Advanced Manufacturing Office Chose 7 Projects for Phase II Funding

One of thee projects funded by the AMO is CMS’s efforts to continue the development of an ethylene selective membrane. The goal of this project is to develop a robust membrane for high efficiency separation of ethylene (a high value chemical) from ethane that results in costs 25% less than traditional distillation processes.

American small businesses received a near-$44 million boost from the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. According to EERE’s announcement, small businesses are receiving Phase II Release 2 grants that demonstrate commercial feasibility for innovations during the second phase of their research. Phase II awards range from $975,000 to $1,150,000, with a duration of two years.

Nine EERE technology offices will fund 42 awards under 15 topics and 26 subtopics. EERE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) sought follow-on applications for projects that received AMO Phase I funding in FY 2018 or AMO Phase II funding in FY 2017. Of the 42 projects selected, AMO will fund seven projects.