SBIR/STTR FY18 BES Phase 1 Release 1 Awards Announced—Includes 15 for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

May 17, 2018

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The Energy Department has announced the 2018 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase I Release 1 Awards, including 15 projects focused on high density hydrogen storage, innovative ionomers in the catalyst layer, gas diffusion layers, and membranes for electrochemical production of hydrogen. These projects are awarded through the Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES).

Award winners include:

High Density Hydrogen Storage

  • NuMat Technologies of Illinois
  • Nextgen Battery Technologies of Virginia
  • E&G Associates, Inc. of Tennessee


  • Compact Membrane Systems of Delaware
  • Giner, Inc. of Massachusetts
  • Tetramer Technologies of South Carolina

Gas Diffusion Layers

  • AvCarb Material Solutions, LLC of Massachusetts
  • pH Matter, LLC of Ohio
  • Techverse, Inc. of North Carolina
  • Glacigen Materials, Inc. of Montana
  • Physical Sciences, Inc. of Massachusetts
  • TDA Research, Inc. of Colorado


  • Giner, Inc. of Massachusetts
  • Xergy, Inc. of Delaware
  • Sustainable Innovations of Connecticut

Get a full list of awardees.

Learn more about the Energy Department's broader efforts to develop affordable, efficient fuel cell and hydrogen technologies on EERE's Hydrogen and Fuel Cells page. Other information can be found on the SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunity Announcements website.