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EPA Awards $2 Million to Small Businesses

Release Date: 05/22/2012
Contact Information: Latisha Petteway (News Media Only),, 202-564-3191, 202-564-4355

WASHINGTON – 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. The SBIR program is part of EPA’s Technology Innovation for Environmental and Economic Progress: An EPA Roadmap, which focuses on linking research and development, policy and finance.

“Small businesses play an essential role in our communities and economic growth,” said April Richards, program manager for EPA’s SBIR Program. “These companies are making a difference in protecting our environment, developing green jobs, and exploring innovation and technology solutions to environmental issues.”

EPA’s SBIR program supports small businesses’ development of new technologies addressing key environmental areas. The technological concepts submitted to this year’s competition include drinking water monitoring and treatment, sustainable infrastructures, green building, innovation in manufacturing, greenhouse gas reduction, air pollution monitoring and control and waste monitoring and management.

The 25 companies awarded contracts make up Phase I of this year’s annual competition. The winners will compete for Phase II funding to commercialize their technologies, helping to protect Americans’ health and the environment. To be eligible to participate in the SBIR program, a company must be an organized, for-profit U.S. business and have fewer than 500 employees. Phase I awards may be up to $80,000, and Phase II awards may be up to $300,000.

This year’s Phase I winners include companies from 18 states across the U.S.:

GVD Corporation, Massachusetts
Aerodyne Research, Inc., Massachusetts
Orono Spectral Solutions, Inc., Maine
The Laser Sensing Company, New Jersey
NEI Corporation, New Jersey
Electron Energy Corporation, Pennsylvania
NanoSonic, Inc., Virginia
Luna Innovations, Inc., Virginia
Compact Membrane Systems, Inc., Delaware
Okeanos Technologies, LLC, Kentucky
ThornProducts, LLC, Florida
Faraday Technology, Inc., Ohio
T3 Scientific, LLC, Minnesota
UES, Inc., Ohio
Sunocs, LLC, Indiana
Fluidic microControls, Inc., Illinois
Synanomet, LLC, Arkansas
Adherent Technologies, Inc., New Mexico
SolarBee, Inc., North Dakota
Membrane Technology and Research, Inc., California
Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc., California
Altex Technologies Corporation, California
Fungi Perfecti, LLC, Washington
OnTo Technology, LLC, Oregon
Los Gatos Research, Inc., California

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