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Laser Ignition for Advanced Gasoline Engines

Company: Princeton Optronics, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: … Other Benefits: The laser igniters would have near term high volume applications in automobile engines. In addition to automobile engines, it will have applications in natural gas power generation engines and other types of power generation engines such as those using biogas.… more

A Low Cost Method of Creating Liquid Organic Fertilizer from Animal Manure.

Company: BIOGAS & ELECTRIC, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Biogas & Electric LLCs proposed Phase I research will strive to demonstrate the existing opportunities for resource recovery and recycling at dairies and other concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). Current recovery efforts are limited to energy from biogas… more

SBIR Phase II: Synergistic Combinations of New Materials&Systems for Scalable Desulfurization of Distributed Biogas Resources

Company: IntraMicron Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project proposes a fundamentally new means for biogas/landfill gas desulfurization that produces negligible waste, allows for sulfur recovery/recycling, and provides annualized operating costs that are fraction of current practice… more

Low Power Non Thermal Plasma Assisted Removal of Impurities for Biogas Purification

Company: Lynntech, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Leveraging biological waste, such as biogas, as feedstock for fuel cell application is a key focus area for both Department of Defense (DOD) and Department of Energy (DOE) and is in line with the Department of Navy's vision of increasing the use of renewable energy and… more

Purification of Biogas for Fuel Cells

Company: Reactive Innovations, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … a fuel cell to prevent harmful effects from contaminants. Reactive Innovations recently conducted a successful Phase I SBIR effort for the Navy which demonstrated the feasibility of our approach to remove hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide, and siloxanes from biogas. The… more

Fuel Flexible Low Emissions Burner for Waste-to-Energy Systems

Company: Precision Combustion, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … (MSW), sawdust). Much ingenuity is being directed to producing liquid fuels or useful solids such as char from biomass, but the net value-added of these processes is held back by the substantial portion of the biomass fuel content that ends up as byproduct biogas,… more

Low-Noble-Metal-COntent Catalysts/Electrodes for Hydrogen Production by Water Electrolysis

Company: Proton Energy Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: The economical use of hydrogen as a transportation and stationary power fuel remains a long-term DOE objective. Energy storage applications in Europe such as wind capture and improved biogas conversion efficiency are also driving significant interest in hydrogen production from… more

Novel Lignin-Based Magnetite Nanocomposites for Removal of Phosphate from Contaminated Waters

Company: Synanomet, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … nanocomposites will allow Synanomet to leverage its position in the P removal sector. Commercial applications of the composites will include not only P removal but also the potential removal of heavy metals such as Chromium, Arsenic and Selenium. Removal of odor from biogas… more

SBIR Phase II: A Novel Biodegradable Biopolymer from Waste Methane Gas

Company: Mango Materials Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project will use waste methane gas (biogas) as a feedstock to produce pellets of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA), a valuable polymer that is converted into a variety of high margin or high volume, eco-friendly plastic products such as… more

SBIR Phase I: Economic Feasibility of ABFX Process

Company: ENVIRONMENTAL ENERGY & ENGINEERING COMPANY Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: … use any of a variety of chemicals, heat, and mechanical energy to separate the poorly hydrolyzed lignin from the cellulose, and hemicellulose for enzymatic hydrolysis to sugars, and fermentation of sugars to alcohol, or in the case of anaerobic digestion to biogas. The use of… more

Size-Selection Aerosol Characterization Instrument

Company: Aerodyne Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Problem Statement: In order to obtain energy independence from conventional sources, there is a significant interest in the production of biogas and“green energy” during wastewater treatment. Due to increased emphasis on sustainability and potential for additional revenue… more

Purification of Biogas for Fuel Cells

Company: Altex Technologies Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Altex Technologies and the Pennsylvania State University propose the BioPure-FC biogas purification system, which is designed to purify biogas from landiflls and wastewater-treatement plants to levels compatible with fuel-cell systems. PSU's novel sorbents combined with… more

SBIR Phase I: Synergistic Combinations of New Materials&Systems for Scalable Desulfurization of Distributed Biogas Resources

Company: IntraMicron Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project proposes a fundamentally new means for biogas (landfill gas) desulfurization that produces less waste, allows recycle of recovered sulfur, and provides annualized operating costs a fraction of current practice. Inexpensive… more

Low Power Non Thermal Plasma Assisted Removal of Impurities for Biogas Purification

Company: Lynntech, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: There has been increased interest in use of biogas as a renewable energy source for environmentally benign power sources such as fuel cells. The stringent fuel quality requirements of the fuel cell however requires using multiple, complex purification steps for achieving the… more

A Biogas-Tolerant Engine-Generator for Advanced Agricultural Waste Management Systems

Company: Mainstream Engineering Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2012 / 2
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New Solvent system for Carbon Dioxide Capture

Company: Materials Modification Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: … for industrial scale up operations. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: Major commercial application of solvents proposed is on capturing CO 2 from flue gas. Other applications are in the field of life support including spacecrafts, submarines, and biogas treatment… more

Purification of Biogas for Fuel Cells

Company: Reactive Innovations, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Biogas from anaerobic digestion of biological wastes is a renewable energy resource. It has been used to provide heat, shaft power and electricity. While methane is a major component of biogas, other constituents (chiefly carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide) lower the energy… more

Siloxane Removal from Biogas Using a Novel Drop-In Technology

Company: NEI Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Problem Statement: In order to obtain energy independence from conventional sources, there is a significant interest in the production of biogas and “green energy” during wastewater treatment. Due to increased emphasis on sustainability and potential for additional revenue… more

Pipeline-Quality Methane from Anaeronbic Digestion Streams

Company: TDA Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: … of the farm wastes. The use of anaerobic digester gas reduces the amount of methane emitted into the atmosphere and provides a new and untapped resource of energy. TDA Research, Inc (TDA) is developing a vacuum swing adsorption (VSA) based system for upgrading the biogas… more

SBIR Phase II: Exogen: Enhanced Anaerobic Digestion of Wastewater Using Bio-electrodes

Company: Cambrian Innovation, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will optimize and pilot test the patent-pending Exogen system for the generation of biogas during wastewater treatment. Based on a newly discovered process called electromethanogenesis, ExogenTM uses applied… more

A 10 Kilowatt, Rankine Cycle Agricultural Waste to Energy Conversion Module Utilizing Ultra Micro Turbo-Alternators

Company: Fluidic microControls, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Current anaerobic digester systems are designed for capturing energy from waste from large heads of farm animals. GHD, Inc., a leading manufacturer of anaerobic digesters, has stated that a minimum dairy heard size for economical implementation of a biogas system as 800 cows. … more

Novel Lignin-Based Magnetite Nanocomposites for Removal of Phosphate from Contaminated Waters

Company: Synanomet, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: … available iron oxide-based media currently being marketed by Severn Trent, Hydroglobe, Solmetex, and other are renewable resource-based. The carbon-magnetite nanocomposites are multi-functional with potential applications in battery anodes, magnetic toners, biogas… more

SBIR Phase I: A novel biodegradable biopolymer from waste methane gas

Company: Mango Materials Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will use waste methane gas (biogas) as a feedstock to produce pellets of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA), a valuable polymer that is converted into a variety of eco-friendly plastic products such as children?s toys, electronic… more

Novel approach to NOx reduction in biogas engine exhaust from anaerobic digestion facilities at dairy farms.

Company: BIOGAS & ELECTRIC, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: Biogas & Electric LLC proposes a novel low cost approach to NOx and SO2 removal through a combination of extended absorption and selective non-catalytic reduction. If efficacy in the proposed NOx removal process can be shown, the new method will be adopted by all proposed… more

A Biogas Heat Engine for Small to Mid-Sized Farms

Company: QUANTALUX, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: … One excellent solution is to use existing organic farm waste material to create energy via anaerobic digestion. Dairy operations (as well as other feeding sites) create copious amount of manure each day. By collecting this waste into an anaerobic digester, valuable biogas can… more