An Advanced Concept for Efficient and Cost-Effective Biomass Drying

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$749,905.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
DE-FG02-03ER83707
Award Id:
61720
Agency Tracking Number:
72703S03-I
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
6001 Chemical Road, Baltimore, MD, 21226
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Ravi Chandran
Dr.
(410) 354-0420
rchandran@mtcionline.net
Business Contact:
Amal Mansour
Mrs.
(410) 354-0420
amansour@mtcionline.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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