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Biomass Blending Densification System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
89696
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Biomass Blending Densification System
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER85187
Award Amount: $99,540.00
 

Abstract:

Biofuels plant production is constrained by the high cost of moving agricultural residues from the farm to a central processing plant. Conventional equipment for biomass densification is too costly for use in upgrading feedstocks for biofuels plants. This project will develop an innovative biomass blending and densification system process that will not only densify the biomass but also upgrade its energy value. In Phase I, the biomass densification system will be designed, and performance estimates will be determined. These performance estimates then will be validated by building and testing a laboratory-scale densifier. Lastly, costs will be estimated to determine the economic feasibility of the concept for biofuels production systems. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The technology should be applicable to the densification of biomass residues at widely dispersed production sites. The application would result in cost savings of over $250 million/year and also would offset fossil fuel use.

Principal Investigator:

John T. Kelly
Dr.
4083288302
john@altextech.com

Business Contact:

John T. Kelly
Dr.
4083288302
john@altextech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Altex Technologies Corporation
244 Sobrante Way Sunnyvale, CA 94086

EIN/Tax ID: 770085545
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No