Renewable Bioplastics Production

Award Information
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Branch: N/A
Contract: 68HE0D18C0011
Agency Tracking Number: B175A-0002
Amount: $99,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 17-NCER-5A
Solicitation Number: SOL-NC-17-00028
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-10-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-03-31
Small Business Information
244 Sobrante Way, Sunnyvale, CA, 94086-4807
DUNS: 183365410
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Tahmina Imam
 Lead Chemical Engineer
 (408) 328-8304
 tahmina@altextech.com
Business Contact
 Alexander Kelly
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (408) 328-8311
Email: alex@altextech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Altex’s Renewable Bioplastics Production (RBP) technology meets the Greener Plastic Manufacturing needs; to eliminate harmful-petrochemical feed sources, to accomplish toxic-free, low-energy, low cost bioplastics production, to reduce Green House Gas (GHG) emissions, and to have environment friendly-biodegradable bioplastics. Altex’s proposed RBP technology combines a novel feeding-sizing-pretreatment process, with a 1-step microbial conversion, to produce bioplastics from any lignocellulosic material. The RBP process is technically feasible because; it’s feed-flexible, the whole plant structure (cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin) is utilized for bioplastics production, resulting in large yield, and finally the process utilizes a cost effective microbial pathway to produce bioplastics. Additionally, everyone that currently uses petroleum-sourced plastics are the end users for bioplastics. Currently, bioplastics represent only 1% of the 320 MM tonnes of plastic produced annually. In comparison to existing bioplastics production technologies, the RBP technology produces bioplastics at 30% lower cost, and reduces GHG emissions by 407 MM tons/year.

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