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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$999,992.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
02-10ER85685
Award Id:
99602
Agency Tracking Number:
92414
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
09 b
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
5315 Peachtree Boulevard, Atlanta, GA, 30341
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
806337762
Principal Investigator:
GaneshVenugopal
Dr.
(678) 287-2400
gvenugopal@ngimat.com
Business Contact:
AndrewHunt
Dr.
(678) 287-2400
ahunt@ngimat.com
Research Institute:
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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