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CATALYTIC ESTER PULPING OF PINE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
6861
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6861
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Biodyne Chemicals Inc
55 Jewelers Park Dr Neenah, WI 54956
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: CATALYTIC ESTER PULPING OF PINE
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $39,950.00
 

Abstract:

THE ESTER PULPING PROCESS DEVELOPED BY BIODYNE CHEMICALS PROMISES TO PRODUCE PULP FROM WOOD CHIPS IN HIGHER YIELD AT LESS COSTS AND POLLUTION THAN CONVENTIONAL KRAFT, SULFITE, AND MECHANICAL COMMERCIAL PULP SYSTEMS. IT ENVISIONS ONLY WOOD CHIPS ENTERING THE MILL, AND HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE ENERGY SELF-SUFFICIENT. MOST OF THE EXPERIMENTAL WORK TO DATE HAS CENTERED ON THE PULPING OF ASPEN CHIPS BECAUSE OF THE STATE OF WISCONSIN'S INTEREST IN THIS WOOD SOURCE. HOWEVER, MOST OF THE PULP PRODUCED IN THE U.S. HAS A PINE WOOD SOURCE. THE APPLICATION OF THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY TO PINE HAS OBVIOUS ECONOMIC SIGNIFICANCE. THIS WORK IS INTENDED TO DEFINE BETTER THE POTENTIAL FOR THE ESTER PULPING PROCESS TO PRODUCE A COMMERCIALLY ACCEPTABLE PULP FROM PINE WOOD CHIPS. BIODYNE HAS BEEN UNABLE TO FIND EVIDENCE THAT ANYONE HAS YET SUCCEEDED IN DOING THIS. HOWEVER, BASED ON OUR WORK WITH ASPEN AND A LIMITED AMOUNT OF WORK ON PINE, BIODYNE BELIEVES IT CAN BE DONE THROUGH THE PROPER SELECTION OF OPERATING CONDITIONS AND THE INTRODUCTION OF A CATALYST.

Principal Investigator:

Dr donald e smith

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Biodyne Chemicals Inc
55 Jewelers Park Dr Neenah, WI 54956

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