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Production of Refined Cane Sugar from Sugar Mills without an Attached Refinery

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2018-33610-28508
Agency Tracking Number: 2018-00763
Amount: $99,990.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.5
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-09-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-04-30
Small Business Information
4306 CHARLEMAGNE CT, Austin, TX, 78727-5205
DUNS: 081175094
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Chung Chou
 (631) 827-0658
Business Contact
 Jeffrey LeBlanc
Title: Director of Applied Research
Phone: (337) 258-9653
Research Institution
The one-step cane sugar process respondsto the USDA NIFA SBIR Program Priorities in regards to agriculturally related manufacturing technology and energy efficiency. The technology developed from this project will (1) reduce the energy and water consumed per cane sugar product, (2) provide an economic alternative for producing U.S. Food Grade sugar worldwide, (3) eliminate hazardous solid waste production from sugar refineries and (4) reduce overall anthropogenic carbon dioxideproduction. Process intensification is a top-priority of the United States agriculture industry in regards to national security, global competitiveness, and protecting the environment. The United States is expected to show a path forward to the rest of the world through innovation. The energy savings from full-scale implementation could create jobs by providing power for up to 138,000 new medium-sized factories. The one-step sugar technology can aid in producing economically viable United States Food Grade sugar worldwide by eliminating sugar produced by sulfitation. Water shortages in the western United States and across the world demands the efficient use our water resources in food production. Lastly, combatting climate change through the reduction of GHG emissions must be a global effort. The one-step cane sugar process addresseseach of these issues for the benefit of the public.

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