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Multiplexed Aerobic Fermentation of Broad-Spectrum Feedstocks for Biofuel…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
90354
Program Year/Program:
2009 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N09A-034-0051
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Menon and Associates, Inc.
12282 Libelle Ct. San Diego, CA 92131-3845
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Multiplexed Aerobic Fermentation of Broad-Spectrum Feedstocks for Biofuel Production
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-09-M-0273
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Menon and Associates, Inc. (MAA) proposes an innovative method enabling aerobic fermentation of abundant, local, non-food, cellulosic feedstocks to produce biofuels. The method also solves the glycerol waste problem by recycling it into the feedstock, thereby increasing process efficiency at the same time as reducing waste. It converts not only cellulose but also hemicellulose into fuel, and in future it may be developed to convert even lignin into fuel. The Phase 1 goal is to demonstrate an end-to-end process for conversion of a broad range of feedstocks using a novel multiplexed fermentation process into biofuel on the laboratory bench scale. In Phase 2, MAA will extend the process upto the stage where biojet as well as biodiesel will be produced in collaboration with its partners and demonstrate liter-scale production of both fuels as well as developing the detailed design of a feasible system.

Principal Investigator:

Suresh Menon
President
8584589999
sm@menon.us

Business Contact:

Mabel Liu
Controller
8585498886
mliu@menon.us
Small Business Information at Submission:

Menon and Associates, Inc.
12282 Libelle Ct. San Diego, CA 92131

EIN/Tax ID: 330850159
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
Contact: David Lipson
Contact Phone: (619) 594-4460
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university