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Company: Altex Technologies Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: To produce drop-in biofuel from lignocellulosic biomass materials at prices competitive to fossil fuels requires consistent and reliable solid biomass feeders for pressurized reactors. Experience with coal has not been reliable, and the lower density and more irregular… more
Company: Exelus, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … renewable chemical, isosorbide, capable of replacing several toxic petrochemicals such as phthalates. Isosorbide can also be used as a monomer replacing phthalic anhydride in PET plastics. By changing the feedstock from crop- derived sugar to raw lignocellulosic biomass, this… more
Company: Gate Fuels, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project will further develop new proprietary cellulolytic Bacillus subtilis strains that can produce high-titer, optically- pure L-lactate in high yields from pretreated lignocellulosic biomass through consolidated bioprocessing… more
Company: Zachary Apte Dba Evolvemol Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: …rase secreting yeast and e coli strains and used them to demonstrate the power of the microfluidic device. Lastly we created an E. coli library expressing diverse metagenomic DNA from sites likely to contain bacteria that produce enzymes with lignocellulose degrading… more
Company: StannTron, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will validate a novel single-chemical process called decarbonation of carbohydrates, which converts ligno-cellulosic carbohydrates to liquid biofuels as a drop-in transportation fuel. This novel process, proposed in this… more
Company: Sustainable Bioproducts LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project describes a simple, novel and economical process for converting lignocellulosic feedstocks, such as wheat straw, to lipids for conversion to biodiesel and fatty acids for specialty markets (e.g. wax esters, stearic/oleic… more
Company: ENVIRONMENTAL ENERGY & ENGINEERING COMPANY Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will demonstrate a more effective and economical process for extracting the chemical and energy resources from lignocellulosic biomass. Existing lignocellulosic pretreatment technologies use any of a variety of chemicals,… more
Company: Aerodyne Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: … technologies to convert non-food biomass resources into fuels and chemicals. Current technologies have major disadvantages, including poor product distributions, slow reaction rates, and high costs. We are working on a new pyrolysis technology to convert lignocellulosic… more
Company: Altex Technologies Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: EPA / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Life cycle analysis of biofuel production from lignocellulosic biomass combined with carbon capture has shown the potential to produce negative greenhouse gas emissions. More than a billion dry tons of freshly harvested lignocellulostic biomass is available at moisture contents… 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: Technology Holding, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: … due to land-use-change and CO2 is evolved from the forest destruction. Fatty acids are also pre-cursors for diesel and jet fuel, both of which are currently being produced from crude oil. Since the fatty acids produced from the proposed process are from ligno-cellulosic… more
Company: Ecovative Design LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: … the course of this grant, and in cooperation with Rensselaer and Union College, we will demonstrate and scale the best manufacturing processes to a pilot stage capable of manufacturing high volumes of quality product. Since these materials leverage regional lignocellulosic… more
Company: Forest Concepts, Llc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to liquid transportation fuels and bioproducts is a core element of our nations strategy to replace imported oil with renewable domestic resources. Thermo chemical conversion processes typically require feedstocks 5 to 7.5 times drier than… more
Company: InnovaTek, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: …es it an expensive and insecure feedstock for sustainable 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… more
Company: Kse, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: … Phase I project is to establish the technical and economic feasibility of an innovative application of process intensification techniques to manufacture 2,5-furan dicarboxylic acid (FDCA) from fructose. The novel technology is based on renewable lignocellulosic … more
Company: Protabit LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project aims to apply Protabit?s state-of-the-art computational protein design (CPD) platform to engineer a more thermostable and cost-effective set of lignocellulosic enzymes for converting biomass to simple sugars. CPD is an… more
Company: Aerodyne Research, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: … the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) plan to develop an efficient catalytic system to convert biomass into olefins for the production of hydrocarbons in the gasoline, diesel, and/or jet fuel range by way of catalytic fast pyrolysis. Conversion of lignocellulosic… more
Company: Altex Technologies Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: Infrastructure compatible biofuels, produced by conventional processes and using non-food biomass, are currently too expensive. The proposed innovative lignocellulosic biomass to biofuels system uses a robust noncatalytic front end to create optimal hydrocarbon intermediates… more
Company: Ecovative Design LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: …0.5-0.875% by volume) of plant-derived phenols and aldehydes to inactivate lower level fungi and bacteria found on agricultural byproducts (seed husks and hulls). The application focus for this demonstration is a novel material technology that converts lignocellulosic waste into… more
Company: Orbital Technologies Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: Orbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITEC) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) propose to develop the Renewable Fuel Production System (RFPS), a system which will produce liquid alkene-based transportation fuels from lignocellulosic biomass. Specifically, we… more
Company: Gate Fuels, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop a new ultra-low-cost platform for the production of lactic acid directly from pretreated lignocellulosic biomass in a single step by using a novel recombinant cellulolytic Bacillus subtilis strain. Lactic acid… more
Company: QUASAR ENERGY GROUP, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: USDA / SBIR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: The proposed project builds on prior research that has shown the potential for energy recovery from lignocellulosic biomass through an integrated anaerobic digestion (iADs) process. A 2005 USDA report places the current production of corn stover at 75 million dry tons per year… 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: Bioprocessing Innovative C Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / STTR / 2010 / 2
Abstract: This STTR Phase II project will develop novel engineered Clostridia strains for fermentation and economically produce butanol as a biofuel from sugars derived from starchy and lignocellulosic biomass. The conventional acetone-butanol-ethanol (ABE) fermentation has low butanol… more
Company: Dynaflow, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: There is a strong need to develop inexpensive and efficient pretreatment processes which can be used by the biofuel industry to make it economically viable. The process of converting to useful liquid fuel lignocellulosic biomass, which is available in abundant quantity, is… more
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