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Separation of Zein in a Dry-grind Ethanol Plant

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
80978
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2006-00448
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Membrane Technology and Research, Inc.
39630 Eureka Drive Newark, CA 94560
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Separation of Zein in a Dry-grind Ethanol Plant
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2006-33610-16828
Award Amount: $79,991.00
 

Abstract:

In the next few years, production of fuel-grade ethanol is expected to increase dramatically. The new ethanol production capacity will increase the supply-and decrease the price-of co-product streams. Zein is a potentially important co-product that could become interesting as a polymer raw material if it can be economically recovered. The purpose of this project--and the key breakthrough needed to make this process feasible--is to develop high flux, ultrafiltration membranes to economically separate and concentrate zein from ethanol/water extracts.

Principal Investigator:

Ingo Pinnau
6503282228
ipin@mtrinc.com

Business Contact:

Elizabeth G. Weiss
Government Contracts Manager
6505433378
egweiss@mtrinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Membrane Technology and Research, Inc.
1360 Willow Road, Suite 103 Menlo Park, CA 94025

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