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Biojet Fuels from Nonedible Bio-oils and Cellulosic Biomass

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-10-C-0413
Agency Tracking Number: N09A-034-0606
Amount: $749,425.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N09-T034
Solicitation Number: 2009.A
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-08-02
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2013-03-12
Small Business Information
1670 Alvarado Street, Suite 3
San Leandro, CA 94577-
United States
DUNS: 128348898
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Duyen Nguyen
 (510) 351-9911
Business Contact
 Duyen Nguyen
Title: CEO
Phone: (510) 351-9911
Research Institution
 Florida State University
 Anjaneyulu Krothapalli
2525 Pottsdamer St, # 229
Tallahassee, FL 32310-
United States

 (850) 644-5885
 Nonprofit College or University

The proposed program addresses the emerging needs for the Navy to have cost effective alternative liquid transportation biofuels. The main objectives are to produce bio-jet and bio-diesel fuels from cellulosic biomass and nonedible bio-oils and demonstrate that they have cost structure and product quality comparable to petroleum based fuels. Novel concepts in processing, reactor design and catalyst systems are employed in this integrated approach of hydrogen production from cellulosic biomass and nonedible bio-oils conversion to produce bio-jet. Through molecular manipulations, the proposed approach allows the production of “designer” biofuels. The technology offers a means to tailor product properties to give better shelf life, maximize the jet cut yield, provide better combustion and ignition characteristics and better cold flow properties of the biofuels. Biofuel pilot plant will be built in Phase II work to process different feedstocks and deliver to ONR finished bio-jet for fuel characterization and engine tests. Economic evaluations will be performed in Phase II to assess viability of operation of commercial demonstration biofuel plants for Naval applications. Successful proof of concept testing in Phase I efforts has provided good confidence for high probability of success in achieving Phase II objectives.

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