An Advanced Concept for Efficient and Cost-Effective Biomass Drying

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-03ER83707
Agency Tracking Number: 72703S03-I
Amount: $749,905.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: 22
Solicitation Number: DOE/SC-0059
Small Business Information
6001 Chemical Road, Baltimore, MD, 21226
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Ravi Chandran
 (410) 354-0420
Business Contact
 Amal Mansour
Title: Mrs.
Phone: (410) 354-0420
Research Institution
72703-There is a national interest in the efficient, economical and enhanced utilization of biomass as an energy resource. Consequently, there is a need for the development of a feedstock-flexible, modular, biomass drying system that can cater to the local market drivers in an efficient, safe and environmentally responsible manner. This project will develop a pulsed combustion drying system for biomass. The technical and engineering feasibility was established in Phase I through successful experimental and analytical studies. The innovative pulse combustion drying system was shown to be potentially superior to conventional drying systems in efficiency, environmental performance, and cost. Phase II will develop and field test a prototype biomass drying system, generate process characterization data for scale-up and commercialization, and prepare for launching the technology in a Phase III demonstration. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by awardee: Deployment of the novel, cost-effective, environmentally benign, and efficient biomass drying system should enhance biomass utilization, promote energy savings, and reduce pollutant emissions.

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