Posts Tagged ‘Department of Energy’

Fayetteville-based Ozark Integrated Circuits, a long-time client of the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center, has won $310,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop silicon carbide technology for two commercial applications: flow sensing and ultraviolet detectors/arrays. The pair of Small Business Innovation Research Phase I grants have nine-month project performance periods. Ozark IC has […]

Start Planning Your DOE SBIR/STTR Proposal

May 16th, 2017 by Rebecca Norman

The Department of Energy (DOE) is expected to seek new Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer applications in August. New prospective applicants can begin taking steps now to plan their DOE SBIR/STTR proposals. Below are some tips to get you started. DOE SBIR/STTR Learning Site Developed and offered by Dawnbreaker, the DOE […]

Fayetteville-based company SurfTec recently received an award of $1.2 million from the Department of Energy in response to a special funding announcement. Through this two-year DOE Next Generation Electric Machines: Enabling Technologies award, SurfTec will explore implementing a nanoparticle-based coating as a replacement for traditional journal bearing materials. Journal bearings are mechanical devices used to reduce […]

Fayetteville-based Ozark Integrated Circuits won a $155,000 Small Business Innovation Research award from the Department of Energy to provide an enhanced solution for geothermal well data collection. Ozark IC is a fabless semiconductor company that develops integrated circuits designed to operate in extreme environmental conditions. Geothermal is an attractive, carbon-free form of energy that could […]

Dept. of Energy Seeks SBIR/STTR Proposals

August 24th, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

Innovative researchers with ideas for new energy concepts to address market needs are encouraged to explore the Department of Energy FY2017 Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer funding opportunity announcement. Proposed ideas must respond to an agency-identified topic from the DOE’s research topic list. Interested applicants must submit letters of intent by Sept. 6 using instructions found […]

Trends in Biomass Production

August 10th, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

The U.S. has the future potential to produce at least one billion dry tons of biomass resources annually without adversely affecting the environment, according to a recent report jointly developed by the Department of Energy and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Biomass resources include agricultural, forestry, waste, and algal materials. One billion dry tons of biomass could produce […]

Department of Energy Releases New SBIR/STTR Topics

July 27th, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

Innovative entrepreneurs and small businesses with ideas for energy-based technology are encouraged to explore the Department of Energy’s latest Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer research topics. These SBIR/STTR topics will be included in the DOE’s FY17 Phase I Release I funding opportunity announcement, to be issued Aug. 15. The following DOE program offices are […]

DOE Announces Technology Commercialization Fund

February 24th, 2016 by Sarah Ricard

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Technology Transitions earlier this month announced a commitment of up to $20 million for the first round of the DOE’s Technology Commercialization Fund. The TCF was developed to promote commercialization of promising energy-related technologies and to help the national labs partner with private-sector companies to bring the technologies to the […]

The U.S. Department of Energy is accepting applications until Oct. 23 for the first round of its Small Business Vouchers Pilot program. Through the voucher program, DOE will commit up to $20 million in technical and research assistance awards to help small businesses bring to life next-generation clean energy technologies. Companies may apply for and receive up […]