Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman announced that two Knoxville-based companies were among 70 small businesses nationwide that shared in $11 million in innovative research and technology grants of up to $150,000. At the same event in Arkansas, he announced that two other companies from the region – Restoration Services, Inc., of Oak Ridge and Delta-21 Resources, Inc., of Knoxville – had won 2011 DOE Small Business Awards.
The first set of awards, made under the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grants program, went to Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation, 9119 Cross Park Drive, and Emerging Measurements, 9910 Kay Meg Way. Analysis actually won two SBIR awards.
The SBIR Phase 1 grants are intended to be used by the companies to develop new energy technologies that will help to grow America’s economy, create new jobs around the country, and improve American competitiveness around the world. The small businesses selected will then be eligible to compete for a second phase of the program for awards up to $1 million over two years.
The Small Business Awards recognized Restoration Services for “the exceptional performance of a Woman-Owned small business directly contributing to the accomplishments of core DOE mission objectives and requirement” and Delta-21 for “excellence of a small business, certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration as located and operating within a Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone), directly contributing to core DOE mission accomplishments.”