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Vegetable Oil Conditioning for Combustion

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
85061
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A08A-030-0151
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Resodyn Corporation
130 North Main Street Suite 600 Butte, MT 59701-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Vegetable Oil Conditioning for Combustion
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W9132T-08-C-0031
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The development of a straight vegetable oil (SVO) blending technology for combustion in boilers and in diesel engines is proposed. The overall objective of the proposal is to address the problems associated with using SVO as fuel; such as high viscosity, poor low temperature flow behavior, fuel inject and combustion chamber carbon deposition and engine power loss due to long term use. Vegetable oil conditioned to improve engine performance and to reduce exhaust emissions. Mathematical models will be established for predicting and calculating the viscosity, cloud point and heat of combustion of blended fuels. Diesel engine tests will be performed to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed technology and correctness of the calculations. The project will be designed to identify fuel properties, e.g., viscosity, volatility, heat of combustion, density, etc., that must be modified to meet ASTM fuel performance specifications. Provided basic feasibility is demonstrated in Phase I, the Phase II strategy is to extend research to in large-scale and long-term diesel engine testing. The formulated fuel testing will also be extended to boilers, generators and other diesel based combustion devices and machineries.

Principal Investigator:

Fangxiao Yang
Principal Investigator
4064975241
fxyang@resodyn.com

Business Contact:

Lawrence C. Farrar
President
4064975252
lcfarrar@resodyn.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

RESODYN CORP.
130 North Main Street Suite 600 Butte, MT 59701

EIN/Tax ID: 810528815
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF UTAH
Office of Sponsored Projects
1471 East Federal Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Contact: Gary Christensen
Contact Phone: (801) 587-8074
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university