Recovery Act - Lignin Recovery and Purification

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$148,500.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
02-10ER85717
Award Id:
99609
Agency Tracking Number:
92441
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
09 d
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
109 Smith Street, Charleston, SC, 29403
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
148301455
Principal Investigator:
Michael Lake
Dr.
(843) 345-0733
mikealake@aol.com
Business Contact:
John Blackburn
Dr.
(843) 814-2907
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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