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Company Information:

Company Name: Porogen Corporation
City: Woburn
State: MA
Zip+4: 01801-0000
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (781) 391-7073

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $729,999.00 6
SBIR Phase II $3,255,578.00 5

Award List:

Membrane Process for Bioethanol Production

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Yong Ding, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
78065S Bioethanol is an established domestic chemical/fuel product that is environmentally friendly and offers the possibility of strengthening American farm economy while simultaneously lowering dependence on the foreign oil. However, the benefits are limited because, during the fermentation… More

Membrane Process for Bioethanol Production

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Yong Ding, Dr.
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Bioethanol is an established domestic chemical/fuel product that is environmentally friendly and offers the possibility of strengthening the American farm economy, while simultaneously lowering dependence on foreign oil. However, the broad-based introduction of bioethanol is limited by the high… More

Biofuel Production by Continuous Acetone-Butanol-Ethanol (ABE) Ferementation Coupled with Membrane Separation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Benjamin Bikson
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Production of butanol from biomass is hampered by low conversion rate and energy intensive product recovery. A new energy efficient technology that combines ABE fermentation with membrane based butanol product recovery will be developed.

Composite Hollow Fiber Membrane for Natural Gas Treatment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Yong Ding, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
U.S. production of natural gas is about 24 trillion scf/year; total worldwide production is about 100 trillion scf/year. About 17% of all domestic raw natural gas must be treated to remove carbon dioxide before it can be passed to the pipeline. Membrane technology has gained acceptance for natural… More

Membrane Process for Biodiesel Conditioning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Benjamin Bikson, Dr
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Biodiesel, a clean burning alternative fuel produced from domestic renewable resources, is a mixture of fatty acid alkyl esters made from vegetable oils, animal fats, or recycled greases. Unfortunately, the water generated during biodiesel production is difficult to remove, greatly increasing… More

Biofuel Production by Continuous Acetone-Butanol-Ethanol (ABE) Ferementation Coupled with Membrane Separation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Benjamin Bikson
Award Amount: $346,000.00
Abstract:
Butanol is a liquid fuel superior to ethanol that can be produced from renewable biomass by the acetone-butanol-ethanol (ABE) fermentation process. However, the ABE fermentation process economics is hampered by low conversion rate due to severe product inhibition and by energy intensive product… More

Composite Hollow Fiber Membrane for Natural Gas Treatment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Yong Ding, Dr
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
U.S. production of natural gas is about 24 trillion scf/year. About 17% of all domestic raw natural gas must be treated to remove carbon dioxide before it can be passed to the pipeline. Membrane technology has gained acceptance due to its favorable economics, compact system sizes, reliability, and… More

SBIR Phase I: Novel Polymeric Membrane for Hydrocarbon Separation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Yong Ding, MEng
Award Amount: $200,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop a novel membrane for hydrocarbon separations. The initial focus of the project is the development of a selective membrane for efficient separation of hydrocarbons from methane in natural gas processing and separation of… More

Recovery Act - Compact Polymeric Heat Exchanger

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Yong Ding, Dr.
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Most heat exchangers utilized in process industries are made of metals. These heat exchangers are balky, heavy, subject to corrosion, oxidation and microbiological fouling which leads to reduction in performance and increase in cost. The plastic heat exchangers can alleviate some of these problems.… More

Recovery Act - Compact Polymeric Heat Exchanger

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Yong Ding, Dr.
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
Abstract:
Most heat exchangers utilized in process industries are made from metals. These heat exchangers are bulky, heavy, subject to corrosion and microbiological fouling which leads to reduction in performance and increase in cost. The plastic heat exchangers can alleviate some of these problems. However,… More

SBIR Phase II: Novel Polymeric Membrane for Hydrocarbon Separation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Yong Ding – (781) 491-0807
Award Amount: $409,578.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project proposes to develop a novel membrane for a broad spectrum of hydrocarbon separations. The initial focus of the project is the development of a selective membrane for efficient separation of hydrocarbons from methane in natural gas… More