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Company:
Allopartis Biotechnologies
1700 4th St, 219 Byers Hall, UCSF MC2522
San Francisco, CA 94158
Topic:
Catalysis
Title:
Pre-Production Optimization of Cellulolytic Enzymes
Summary:
This project will develop a revolutionary, capital efficient approach to boost the activity of the enzymes that are used to convert biomass into fermentable sugars. This will lower the cost of sustainable, domestically produced cellulosic biofuels.

Company:
Calabazas Creek Research, Inc.
690 Port Drive
San Mateo, CA 94404-1010
Topic:
Fusion Science and Technology
Title:
Development of a 2 MW CW Waterload for Electron Cyclotron Heating Systems
Summary:
This project will develop the high power waterload necessary to meet the U.S. obligation to the ITER program for fusion energy research. It will also provide a waterload for other fusion facilities around the world.

Company:
Ebert Composites Corporation
651 Anita St., STE B8
Chula Vista, CA 91911
Topic:
Wind Energy Technology Development
Title:
Tapered Composite Wind Turbine Tower Utilizing CNC-Machined Pultruded Lineals
Summary:
This project will develop a hybrid composite wind turbine tower that meets industry needs, and will outperform traditional steel, improving weight and corrosion resistance. These towers will offer a support for very large off-shore installations.

Company:
EVOGH, Inc.
1876 Braeburn RD
Altadena, CA 91001
Topic:
High Energy Physics Computer Technology
Title:
EVO-HD: A Globally Scalable Standards-based Full-HD Environment for Immersive Collaboration
Summary:
This project will develop EVO-HD, a low cost, extensible, globally scalable High Definition (HD) standards-based multimedia collaboration system to work over existing and future generation networks, which will be packaged for widespread corporate, research, and in-home use.

Company:
Farasis Energy, Inc.
23575 Cabot Blvd.,Suite 206
Hayward, CA 94545-1657
Topic:
Technologies Related to Energy Storage for Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Title:
Novel High Performance Li-ion Cells
Summary:
This project will develop a novel approach to increasing the performance and capacity of Li-ion cells. Use of the technology could accelerate the adoption of efficient distributed power systems and EVs by greatly increasing the life of the battery systems.

Company:
FAR-TECH, Inc.
3550 General Atomics Ct, Building 15 Suite 155
San Diego, CA 92121-1122
Topic:
Nuclear Physics Accelerator Technology
Title:
An Energy-Efficient RF Power Source for the Jefferson Laboratory CEBAF Linac
Summary:
This project will build and test a more modern and energy-efficient amplifier to replace the aging klystron technology used to power an accelerator complex.

STTR Project
Company:
InnoSense LLC
2531 W. 237th Street Suite 127
Torrance, CA 90505-5245
Topic:
Catalysis
Title:
Direct Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Methanol
Summary:
This project will develop and demonstrate the viability of producing methanol using inexpensive photoelectrodes powered by solar energy to: (1) sequester carbon dioxide, (2) provide an alternative fuel source, and (3) reduce our nation's dependency on foreign oil. Although carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas, it is a versatile industrial gas, and can be used in numerous processes and applications.

Company:
Los Gatos Research
67 East Evelyn Avenue , Suite 3
Mountain View, CA 94041-1529
Topic:
Energy Savings Technologies for Commodity Manufacturing Industries
Title:
Real-Time Industrial Sensors for Process Control
Summary:
This project will develop an optical sensor that will enable glass furnace and other industrial natural gas burners to automatically adjust and optimize their flames. The smart burner technology promises to make gas-fired industrial furnaces cleaner and more fuel efficient.

Company:
Membrane Technology and Research, Inc.
1360 Willow Road, #103
Menlo Park, CA 94025-1524
Topic:
Energy Efficient Membranes
Title:
Acetic Acid Recovery Using Membranes
Summary:
This project will develop a membrane technology that will lower the energy costs of acetic acid recovery by at least 50%.

STTR Project
Company:
Opto-Knowledge Systems, Inc. (OKSI)
19805 Hamilton Ave.
Torrance, CA 90502-1341
Topic:
Remote Sensing
Title:
Single Mode Long-Wave Infrared (LWIR) Waveguides
Summary:
This project will develop a new line of fiber optics that can improve the utility and effectiveness of laser systems used to detect specific chemical compounds and molecules. Such improvements are important in efforts to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

Company:
Physical Optics Corporation
20600 Gramercy Place, Bldg. 100
Torrance, CA 90501-1821
Topic:
Geothermal Technologies
Title:
Fiber Optic High Temperature Seismic Sensor
Summary:
This project will develop an innovative seismic sensor based on fiber optics to monitor geothermal wells, making them safer and easier to locate. This sensor will outperform all conventional devices in terms of temperature endurance and fast response.

Company:
RadiaBeam Technologies LLC
1717 Stewart Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404-4021
Topic:
Technology to Support BES User Facilities
Title:
A High-Resolution Transverse Diagnostic Based on Fiber Optics
Summary:
This project will develop a diagnostic for advanced accelerator facilities that will profile electron beam distributions with extremely high-resolutions.

Company:
RadiaBeam Technologies LLC
1717 Stewart Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404-4021
Topic:
Alternative Radiological Sources
Title:
Compact, Electronic Blood Irradiator
Summary:
This project will develop a safe, compact, electronic blood irradiator to effectively replace the Cs-137 blood irradiators in the US, as recommended by the National Research Council.

Company:
Redwood Systems, Inc.
3839 Spinnaker Court
Fremont, CA 94538-6537
Topic:
Increasing Efficiency in Traditional Lighting Technologies
Title:
Networked Lighting Power and Control Platform for Solid State Lighting in Commercial Office Applications
Summary:
This Project will develop a new, energy efficient LED lighting system that revolutionizes how lighting is powered and controlled. Borrowing technologies from the Internet, a lighting network will be created that is intelligent, automated, scalable, and can potentially save 50% to 75% of the energy used to light a commercial office space.

Company:
Space Computer Corporation
12121 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 910
Los Angeles, CA 90025-1123
Topic:
Remote Sensing
Title:
Spectrally-Assisted Tracking of Moving Vehicles
Summary:
This project will combine hyperspectral color signature matching techniques with existing spatial trackers into a generalized spatial-spectral tracking prototype framework, thereby eliminating the challenges associated with the long-term surveillance and tracking of target vehicles in urban environments.

Company:
SVV Technology Innovations, Inc.
1832 Tribute Rd, Ste C
Sacramento, CA 95815-4309
Topic:
Solar Energy
Title:
Concentrator PV Receiver Based on Crystalline Si Cells
Summary:
This project will develop and demonstrate a new approach for making inexpensive modular systems for generating electricity from sunlight. It will make viable the large-scale, distributed energy production from renewables and help meet the national goals of energy independence, reduction of carbon emissions and fostering the job growth and economic progress.

Company:
Telescent Inc.
2118 Wilshire Blvd. #1001
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5784
Topic:
High Performance Networks
Title:
Physical Layer Network Management Tools Based on Automated Fiber Optic Patch-Panels
Summary:
This project will develop an advanced fiber optic switching technology that automates the provisioning and testing of fiber optic communications networks. This technology automatically reconfigures, monitors, and maps all physical interconnections through network management software, reducing operating costs while improving network efficiency, agility, and reliability.

Company:
Telescent Inc.
2118 Wilshire Blvd. #1001
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5784
Topic:
High Performance Networks
Title:
RFID Overlay Network for Automated Discovery at the Physical Network Layer
Summary:
This project will develop an RFID overlay network that automates the discovery of the physical network layer forming the foundation of all communication networks. Using resonant energy transfer, fiber optic connections are automatically monitored and mapped through software, reducing the operating cost and downtime, while accelerating service provisioning and improving security and disaster recovery.

Company:
XIA, LLC
31057 Genstar Road
Hayward, CA 94544-7831
Topic:
Instrumentation for Materials Research Using Synchrotron Radiation
Title:
Electronics for Large Superconducting Tunnel Junction Detector Arrays for Synchrotron Soft X-ray Research
Summary:
This project will develop low cost digital electronics to support large arrays of cryogenic detectors used to detect and measure the energy of very low energy x-rays. These detectors will be used at the nation's synchrotron x-ray facilities to support research in materials science, biology, geology and environmental science.
Company:
RadiaBeam Technologies LLC
1717 Stewart Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404-4021
Topic:
Advanced Concepts and Technology for High Energy Accelerators
Title:
An Inexpensive High Brightness Photoinjector using Solid Free Form Fabrication (SFF)
Summary:
This program will develop a high average power, high brightness electron gun manufactured with innovative, cost cutting techniques. This promises to be a key enabling technology for imaging and analysis applications of interest to homeland security as well as industrial and academic programs.