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Methodology for Identification on High Value Biomass Feedstocks

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
80640
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2006-00304
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.
87 Church Street East Hartford, CT 06108-3728
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Methodology for Identification on High Value Biomass Feedstocks
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2006-33610-16815
Award Amount: $79,979.00
 

Abstract:

Up until the early twentieth century, several commodity chemicals were produced by the pyrolysis of hardwoods (e.g., methanol, acetic acid, acetone) or the extraction of softwoods (turpentine, terpenes, rosins, pitches, and tars). The expected long term increase in petroleum and natural gas prices will cause a gradual but steady return to biomass feedstocks over the next several decades. Other drivers include the presence of oxygenated functional groups in biomass liquids which may be desirable in the end products and environmental considerations which favor biomass over fossil derived feedstocks. Renewable materials from home-grown crops, trees and agricultural wastes can provide many of the same chemical building blocks as the petrochemical industry, plus others that are not readily available from petroleum. This project will produce a methodology for the evaluation of the resource potential of these materials and will greatly benefit the rural economy.

Principal Investigator:

Michael A. Serio
President
8605289806
mserio@afrinc.com

Business Contact:

James R. Markham
Chief Executive Officer
8605289806
jim@afrinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.
87 Church Street null East Hartford, CT 06108

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