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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$350,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
2007-00502
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH, INC.
1360 WILLOW RD STE 103, Menlo Park, CA, 94025
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
112716311
Principal Investigator:
Yu (Ivy) Huang
null
(650) 543-3354
ihuang@mtrinc.com
Business Contact:
Elizabeth Weiss
Government Grants/Contracts Manager
(650) 543-3378
egweiss@mtrinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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