Novel Microbial Hydrogen Production from Biomass Containing Waste Water

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,984.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-06ER84418
Award Id:
81011
Agency Tracking Number:
80095S06-I
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
720 Governor Lea Road, New Castle, DE, 19720
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Stephen Grot
Dr.
(302) 832-9550
s.grot@ion-power.com
Business Contact:
Stephen Grot
Dr.
(302) 832-9550
s.grot@ion-power.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The treatment of waste water consumes a significant amount of energy, in order to reduce the organic matter to levels safe for environmental discharge. This project will develop a novel microbial-based approach to convert the organic matter in waste water into a valuable commodity, namely hydrogen. This approach would simultaneously clean the waste water and produce a fuel that can be sold to help recover the costs of treatment. Phase I will demonstrate the process on the lab bench scale, measure performance at different operating parameters, optimize the geometrical configuration, and reduce the scale of the laboratory demonstration by a factor of five (to a one cubic foot reactor). Finally, the data collected will be used to estimate the capital and operating costs of a full-scale plant. Commercial Applications And Other Benefits as described by the Applicant: A novel process that can generate hydrogen from waste-water streams and other biomass sources can significantly reduce our nation's dependence on foreign energy sources. Small, off-grid alternative-energy applications where wastewater treatment is needed could benefit from this technology.

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