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SBIR Phase I:Liquid Diesel Fuel From Selected Waste Plastics

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
99164
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1014384
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
CT.
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Xtrudx
1525 4th Ave Fl 8 Seattle, WA 98101-1648
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: SBIR Phase I:Liquid Diesel Fuel From Selected Waste Plastics
Agency: NSF
Contract: 1014384
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR Phase I project will ascertain the parameters for three of the most common waste plastics (namely, polystyrene (PS), polyethylene (PE), and polypropylene (PP)), and determine the solubility and stability characteristics of the resulting reaction products in commercial grade liquid diesel fuel. Waste plastics are a perceived societal problem; however, waste plastics comprise various hydrocarbon chains the fundamental components of which are valuable chemicals suitable for diesel engine combustion. Supercritical water (SCW) has recently been shown to be an effective solvent and reagent for the depolymerization of various polymers. The broader/commercial impact of the proposed project will be to remove waste plastics from landfills and utilize them to produce a consumable fuel.

Principal Investigator:

Kevin Gaw
PhD
2065683100
info@xtrudx.com

Business Contact:

Kevin Gaw
PhD
2065683100
info@xtrudx.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Xtrudx
1525 4th Ave Fl 8 Seattle, WA 98101

EIN/Tax ID: 264215871
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No