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POWER GENERATION FROM SAWMILL WASTE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
18861
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
18861
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
General Pneumatics Corp
3616 W. Thomas Rd. Ste. 5 Phoenix, AZ 85019 0444
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: POWER GENERATION FROM SAWMILL WASTE
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,892.00
 

Abstract:

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IS PROPOSED OF A NOVEL, SELF-CONTAINED, 200 TO 500 KW POWER GENERATOR FUELLED BY SAWMILL WASTE TO PRODUCE ELECTRICITY AND HEAT FOR MILL OPERATIONS AND LOCAL DISTRIBUTION. THE SYSTEM IS POWERED BY A FOUR-CYLINDER SIEMENS-STIRLING ENGINE WITH AN INNOVATIVE ARRANGEMENT OF A CRANKSHAFT AND SCOTCH-YOKE DRIVE MECHANISM PASSING THROUGH DOUBLE-ACTING PISTONS. THIS ACHIEVES A COMPACT, HIGH POWER DENSITY DESIGN WITH MINIMUM MOVING PARTS AND SAVINGS IN WEIGHT, COST, AND MAINTENANCE. THE ENGINE EMPLOYS AIR CHARGING AND FORCED-WATER LUBRICATION TO AVOID THE SAFETY, SEALING AND MAINTENANCE PROBLEMS INHERENT WITH THE USE OF HYDROGEN OR HELIUM WORKING FLUID AND OIL LUBRICATION. CLEAN, EFFICIENT COMBUSTION OF THE SAWMILL WASTE FUEL IS ASSURED BY AUTOMATIC CONTROL OF BURN RATE, AIR REGULATION, PRIMARY AND SECONDARY COMBUSTION SPACES, AN EXHAUST-GAS/INLET-AIR PREHEATER, AND FLUE GAS CLEAN-UP.

Principal Investigator:

Ernest E Atkins
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

General Pneumatics Corp
7662 E Gray Road Suite 107 Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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