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An Advanced Concept for Efficient and Cost-Effective Biomass Drying

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
61720
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
72703S03-I
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: An Advanced Concept for Efficient and Cost-Effective Biomass Drying
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-03ER83707
Award Amount: $99,913.00
 

Abstract:

72703S03-I There is a national interest in the efficient and economical utilization of biomass as an energy resource. Consequently, there is a need for the development of a feedstock-flexible, modular, biomass drying system that can cater to local market drivers in an efficient, economical, safe, and environmentally responsible manner. This project will develop a pulsed combustion drying system for biomass. Phase I will identify and procure feedstock, modify and prepare a test facility for biomass drying, perform feedstock characterization tests, carry out a preliminary commercial system design, estimate costs, and perform technical, environmental, and economic assessments. A pilot scale unit in Phase II will generate process characterization data for scale-up and commercialization. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by awardee: Deployment of the novel, cost-effective, environmentally benign, and efficient biomass drying system should enhance biomass utilization, promote energy savings, and reduce pollutant emissions.

Principal Investigator:

Ravi Chandran
4103540420
rchandran@mtcionline.net

Business Contact:

Amal Mansour
4103540420
amansour@mtcionline.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

Manufacturing & Technology Conversion Int'l, Inc.
6001 Chemical Road Baltimore, MD 21226

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