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A Novel, Low-Energy Stripper-Membrane Hybrid Process for Bioethanol Production, Phase II

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2007-00502
Amount: $350,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
1360 WILLOW RD STE 103
Menlo Park, CA 94025
United States
DUNS: 112716311
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Yu (Ivy) Huang
 (650) 543-3354
Business Contact
 Elizabeth Weiss
Title: Government Grants/Contracts Manager
Phone: (650) 543-3378
Research Institution

The current distillation-molecular sieve process for ethanol separation from corn fermentation broth uses up to 20% of the energy content of the ethanol produced. It is expected that even more energy will be used to separate ethanol from cellulosic fermentation broths because they contains less ethanol. Therefore, development of a lower-energy ethanol separation process is of considerable interest to the bioethanol industry. This proposal describes a novel hybrid stripper-membrane separation process that could lower the energy consumption of ethanol production by 50%.

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