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

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
1014046
Agency Tracking Number:
1014046
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
BT6
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
InnoSepra
15 Moray Ave, Bridgewater, NJ, 08807
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
808159011
Principal Investigator:
Ravi Jain
ScD
(908) 450-9840
ravi.jain@innosepra.com
Business Contact:
Ravi Jain
ScD
(908) 450-9840
ravi.jain@innosepra.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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