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Small Business Innovative Research:
FY14 Awards: Full List


Name and Address of Awardee Title of SBIR Project Phase I Award Phase II Award Total
Contract Number RFA FY $ Contract Number RFA FY $
Air
Name: Providence Photonics, LLC
State: LA
City: Baton Rouge
Zip: 70802

Development of Real-Time Flare Combustion Efficiency Monitor EPD13024
Final Report
2013 $79,854 EPD15012 2014 $299,877 $379,731
Air: Total     $79,854      $299,877  $379,731 
Air Monitoring and Remote Sensing
Name: Vista Photonics, Inc.
State: --

Inexpensive High Performance Continuous Ammonia Monitor EPD14015
Final Report
2014 $100,000       $100,000
Air Monitoring and Remote Sensing: Total     $100,000      $0  $100,000 
Air Pollution
Name: Providence Photonics, LLC
State: LA
City: Baton Rouge
Zip: 70802

Development of Real-Time Flare Combustion Efficiency Monitor EPD13024
Final Report
2013 $79,854 EPD15012 2014 $299,877 $379,731
Air Pollution: Total     $79,854      $299,877  $379,731 
Air Pollution Monitoring and Control
Name: N5 Sensors, Inc.
State: --

Low-power, Small Form-factor Benzene Sensor for Mobile Devices-based Exposure Monitoring EPD14016
Final Report
2014 $99,191       $99,191
Name: Precision Combustion Inc.
State: CT
City: New Haven
Zip: 6511

Low-Cost, Regenerable Air Filter for Efficient Gaseous Pollutants Removal EPD14017
Final Report
2014 $99,897       $99,897
Name: ETSVP-JV
State: --

Innovative Filters Using Nanomaterials for Removal of Gaseous Pollutants and Particulates from Contaminated Air Streams EPD14022
Final Report
2014 $99,902       $99,902
Air Pollution Monitoring and Control: Total     $298,990      $0  $298,990 
Biofuels
Name: Sustainable Bioproducts, LLC
State: --

Direct Conversion of Municipal and Agricultural Wastes to Biodiesel and Ethanol Utilizing a Unique Extremophilic Fungus EPD14014
Final Report
2014 $99,944       $99,944
Biofuels: Total     $99,944      $0  $99,944 
Cleanup of Contaminated Sediments
Name: United Science, LLC
State: --

Field Deployable PFCs Sensors for Contaminated Soil Screening EPD14012
Final Report
2014 $100,000       $100,000
Cleanup of Contaminated Sediments: Total     $100,000      $0  $100,000 
Drinking Water Treatment and Monitoring
Name: AquaNano LLC
State: --

Next Generation of High-Capacity Perchlorate-Selective Resins for Drinking Groundwater Treatment EPD14006
Final Report
2014 $100,000       $100,000
Name: Aspen Products Group, Inc.
State: MA
City: Marlborough
Zip: 1752

High Flux Nanofiltration Membrane for Emerging Contaminant Control EPD14007
Final Report
2014 $100,000       $100,000
Name: SimpleWater
State: --

ECAR- Electrochemical Arsenic Remediation for Affordable Water Security in America EPD14021
Final Report
2014 $100,000       $100,000
Drinking Water Treatment and Monitoring: Total     $300,000      $0  $300,000 
Drinking Water and Wastewater Security
Name: Enchem Engineering, Inc.
State: MA
City: Newton
Zip: 2458

Enhanced Decontamination of Wetted Pipe Material EPD14018
Final Report
2014 $99,920       $99,920
Drinking Water and Wastewater Security: Total     $99,920      $0  $99,920 
Drinking Water and Water Monitoring
Name: Biopico Systems
State: --

Environmental Sensing System Enhanced With Nested Concentrating Electrodes (ESSENCE) for Safe and Sustainable Water Resources EPD14025
Final Report
2014 $100,000       $100,000
Drinking Water and Water Monitoring: Total     $100,000      $0  $100,000 
Green Buildings Materials and Systems
Name: Lucid Design Group, Inc.
State: --

Software Framework for Enabling Innovation in Behavior-based Energy Conservation in Commercial Buildings EPD14020
Final Report
2014 $99,584       $99,584
Green Buildings Materials and Systems: Total     $99,584      $0  $99,584 
Homeland Security
Name: Enchem Engineering, Inc.
State: MA
City: Newton
Zip: 2458

Enhanced Decontamination of Wetted Pipe Material EPD14018
Final Report
2014 $99,920       $99,920
Homeland Security: Total     $99,920      $0  $99,920 
Innovation in Manufacturing
Name: Reactive Innovations, LLC
State: MA
City: Littleton
Zip: 1460

Micro Channel Electrochemical Production of Dimethyl Carbonate EPD14008
Final Report
2014 $99,999       $99,999
Name: NEI Corporation
State: NJ
City: Somerset
Zip: 8873

Lithium-ion Batteries Based on Aqueous Electrolyte: A New Generation of Sustainable Energy Storage Devices EPD14009
Final Report
2014 $99,992       $99,992
Name: Grow Plastics, LLC
State: --

Process Development for Sandwich Core Structure PLA Thermoformed Objects EPD14023
Final Report
2014 $98,812       $98,812
Name: UltraCell Insulation, LLC
State: --

UltraCell - Advanced Cellulose Insulation EPD14024
Final Report
2014 $100,000       $100,000
Name: Instrumental Polymer Technologies, LLC
State: CA
City: Westlake Village
Zip: 91361

Soy-Capped Polycarbonate Dendrimers for Tough, Sustainable Water Based Wood Coatings EPD13020
Final Report
2013 $80,000 EPD15010 2014 $300,000 $380,000
Name: ArunA Biomedical, Inc.
State: --

Developmental Neurotox Assay Using Scalable Neurons and Astrocytes in High-Content Imaging EPD13018
Final Report
2013 $79,993 EPD15002 2014 $300,000 $379,993
Name: Ecovative Design, LLC
State: NY
City: Troy
Zip: 12180

Growth of a Fungal Biopolymer to Displace Common Synthetic Polymers and Exotic Woods EPD13021
Final Report
2013 $80,000 EPD15005 2014 $295,579 $375,579
Name: Compact Membrane Systems, Inc.
State: --

Enhanced Processing of Green Solvents EPD13038
Final Report
2013 $80,000 EPD15004 2014 $300,000 $380,000
Name: National Recovery Technologies LLC
State: --

Automated Identification and Sorting of Rare Earth Elements in an E-Waste Recycling Stream EPD13036
Final Report
2013 $79,968 EPD15011 2014 $300,000 $379,968
Innovation in Manufacturing: Total     $798,764      $1,495,579  $2,294,343 
Nanomaterials
Name: MetaMateria Technologies, LLC
State: --

Phosphorus Removal and Recovery From Municipal Wastewater Using Nano-Enhanced Media EPD14010
Final Report
2014 $100,000       $100,000
Name: MesoCoat
State: --

Development of Zinc Coatings on Steel by CermacladTM to Replace Pickling Lines EPD14013
Final Report
2014 $99,939       $99,939
Nanomaterials: Total     $199,939      $0  $199,939 
Waste to Energy Systems
Name: Environmental Fuel Research, LLC
State: --

Biofuel Production From Grease Trap Waste EPD14019
Final Report
2014 $100,000       $100,000
Waste to Energy Systems: Total     $100,000      $0  $100,000 
Wastewater and Sustainable Infrastructure
Name: CLEW
State: --

Development of a Cost-effective, Nutrient-removal, Onsite Household Wastewater Treatment System for Environmentally Fragile Areas EPD14026
Final Report
2014 $100,000       $100,000
Wastewater and Sustainable Infrastructure: Total     $100,000      $0  $100,000 
Wastewater, Stormwater, and Water Reuse
Name: MetaMateria Technologies, LLC
State: --

Phosphorus Removal and Recovery From Municipal Wastewater Using Nano-Enhanced Media EPD14010
Final Report
2014 $100,000       $100,000
Wastewater, Stormwater, and Water Reuse: Total     $100,000      $0  $100,000 
Water
Name: EP Purification, Inc.
State: --

Low Cost, Efficient Microchannel Plasma Ozone Generator for Point of Use Water Treatment EPD13019 2013 $79,915 EPD15006 2014 $297,500 $377,415
Name: HJ Science & Technology, Inc.
State: --

Handheld Microfluidic Device for Cyanobacteria Toxin Detection and Monitoring EPD13014
Final Report
2013 $79,957 EPD15007 2014 $299,954 $379,911
Name: Imaging Systems Technology, Inc.
State: --

Efficient Water Purification Using TIO2 and Novel Activation Method EPD13032
Final Report
2013 $80,000 EPD15008 2014 $297,422 $377,422
Water: Total     $239,872      $894,876  $1,134,748 
Water Infrastructure Rehabilitation
Name: HJ3 Composite Technologies, LLC
State: --

Green Materials for Doubling the Life of Drinking Water Pipeline EPD14011
Final Report
2014 $99,693       $99,693
Water Infrastructure Rehabilitation: Total     $99,693      $0  $99,693 
Total     $3,096,334      $2,990,209  $6,086,543 

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