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SBIR Phase I: Cellulosic Fuel Cell for Energy Generation

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National Science Foundation
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2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.
Oceanit Center 828 Fort Street Mall, Suite 600 Honolulu, HI -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: SBIR Phase I: Cellulosic Fuel Cell for Energy Generation
Agency: NSF
Contract: 1113092
Award Amount: $149,995.00


This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to develop a novel approach to generate electricity without ?burning? fuel by using organic material obtained from bio-waste as a fuel. Unlike the conventional biomass-to-energy conversion, the current approach directly converts bio-waste, such as waste wood and agricultural biomass into fuel. Fuel has a zero carbon footprint, as combustion is NOT required, unlike conventional liquid bio-fuels. Moreover, the fuel is non-volatile, non-combustible and non-toxic. The broader/commercial impacts of this research are reduction of dependence on non-renewable petroleum-based fuels. The proposed technology is a facile, efficient, economical and environmentally benign process for energy generation compared to the conventional bio-fuel approaches. Commercialization of the technology will greatly extend the use of waste bio-mass and reduce society?s dependence on non-renewable petroleum resources, thus providing an effective method to improve the environment and maintain social sustainable development.

Principal Investigator:

Venkat Kamavaram

Business Contact:

Venkat Kamavaram
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Oceanit Laboratories
828 Fort St. Mall, Suite 600 HONOLULU, HI 96813-0000

EIN/Tax ID: 990238128
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No