Waste Resource Recovery Using Supercritical Water Oxidation
A novel approach to Supercritical Water Oxidation that eliminates waste and emerging contaminants (e.g., PFAS, microplastics) while recovering clean water, heat and electricity and inert minerals for reuse.
True Presence Occupancy Detection Sensors (TruePODS)
True Presence Occupancy Detection Sensors (TruePODS™) for indoor spaces detect and count true human presence by employing Doppler radar technology and low power system-on-chip (SoC) platform to detect the cardiopulmonary activity in the room.
Sludge dewatering using Magnetic Flocculation
Magtech Aquaclean Technology introduces dispersed ferromagnetic particles into water causing physical-chemical reactions. Thus, dissimilar impurities contained in the treated water precipitate on the ferromagnetic particles. A compact ferromagnetic hydrophobic sludge is formed, separated from water by using a magnetic field, or by other conventional methods (sedimentation, filtration).
Ultra-resilient lightweight, flexible solar solutions to meet DoD requirements for Energy independence in Space, SUAS, Dismounted Power, and Unattended Ground Sensors
Ascent manufactures Solar panels using a thin-film process on a lightweight plastic material. This makes it ultra light-weight, very flexible, and incredibly resilient. It can take a bullet, micro-meteorite, etc. and still keep working, providing our customers in the Defense, Space/Aerospace with the utmost in operational resilience.
Polyimide Aerogel Thermal Protection Systems (TPS) for Aerospace and Defense
AeroZero® Thermal Protection Systems (AZ-TPS) are installed in Aerospace / Defense systems when challenging temperature or space restrictions exist that prevent the use of historic insulators. AZ-TPS improve energy efficiency by eliminating hot spots and controlling the heat flow within confined spaces. AZ-TPS are powered by AeroZero® film.
Solvent-Free Manufacturing Process for Lithium-Ion Battery Electrodes
A process has been developed for making lithium-Ion and other battery electrodes without solvents. Materials are charged electrostatically and sprayed onto heated and grounded metal foil. Cost savings are substantial. Small batches of batteries are more easily processes as well. Environmental impact is considerably lower.
Live, Operating Cable Test Technology
The technology is a non-invasive, non-destructive, non-contact technology to evaluate the insulation of any conductor in the power grid, instrumentation, or control system. Applications include underground power cables, aircraft control cables, and shipboard power and instrumentation cables. No disconnection or unloading of the cable is required.
Electron Beam Treatment For Invasive Pests
Invasive pests like EAB (the Emerald Ash Borer, a beetle that feeds on trees) can infect wood and cost billions of dollars of damage. Fermilab has developed an electron beam treatment that eliminates pests like EAB.
A nano-enabled technology for the dewatering of oil waste streams
Very small particles (nanoparticles) are used to dewater oily waste waters generated, for instance, in the removal of oil spills and discharges in the environment. This reduces hazardous waste and provides valuable products. It is a platform technology, which can also be used for the treatment of other contaminants
High-efficiency intermediate band quantum dot solar cells
The invention provides a technical approach to solve the pressing problem of manufacturing high efficiency solar cells. The theoretical calculations show that the under a 500-sun concentration, the efficiency limit of the Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) based solar cell described here can be as high as 50 per cent
Air-Q, A Portable System for Aerosol Detection and Mitigation for Buildings and Transportation Systems
A wireless particle sensor network capable of detecting, processing, and displaying spatial maps of airborne particle concentrations in real time for the analysis of indoor air quality and proper indoor airflow.
Rapid Liquidation System for Simplification of Food Waste Handling
The first decentralised system to convert food waste into slurry at source by a combination of mechanical and biological actions with the features of high tolerance, simple and neat operation. It can help reduce the manpower and logistic cost while increasing the food waste recycling rate.
In-building Sewage Water Recovery System
A compact and robust sewer mining system with simple operation that can be installed at the basement of a multi-storey residential building to directly purify domestic sewage or greywater for non-potable water uses including toilet flushing, irrigation and cleansing.
A Compact Sewage Bio-Reactor for Energy Recovery
By immobilising bacteria as biofilm on floating carriers and using creative mixing strategy, this low-energy bioreactor consumes 20% of energy compared with the conventional biological treatment system. It can capture over 90% of carbon from sewage to produce biogas as renewable energy while occupying 30% of the conventional system’s footprint.
Ultra-Compact, Highly Effective Thermal Management
Makai’s TFHX represents an important advance in compact heat exchanger technology. Its innovative design enables higher heat transfer surface area densities, maximizing heat transfer performance in a compact envelope. The thin layers of each TFHX plate mean more heat transfer area can be packed into a fixed volume.
Microbial corrosion test kit
MIC Monitor developed a test kit based on their patent-pending technology to determine when microbial growth inside will lead to corrosion. This is the first kit able to differentiate between biotic corrosion from the abiotic corrosion to determine management plans specific to mitigating microbial corrosion.
Fueling the EV Revolution
Minerva Lithium, LLC has developed a novel Nano-Mosaic© technology platform that can selectively trap valuable minerals and harmful pathogens from water. We are initially targeting the lithium market due to the rapid growth of the EV market and the rapidly increasing demand for Lithium.
Base of the Future, Passive Performance NetZero Autonomous Expeditionary Buildings
Modula S ultra-efficient building envelopes enable cost-effective NetZero buildings. We reduce energy demand to an absolute minimum, and then we implement systems integration of HVAC and power systems for operational efficiency. The enabling technology is a 6.5” thick, low cost, lightweight, code-compliant insulation assembly rated at R-60.
Novel Nano Oil Additive Reduces Friction and Increases Engine Efficiency.
Our novel nano oil additive improves fuel economy, horsepower, torque, and life expectancy in all gasoline and diesel-powered internal combustion engines. This additive reduces diesel turbo temperatures by 3%.
Supercapacitor for electronics and vehicle applications
PolyMaterials is developing a prototype supercapacitor (“Poly3-Scap”) suited for consumer electronics, toys, medical devices, etc. PolyMaterials is also laying the groundwork for supercapacitor “Poly4M-Scap” of greater voltages (27 to 48V) required for hybrid motor vehicles, power grid, space, and large appliance applications.
Poseidon Hydroelectric System (PHS)
Poseidon Hydroelectric produces electricity 24/7 on any water source without a dam, wind, sun, waves or tides using proven technology. Adjustable, scalable, and modular PHS provides maximum flexibility and fast installation.
CellSage Battery Health Analysis and Prognostics Software
CellSage is an advanced battery and cell aging software simulation tool that represents over a decade of research in electro-chemistry, physics, and thermodynamics. CellSage can asses how various battery chemistries age and degrade in response to different usage profiles and operating conditions for electric vehicles and other battery powered systems.
Sesame Solar Nanogrids: mobile, solar-powered, charging Solution for EVs with an emergency/command office inside
Sesame Solar Mobile Nanogrids have 100kWh of solar power that can be easily towed. Sesame Solar Nanogrids are powered by a 10kW solar array. Setup by one person in <15 minutes with minimal training. Sesame Solar Nanogrids can charge EVs, provide export power and serve as a Mobile Emergency Office.
Carbon negative specialty chemicals
Solugen uses synthetic biology and metal catalysis to make specialty chemicals at industrial scale from corn while sequestering CO2 in the manufacturing process. This platform technology is currently used to make chemical intermediaries with many different end uses, including corrosion inhibitors, chelation chemicals for agriculture, and deicing fluid.
Phytophotonic Approach to Enhanced Photosynthesis
New fluorescent and phosphorescent materials to provide plants with photons in the photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) range for increased crop yields and CO2 fixation.
SSS Affordable Weather Station Vessel
SubSeaSail (SSS) has developed a light-weight, low-power draw, submergible weather station with 360° light base placed on the top of the mast that functions when on the surface. Combined with wave measurements from the vessel IMU, this creates a highly capable, affordable, autonomous weather station vessel.
ASGUARD: Advanced Sea Going & Underwater Autonomous Research Device
SubSeaSail (SSS) will create a submerging version of its existing long-duration, semi-submersible vessel outfitted with an acoustic array, magnetometer and other sensors to provide near and far field monitoring above and below water.
No Sparks No Fire: Saving Human Lives via Ultra-Fast Detection and Prevention of Wildfire-Triggering Events in Power Grids
We propose next-generation smart sensors in power grids that enable ultra-fast detection and prevention of wildfire-triggering events in power grids. The main idea is to introduce a new scheme that detects and isolates the wildfire-triggering broken power line within the timeframe during which it is falling on the ground.
An eco-friendly smart coating to keep buildings cool without air conditioners
An innovative eco-friendly and low-cost solution is developed to keep buildings cooler under direct sunlight while consuming zero electricity. It provides a “smart” cooling mechanism that can both enhance daytime cooling and minimize nighttime heat loss using outer space as cold source and sky as a temperature regulator.
Artificial photosynthesis of carbohydrates using microfluidic chip
Food production relies heavily on natural photosynthesis of green crops, but its energy efficiency is low (~1%) due to low activity of the enzyme RuBisCO. Our innovation can replicate natural photosynthesis using an integrated microfluidic system with more controllability and much-improved energy efficiency.
Microwave Assisted CO2 Conversion
NETL has developed catalyst materials that use microwave energy to efficiently convert CO2 and natural gas into synthesis gas (carbon monoxide and hydrogen). This process converts two greenhouse gases frequently produced at point sources such as gas wells into a valuable chemical precursor for producing alcohols, plastics, fertilizers, and fuels.
AIIM: Advanced Infrastructure Integrity Modeling
AIIM technology integrates big data, big data computing, and machine learning models to evaluate energy infrastructure integrity. The innovation of AIIM technology applies data representing the whole natural-engineered offshore system to forecast local platform longevity and inform maintenance and risk mitigation strategies, delivering real-time energy security insights.
Nitride-Based Ultraviolet LED with an Ultraviolet Transparent Contact
This (Al, Ga, In)N ultraviolet light-emitting diode (UVLED) includes a UV-transparent contact, which significantly enhances the light extraction and quantum efficiency of these devices. This technology also eliminates mirrors and/or mirrored surfaces in order to reduce internal reflections and minimize light re-absorption by the emitting layer.
Low cost carbon application for lightweighting applications
Carbon fiber is used due to its high stiffness and strength, but is traditionally expensive and limited to aerospace and high end performance applications. Wide tow low cost carbon fiber provides high stiffness at low cost widening the applications for carbon fiber in a broad range of non-aerospace applications.
Rechargeable zinc manganese dioxide batteries
UEP has developed a safe, sustainable, and affordable zinc-manganese dioxide (ZnMnO2) battery system that outperforms commercially available competitors in various critical applications. The earth-abundant materials used in UEP batteries are the same found in primary alkaline batteries (e.g., AA), and are exceptionally safe for both humans and the environment.
Carbon-Free Ammonia Fuel from Renewable Electricity
We are proposing a way to stably store Hydrogen fuel (H2) as Ammonia (NH3). Operating on nitrates in wastewater (NO3) and renewable electricity, our technology will provide cost-effective grid-scale storage for surplus renewable power. Ammonia is safe, high-density Hydrogen fuel that never spoils and can power just about anything.