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SBIR Phase I:Biogas Upgrading via An Innovative Membrane Designed for Small…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
99069
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1013719
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
BT6
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Media and Process Technology Inc.
1155 William Pitt Way Pittsburgh, PA 15238-1368
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: SBIR Phase I:Biogas Upgrading via An Innovative Membrane Designed for Small Scale, Low Pressure Streams with Bulk Contaminants
Agency: NSF
Contract: 1013719
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR Phase I project will develop a method that utilizes a carbon based adsorptive surface flow membrane to perform continuous concentration of methane from raw bio-gas from large animal feed operations. The membrane can upgrade biogas at 40 to 65% CH4 to 90%+ CH4 with <10% CO2 at minimal/no pre-compression. Then, the upgraded methane can be used to generate pipeline quality methane, to produce peak time electrical power from on-site gas storage tanks for resale to the grid and/or to generate power or heat for in-house use. The resulting methane can be used on site, supplied via pipeline after being pressurized, or be feed to an on site electrical generating plant. The broader/commercial impact of the project will be first to reduce the release of the greenhouse gas methane, second to produce a stream of high quality natural gas at a theoretically lower cost than competing technologies.

Principal Investigator:

Paul K. Liu
MIS
4128263711
pliu@mediaandprocess.com

Business Contact:

Paul K. Liu
MIS
4128263711
pliu@mediaandprocess.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

M&P
1155 WILLIAM PITT WAY PITTSBURGH, PA 15238

EIN/Tax ID: 251692849
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No