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Company Name: Technology Holding, LLC
City: Salt Lake City
State: UT
Zip+4: 84103-1441
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $4,735,877.00 64
SBIR Phase II $14,850,009.00 25
STTR Phase I $889,375.00 9
STTR Phase II $1,745,627.00 3

Award List:

DEVELOPMENT OF NB(X)TI(1-X)O(2-D) SEMICONDUCTING ELECTRODES FOR PHOTOELECTROLYSIS OF WATER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: G.r. Miller , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $35,000.00

HIGH ENERGY HIGH POWER DENSITY SODIUM\MIXED CHALCOGENIDE BATTERIES FOR POWER APPLICATIONS.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $70,000.00

HIGH ENERGY HIGH POWER DENSITY SODIUM\MIXED CHALCOGENIDE BATTERIES FOR POWER APPLICATIONS.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $370,000.00
Abstract:
Work is propose to assess the feasibilty of sodium\sulfur-selenium batteries for electrically powered weapons systems aboard air breathing aircraft and for energy storage aboard orbital flight vehicles. several potential adantages of the sodium\ sulfur-selenium battery over the sodium-sulfur battery… More

PROCESSING AND CHARACTERIZATION OF SILICON CARBIDE-ALUMINUM OXYCARBIDE CERAMICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Raymond A. Cutler , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00

PROCESSING AND CHARACTERIZATION OF SILICON CARBIDE-ALUMINUM OXYCARBIDE CERAMICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Raymond A. Cutler , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $488,048.00
Abstract:
Silicon carbide (sic), aluminum oxycarbide (a12oc), and aluminum nitride (ain) all have the same 2h wurzite crystal structure and form a complete solid solution. research in the sic-aln solid solution system has shown that the creep characteristics of this material are very desirable for high… More

FABRICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF CERAMIC MATRIX-CERAMIC WHISKER COMPOSITES WITH RAN- DOM ORIENTATION OF THE WHISKERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. L. Viswanthan , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,884.00

DEVELOPMENT OF NB(X)TI(1-X)O(2-D) SEMICONDUCTING ELECTRODES FOR PHOTOELECTROLYSIS OF WATER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: G.r. Miller , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $200,000.00
Abstract:
Harnessing solar energy as an inexhaustible and inexpensive source of energy has been a goal of mankind for centuries. one of the most promising schemes now devised to harness solar energy is the photoelectrolytic decomposition of waterusing semiconducting electrodes. one of the major problems… More

FABRICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF CERAMIC MATRIX-CERAMIC WHISKER COMPOSITES WITH RAN- DOM ORIENTATION OF THE WHISKERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. L. Viswanthan , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $499,000.00
Abstract:
Fabrication and characterization of ceramic matrix- sic whisker composites by pressureless sintering for advanced heat engines is planned. densification of whisker-reinforced composites with high loading of whisker conetnt has been achieved to date only by hot pressing. novel methods are projected,… More

NITRIDE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: David w. richerson , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $49,848.00
Abstract:
Current dense si3n4 materials have high strength and moderate toughness and are excellent candidates for applications such as cutting tools and heat engine components. improvements in toughness, creep resistance, thermal conductivity, hardness and wear of si3n4 are needed for these and other… More

SODIUM HEAT ENGINE DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Neill Weber
Award Amount: $50,000.00

SODIUM HEAT ENGINE DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Neill Weber
Award Amount: $113,000.00
Abstract:
The sodium heat engine (she) is an efficient device for the direct conversion of thermal energy to electrical energy. the device has high specific power both on a volume and weight basis, high conversion efficiency which is independent of size, and no moving parts which implies potentially high… More

HIGH TEMPERATURE EVALUATION OF NEW FERROELASTIC TOUGHENED CERAMIC MATERIALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Roger matsumoto
Award Amount: $45,655.00
Abstract:
It is proposed that new ceramic materials with potential for strength and toughness retention to elevated temperatures will be fabricated and characterized. these new ceramic materials exhibit a phenomenon known as ferroelasticity. the phenomenon of ferroelasticity is very similar to that of… More

NOVEL MATERIALS FOR HIGH CURRENT SWITCH APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Dr sudhir r kulkarni
Award Amount: $49,879.00
Abstract:
If a series of materials can be engineered having metal to insulator or metal-to-semiconductor transition at a specific desired temperature, then these materials will pave the way for a variety of applications. one such application is a high current, solid state, reliable switch. it is proposed to… More

DEVELOPMENT OF A MICROCIRCUIT GRID TECHNIQUE FOR AUTOMATED CRACK LENGTH MEASUREMENT FOR FATIGUE TESTING AT ELEVATED TEMPERATURES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Raymond a culter
Award Amount: $49,959.00
Abstract:
Development and application of a microcircuit grid technique for measuring crack lengths in fatigue crack growth test specimens is described. crack length is determined from stepwise changes in the voltage output of the grid circuit caused by the sequential rupture of the microstrips by the… More

FRACTOGRAPHY OF ADVANCED SILICON NITRIDE MATERIAL FOR TURBINE APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David w richerson
Award Amount: $49,971.00
Abstract:
Some ceramics have very high temperature stability and strength compared to structural metals and have potential to be used uncooled in advanced gas turbine engines. one candidate family of ceramics with an especially good combination of thermal properties and potential mechanical properties is… More

SYNTHESIS OF HIGH-STRENGTH ALUMINA WHISKERS FOR REINFORCING CERAMIC AND METALLIC MATRICES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr raymond a cutler
Award Amount: $49,885.00
Abstract:
Composites consisting of silicon carbide (sic) whiskers in an alumina matrix have recently demonstrated the viability of using whiskers to toughen ceramics. efforts to incorporate sic whiskers into important oxide ceramics, suchas zirconia, mullite, and cordierite have resulted in degradation of… More

HIGH THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY SINTERED A1N

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Raymond A Cutler
Award Amount: $49,950.00

NEW LOW THERMAL EXPANSION STRUCTURAL CERAMICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr Santosh Y Limaye
Award Amount: $49,994.00

HYPERSONIC RAMJET LEADING EDGE MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David W Richerson
Award Amount: $49,892.00

DESIGN, FABRICATION, AND INTERFACE CHARACTERIZATION OF CERAMIC FIBER-CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr David W Richerson
Award Amount: $48,870.00

HIGH THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY SINTERED A1N

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Raymond A Cutler
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
Aluminum nitride (a1n) is an important candidate material for advanced packaging of integrated circuits as a high thermal conductivity alternative to beryllium oxide that could potentially be made available at low cost. much experimental work has been conducted on a1n, but the technology still has… More

NEW LOW THERMAL EXPANSION STRUCTURAL CERAMICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr Santosh Y Limaye
Award Amount: $479,000.00
Abstract:
Over the past few years, a new family of materials called nzp (nazr2 (po4)3 and its analogs) has become well known forits low thermal expansion behavior. recently, it has been shown that zr4 (po4)6 and srzr4(po4)6 have opposite anisotropy in thermal expansion as well as opposite bulk thermal… More

DESIGN, FABRICATION, AND INTERFACE CHARACTERIZATION OF CERAMIC FIBER-CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr David W Richerson
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
Ceramic-matrix composites with optimum fiber-matrix interfacial bonding exhibit high strengths, fracture toughness, and a damage-insensitive failure mode, and they are vastly superior in reliability to monolithic ceramics. the design and fabrication of these composites require innovative techniques… More

NOVEL MULLITE FELT REINFORCED COMPOSITES FOR ADVANCED RADOME APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Santosh y limaye
Award Amount: $49,550.00
Abstract:
A stable low, dielectric constant, high strength, a good thermal shock resistance are the major criteria for selecting a radome material. a fiberous mullite felt reinforcement offers many of these properties to make suitable radome composite material. ceramatec, inc. proposes to reinforce a mullite… More

AN ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY HIGH POWER DENSITY MINIATURE THERMAL BATTERY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr ashok c khandkar
Award Amount: $49,967.00
Abstract:
Ceramatec and saft have formed a team and are pleased to jointly propose an effort to develop, fabricate, and test/evaluate a prototype advanced technology high power density thermal battery system. the battery utilizes a high conductivity lower operating temperature solid electrolyte which offers… More

INJECTION MOLDING OF CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Curtis Griffin
Award Amount: $49,866.00

HYPERSONIC RAMJET LEADING EDGE MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David W Richerson
Award Amount: $499,900.00
Abstract:
Ceramatec has conducted exploratory research and development on monolithic and composite materials in the zrb2 and tib2 systems and has obtained very encouraging results with several proprietary compositions/constructions. the average strength of a baseline tib2 composition was measured at 877 mpa… More

INJECTION MOLDING OF CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Curtis Griffin
Award Amount: $400,000.00
Abstract:
The overall objective of this project is to demonstrate the successful fabrication and densification of ceramic matrix composites formed by injection molding. to accomplish this objective, a designed test matrix will be developed that will systematically investigate the key injection molding and… More

HIGH SPEED MACHINING OF TITANIUM ALLOYS USING CERAMIC CUTTING TOOLS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Raymond A Cutler
Award Amount: $49,993.00
Abstract:
Titanium machining has increased substantially during the past 25 years but despite intense interest in finding improved tool materials,wc-6 wt. % co is still used at cutting speeds less than 75 m/min. recent work at ceramatec showed that novel ceramic cutting tools could be used to machine titanium… More

STRENGTHENING OF STRUCTURAL CERAMICS BY DIFFERENTIAL CREEP

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Raymond A Cutler , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,517.00
Abstract:
A novel method for strengthening ceramics and allowing strength retention to high temperature is proposed. the phase i research will determine the feasibility of introducing substantial surface compressive residual stresses in alumina, silicon carbide, and silicon nitride using a differential creep… More

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: S. Elangovan, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,556.00

Sensor for Real-Time Analysis of Heavy Metals and Radionuclides in Groundwater

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: S. Elangovan, SOFC Program Group Leader
Award Amount: $99,079.00
Abstract:
65752 The electrical, physical, and chemical characteristics of the electrode materials in lanthanum-gallate-based intermediate temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells must be optimized for long-term endurance. This project will synthesize and characterize several promising electrode compositions… More

Improved Buffered Substrates for YBCO Coated Conductors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Merrill A. Wilson, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $99,987.00
Abstract:
65692 The maximum allowable operating temperature for metal materials used in the construction of heat exchangers for electric power generation systems is limited to approximately 700C, which severely reduces the overall efficiency of the system. This project will develop a reliable, high… More

Development of Low-Cost Salts for Lithium-Ion, Rechargeable Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: S. E. Elangovan
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
65752 Lowering the operating temperature of solid oxide fuel cells is the key to achieving commercial cost targets. The use of high conductivity lanthanum gallate as the electrolyte material offers lower temperature performance, but the lanthanum gallate is chemically incompatible with the… More

Axisymmetric, Emittance-Compensated Electron Gun

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Merrill A. Wilson
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
65692 The integration of high temperature ceramics and micro-channel architectures into a heat exchanger would increase the efficiency of indirect-fired power cycles. The resulting improvements in mechanical, corrosion, and performance characteristics would enable operation at approximately… More

Perovskite/Oxide Composites as Mixed Protonic/Electronic Conductors for Hydrogen Recovery in IGCC Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: S. E. Elangovan
Award Amount: $99,980.00
Abstract:
70103 Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) systems are promising new alternatives for highly efficient and environmentally friendly power generation. In order to make these systems commercially viable, a portion of the hydrogen from syngas needs to be recovered as a value-added… More

Development of Low-Cost Salts for Lithium-Ion, Rechargeable Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: S. E. Elangovan
Award Amount: $749,356.00
Abstract:
65752 Lowering the operating temperature of solid oxide fuel cells is the key to achieving commercial cost targets. The use of high conductivity lanthanum gallate as the electrolyte material offers lower temperature performance, but the lanthanum gallate is chemically incompatible with the… More

Axisymmetric, Emittance-Compensated Electron Gun

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Merrill A. Wilson
Award Amount: $749,473.00
Abstract:
65692 The integration of high temperature ceramics and micro-channel architectures into a heat exchanger would increase the efficiency of indirect-fired power cycles. The resulting improvements in mechanical, corrosion, and performance characteristics would enable operation at approximately… More

Low-Temperature, Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Cathode Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: S. E. Elangovan
Award Amount: $99,694.00
Abstract:
70182 The performance of the cathode is the largest hurdle to the full realization of low temperature solid oxide fuel cells. This project will develop cathode materials with improved properties that are necessary for high performance at low temperatures. The approach will use materials and… More

Functional Geopolymer Composites for Structural Ceramic Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Principal Investigator: Balakrishnan G. Nair, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,980.00
RI Contact: Charles Hoffman
Abstract:
"Continuous fiber-reinforced ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) are attractive candidate materials for structural components in military/commercial airframe or engine/turbine components due to their high-temperature mechanical properties. However, currentCMCs have two major limitations that have… More

Innovative Oxidation Treatment for Removal of MTBE From Drinking Water Using a Combined Photocatalytic Reactor and Ozone Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: James Steppan
Award Amount: $69,926.00
Abstract:
Oxygenates such as methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) have been used in the United States as octane enhancers in gasoline and to boost the oxygen content of reformulated gasoline, which was a requirement of the Clean Air Act. MTBE has found its way into lakes, underground aquifers, and urban wells… More

Amorphous, Non-Oxide Seals, Derived from Organic Precursors, for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: C. A. Lewissohn
Award Amount: $97,026.00
Abstract:
70526 Despite extensive international efforts, several key issues hinder the widespread use of solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology. One of the limitations of current SOFC designs is the method of sealing the components together to make an impermeable, mechanically reliable assembly. This… More

MICRO-FABRICATED CERAMIC COMPONENTS FOR OPTICAL FIBER CONNECTORS IN HARSH OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Balakrishnan Nair, PI, New Business Dev.
Award Amount: $99,681.00
Abstract:
"This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is designed to develop and characterize a novel ceramic material and microcomponent fabrication technique for application as optic fiber connectors in harsh operational environments experienced by theIntegrated Defense Electronics… More

Enhanced Toughness SiC with High Hardness for Advanced Armor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Raymond A. Cutler, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $119,581.00
Abstract:
"Recent efforts at engineering the microstructures of SiC have resulted in fracture toughness values that are 2-3 times that of conventionally sintered SiC. However, these methods of toughening have resulted in decreased hardness, a property that iscritical for armor applications. The proposed… More

SBIR/STTR Phase I: Innovative And Cost-Effective Process for Net-Shape Microfabrication of Ceramic Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Balakrishnan Nair
Award Amount: $99,885.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop and characterize a novel ceramic material and microcomponent fabrication technique for two different industrial sectors: the fiber-optic communications industry and the chemical industry. Current processes for microcomponent… More

Demonstration of SOFC Operation on JP-8 Reformate Produced by a Cold Plasma Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph Hartvigsen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,750.00
Abstract:
Ceramatec Inc. and Synergy Technologies Corporation have teamed to demonstrate Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC)operation on JP-8 reformate produced using a cold plasma process. SOFC stacks, installed in a test stand originally designed for use with a thermallyintegrated natural gas steam reformer, will… More

SBIR Phase II: Innovative And Cost-Effective Process for Net-Shape Microfabrication of Ceramic Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Balakrishnan Nair
Award Amount: $499,759.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop a ceramic hydrogen fuel appliance (CHFA) using ceramic microreactor modules (CMMs) using a low-cost, net-shape manufacturing process, and a new material, that was developed in the Phase I project.… More

Perovskite/Oxide Composites as Mixed Protonic/Electronic Conductors for Hydrogen Recovery in IGCC Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: S. Elangovan
Award Amount: $749,818.00
Abstract:
70103 Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) systems are promising new alternatives for highly efficient and environmentally friendly power generation. In order to make these systems commercially viable, a portion of the hydrogen in syngas needs to be recovered as a value-added byproduct… More

Preceramic Precursor Routes to Tailorable, Low-Activation, Silicon-Carbide-Based Joints

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: C.a. Lewinsohn
Award Amount: $99,378.00
Abstract:
72957S03-I Energy from thermonuclear fusion systems offers a long range option for decreasing U.S. dependence on foreign energy sources, enhancing national security, and mitigating climate change. Of the current options available for first-wall materials, composites made from silicon carbide… More

Perovskite/Oxide Composites as Mixed Protonic/Electronic Conductors for Hydrogen Recovery in IGCC Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: S. Elangovan
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
70103 Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) systems are promising new alternatives for highly efficient and environmentally friendly power generation. In order to make these systems commercially viable, a portion of the hydrogen in syngas needs to be recovered as a value-added byproduct… More

Tailorable, Environmental Barrier Coatings for Super- Alloy Turbine Components in Syngas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Shekar Balagopal
Award Amount: $99,661.00
Abstract:
72505S03-I Integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) coal combustion has the potential for significantly improving the efficiency of converting coal power and for reducing emissions. However, corrosion in the syngas environment limits the lifetime of IGCC components and increases cost. This… More

SBIR Phase II: Innovative And Cost-Effective Process for Net-Shape Microfabrication of Ceramic Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Balakrishnan Nair
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop a ceramic hydrogen fuel appliance (CHFA) using ceramic microreactor modules (CMMs) using a low-cost, net-shape manufacturing process, and a new material, that was developed in the Phase I project.… More

Enhanced Toughness SiC with High Hardness for Advanced Armor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Raymond Cutler, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $729,866.00
Abstract:
Phase I research demonstrated that toughness of 8 MPa.m1/2 is attainable in advanced SiC using the SEPB technique, as compared with 2.5 MPa.m1/2 for conventional SiC. The Phase I work is currently on schedule in order to meet the objective of 5.5MPa.m1/2 toughness at a hardness of at least 24 GPa.… More

Mixed Potential-Based Miniature Sensors for Real-Time On-Vehicle NOx Monitoring From Mobile Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Balakrishnan Nair
Award Amount: $99,932.00
Abstract:
Nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide (jointly represented as NOx) constitute one of the primary classes of pollutants in engine exhaust from both on-road mobile sources such as diesel trucks, and off-road sources such as tractors. Monitoring the NOx concentration in exhaust streams is critical for… More

Advanced Net-Shape Insulation for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Balakrishnan G. Nair
Award Amount: $99,848.00
Abstract:
73138S03-I As solid oxide fuel cell technology matures, it is becoming increasingly important to lower the cost of insulation. Currently available low-cost insulation cannot be used in these applications because it contains silica, which volatilizes and degrades the anode. Therefore, new… More

Co-Generation of High Purity Hydrogen and Electric Power

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Joseph Hartvigsen
Award Amount: $69,997.00
Abstract:
Hydrogen centered technologies such as fuel cells have generated much attention as a means of reducing emissions and dependence on fossil fuels. Unfortunately there are no ideal solutions to the problems of hydrogen production and storage. An innovative integrated hybrid solid state electrochemical… More

Development of a SiC Micro-Evaporator for Evaporative Cooling of GaN Power Amplifiers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Merrill Wilson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,986.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase 1 project will develop novel devices capable of actively cooling high power electronics using ceramic micro-channel evaporatos. Microelectronics with demanding thermal management characteristics are usedpredominantly as microprocessors and power… More

Ultrapure, Spherical, Monodisperse, Unagglomerated Nanopowders for Infrared Window Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Akash Akash, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,952.00
Abstract:
The objective of this Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is to develop a novel process for fabricating nanocrystalline ceramic powders for infrared windows. Nano-grained ceramic materials are expected to have sufficient mechanicalproperties to operate efficiently under the harsh… More

MICRO-FABRICATED CERAMIC COMPONENTS FOR OPTICAL FIBER CONNECTORS IN HARSH OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Balakrishnan Nair, Technical Program Manager
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The objective of this Small Business Innovation Research Phase IIproject is to develop an innovative, cost-effective ceramicmaterial (CERCANAM) and technique for fabricating fiber-opticconnectors. Connectors fabricated using current connectortechnology have difficulties operating in harsh… More

MICRO-FABRICATED CERAMIC COMPONENTS FOR OPTICAL FIBER CONNECTORS IN HARSH OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Balakrishnan Nair, Technical Program Manager
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of this Small Business Innovation Research Phase IIproject is to develop an innovative, cost-effective ceramicmaterial (CERCANAM) and technique for fabricating fiber-opticconnectors. Connectors fabricated using current connectortechnology have difficulties operating in harsh… More

Functional Geopolymer Composites for Structural Ceramic Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Brown University
Principal Investigator: Balakrishnan G. Nair, Technical Program Manager
Award Amount: $496,114.00
RI Contact: Regina White
Abstract:
The overall objective of the Phase II program is to develop a database of geopolymer-derived functional materials systems for ceramic matrix composities, including candidate materials for matrices and fiber-matrix interphase layers, which provide appropriate materials properties for performance… More

Demonstration of SOFC Operation on JP-8 Reformate Produced by a Cold Plasma Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph Hartvigsen
Award Amount: $749,734.00
Abstract:
Ceramatec Inc. and World Energy Systems Corporation (WESCO) successfully demonstrated SOFC stack operation with JP-8 reformate produced using a soot free cold plasma process. The patented SynGen cold plasma reformer which operates on the GlidArc plasma physics principle was developed by WESCO of… More

Tailorable Environmental Barrier Coatings for Super Alloy Turbine Components in Syngas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Shekar Balagopal, Dr.
Award Amount: $749,605.00
Abstract:
72505-Integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) coal combustion has the potential for significantly improving the efficiency of converting coal power and for reducing emissions. However, corrosion in the syngas environment limits the lifetime of IGCC components and increases cost. This project… More

Advanced Net-Shape Insulation for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Balakrishnan G. Nair, Dr.
Award Amount: $749,919.00
Abstract:
73138-As solid oxide fuel cell technology matures, it is becoming increasingly important to lower the cost of insulation. Currently available low-cost insulation cannot be used in these applications because it contains silica, which volatilizes and degrades the anode. Therefore, new low-cost,… More

Co-Generation of High Purity Hydrogen and Electric Power

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Patricia Vaughn, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,148.00
Abstract:
The proposed innovation is an integrated hybrid solid state electrochemical system providing co-generation of high purity hydrogen and electric power. The embodiment is a physical, chemical and thermal integration of three processes: (1) production high purity hydrogen, (2) electrochemical partial… More

High Temperature Solid State Lithium Battery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Sai Bhavaraju, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,932.00
Abstract:
Reliable energy systems with high energy density capable of operating at high temperatures, pressures and radiation levels are needed for certain NASA missions. Batteries based on solid-state ceramic oxide composite electrolytes provide the benefit of operation at temperatures up to 550o C. The… More

Emissive Ion Thruster -EMIT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Merrill Wilson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,863.00
Abstract:
A propulsion system is proposed that is based on acceleration of ions emitted from a thin, solid-state electrochemical ceramic membrane. This technology would provide a versatile propulsion system that would be suitable for long-term, low-thrust missions throughout the deep-space to near-Earth… More

Composite, High-Temperature Seals for Gas Separation Membrane Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: S. (Elango) Elangovan, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,936.00
Abstract:
76066-The availability of reliable, high temperature seal material is considered a significant hurdle for the commercial implementation of membrane technologies, needed in a variety of advanced power systems. As an example, the major benefits of a membrane reactor (e.g., its purity, selectivity,… More

Polymer-Derived Silicon Carbide Membranes for Hydrogen Separation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: C.a. Lewinsohn, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,838.00
Abstract:
75485-The use of hydrogen as a fuel for mobile and stationary power sources is a critical issue in accomplishing the goals of the National Hydrogen Energy Roadmap and the DOE FreedomCAR initiative. One of the many barriers to the implementation of these plans is the need for systems that can… More

Lithium Conducting Ceramic Membrane Electrolytes for Lithium Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Shekar Balagopal, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,713.00
Abstract:
New nano-structured electrodes and a novel lithium-ion conducting solid ceramic electrolyte that can potentially double the energy density of the existing battery systems is proposed. The solid electrolyte offers excellent chemical stability to corrosive lithium metal and the conductivity… More

Electrolytic Process to Produce Sodium Hypochlorite Using NaSICON Ceramic Membranes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Shekar Balagopal, Mr.
Award Amount: $99,860.00
Abstract:
79513S Sodium hypochlorite is an industrial chemical that is produced with technologies that rely on organic membranes and undivided cell methods, which have performance limitations from fouling and limited selecivity. This project will develop an innovative and energy efficient, low temperature,… More

High Volume Utilization of Fly Ash Containing Mercury-Impregnated Activated Carbon

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Qiang Zhao, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,972.00
Abstract:
79234S In January of 2004, the EPA published draft regulations for the control of mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants, and one of the most promising technologies for controlling mercury involves the treament of flue gas with activated carbon. As a consequence, the fly ash collected from… More

Robust Microsenors for Automobile Exhaust Monitoring and Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Balakirshnan G. Nair, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,963.00
RI Contact: Kenneth R. Stroh
Abstract:
79252 As environmental regulations become increasingly stringent, there is mounting pressure on automobile manufacturers to substantially lower unburnt hydrocarbon emissions. This will require monitoring the hydrocarbon content in the exhaust with more accuracy than currently possible using the two… More

Composite, High-Temperature Seals for Gas Separation Membrane Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: S. Elango Elangovan, Dr.
Award Amount: $749,856.00
Abstract:
76066S Ceramic membranes with ion-specific conducting properties can provide gases with purity unmatched by other gas separation methods. However, in order to realize the full potential of these membrane devices, high temperature seal materials are required to isolate the ultrahigh purity product… More

Ultra-pure Hydrogen Generation from Logistic Fuels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: S. Elangovan, SOFC Project Manager
Award Amount: $69,765.00
Abstract:
While fuel cell technology is attractive to meet the electric power requirements of the Navy, the Proton Exchange Membrane fuel cells require high putiy hydrogen fuel. The high sulfur content of the Navy distillate NATO F-76 makes the reformate clean up system in a fuel processor too complex for the… More

Sodium-Air Batteries Based on Sodium Super-Ionic Conducting Electrolyte

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John Gordon, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $118,964.00
Abstract:
High energy density battery will be developed by combining metallic sodium anode with an air cathode. The proposed sodium-air battery is expected to dominate the performance of lithium-air battery. This battery technology is based on sodium conducting solid-electrolyte developed at Ceramatec Inc. … More

High Volume Utilization of Fly Ash Containing Mercury-Impregnated Activated Carbon

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Chett Boxley, Dr.
Award Amount: $745,910.00
Abstract:
In March of 2005, the EPA published final regulations to control mercury emissions from coal-fired electric utilities. The most mature retrofit technology available for mercury collection is the injection of a sorbent such as powdered activated carbon. Unfortunately, carbon injection technology is… More

Lithium Conducting Ceramic Membrane Electrolytes for Lithium Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Shekar Balagopal, Program Manager
Award Amount: $749,420.00
Abstract:
New nano-structured electrodes and a novel lithium-ion conducting solid ceramic electrolyte (membrane) that can potentially double the energy density of the existing battery systems is proposed. This battery technology based on solid ceramic electrolyte offers excellent chemical stability to… More

Sodium-Air Batteries Based on Sodium Super-Ionic Conducting Electrolyte

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John Gordon, Program Manager ITM
Award Amount: $729,549.00
Abstract:
High energy density battery will be developed by combining metallic sodium anode with an air cathode. The proposed sodium-air battery is expected to dominate the performance of lithium-air battery. This battery technology is based on sodium conducting solid-electrolyte developed at Ceramatec Inc. … More

Proton Conducting Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: S. ( Elangovan, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,963.00
Abstract:
The use of a proton-conducting electrolyte in a solid oxide fuel cell offers the opportunity for very high efficiency operation compared to an oxygen-ion-conducting electrolyte. However, the poor stability of the proton-conducting material, within a typcial fuel gas composition, has hampered the… More

STTR Phase I: Advanced Fuel Cell Energy-Management Electronics and Control for Microgrid

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Univ of IL Chicago
Principal Investigator: Joseph J. Hartivigsen, Mr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Sudip K. Mazumder
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) PhaseI project will design, fabricate, and validate a novel low cost (under $40/kW), robust and high-power-density 3 kW fuel cell (FC) power-conditioning system (PCS) suitable for lower voltage FC stacks, comprising a high-frequency inverter (HFI)… More

Novel Oxide Ceramic Matrix Composites for Gas Turbine Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Qiang Zhao, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,799.00
Abstract:
The use of Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs) as hot-section components in gas turbines and engines could significantly increase the operating temperature, resulting in enhanced energy efficiency and reduced emission of harmful gases. CMCs offer high temperature capability compared to superalloys and… More

Designer Fischer-Tropsch Catalyst Supports and Active Compound Application Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: IDAHO NATIONAL LABORATORY
Principal Investigator: Joseph Hartvigsen, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,993.00
RI Contact: Daniel M. Ginosar
Abstract:
Ceramatec and the Idaho National Laboratory will develop a hybrid bi-functional catalyst for the selective production of JP5 range diesel fuels. Standard Fischer Tropsch catalysts and reaction conditions result in a broad distribution of products. Catalyst performance is dependent on both… More

JP-10 Fueled Solid Oxide Fuel Cell for UUV Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Joseph Hartvigsen, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
A cold plasma fuel processor developed as a fuel processor air breathing JP-8 solid oxide fuel cell APU systems, will be evaluated for suitability for UUV application with JP-10 and Navy logistic oxidizers. The system uses the waste heat from the fuel cell in the reformer, to reduce oxidizer demand… More

Development of a Sulfur-Tolerant Anode for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: S. E. Elangovan, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,897.00
Abstract:
Fuel flexibility is a major advantage of a solid oxide fuel cell as a power generation device. However, present fuel cell anodes do not tolerate the sulfur compounds that are commonly present in both military and commercial liquid fuels. The proposed work will concentrate on developing and… More

Advanced Neutrally Buoyant Rechargeable Batteries Based on Ceramic Electrolyte Separators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: RUTGERS UNIV.
Principal Investigator: John Watkins, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $69,746.00
RI Contact: Jun J. Xu
Abstract:
A pressure tolerant, neutrally buoyant, high-energy density battery is proposed that utilizes a Li+ conducting, solid-electrolyte separator, LiSICON. The LiSICON ceramic is fabricated using state of the art tape casting methods which allows composite structures of porous and dense layers ~100mm… More

Carbon Neutral Liquid Fuel Production

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: S. Elangovan, Dr
Award Amount: $99,866.00
Abstract:
Much U.S. power generation comes from power plants using coal or natural gas. As the nation¿s energy consumption continues to rise, carbon dioxide emission increasingly becomes an issue that needs to be dealt with. Although recent focus has been on sequestration of carbon dioxide, that process… More

SOFC Integrated Multi-Mold Diesel Reformer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Joseph Hartvigsen, Mr
Award Amount: $99,691.00
Abstract:
A diesel-fueled solid oxide fuel cell would be an attractive means of generating auxiliary electric power onboard highway trucks, large recreational vehicles, and mobile command posts (military and emergency responders). In order to retain the high efficiency inherent to the fuel cell system, the… More

Proton Conducting Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: S.Elango Elangovan, Dr
Award Amount: $749,648.00
Abstract:
Although a proton-conducting electrolyte offers the opportunity for very high efficiency fuel cell operation, compared to an oxygen ion conducting electrolyte, the poor stability of the proton-conducting material in typcial fuel gas compositions has hampered technology development. This project will… More

Portable, Moderate-Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Research Institution: BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIV.
Principal Investigator: S. Elangovan, Project Manager - SOFC
Award Amount: $99,887.00
RI Contact: Brian F. Woodfield
Abstract:
Compared to conventional power sources, fuel cell systems present such benefits as high efficiency, low emissions, long life, and near silent operation. Of the various fuel cell types, Solid oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) have a number of advantages in hydrocarbon fuel applications because of their… More

STTR Phase I: Multi-functional Oil Quality Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Boise State Univ
Principal Investigator: Balakrishnan G. Nair, Dr
Award Amount: $149,996.00
RI Contact: Darryl P. Butt
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I research project is designed to develop and characterize a novel, multi-functional oil quality sensor for the automobile and diesel engine markets. The objective of the proposed research project is to develop an innovative, cost effective… More

Next Generation Heat Exchangers Using Ceramic Materials and Surface Morphologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Merrill Wilson, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,907.00
Abstract:
A ceramic material is proposed wherein surface morphologies are used which enhance the heat transfer performance and reduce heat exchanger weight and volume. This technology would provide a means by which next generation return fuel/air cooler (RFAC) heat exchanger systems could be improved upon. … More

Rechargeable Lithium-Sulfur Battery with Non-Porous Ceramic Separator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Gordon, Mgr. Advanced Battery Development
Award Amount: $98,572.00
Abstract:
Feasibility of a rechargeable lithium battery with sulfur cathode will be demonstrated. Air Force needs high specific energy, low cost rechargeable batteries for solar energy storage. Low cathode utilization and cycle fade have prevented Li-S batteries from reaching their potential. Cathode… More

High Strength, Transparent Alumina IR Windows with Nano-scale (< 100 nm) Sintered Microstructure

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Akash, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $99,947.00
RI Contact: Brian Woodfield
Abstract:
This STTR Phase I project is designed to develop a novel process for fabricating a nano-grained ceramic material for infrared windows. The proposed STTR builds upon our previous Phase I (Navy) SBIR experience to minimize risks and maximize the likelihood of success. This proposed work will utilize… More

Advanced Neutrally Buoyant Rechargeable Batteries Based on Ceramic Electrolyte Separators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Rutgers University
Principal Investigator: John Watkins – (801) 792-0652
Award Amount: $749,668.00
RI Contact: Dunbar B. Iii
Abstract:
A battery is proposed that utilizes a Li+ conducting, solid-electrolyte separator, LiSICON, Li metal anode and high-capacity cathode. The LiSICON ceramic is fabricated using state of the art tape casting methods which allows composite structures of porous and dense layers ~100fYm thick. The layered… More

A Superior Energy Storage Device Using Lithium Anode and Thermally Stable Cathode

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Feng Zhao, Program Manager
Award Amount: $69,843.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I proposal from Technology Holding LLC seeks to develop an advanced energy storage system to integrate with renewable energy systems. The high energy density can be achieved by using lithium anode and thermally stable cathode materials. Solid electrolytes are expected to be far less… More

SBIR Phase I: Versatile In-Situ Engine Lubricant Health Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Feng Zhao
Award Amount: $149,949.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop an innovative, cost-effective, oil quality sensor that can detect when and how engine oil becomes degraded, as an integral part of a smart engine health monitoring system. Current sensors typically work only with a specific… More

Novel Biomass Conversion Process for Production of Butylenes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Kansas State University
Principal Investigator: Mukund Karanjikar, Program Manager – (281) 217-3471
Award Amount: $99,863.00
RI Contact: Paul Lowe
Abstract:
The United States is currently faced with unprecedented energy challenge. Petroleum prices have skyrocketed due to rising competition for energy resources from emerging economies. There is a significant need for processes that can produce hydrocarbons from renewable resources rather than petroleum.… More

Novel Process for Production of Fatty Acids from Lignocellulosic Biomass

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Mukund Karanjikar, Program manager – 281-217-3471
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
Environmental Benefits: The proposed technology relates to Climate change and sustainable energy. Fatty acids are currently produced from palm oil, 80% of which comes from Malaysia and Indonesia. Both these countries have finite land available and often times rainforests are destroyed to make way… More

Novel Biomass Conversion Process for Production of Butylenes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Kansas State University
Principal Investigator: Mukund Karanjikar, Program Manager – (281) 217-3471
Award Amount: $499,845.00
RI Contact: Paul Lowe
Abstract:
The United States is currently faced with unprecedented energy challenge. Petroleum prices have skyrocketed due to rising competition for energy resources from emerging economies. There is a significant need for processes that can produce hydrocarbons from renewable resources rather than petroleum.… More

Novel Bioprocess for Spider Silk Fiber Production

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mukund Karanjikar, Innovation Manager – (281) 217-3471
Award Amount: $99,971.00
Abstract:
The majority of the US petrochemicals industry is dependent upon petroleum crude or natural gas as raw materials. The excessive dependence on foreign energy resources poses a threat to the energy security of the nation. Materials produced from fossil sources also have a negative impact on the… More