Low Cost Fuel Grade Ethanol

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$80,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
88543
Agency Tracking Number:
2010-02176
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
335 WATER ST, Wilmington, DE, 19804
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
808898894
Principal Investigator:
Stuart Nemser
Chairman
(302) 999-7996
snemser@compactmembrane.com
Business Contact:
Stuart Nemser
Chairman
(302) 999-7996
snemser@compactmembrane.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
There continues to be need for production of fuel grade ethanol (FGE) from biomass. This has many advantages including: development of fuel independence; zero net greenhouse gas emissions; strengthen U.S. agricultural base; and excellent replacement for MTBE as oxygenate. CMS has identified novel membrane systems and novel processes for reducing the cost for drying fuel grade ethanol (FGE). Limited data has demonstrated the enhanced performance of CMS membranes compared to other membranes for drying bio-ethanol and also superior performance compared to other existing commercial systems.. In addition to enhanced membranes, CMS has also identified an enhanced operating process. The novel CMS enhancements can cost effectively be introduced both to new and existing plants to increase capacity and lower cost of making fuel grade ethanol. Program objective is to reduce cost of manufacturing FGE by 0.3 cents per gallon. Given that process is directly applicable to all existing and new bio-ethanol plants the savings can be in excess of $100,000,000/yr.

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