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RECONSTITUTION OF BENEFICIATED COAL USING THE BIOBINDER PROCESS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
20996
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
20996
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Altex Technologies Corporation
244 Sobrante Way Sunnyvale, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: RECONSTITUTION OF BENEFICIATED COAL USING THE BIOBINDER PROCESS
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $599,393.00
 

Abstract:

FOR OPTIMAL BENEFICATION, COAL MUST BE FINELY GROUND TO RELEASE THE PYRITIC SULFUR AND ASH INCLUSIONS. THE RESULTING CLEAN PRODUCT IS DIFFICULT TO HANDLE, TRANSPORT AND STORE. BY RECONSTITUTING THE PRODUCT THROUGH PELLETIZATION, THESE DIFFICULTIESCAN BE OVERCOME. HOWEVER, EXCESSIVE PELLETIZATION COSTS, AND, IN PARTICULAR, BINDER COSTS, HAVE LIMITED THIS PRACTICE. APROCESS HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED FOR THE RECONSTITION OF CLEANED COAL FINES. THIS PROCESS USES A MINIMAL COST BINDER AND SPECIAL PROCESSING CONDITIONS TO CREATE DURABLE FUEL PELLETS AT LOW COST. IN PHASE I THE SPECIAL BINDER AND PROCESSING EQUIPMENT WILL BE USED TO CREATE AND TEST FUEL PELLETS. THE DURABILITY, WEATHERABILITY, GRINDABILITY, AND COMBUSTION CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PELLETS WILL BE DETERMINED DURING THE PROJECT. ALSO, PRELIMINARY ECONOMIC ANALYSES WILL BECOMBINED WITH THE BEST DATA TO DETERMINE THE OVERALL FEASIBILITY OF THE PROCESS FOR RECONSTITUTING CLEANED COAL FINES.

Principal Investigator:

Dr John T Kelly
4089822303

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Altex Technologies Corp.
650 Nuttman Rd #114 Santa Clara, CA 95054

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