Duality Cohort 1 company Great Lakes Crystal Technologies (GLCT) announced today that each of its three Phase I SBIR/STTR proposals which were submitted to the U.S. DOE’s FY22 SBIR/STTR program have been selected for awards.
GLCT’s chief scientist Paul Quayle is the lead on each of the projects, which are among more than 150 selected projects across 29 states, which, as recently announced by DOE, aim to optimize and commercialize renewable energy technology.
“We are very thankful for DOE’s support of our proposals which seek to develop and demonstrate crystalline diamond materials solutions for three specific advanced application spaces of importance to renewable energy,” said GLCT’s President and CEO Keith Evans. “Each of our proposals benefited from Paul’s technical leadership along with critical guidance from our technical advisor and co-founder Tim Grotjohn plus support from several key research and commercialization partners.”
Each project targets a specific application space and benefits from one or more key partnerships which the company expects to announce details about once they go under contract in the next 30 to 60 days. The work will be carried out primarily in GLCT’s advanced diamond manufacturing pilot line which is being built at its headquarters in the Van Camp Incubator + Research Labs which are managed by the University Corporate Research Park (UCRP) which is closely affiliated with Michigan State University Foundation.