Posts Tagged 'Department of Energy'

Tetramer Awarded Phase I DOE Contract for Solar Fuels Generators

Tetramer has been awarded a Phase I DOE Contract (DE-SC0019560) to develop Improved Membranes for Solar Fuels Generators.
Solar fuels generators harness solar energy as the power source to facilitate the generation of either hydrogen or carbon based fuels. In both cases, water is electrochemically oxidized to produce oxygen, protons and electrons at the anode. Hydrogen or carbon based fuels are produced simultaneously at the cathode by the reduction of protons or carbon dioxide, respectively. Ion exchange membranes are a ...

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Tetramer awarded Phase I DOE for development of high light-output, high yield plastic scintillator fibers

Tetramer has been awarded a Phase I DOE Contract (DE-SC0019612) to develop high light-output, high yield plastic scintillator fibers.
The field of high-energy physics (HEP) continues to advance globally and provides scientists with a better understanding of fundamental interactions of matter and energy. Particle accelerator facilities such as the Large Hadron Collider enable researchers to isolate individual types of particles with various energies and study their composition and interactions with other matter. ...

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Tetramer Awarded Phase I for Improved Polymer Electrolyte Membranes for Fuel Cells

Tetramer has been awarded a Phase I DOE contract (DE-SC0019980) to develop improved polymer electrolyte membranes for fuel cells.

Polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells are one of the most promising energy conversion technologies for renewable clean energy applications. This technology allows the generation of electricity from hydrogen, with water as the only exhaust by-product. Tetramer’s work is focused on the development of new improved PEM materials in order to lower fuel cell costs, increase power output performance and further enable ...

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Tetramer Awarded DOE Phase I Contract for Lighting Research

Tetramer has been awarded a DOE Phase I contract to research Transparent Conductive Anodes for Solid-State Lighting (DE-SC0018814).
The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that in 2017, the U.S. residential sector and the commercial sector used about 273 billion kilowatthours of electricity for lighting. This was about 10% of the total electricity consumed by both of these sectors and about 7% of total U.S. electricity consumption. Residential lighting consumption was about 129 billion kilowatthours or about 9% of total residential ...

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Tetramer Awarded DOE Contract to Generate Biodegradable and Renewable Lubricants

Tetramer has been awarded a DOE Phase I Contract (DE-SC0018751) to generate lubricants made from biodegradable and renewable materials.
Current hydropower facilities employ a variety of electrical and mechanical equipment that necessitate the use of lubricants to ensure efficient operation of said equipment. The lubricants, either oils or greases, aid in reducing friction, dissipating heat, prevent oxidation, and seal of water and debris from vital areas of the equipment. During operation, equipment may be submerged or ...

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Tetramer Awarded Phase I DOE Contract

Tetramer Technologies was awarded a Phase I contract (DE-SC0018535) from the Department of Energy (DOE) to develop improved PEM fuel cell catalyst layers. These catalyst layers will be designed to allow high performance with ultra-low-loadings of platinum group metal catalysts by addressing the mass transport limitations seen in catalyst layers, especially at high current densities. This technology will not only help accelerate automotive fuel cells and stationary fuel cells, but will also provide a ...

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Tetramer Awarded Phase IIB DOE Contract

Tetramer was recently awarded a DOE Phase IIB contract (DE-SC0011305) to continue the development of new proton exchange membrane materials for use in hydrogen generating electrolyzer units.
As the use wind turbines and solar cells to generate electricity increases, the need for efficient methods of storing this energy is also growing. Hydrogen gas can be generated from water by electrolysis and is able to store large amounts of energy in a relatively small volume.  This hydrogen can be used as ...

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Tetramer Awarded Phase IIB Contract to Develop Tamper Indicating Coatings

Tetramer Technologies was awarded a Phase IIB contract (DE-SC0008246)  from the Department of Energy (DoE) for the development and commercialization of tamper-indicating coatings (TICs) that are intended to address unmet security needs in defense, global safeguards, and commercial authentication markets.  The DoE has expressed a desire for advanced technologies that can reduce the threats associated with illicit tampering or access to high-security targets such as special nuclear materials, nuclear arms, and highly classified information technology.  This program will address some ...

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Tetramer Awarded Phase III Contract to Develop Tamper-Indicating Coatings

Tetramer Technologies was recently awarded a Phase III contract (DE-NA0002805)  from the Department of Energy (DoE) for the development and commercialization of tamper-indicating coatings (TICs) that are intended to address unmet security needs in defense, global safeguards, and commercial authentication markets.  The DoE and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have expressed a desire for advanced technologies that can reduce the threats associated with illicit tampering or access to high-security targets such as special nuclear materials, nuclear arms, and highly classified ...

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Tetramer to Develop New High Performance Water Vapor Membranes

Tetramer has been awarded a Phase IIB Contract (SC-0006172) to develop new high performance water vapor membranes to improve fuel cell balance of plant efficiency and lower costs.  Durability and cost have been identified as the two primary improvement opportunities needed for vibrant commercialization of fuel cell vehicles by the DOE sponsored US Drive Fuel Cell Technical Team, with the humidifier and PEM membrane performance and cost among the key concerns. During Phase II, Tetramer Technologies has developed new water ...

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Tetramer Wins DOE Contract to Develop Nanocomposite Coating Technologies

Tetramer has been awarded a DOE Phase II Grant (DE-FG02-12ER90414) to develop nanocomposite coating technologies. There is a need within the Global Safeguards community for tamper-indicating coatings of varying complexity for use in the verification and authentication of nuclear security documents, materials, and equipment; however, current commercial coatings for anti-tampering seals lack the sophistication necessary for quick, accurate, and reliable tamper detection. Tetramer has developed a proprietary family of coating technologies that will be used to optimize advanced coatings for ...

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Tetramer Wins Department of Energy Contract to Develop Improved PEM Electrolyzer Ion Exchange Membranes

Tetramer has been awarded a DOE Phase I Contract (DE-SC0011305) to develop improved PEM electrolyzer ion exchange membranes. Electrolyzer systems produce high value hydrogen on demand and on site, thus eliminating costly delivery and storage cylinders of hydrogen gas. The potential commercial market applications are projected to be in the $100 billion range by 2017 and are focused in the areas of industrial gas, transportation fueling, and backup power for renewable energy storage. However, the rate of growth of electrolyzer ...

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Tetramer Wins DOE Phase II SBIR to Improve Water Vapor Membranes

Tetramer has been awarded a DOE Phase II SBIR (DE-FG01-11ER90203) grant to develop new high performance water vapor membranes which will improve fuel cell balance of plant efficiency and lower costs.  This project targets improved efficiency and lower cost of proton exchange membrane fuel cells through the development of improved water vapor management. Fuel cells are highly efficient, non-polluting source of energy that can significantly decrease the US dependence on foreign oil while reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Further improvements in ...

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DOE Award Grant to Develop Tampering Indicating Technology

Tetramer has been awarded a DOE Phase I Grant (DE-FG01-12ER90414) to develop nanocomposite coating technology for Global Safeguards.  There is a need within the Global Safeguards community for tamper-indicating coatings of varying complexity for use in the verification and authentication of nuclear security documents, materials, and equipment. Current commercial coatings for seals used in this type of application lack the sophistication necessary for quick, accurate, and reliable tamper detection. In addition to tampering, another vital attribute is to be able ...

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Tetramer Wins DOE Grant to Develop High Performance Water Vapor Membranes

Tetramer has been awarded a DOE Phase I Grant (DE-FG01-11ER90203) to develop high performance water vapor membranes to improve fuel cell balance of plant efficiency and lower costs.  As a technology that would dramatically reduce both US dependence on foreign oil and lower carbon dioxide emissions, stationary and transportation fuel cells are very attractive. Although the stationary fuel cell market is well establishes and prototype automotive and bus vehicles have successfully demonstrated practical road tested viability, the overall cost of ...

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