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Biomass to Hydrocarbons by Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
96130
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
02 d
Solicitation Number:
DE-FOA-0000676
Small Business Information
Aerodyne Research, Inc.
45 MANNING RD BILLERICA, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Biomass to Hydrocarbons by Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-11ER90180
Award Amount: $999,872.00
 

Abstract:

The U.S. has a pressing need to develop technologies to convert non-food biomass resources into fuels and chemicals. Current technologies have major disadvantages, including poor product distributions, slow reaction rates, and high costs. We are working on a new pyrolysis technology to convert lignocellulosic biomass into either alkenes or alkanes. A series of commercial and synthesized catalysts have been tested for pyrolysis and upgrading activity. The results of these tests proved the technical feasibility of using pyrolysis chemistries to convert an important component of lignocellulosic biomass into hydrocarbons. The Phase I technology will be scaled-up to the laboratory scale and use the scaled-up reactor to evaluate catalyst activity, selectivity, longevity, and regenerability properties.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Timko
Dr.
978-932-0280
timko@aerodyne.com

Business Contact:

George N. Wittreich
Mr.
978-932-0215
gnw@aerodyne.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aerodyne Research, Inc.
45 Manning Road Billerica, MA 01821-3976

EIN/Tax ID: 042471226
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No