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SBIR Phase I: Effective Upgrading of Bio-Diesel Waste Stream

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
88222
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0739912
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Exelus, Inc.
110 Dorsa Ave Livingston, NJ 07039-1037
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: SBIR Phase I: Effective Upgrading of Bio-Diesel Waste Stream
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0739912
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will dramatically improve the economics of biodiesel production by efficiently converting the unrefined glycerol byproduct into a useful chemical, such as hydrogen. Biodiesel is a viable and rapidly growing addition to the nation's motor vehicle fuel supply. However, its production yields considerable amounts of a glycerol waste product. As the use of biodiesel continues to expand, the only currently available outlets for this product will be overwhelmed. The results from this project will provide significantly higher selectivity to hydrogen than currently available techniques and with a low energy input. The broader impacts (commercial potential) of this project (if successful) would be a reduction in the overall cost of production of biodiesel while also creating a source of carbon-neutral hydrogen for use in the production of other chemicals or clean fuels.

Principal Investigator:

Mitrajit Mukherjee
MS
9737402350
mmukherjee@exelusinc.com

Business Contact:

Mitrajit Mukherjee
MS
9737402350
mmukherjee@exelusinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Exelus, Inc.
99 DORSA AVE LIVINGSTON, NJ 07039

EIN/Tax ID: 223810814
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No