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Ethanol Production via Consolidated Bioprocessing

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
61715
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
72808S03-I
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Bioconversion Technologies
99 1/2 School Street Lebanon, NH 03766
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Ethanol Production via Consolidated Bioprocessing
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-03ER83593
Award Amount: $99,864.00
 

Abstract:

72808S03-I The conversion of cellulosic biomass to commodity products via biological processing could benefit society by improving energy security, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and promoting rural economies. However, commercial application is impeded by the current absence of low-cost technology to overcome the recalcitrance of cellulosic biomass. This project will develop a strain of Clostridium thermocellum, a rapid cellulose-fermenting microorganism that produces ethanol as well as organic acids, for producing industrial ethanol from pretreated biomass in a consolidated bioprocessing (CBP) configuration. Phase I will establish and test a functional genetic system for this organism. Feasibility will be indicated by a high frequency of transformation as well as by the demonstration of homologous recombination-mediated gene knockout. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: The technology should expand fuel production from indigenous, renewable resources, and also establish a process concept that can be applied to the production of industrial chemicals.

Principal Investigator:

Michael V. Tyurin
6036469212
mtyurin@hotmail.com

Business Contact:

Jonathan Mielenz
6036469321
mielenz343@earthlink.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Bioconversion Technologies
99 1/2 School Street Lebanon, NH 03766

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