Recovery Act - Lignin Recovery and Purification

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: 02-10ER85717
Agency Tracking Number: 92441
Amount: $148,500.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: 09 d
Solicitation Number: DE-PS02-09ER09-27
Small Business Information
Techfish, Llc
109 Smith Street, Charleston, SC, 29403
DUNS: 148301455
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Lake
 Dr.
 (843) 345-0733
 mikealake@aol.com
Business Contact
 John Blackburn
Title: Dr.
Phone: (843) 814-2907
Email: john@speedfish.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This project addresses the problem of increasing biomass feed to electricity-generating power furnaces with the goal of reducing GHGs. Currently wood pellets are burned, but the ash content and lower energy density limit their use. Lignin pellets have approximately the same energy content as coal, about 12,000 Btu/lb, which is about twice the energy of low-moisture wood pellets. The lignin pellets could be blended directly with the coal feed with the only additional capital being the separate storage and feeding equipment for the pellets.

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