Department of Energy Awards $200,000 for Small Business Research and Development to DexMat, Inc.
One of 259 Grants Totaling $53Million Nationwide to Support Scientific Innovation in Clean Energy Development and Climate Solutions
May 20, 2022 -- U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm today announced that DexMat, Inc. will receive $200,000 as part of 259 Department of Energy grants totaling $53 million to 210 small businesses in 38 states. The awards include projects relating to particle accelerators and fusion technology, applied nanoscience, quantum information applications, and dark matter research along with a wide range of other efforts.
“Supporting small businesses will ensure we are tapping into all of America’s talent to develop clean energy technologies that will help us tackle the climate crisis,” said Steve Binkley, Acting Director of the DOE’s Office of Science. “DOE’s investments will enable these economic engines to optimize and commercialize their breakthroughs, while developing the next generation of science leaders and ensuring U.S. scientific and economic competitiveness that will benefit all Americans.”
Through the SBIR/STTR program across the federal government, small business powers the U.S. economy and generates thousands of jobs, both directly and indirectly, the DOE notes. DOE Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) awards aim at transforming DOE-supported science and technology breakthroughs into viable products and services. The awards also support the development of specialized technologies and instruments that aid in scientific discovery.
DexMat, Inc. will receive $200,000 to develop enhanced thermal conductivity carbon nanotube (CNT) fibers for use as lightweight motor windings and for thermal management in battery and electronics applications.
Dexmat is excited to partner with Geoff Wehmeyer’s group at Rice University to develop enhanced thermal conductivity CNT fibers for this DOE STTR award and we anticipate getting excellent results that will enable broader application of Galvorn CNT fibers for motors and electronic devices.