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NEW ELECTROCHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY FOR THE PRODUCTION OF ETHYLENE GLYCOL

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
27528
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
27528
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ELECTROSYNTHESIS CO., INC.
72 Ward Road Lancaster, NY 14086
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: NEW ELECTROCHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY FOR THE PRODUCTION OF ETHYLENE GLYCOL
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $65,000.00
 

Abstract:

ETHYLENE GLYCOL (EG) IS AN IMPORTANT COMMODITY CHEMICAL WITH A PRODUCTION VOLUME OF ABOUT 6 MILLION LBS/YEAR AND MAJOR MARKETS IN POLYESTERS AND ANTIFREEZE. EG IS MANUFACTURED CHEMICALLY FROM PETROLEUM BASED ETHYLENE. AN ALTERNATIVE ELECTROCHEMICAL ROUTE IS AVAILABLE FROM FORMALDEHYDE OR METHANOL. THE NEW ELECTROCHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY IS BASED ON AN UNDIVIDED CELL CONFIGURATION AND NOVEL ELECTRODE PROCESSING METHODS, AND IS EXPECTED TO LEAD TO A DRAMATIC REDUCTION IN THE CAPITAL AND OPERATING COSTS REQUIRED FOR RUNNING THE PROCESS. IN ADDITION, THE NEW APPROACH GREATLY SIMPLIFIES THE PROCESS AND, THEREBY, REDUCES THE COST ASSOCIATED WITH RECOVERY OF THE PRODUCT AND RECYCLE OF THE ELECTROLYTE. ECONOMIC ESTIMATES SHOW THAT THESE NEW TECHNOLOGY IMPROVEMENTS WILL MAKE THE PROCESS HIGHLY COMPETITIVE WITH THE COMPETING ETHYLENE BASED PROCESS.

Principal Investigator:

David Genders
7166840513

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Electrosynthesis Co Inc.
72 Ward Rd Lancaster, NY 14086

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