Valveless temperature swing adsorption purifier for biogas from animal manures

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2008-00325
Amount: $79,935.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
PROMETHEUS ENERGY COMPANY
9675 SE 36TH ST, Mercer Island, WA, 98040
DUNS: 148223428
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Barclay
 Chief Technology Officer
 (206) 267-0800
 jbarclay@prometheus-energy.com
Business Contact
 Kirt Montague
Title: CEO
Phone: (425) 274-0800
Email: kmontague@prometheus-energy.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A large number of small diary farms and hog farms in the US are considering the use of anaerobic digestion for conversion of animal manure into biogas. One difficulty they face is that existing biogas purification technology is too expensive on the scale of biogas production from smaller farms, i.e., ~0.25 MMscfd. The innovation of this Phase I project promises to significantly reduce the capital and operating costs for removal of bulk concentrations of carbon dioxide and other impurities from biogas to make high value methane. This module would significantly improve the economics of distributed waste to energy projects, simultaneously produce fewer emissions, less odors, less ground water pollution, provide sustainable local energy production, and become another revenue stream for small farmers.

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