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2012

Cambrian Innovation Logo AlwaysOn Award for Cambrian Innovation
Cambrian Innovation, a current STAR grantee with SBIR at EPA’s National Center for Environmental Research, was selected as one of the GoingGreen Silicon Valley Global 200 winner by AlwaysOn.
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 Small Business Innovation Research 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.
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Cambrian Innovation Logo 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.
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SBIR Logo 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)
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SBIR Logo 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.
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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.
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US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner Visits NanoMech an EPA SBIR Award Recipient 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.
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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.
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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.
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2009

Five Mass. Companies Get Contracts for Small Business Innovation Research
(Boston, Mass. March 26, 2009) Five small businesses in eastern Massachusetts have received a total of $1.125 million from EPA to commercialize innovative technologies that address pressing environmental problems. These Bay State companies were among only eight companies nationwide awarded a total of $1.8 million.
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Grants to Develop Green Technology Go to 3 New England Companies
(Boston, Mass. Feb. 27, 2009) Three New England-based companies will share nearly $210,000 from EPA for the research and development of green technology.

The companies are Active Spectrum, Inc. of Amherst, N.H., Fuss & ONeill of Manchester, Conn. and Ion Signature Technology, Inc. of North Smithfield, R.I. The grants were issued under EPAs Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.
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Texas company awarded $70,000 for enzyme bioremediation research
(Dallas, Texas February 20, 2009) Austin-based Agave BioSystems, Inc. has been awarded $70,000 in funding from the Environmental Protection Agencys Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to develop a new enzyme engineering system used to remediate contaminated properties. The bioremediation system will require enzymes and the fabrication of functionalized magnetic nanoparticles to improve the catalytic degradation of chemical agents such as pesticides.
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Small Businesses Receive Contracts for Green Technology
(Washington, D.C. Feb. 20, 2009) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $1.6 million in contracts to 23 small companies to assist their efforts to bring promising new green technologies to market. This award is part of EPAs Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, which helps small business throughout America develop technologies that are more protective of our air and water quality and promote alternative sources of energy.
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Small Business in Gainesville, Fl., Wins Aircraft Cabin Air Purification Research Contract
(Atlanta, Ga. Feb. 5, 2009) - EPA has awarded a $69,795 Phase I contract for aircraft cabin air purification to Sol-gel Solutions, LLC (Sol-gel), in Gainesville, Fl., through its Small Business Innovation Research program. The contract is one of four proof of concept awards made in the Southeast to test the feasibility of the companies research concepts. If the results of this phase are successful, the company can submit a proposal for a Phase II contract of up to $345,000 to help commercialize the technology.
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Constellation Technology Corporation in Largo, FL wins EPA research contract
(Atlanta, Ga. February 5, 2009) - Constellation Technology Corporation in Largo, Fla. has been awarded $70,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to develop an integrated recovery and detection system for online water supply monitoring. The integrated system is designed to efficiently capture and recover pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, parasites, and toxins from water supplies and to detect and identify those pathogens in an automated fashion.
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2008

Small Businesses Grow Big Environmental Technologies
(Washington, D.C. March 26, 2008) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a small program with tremendous success stories. EPA today announced $1.75 million in SBIR contracts to 25 small businesses to research and develop new environmental technologies.
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EPA Requesting Environmental Technology Research Proposals from Small Business
EPA has opened its 2008 SBIR Phase I solicitation requesting research proposals from small businesses in the following areas: Innovation in Manufacturing; Nanotechnology; Green Buildings; Drinking Water and Water Monitoring; Water Infrastructure Rehabilitation; Monitoring and Control of Air Pollution; Biofuels and Vehicle Emissions Reduction; Waste Management and Monitoring and Homeland Security.
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$2.9 Million in Small Business Contracts for New Environmental Technologies
EPA's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program today announced the award of nearly $3 million to 13 companies to support their work in seven key environmental areas: nanotechnology, monitoring of air emissions, pollution prevention, hazardous waste management, water treatment, homeland security, and innovation in manufacturing.
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Two Mass. Companies Receive EPA Small Business Contracts for New Environmental Technologies
Two Massachusetts firms, one in Andover and one in Billerica, will be pursuing new environmentally-related projects thanks to EPA funding.
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EPA Awards Three Colorado Small Businesses $350,000 in Innovation Research Contracts
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a total of $350,000 in Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contracts to three small companies in Colorado. The companies receiving the innovation research contracts are: ADA Technologies, Inc. (Littleton), Eltron Research, Inc. (Boulder), and TDA Research, Inc. (Wheat Ridge).
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Poisonous Paint Cleaned in a Flash
As a researcher on Ronald Reagan's "Star Wars" anti-ballistic missile programme in the 1980s, Ray Schaefer had to learn all about how laser beams interact with surfaces. Now he is applying his extensive knowledge to a very different task: making old houses safe for children.
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