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Company Information:

Name: Hifunda, Llc
Address: 419 Wakara Way
Suite 207
Salt Lake City, UT 84108-3506
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
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Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $244,948.00 2
STTR Phase I $249,985.00 2
STTR Phase II $1,000,000.00 1

Award List:

High-Reliability Cements for Enhanced Geothermal Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Rutgers University
Principal Investigator: Balakrishnan Nair, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,998.00
RI Contact: Thomas Farris
Abstract:
The nation is currently faced with the significant challenge of developing alternative sources of energy to meet our growing energy needs in a sustainable and environmentally responsible manner, while reducing carbon emissions. For a significant population of the western United States and the world… More

Cost Competitive Wave Energy Without Moving Parts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Balakrishnan Nair, President
Award Amount: $94,950.00
Abstract:
Conventional approaches to ocean energy are unlikely to make a material impact on global energy supply. HiFunda LLC and its affiliate Oscilla Power, Inc. are developing a utility-scale wave energy harvester enabled by low cost, domestically-and readily-available magnetostrictive alloys that… More

SBIR Phase I:Materials for Renewable Energy Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Balakrishnan G. Nair, PhD
Award Amount: $149,998.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop new and improved materials for a novel wave energy device. We have developed a patent-pending concept for a no-moving-parts wave energy harvester that uses low-cost magnetostrictive alloys. This technology shows promise as… More

Ultra-High Temperature Thermal Barrier Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: University of Connecticut
Principal Investigator: Maurice Gell, Prof. – 860-486-3514
Award Amount: $149,987.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
The US Department of Energy has a stated goal to increase the energy efficiency of turbines, and one well recognized method of achieving this is through the use of ceramic thermal barrier coatings (TBCs). However, state of the art zirconia-based TBCs have a temperature limit of about 1200oC, and new… More

Ultra-High Temperature Thermal Barrier Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: University of Connecticut
Principal Investigator: Maurice Gell, Prof.
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
The US Department of Energy has a stated goal to increase the energy efficiency of turbines, and one well recognized method of achieving this is through the use of ceramic thermal barrier coatings (TBCs). However, state of the art zirconia-based TBCs have a temperature limit of about 1200oC, and new… More