Sandia was awarded funding to work with five energy companies to test, develop, and validate their innovative products through the Small Business Vouchers Pilot, an initiative that gives small businesses access to experts and facilities housed in national laboratories.

The five companies are M3 Wave LLC, California Wave Power Technologies, LLC, Sentient Science Corp, Ceramic Tubular Products, and Vacuum Process Engineering, Inc. Each company is developing or refining an innovative product with the potential to make significant impacts in the energy industry, such as increasing wind energy efficiencies, wave energy capacity, or even develop a testing and fabrication process for significantly larger thermal-duty microchannel heat exchangers than currently available. A full summary of the Round 3 SBV awardees and description of their work will be available on SBV.org.

Sandia is one of eight national labs participating in the program, providing access to advanced, cutting edge facilities such as Sandia National Laboratories’ Scaled Wind Farm Technology Facility.

Small Business Vouchers (SBV) is part of the Tech-to-Market Program within DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). Tech-to-Market is focused on strengthening the innovation ecosystem by eliminating common barriers that prevent market exploration of new energy technologies. To learn more about SBV and current projects, visit SBV.org.

The Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy accelerates development and deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and market-based solutions that strengthen U.S. energy security, environmental quality, and economic vitality.