Multiplexed Aerobic Fermentation of Broad-Spectrum Feedstocks for Biofuel Production

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-09-M-0273
Award Id:
90354
Agency Tracking Number:
N09A-034-0051
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
12282 Libelle Ct., San Diego, CA, 92131
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
011627150
Principal Investigator:
Suresh Menon
President
(858) 458-9999
sm@menon.us
Business Contact:
Mabel Liu
Controller
(858) 549-8886
mliu@menon.us
Research Institution:
San Diego State University
David Lipson
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA, 92182
(619) 594-4460
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Menon and Associates, Inc. (MAA) proposes an innovative method enabling aerobic fermentation of abundant, local, non-food, cellulosic feedstocks to produce biofuels. The method also solves the glycerol waste problem by recycling it into the feedstock, thereby increasing process efficiency at the same time as reducing waste. It converts not only cellulose but also hemicellulose into fuel, and in future it may be developed to convert even lignin into fuel. The Phase 1 goal is to demonstrate an end-to-end process for conversion of a broad range of feedstocks using a novel multiplexed fermentation process into biofuel on the laboratory bench scale. In Phase 2, MAA will extend the process upto the stage where biojet as well as biodiesel will be produced in collaboration with its partners and demonstrate liter-scale production of both fuels as well as developing the detailed design of a feasible system.

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