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Novel Microbial Hydrogen Production from Biomass Containing Waste Water

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
81011
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
80095S06-I
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ion Power, Inc.
720 Governor Lea Road New Castle, DE 19720
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Novel Microbial Hydrogen Production from Biomass Containing Waste Water
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-06ER84418
Award Amount: $99,984.00
 

Abstract:

The treatment of waste water consumes a significant amount of energy, in order to reduce the organic matter to levels safe for environmental discharge. This project will develop a novel microbial-based approach to convert the organic matter in waste water into a valuable commodity, namely hydrogen. This approach would simultaneously clean the waste water and produce a fuel that can be sold to help recover the costs of treatment. Phase I will demonstrate the process on the lab bench scale, measure performance at different operating parameters, optimize the geometrical configuration, and reduce the scale of the laboratory demonstration by a factor of five (to a one cubic foot reactor). Finally, the data collected will be used to estimate the capital and operating costs of a full-scale plant. Commercial Applications And Other Benefits as described by the Applicant: A novel process that can generate hydrogen from waste-water streams and other biomass sources can significantly reduce our nation's dependence on foreign energy sources. Small, off-grid alternative-energy applications where wastewater treatment is needed could benefit from this technology.

Principal Investigator:

Stephen Grot
Dr.
3028329550
s.grot@ion-power.com

Business Contact:

Stephen Grot
Dr.
3028329550
s.grot@ion-power.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Ion Power, Inc.
720 Governor Lea Road New Castle, DE 19720

EIN/Tax ID: 510390586
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No