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Direct Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Methanol

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90391
Program Year/Program:
2009 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
90379
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Innosense, LLC
2531 West 237th Street Torrace, CA 90505-5245
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Direct Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Methanol
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER86390
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The U.S. Department of Energy aims to minimize our reliance on petroleum and natural gas, and to mitigate the adverse environmental impacts resulting from fossil fuel combustion. In this project, photocatalytic reduction technology will be developed for transforming atmospheric CO2 to commodity fuels and chemical products. The approach will utilize efficient and durable photo-electrochemical (PEC) cells in which a visible-light-active nanotubular photoanode and photocathode directly convert CO2 to CH3OH and water to hydrogen. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The PEC technology should provide benefits for transportation, vehicles, utility industries, buildings, and homes, and minimize the buildup of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas. In addition, the technology should lead to the establishment of green manufacturing and alternative sources of energy, thereby minimizing the need for fuel imports.

Principal Investigator:

Maksudul Alam
Dr
3105302011
maksudul.alam-1@innosense.us

Business Contact:

Kisholoy Goswami
Dr
3105302011
kisholoy.goswami@innosense.us
Small Business Information at Submission:

Innosense, Llc
2531 West 237th Street Suite 127 Torrance, CA 90505

EIN/Tax ID: 364501803
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Duquesne University
Dept of Chem and Biochem
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Contact: Shahed Khan
Contact Phone: (412) 396-6340
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university