) 728-8815
Email: dacosta@ergenics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Refrigeration and air conditioning in buildings accounts for an enormous amount of U.S. primary energy consumption (>8.5 quads). Most existing air conditioners, heat pumps, and refrigerators achieve cooling through mechanical vapor compression cycles which: i) contribute to electric utility peak loads, generally met using inefficient and polluting fossil-fuelled combustion turbines, ii) reduce grid reliability, iii) use refrigerants that are strong greenhouse gases and iv) cannot be made more efficient cost effectively. A number of alternative technologies that have the promise of alleviating these problems are in various stages of development, but none can cost effectively compete with the status quo. Ergenics proposes to develop and commercialize a two-stage refrigeration system that uses low grade heat (<150

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