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Company Information:

Company Name: Athena Biotechnologies, Inc.
City: Newark
State: DE
Zip+4: 19711
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (302) 224-3450

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $99,562.00 1

Award List:

Isolation of Novel Hyper-Thermophiles for Increased Energy Efficiency in Ethanol Production

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Brian M. Swalla, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,562.00
Bio-ethanol penetration into the marketplace is limited by its cost, making it non-competitive with petroleum-based fuels. Energy consumed during fermentation and distillation steps accounts for 17% of the total cost. Because fermentation is exothermic, the reactor must be cooled to preserve… More