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Company: Tethys Research LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … Innovation Research Phase I project helps unlock the potential of forests to provide sustainable, carbon-neutral raw material for much of the nation's energy and chemical needs. Current technology cannot efficiently separate cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin (the… more
Company: Synanomet, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Phosphorus (P) remediation is an extremely difficult and costly environmental problem and could cost $44.5 billion dollars for treatment using conventional water treatment plants to meet EPA requirements. Phosphorous runoff can lead to“dead zones” due to eutrophication and can also cause… more
Company: Lignolink Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Intellectual Merit This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project takes a novel approach to produce improved maize cultivars for bioenergy applications. Lignin in cellulosic biomass creates a barrier that limits conversion of cellulose into biofuels. In the proposed… more
Company: Liquid Lignin Company Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This natural organic retention project proposes using lignin from emerging biorefineries to allow borates to be used as wood preservatives for exterior applications exposed to rain. Enhancing retention of environmentally-friendly borates has been the“holy grail” of the… more
Company: Cyclewood Solutions, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project addresses the need for affordable biobased plastics to replace petroleum-based materials. The objectives of this research are to demonstrate strong intermolecular interactions between chemically modified lignin and… more
Company: Sustainable Bioproducts LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … to current technologies. The innovative technology described here is based on the use of a novel microorganism isolated from Yellowstone National Park, which is able to withstand extreme acidic conditions and is capable of efficiently degrading cellulose, lignin and… more
Company: Hyrax Energy, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … supply chain by processing many different non-standardized and non-pre-processed feedstocks including mixtures thereof in a single facility. However, the higher cost of ionic liquids ($10/kg) requires a more stringent recovery method from solid by-products (lignin,… more
Company: Cleanvantage, Llc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … .in the form of high value C5 oligomers (xylo-oligosaccharides or XOs) from the hemicellulose fraction of biomass. These XOs can be marketed as a high-value functional food product. Including the production of XOs to the production of VFAs from the cellulose, lignin and… more
Company: Glucan Biorenewables LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … over current biomass dehydration processes. These include increased reactivity of homogeneous acids for hydrolysis and dehydration, improvements in the use of solid catalysts, increased yields through minimizing degradation, and the solubilization and recovery of … more
Company: ENVIRONMENTAL ENERGY & ENGINEERING COMPANY Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: … and economical process for extracting the chemical and energy resources from lignocellulosic biomass. Existing lignocellulosic pretreatment technologies use any of a variety of chemicals, heat, and mechanical energy to separate the poorly hydrolyzed lignin from the… more
Company: Suganit Systems Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Large quantities of lignin are currently being generated and processed by the pulp and paper industry and with the development of Biorefineries the amount of lignin produced will dramatically increase. Lignin accounts for about 15-30% of lignocellulosic biomass, and can serve as… more
Company: InnovaTek, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: … energy production. Identifying renewable sources of hydrogen for biomass conversion is of great interest. Hemicelluloses are heterogeneous polysaccharides which typically account for up to 30% of lignocellulosic biomass materials. Compared to cellulose and lignin,… more
Company: Trillium Fiber Fuels, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / STTR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Hydrocarbon chemicals are largely derived from the processing of petroleum, natural gas, or coal. These fossil feedstocks are not renewable and, in the case of petroleum, susceptible to international supply disruptions and severe price fluctuations. In contrast, lignin is a… more
Company: Synanomet, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will explore the synthesis and use of novel lignin-derived carbon-magnetite nanocomposites for removal of aqueous phosphate– a run off pollutant from agricultural farms that leads to eutrophication of lakes and… more
Company: Tethys Research LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project helps unlock the potential of forests to provide sustainable, carbon-neutral raw material for much of the nation?s energy needs. Tethys will search for enzymes specific for ether bonds between lignin and the hardwood… more
Company: Houghton Cascade Holdings, Llc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: … kilns to produce lime for the pulping process. Over 98% of these kilns are fired with natural gas, oil, or petroleum coke, with a consumption equivalent to over 20 million barrels of oil per year. This equates to more than 11 million tons of CO2 emissions per year. The lignin… more
Company: Techfish, Llc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: This project addresses the problem of increasing biomass feed to electricity-generating power furnaces with the goal of reducing GHGs. Currently wood pellets are burned, but the ash content and lower energy density limit their use. Lignin pellets have approximately the same… more
Company: Techfish, Llc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2010 / 2
Abstract: This project allows pulp and paper mills to extract a purified lignin stream from their recovery process. By making up the fuel value of this extracted lignin the mill remains carbon neutral. A power company that can replace coal with lignin achieves a significant GHG reduction.… more
Company: 525 Solutions, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: Lignocellulose has a remarkable resistance against chemicals and microbial attacks due to its complex structure. For the production of biofuels and chemicals the aim is to cleanly fractionate biomass and to utilize the lignin, cellulose, and hemicellulose individually. The… more
Company: BIOPULPING INTERNATIONAL, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2010 / 2
Abstract: …r cellulosic ethanol or biofuel production due to its strong physical integrity and chemical recalcitrance. The goal of this project in Phase II is to prove this commercially deployable technology for forest biomass bioconversion to produce cellulosic ethanol and lignin… more
Company: EDENSPACE SYSTEMS CORPORATION Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: … and harvesting the biomass in three-year rotations. However, there are still significant challenges to producing cellulosic biofuel from woody biomass economically due to the difficulty of deconstructing the cellulose in the plant cell wall, with the cross-linked lignin… more
Company: Suganit Systems Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2009 / 2
Abstract: … resources, plant biomass can provide a sustainable feedstock for future ¿biorefineries,¿ partially replacing conventional petrochemical refineries. Toward this objective, this project addresses the deconstruction of lignocellulosic biomass to generate sugars and lignin,… more
Company: Chesapeake Perl, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2009 / 2
Abstract: Cost effective enzymatic lignin degradation could play a key role in enabling commercially viable processes for producing fuel ethanol from woody feedstocks, such as corn stover, switchgrass, hybrid poplar, willow, loblolly pine, and eucalyptus. This project focuses on the… more
Company: Luna Innovations Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2009 / 1
Abstract: … biofuel production process by combining catalytic depolymerization and catalytic hydroprocessing into only a few simple unit operations. The process is not dependent on the feedstock. Glycerides from non-edible oil, waste kitchen oil and grease, cellulose and lignins from… more
Company: GREENWOOD RESOURCES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2009 / 2
Abstract: …gned reciprocal recurrent selection program for inter-sectional hybridization of P. trichocarpa and P. nigra. ) A large 612-genotype collection of P. nigra has been cloned and established at two contrasting locations in the Pacific Northwest. We have sequenced the same lignin… more
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