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Tactical Biorefinery for Forward Fuel Production

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911SR-04-P-0078
Agency Tracking Number: A045-019-0243
Amount: $93,069.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A04-T019
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-08-13
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2005-08-13
Small Business Information
980 Washington Street
Dedham, MA 02026
United States
DUNS: 878225556
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Gregory Luli
 Research Manager
 (386) 418-4050
 gluli@bcintlcorp.com
Business Contact
 John Doyle
Title: VP Business Development
Phone: (781) 461-5700
Email: jdoyle@bcintlcorp.com
Research Institution
 University of Florida
 Lonnie O Ingram
 
Department of Microbiology, Bldg. 981, Museum Road
Gainesville, FL 32611
United States

 (352) 392-8176
 Nonprofit College or University
Abstract

This proposal is directed to the development of a process that utilizes this advanced ethanol-producing technology synergistically coupled to a low severity biomass pretreatment and a novel method of ethanol recovery and purification that will be capable of utilizing a wide variety of waste materials on a small scale of operation. Combining these technologies for ethanol production/recovery with new advances in combustion of biomass residues and plastics in biomass boilers will enable the development of bio-refineries that have several advantages over existing technology, including: 1) reduced chemical and energy requirements for biomass pretreatment, 2) reduced enzyme requirements for cellulose conversion, 3) replacement of traditional distillation recovery processes with an advanced membrane separations technology, and 4) incorporation of waste plastics into a biomass boiler for energy production. If successful, this approach would be a significant step toward the development of small, skid-mounted, mobile facilities would product liquid fuel, steam and electricity and meet the Department of Defense needs for a Tactical Bio-refinery.

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