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Company Information:

Name: Trillium Fiber Fuels, Inc.
Address: 720 NE Granger Ave. Bldg B
Corvallis, OR 97330-9660
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (541) 990-0337

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $329,426.00 3
SBIR Phase II $1,228,967.00 2
STTR Phase I $149,813.00 1

Award List:

Xylose Utilization During Simultaneous Saccharification and Fermentation Enabled by a Parallel Microreactor with Immobilized Enzyme

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Christopher Beatty, Mr.
Award Amount: $99,840.00
Abstract:
One prominent challenge for the biochemical production of cellulosic ethanol is the utilization of xylose, which can increase ethanol yield 20-40% for typical feedstocks. Efforts toward genetic engineering of conventional yeast to utilize xylose have suffered from metabolic redox imbalance. This… More

Xylose Utilization During Simultaneous Saccharification and Fermentation Enabled by a Parallel Microreactor with Immobilized Enzyme

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Christopher Beatty, Mr.
Award Amount: $749,888.00
Abstract:
Concerns over the escalating use of petroleum-based liquid fuels include climate change, trade imbalances, global security issues, and environmental harm resulting from petroleum extraction and processing. Although ethanol is the leading replacement for petroleum-based gasoline, the current… More

SBIR Phase I: Xylose Isomerase from Marine Bacteria for Cellulosic Ethanol

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Stephen J. Potochnik
Award Amount: $149,701.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will demonstrate the feasibility of using a novel enzyme from a marine bacterium as part of a process to convert biomass to ethanol. The Trillium laboratory has preliminary data that indicates that this enzyme has unique characteristics… More

Development of a Fermentation Compatible Xylose Isomerase

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Stephen J. Potchnik – (541) 740-6675
Award Amount: $79,885.00
Abstract:
"Cellulosic ethanol is a desirable transportation fuel for environmental and economic reasons. One of the issues limiting the commercialization is the utilization of xylose which is not fermented to ethanol by conventional brewing yeasts. Trillium Fiber Fuels is pioneering the use of xylos… More

SBIR Phase II: Xylose Isomerase from Marine Bacteria for Cellulosic Ethanol

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Stephen J. Potochnik
Award Amount: $479,079.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop the xylose isomerase (XI) enzyme from a marine bacterium as part of a process to convert biomass to ethanol. Xylose isomerase converts xylose, the second most common sugar in biomass, into xylulose. Xylose is not fermented… More

Advanced Recombinant Manganese Peroxidase for Synthesis of Lignin Bioproducts.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Oregon State University
Principal Investigator: Christopher Beatty, Dr. – 541-990-0337
Award Amount: $149,813.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
Hydrocarbon chemicals are largely derived from the processing of petroleum, natural gas, or coal. These fossil feedstocks are not renewable and, in the case of petroleum, susceptible to international supply disruptions and severe price fluctuations. In contrast, lignin is a renewable hydrocarbon … More