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The national EPA announced $ 2.5 million in funding for small businesses


DALLAS – (April 7, 2021) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently presented a $ 100,000 award to FHNC Ltd. in Fort Worth, Texas, to develop and commercialize innovative technology that will protect the environment and grow the economy. The company plans to build a wastewater treatment device to remove fats, oils and fats from waste streams.

“We help small businesses tackle environmental problems with new technologies,” said EPO acting administrator David Gray. “This project will help control chemicals in our waterways and protect public health and the environment.”

The announcement is part of a national announcement of over $ 2.5 million in awards to 25 small businesses in the United States to develop innovative technologies in support of the EPA’s mission. Other proposals include methods of reducing virus transmission on frequently touched surfaces; a mobile, fast freeze-drying system to avoid food waste; and a system for making recycled plastic wood products from locally collected plastic waste from the ocean.

EPA is one of eleven federal agencies participating in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program established by the Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982. Proof of Concept ”of your proposed technology. Companies that successfully complete Phase I can then submit a Phase II award proposal of up to $ 400,000 to further develop and commercialize the technology.

For more information on EPA’s SBIR Phase I winners, please visit: https://cfpub.epa.gov/ncer_abstracts/index.cfm/fuseaction/recipients.display/rfa_id/679/records_per_page/ALL

For more information on the EPA’s SBIR program, please visit: https://www.epa.gov/sbir

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