SBIR Phase I:Novel Adsorption Based Process for Upgrading Biogas from Anaerobic Digestion

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1014046
Agency Tracking Number: 1014046
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: BC
Solicitation Number: NSF 09-609
Small Business Information
15 Moray Ave, Bridgewater, NJ, 08807
DUNS: 808159011
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ravi Jain
 (908) 450-9840
Business Contact
 Ravi Jain
Title: ScD
Phone: (908) 450-9840
Research Institution
This SBIR Phase I project will develop a new technology to remove carbon dioxide from biogas. The innovation lies in using a bed material of zeolite-activated carbon to adsorb carbon dioxide. Biogas is a combustible mixture of methane and carbon dioxide (CO2). Raw biogas (60-70% methane) can be used as a low-grade fuel for low value on-site power generation. Commercial projects to upgrade biogas to pipeline quality natural gas, so-called ?Waste to Energy? processes, target much higher value for the methane. The broader/commercial impact of the project will be in generating an alternative source of energy, which in turn will reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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