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Company Information:

Company Name: Gate Fuels Inc
City: Blacksburg
State: VA
Zip+4: 24060-1600
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $442,167.00 3
SBIR Phase II $437,163.00 1
STTR Phase I $150,000.00 1

Award List:

SBIR Phase I: One-step Production of Lactic Acid from Lignocellulosic Biomass by Recombinant Cellulolytic Bacillus subtilis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Xiaozhou Zhang
Award Amount: $149,980.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop a new ultra-low-cost platform for the production of lactic acid directly from pretreated lignocellulosic biomass in a single step by using a novel recombinant cellulolytic Bacillus subtilis strain. Lactic acid is the precursor of… More

High-yield Production of Fumarate from Cellulosic Biomass by Recombinant Cellulolytic Bacillus subtilis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Xiaozhou Zhang, Dr. – 404-293-6888
Award Amount: $142,187.00
Abstract:
This project will provide a low-cost route for high-yield fumarate production from pretreated non-food cellulosic biomass mediated by recombinant cellulolytic Bacillus subtilis. The cellulose fraction of biomass feedstock contains more than one half oxygen by weight, making it a good starting… More

SBIR Phase I: High-Power and High-Energy-Density Enzymatic Fuel Cell through an In Vitro Synthetic Enzymatic Pathway

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Percival Zhang
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop high-power and high-energy-density enzymatic fuel cells (EFCs) that can completely oxidize low-cost maltodextrin (i.e., a partially hydrolyzed starch fragment). EFCs have received increasing interest as a next-generation,… More

SBIR Phase II: One-step Production of Lactic Acid from Lignocellulosic Biomass by Recombinant Cellulolytic Bacillus subtilis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Xiaozhou Zhang
Award Amount: $437,163.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project will further develop new proprietary cellulolytic Bacillus subtilis strains that can produce high-titer, optically- pure L-lactate in high yields from pretreated lignocellulosic biomass through consolidated bioprocessing (CBP) technology.… More

Biological CO2 Fixation for the Production of Formic Acid Powered by Sugars

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Virginia Tech
Principal Investigator: Tsz K. Tam, Dr.
Award Amount: $150,000.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
Formic acid (FA, CH2O2) is the simplest carboxylic acid. It is mainly used as a preservative and antibacterial agent in livestock feed. A significant fraction of FA is used in the leather-processing, textile and rubber industries and a small fraction of formic acid is used as a cleaning agent… More