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NanoMech’s TuffTek® coating receives prestigious R&D 100 Award
Nanomech, an EPA Small Business Innovative Research Program (SBIR) award recipient, has received R&D Magazine’s R&D 100 Award for its Tuff Tek coating technology for cutting tool manufacture.
Materials Science 101: Molding Mushrooms
Your new TV or fancy bottle of wine came in a cardboard box that can be recycled, but thanks to a small, eco-friendly business, those white packing pieces that cushion and protect consumer goods inside boxes could go a step further in the product life cycle. Ecovative, located in New York, wants you to throw the packaging in your compost pile.
EPA SBIR Awardees, Orono and Ecovative receive Tibbetts Awards at the White House
Two of EPA's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program awardees received Tibbets Awards at the White House. Orono Spectral Solutions and Ecovative Design were among the 21 recipients of this year’s Tibbets Awards. This prestigious award is presented to small businesses and individuals that are exemplary in their work and continue to illustrate the mission and goals of the SBIR and Small Business Technology Transfers programs.
Faraday Inc. Develops New Durable Trivalent Plating Process
Faraday Technology Inc., an EPA 2011 SBIR winner, has developed a new trivalent chromium plating process. This new process avoids the use of toxic hexavalent chromium.
Colorado Senator Mark Udall Says Gevo is helping to solve US Renewable Energy Challenges
Senator Mark Udall, toured the Gevo facility in Englewood CO last month, and met with Gevo CEO Patrick Gruber, Ph.D. to see Gevo’s R&D as a provider of renewable chemicals and biofuels.
AlwaysOn Award for Cambrian Innovation
Cambrian Innovation, an EPA SBIR awardee, was selected as one of 200 Going Green Silicon Valley Global winners.
SBIR Seed Funding Helps Create Jobs
EPA's SBIR program issues small funding contracts through an annual research competition which opens in March. The small companies in turn use this seed funding to advance their research and leverage that investment to bring in other sources of funding such as venture capital.
SBIR recipient, Cambrian Innovations wins 2012 Artemis Top 50 Award
Cambrian Innovations, recipient of a 2006 Phase 1 and a 2011 Phase 2 research contract under EPA’s Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program has been selected for the 2012 Artemis Top 50 Water Tech Listing. (CFDA: 66.509)
EPA issues Phase 2 Awards to 7 small businesses
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded seven contracts totaling more than $2 million to small businesses across the nation to develop new technologies to keep the environment clean and healthy. (CFDA: 66.509)
EPA issues Phase 1 Awards to 25 Small Businesses
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program recently awarded $2 million to 25 companies in support of technology development toward sustainable solutions for the environment. (CFDA: 66.509)
EPA SBIR Recipient Bridger Photonics Wins SBA Tibbets Award
Bridger Photonics, recipient of a 2009 Phase 1 and a 2010 Phase 2 research contract under EPA’s Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program, won the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Tibbetts Award last week for its innovative work in carbon dioxide emission detection.
US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner Visits NanoMech an EPA SBIR Award Recipient
Secretary Timothy Geithner visited NanoMech last March to demonstrate how innovative research can spur economic growth and high-wage jobs. In conjunction with the visit, the Treasury Department released a report detailing the economic benefits of the Research and Experimentation (R&E) tax credit and the President's Fiscal Year 2012 Budget proposal to expand and simplify the credit and make it permanent.
EPA Awards $2 Million to Small Businesses to Develop Ground-Breaking Technologies
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $2.38 million to 34 small businesses to develop innovative, sustainable technologies to protect human health and the environment.
Science Works Podcast: EPA Funds Development of Laser-Based Carbon Dioxide Sensor
Listen to the third podcast in our Science Works series, and learn how a small business called Bridger Photonics is developing a handheld sensor for the remote detection of carbon dioxide.
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Science Works Podcast: Small Business Grows Green Alternative to Styrofoam
Listen to the second podcast in our Science Works series, and learn how a small business called Ecovative Design is developing an environmentally-friendly foam that could replace polystyrene in packaging and construction materials.
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Science Works Podcast: SBIR Overview
The EPA Small Business Innovation Research program provides funding to small businesses to develop new environmental technologies.
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Innova Tech, Inc. in Morrisville, NC wins EPA research contract
(Atlanta, Ga. February 5, 2009) - Innova Tech, Inc. in Morrisville, NC has been awarded $70,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to develop a new cost-effective emissions control system for restaurant underfired charbroilers. Some of the anticipated benefits of the system are: ease of maintenance/service, increased environmental compliance, reduced operational costs, elimination of contaminated media disposal in landfills and longer service life.