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Topic 8.8:Biofuels, Exelus BTL Process

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
88544
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2009-01139
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: Topic 8.8:Biofuels, Exelus BTL Process
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $80,000.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR project proposes a new approach to making liquid fuels from cellulosic biomass sources (a Biomass-to-Liquids or "BTL" process) that would significantly reduce the cost and complexity of production. The project uses innovative chemistry and reactor designs to enhance efficiency, selectivity, and reduce operating condition severity. Phase I aims to demonstrate process feasibility by determining the achievable reaction rates and selectivity. Process stability will also be verified. The data from Phase I will permit a detailed economic analysis to be performed in order to ascertain the economic viability of the technology. The fuel produced from this type of BTL plant would be completely compatible with existing fuel distribution infrastructure and motor design. These fuels would be carbon neutral and would not compete with food crops. This breakthrough process would greatly reduce both capital and operating costs of such a plant, allowing smaller plants to be built near the source of the biomass, thereby enhancing economic opportunities for rural farming communities.

Principal Investigator:

Mitrajit Mukherjee
President
9737402350
mmukherjee@exelusinc.com

Business Contact:

Mitrajit Mukherjee
President
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