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STTR Phase I: Novel Membrane Reactors for Biosynthesis

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84861
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
0637647
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Compact Membrane Systems, Inc.
335 Water Street Newport, DE 19804-2410
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: STTR Phase I: Novel Membrane Reactors for Biosynthesis
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0637647
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project is to develop a reactor for the processing of vegetable oils or their resulting fatty acids to sugar esters. The membrane reactor system is envisioned to be permeable to small molecules, hydrogen and water. The esterification of fatty acids and sugars will occur in a non-aqueous environment and the water level in the reactor will be controlled by membrane properties and transmembrane pressure. It is expected that high conversion to sugar esters can be obtained at low enzyme concentrations. Moreover, continuous operation of the reactor can result in high productivity.

Principal Investigator:

Stuart M. Nemser
Dr
3029997996
snemser@compactmembrane.com

Business Contact:

Nadine B. Lester
PhD
3029997996
nadine.lester@compactmembrane.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Compact Membrane Systems
325 WATER ST 6745 HOLLISTER AVENUE WILMINGTON, DE 19804

EIN/Tax ID: 510348256
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
GA Inst of Tech
MARC, Room 380
Atlanta, GA 19804 2401
Contact: Andreas S. Bommarius
Contact Phone: (404) 385-1334
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university