WASHINGTON—Two small, innovative polymer companies are among 13 to receive $100,000 grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop and commercialize technologies that will help solve current environmental issues, the EPA announced.
Renuvix L.L.C. of North Fargo, N.D., received a grant to create a resin technology that will be free of toxic components and improve the current process of creating polyurethane coatings, the EPA said.
Professional Analytical & Consulting Services Inc., of Coralpolis, Pa., received a grant to repurpose plastic and automotive waste to produce electronically conducive plastic, the agency said.
Each of the 13 grants covers a Phase I contract under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) to develop a green technology, according to the EPA. If Phase I is successful, those companies will be eligible to apply for a Phase II contract of up to $300,000 for further development and commercialization, the agency said.
Visit www.sbir.gov for more information under the EPA's SBIR program.