An Advanced Concept for Efficient and Cost-Effective Biomass Drying

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,913.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-03ER83707
Agency Tracking Number:
72703S03-I
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Manufacturing & Technology Conversion Int'l, Inc.
6001 Chemical Road, Baltimore, MD, 21226
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Ravi Chandran
(410) 354-0420
rchandran@mtcionline.net
Business Contact:
Amal Mansour
(410) 354-0420
amansour@mtcionline.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
72703S03-I There is a national interest in the efficient and economical 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 local market drivers in an efficient, economical, safe, and environmentally responsible manner. This project will develop a pulsed combustion drying system for biomass. Phase I will identify and procure feedstock, modify and prepare a test facility for biomass drying, perform feedstock characterization tests, carry out a preliminary commercial system design, estimate costs, and perform technical, environmental, and economic assessments. A pilot scale unit in Phase II will generate process characterization data for scale-up and commercialization. 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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