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ENHANCED BUTANOL FERMENTATION

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
5251
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5251
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Biochem Technology Inc.
66 Great Valley Pkwy Malvern, PA 19355
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: ENHANCED BUTANOL FERMENTATION
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $207,000.00
 

Abstract:

BUTANOL, A DIESEL-FUEL EXTENDER, CAN BE PRODUCED BY FERMENTATION OF A VARIETY OF SUGAR SOURCES BY CLOSTRIDIUM ACETOBUTYLICUM. ALTHOUGH INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION OF BUTANOL HAS NOT BEEN SIGNIFICANT IN THE U.S. IN THE PAST 30 YEARS, TWO RECENT MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS PRESENT SUFFICIENT ENCOURAGINGRESULTS TO SUGGEST THAT BUTANOL YIELDS CAN BE IMPROVED. THESE ARE THE CAPABILITY TO MONITOR INTRACELLULAR NAD (P) H AND THE INCREASED BUTANOL PRODUCTION BY THE ORGANISM WHEN CULTURED UNDER EXTREME REDUCING CONDITIONS. THIS PROJECT, THEREFORE, AIMS TO CONDUCT BUTANOL FERMENTATIONS UNDER DEFINED CELLULAR STATES BY THE ADDITION OF REDUCING AGENTS SO AS TO MAXIMIZE THE YIELD OF BUTANOL.

Principal Investigator:


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Business Contact:

William b. armiger
PRESIDENT
Small Business Information at Submission:

Biochem Technology Inc.
66 Great Valley Parkway Malvern, PA 19355

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No