Recovery Act - Scale-Up of Nanopowder Manufacturing Via Cost-Effective, Low Carbon-Footprint Process

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: 02-10ER85685
Agency Tracking Number: 92414
Amount: $999,992.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: 09 b
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Ngimat Co.
5315 Peachtree Boulevard, Atlanta, GA, 30341
DUNS: 806337762
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ganesh Venugopal
 Dr.
 (678) 287-2400
 gvenugopal@ngimat.com
Business Contact
 Andrew Hunt
Title: Dr.
Phone: (678) 287-2400
Email: ahunt@ngimat.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In order to commercialize high-performance nanomaterials-enabled energy devices such as batteries, super-capacitors, photovoltaics, catalysts and lasers, there is a dire need for a low-cost, energy-efficient nanomaterials manufacturing process with a low-carbon footprint. Development of nanomaterials production technologies that meet this need, will contribute to the resurgence of the US manufacturing sector while simultaneously reducing green house gas emissions at the manufacturing and applications levels. nGimat proposes to boost its production volumes of high-performance nanopowders for energy applications by scaling-up its versatile, cost-effective and environmentally friendly NanoSpray Combustion process. The process will utilize low-cost precursors and bio-derivable solvents in a simple self-sustaining combustion based process to achieve these objectives. In Phase I, the precursor-delivery, combustion synthesis and powder collection sub-systems of the process were scaled-up to deliver >11kg/day quantities of representative nanopowders, a >10X improvement over nGimat

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