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Environmental Protection Agency to Release SBIR Solicitation This Month

August 11th, 2015 por Rebecca Norman

The Environmental Protection Agency will release its 2015-2016 Small Business Innovation Research solicitation this month. EPA SBIR Phase I awards are $100,000 for six months and used for “proof of concept” of the proposed technology.

Innovative entrepreneurs who seek to develop and and commercialize environmental technologies are encouraged to participate in a Aug. 13 webinar about the EPA’s SBIR solicitation. Led by SBIR program manager April Richards, the webinar is free and registration is available here.

Draft 2015 topics include the following:

Air and Climate
• Lab-on-a-chip sensors for organic pollutants in homes

Integrated Cookstove-Heating-Electricity Generation for Small Homes
• Integrated cooking, heating, and electric power generation

• Non-toxic and biodegradable plastics

Toxic Chemicals
• Less toxic coatings

• Resource and/or Energy Recovery

Building Materials
• Innovative Construction Materials

Homeland Security

• Decontamination of railroad and subway cars

The EPA mission is to protect human health and the environment. Details about the EPA SBIR program can be found on the EPA SBIR website.

Little Rock-based company Synanomet LLC won EPA SBIR Phase I and II awards as well as state funding to develop a nanomaterial-based process for purifying phosphorus-contaminated waters. Read more about Synanomet here.