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OXYGENATE SYNTHESIS FROM AGRICULTURAL MATERIALS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
20972
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
20972
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Universal Fuel Development
223 Circle Hills Dr Grand Forks, ND 58201
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: OXYGENATE SYNTHESIS FROM AGRICULTURAL MATERIALS
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

ETHER OXYGENATES THAT WILL BE IN HIGH DEMAND FOR ADDITION TO REFORMULATED GASOLINE CAN BE PREPARED FROM AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS OR BYPRODUCTS. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE WORK PROPOSED HERE IS TO EVALUATE NEW CATALYSTS FOR THE CONVERSION OF BIOMASS PRECURSORS OF OLEFINS WITH A BRANCHED STRUCTURE THAT ARE REQUIRED FOR PREPARATION OF TERTIARY ETHERS, SUCH AS MTBE AND TAME. THE CATALYSTS ARE EXPECTED TO REMOVE OXYGEN FROM THE BIOMASS PRECURSORS, AS WELL AS REFORM THE STRUCTURES TO THE DESIRED BRANCHED ISOMERS WITH MINIMAL CONVERSION OF THE BIOMASS PRECURSOR TO AROMATICS. THIS PROJECT WILL DEVELOP A CONCEPT FOR AN ECONOMICAL PROCESS TO PRODUCE THESE IMPORTANT FUEL COMPONENTS FROM RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES. FEED MATERIALS FOR THE PROCESS INCLUDE STARCH, HEMICELLULOSE, AND CELLULOSES COMPONENTS, AND THUS A WIDE VARIETY OF AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY PRODUCTS AND WASTE PRODUCTS CAN BE UTILZED.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Edwin S Olson
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Universal Fuel Dev Assoc Inc.
223 Circle Hills Dr Grand Forks, ND 58201

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