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DESC0021846

Project Grant

Overview

Grant Description
Fabrication and evaluation of EV charging system subcomponents made from enhanced conductivity copper.
Awardee
Funding Goals
FABRICATION AND EVALUATION OF EV CHARGING SYSTEM SUBCOMPONENTS MADE FROM ENHANCED CONDUCTIVE COPPER
Place of Performance
Peachtree City, Georgia 30269-1984 United States
Geographic Scope
Single Zip Code
Related Opportunity
None
Analysis Notes
Amendment Since initial award the End Date has been extended from 06/27/22 to 08/21/24 and the total obligations have increased 550% from $200,000 to $1,300,000.
Naeco was awarded Project Grant DESC0021846 worth $1,300,000 from the Office of Science in June 2021 with work to be completed primarily in Peachtree City Georgia United States. The grant has a duration of 3 years 2 months and was awarded through assistance program 81.049 Office of Science Financial Assistance Program.

SBIR Details

Research Type
STTR Phase II
Title
Fabrication and Evaluation of EV Charging System subcomponents made from Enhanced Conductive Copper
Abstract
Statement of the Problem: The Department of Energy (DOE) is promoting R&D into Affordable, Breakthrough Leapfrog Electric and Thermal Applications (CABLE). While DOE has funded research on high conductivity materials before, the comprehensive CABLE approach mandates that a breakthrough in electrical or thermal conductivity be balanced with maintenance of other properties needed for applications to achieve commercial success. Furthermore, the CABLE material and its applications must be sufficiently broad and affordable that it enables leapfrogging international competitors and fostering a host of new manufacturing industries to make higher performing materials and the products—everything from transmission and electric vehicle (EV) cables to solar cells— enabled by them.Statement of How this Problem is Being Addressed: By developing a graphene-infused copper composite material, designers and manufacturers of EV charging systems will have a material that performs better than copper: conducting electricity more efficiently leading to faster and more efficient EV charging that requires less energy from the national grid than system which use standard commercial materials available today.What is to be done in Phase II?: NAECO, LLC will collaborate with the DOE’s Pacific Northwest national Laboratory to develop and evaluate a proprietary process known as ShAPE™ to evaluate produce and evaluate copper wire and components similar to those used in high voltage EV chargers. We will manufacture EC copper at bulk scale and certify performance to satisfy the requirements for electric vehicle couplers including thermal, electrical, and other safety standards.Commercial Applications and Other Benefit: Enhanced Conductivity Copper would provide Americans with material to build more efficient charging systems for our consumer, commercial and military EV’s. The technology could cross-over into other markets, such as Aerospace, where improved electrical energy efficiency can provide a competitive advantage for American industry.
Topic Code
C52-20h
Solicitation Number
None

Status
(Ongoing)

Last Modified 9/18/23

Period of Performance
6/28/21
Start Date
8/21/24
End Date
84.0% Complete

Funding Split
$1.3M
Federal Obligation
$0.0
Non-Federal Obligation
$1.3M
Total Obligated
100.0% Federal Funding
0.0% Non-Federal Funding

Activity Timeline

Interactive chart of timeline of amendments to DESC0021846

Transaction History

Modifications to DESC0021846

Additional Detail

Award ID FAIN
DESC0021846
SAI Number
None
Award ID URI
SAI EXEMPT
Awardee Classifications
Small Business
Awarding Office
892430 SC CHICAGO SERVICE CENTER
Funding Office
892401 SCIENCE
Awardee UEI
FDJKVWKJYN81
Awardee CAGE
439D3
Performance District
GA-03
Senators
Jon Ossoff
Raphael Warnock

Budget Funding

Federal Account Budget Subfunction Object Class Total Percentage
Science, Energy Programs, Energy (089-0222) General science and basic research Grants, subsidies, and contributions (41.0) $1,100,000 100%
Modified: 9/18/23