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SBA blog : EPA SBIR -- The Small Program with the Big Mission – February 2015
Javier Saade, Associate Administrator of the SBA, talks about EPA’s SBIR program as “the small program with the big mission” in protecting human health and the environment with a focus on supporting companies whose ideas are launched from a foundation of life cycle assessment. Read More
TWO EPA SBIR Companies LAUNCH Their Green Technologies – January 2015
Two former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Small Business Research (SBIR) awardees were among ten finalists chosen to be part of the LAUNCH System Challenge: Green Chemistry forum, held January 23 and 24 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL.
ANDalyze Inc. (formerly DzymeTech Inc.), a 2007 EPA SBIR awardee, was recognized for the development of a product that performs rapid and accurate on-site readings of heavy metal concentrations in water. Grow Plastics LLC, a 2014 awardee, has created a technology for the production of low cost, low material bioplastic products that perform better than their oil-based counterparts.
LAUNCH is an open innovation platform that was founded in 2010 by NASA, NIKE, The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and The U.S. Department of State to identify and foster breakthrough ideas for a more sustainable world.
For more information on ANDalyze Inc. SBIR awarded technology - Development of a Reliable, Low-Cost and User-Friendly Spot Test Kit for Leaded Paint and Dust Based on Recent Advances in Bionanotechnology
For more information on ANDalyze Inc. – ANDalyze Inc.
For more information on Grow Plastics LLC SBIR awarded technology - Process Development for Sandwich Core Structure PLA Thermoformed Objects
For more information on Grow Plastics LLC – Grow Plastics LLC
For more information on LAUNCH – LAUNCH.org
Local Water Woes, No More? Advancing Safe Drinking Water Technology
A group of former Berkeley student P3 Award winners now own a company called SimpleWater. SimpleWater recently received a Phase One SBIR contract from EPA and aims to commercialize their Aresenic removal technology and bring their track record of success in Bangladesh and India to help Americans who may be at risk from arsenic exposure in their drinking water.
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Lucid Provides Energy Reduction Software to DC Government
Earlier this year, Lucid, a 2014 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Small Business Innovation Research award recipient, announced that the District of Columbia (D.C.) government was using Lucid’s BuildingOS® software in order to reach an energy reduction target of 20 percent in 20 months.
EPA Supporting Small Businesses by Advancing Sustainable and Innovative Products and Research/Twenty-one Businesses Receiving Funding to Strengthen the Economy and the Environment
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that 21 small businesses in 14 states are receiving funding from the EPA to develop and commercialize innovative, sustainable technologies to address current environmental issues . The agency’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is providing $2 million in funds to advance these innovative products and research.
NanoMech, US EPA SBIR Award Recipient: 2014 Tibbetts Award Winner
NanoMech, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) award recipient in 2004 and 2005, received the 2014 Tibbetts Award for its coating technology, which can improve manufacturing processes by extending the life of tools used in automotive and aerospace industries.
Ecovative, US EPA SBIR Award Recipient: Innovation with Mushroom Insulation
US EPA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award recipient Ecovative, was recently highlighted for its work using mushroom roots, mycelium, to create insulation for buildings.
Cambrian Innovation Blog
The next time you enjoy a cold, refreshing beer or glass of wine, you might also be helping the environment.