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A Novel, Low-Energy Stripper-Membrane Hybrid Process for Bioethanol Production,…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
83652
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2007-00502
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: A Novel, Low-Energy Stripper-Membrane Hybrid Process for Bioethanol Production, Phase II
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $350,000.00
 

Abstract:

The current distillation-molecular sieve process for ethanol separation from corn fermentation broth uses up to 20% of the energy content of the ethanol produced. It is expected that even more energy will be used to separate ethanol from cellulosic fermentation broths because they contains less ethanol. Therefore, development of a lower-energy ethanol separation process is of considerable interest to the bioethanol industry. This proposal describes a novel hybrid stripper-membrane separation process that could lower the energy consumption of ethanol production by 50%.

Principal Investigator:

Yu (Ivy) Huang
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6505433354
ihuang@mtrinc.com

Business Contact:

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

MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH, INC.
1360 WILLOW RD STE 103 Menlo Park, CA 94025

EIN/Tax ID: 942795892
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No