Developing a Pyrolysis Platform Biorefinery (1) High Quality Bio-Oil

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2007-33610-18010
Agency Tracking Number: 2007-00085
Amount: $80,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2007
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
2521 Elwood Drive, Suite 125, Ames, IA, 50010
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Reardon
 (515) 292-1200
Business Contact
 John Reardon
Title: Research Manager
Phone: (515) 292-1200
Research Institution
"This proposal, lead by Frontline BioEnergy, teams with the Iowa State University (ISU), Center for Sustainable Energy Technologies (CSET) to develop high quality, time-stable and storable fast pyrolysis oils in phase-I that are useful for production of fungible liquid fuels such as diesel, gasoline and jet fuel. Our approach uses novel filtration techniques to reduce total alkali contamination in the condensed pyrolysis liquids below a target 10 ppm threshold to prevent re-polymerization during storage. Phase II would continue development of the pyrolysis platform biorefinery to find improved techniques for separation of the pyrolytic lignin fraction (PLF) from other water soluble fractions prior to refining and upgrading. Phase II would expand knowledge in bio-oil upgrading using our low-alkali product samples for tests of labscale high-pressure hydro-treating of PLF to make distillate fuels. Additionally, we will explore high-pressure steam reforming of the WSF to make syngas useful for making process grade hydrogen and other biofuel synthesis liquids."

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