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PORTABLE, COST-EFFICIENT BIOMASS CONVERSION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
86791
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F073-141-0238
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
APPLIED OPTICAL
744 Stewart Canyon Rd Fallbrook, CA 92028
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: PORTABLE, COST-EFFICIENT BIOMASS CONVERSION
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9302-08-M-0019
Award Amount: $99,988.00
 

Abstract:

Large-scale pyrolysis of biomass for energy production must aim for high throughput in order to meet economies of scale. For this reason, many of the fluidized bed and cyclonic pyrolysis reactors being developed are designed for throughputs of hundreds or thousands of tons per day of biomass. The quality of the oil produced is very dependent on the feedstock, and since most of the reactors consume electricity, the yield of the feedstock plays a role in the net energy yield of the biomass plant. Mesoscale pyrolysis has several advantages which arise from the freedom from satisfying energy economics. This energy relationship goes directly to the bottom line of any company wishing to convert biomass to fuel or electricity, and it is one of the fundamental challenges in making biomass-derived fuels a viable alternative to fossil fuels in the near future.

Principal Investigator:

David Schaafsma
President
7604510546
dtschaafsma@aomat.com

Business Contact:

David Schaafsma
President
7604510546
dtschaafsma@aomat.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

APPLIED OPTICAL MATERIALS, INC.
744 Stewart Canyon Rd Fallbrook, CA 92028

EIN/Tax ID: 562559497
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No