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Sorghum Protein Adhesives from Low Cost DDGS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90452
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2009-00135
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ECOVERSION LLC
3005 N SYCAMORE Healy, KS 67850 5028
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Sorghum Protein Adhesives from Low Cost DDGS
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $80,000.00
 

Abstract:

In the United States, annual demand for adhesives and resins exceeds 20 billion pounds. Currently, most adhesives used in the wood industry are petroleum-based, such as phenol-formaldehyde and urea-formaldehyde adhesives. Formaldehyde emissions cause many environmental and health issues. Development of biobased adhesives not only significantly impact a >$100 billion industry sector, but also solve the environmental issues related to volatile organic compounds (VOC) emission and reduce our relying on petroleum-based feedstocks with carbon reduction benefits. Currently, numbers of leading industries are seeking environmental friendly adhesives; however, the major challenge to their switching from petroleum-based to biobased feedstocks is the high cost of biobased feedstocks and enabling technologies to meet their requirements. The sorghum protein adhesives using low cost feedstocks will allow industry to initiate commercialization of the technology developed from this research.

Principal Investigator:

Earl Roemer
President
6203973932
roemereb@st-tel.net

Business Contact:

Earl Roemer
President
6203973932
roemereb@st-tel.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

ECOVERSION LLC
3005 N SYCAMORE Healy, KS 67850

EIN/Tax ID: 263035646
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No