STTR Phase I: Rapid, Nondestructive Residual Stress Characterization of Semiconductor Materials

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0319448
Agency Tracking Number: 0319448
Amount: $95,393.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
3002 Progress Road, Madison, WI, 53716
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jon Lesniak
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Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
 Case Western Reserve
 Sears Library, 6th Floor,10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH, 44106
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project will develop a catalytic process for the generation of hydrogen and/or hydrocarbon fuel gases from biomass. The project will generate fuel gases by reactions of oxygenated hydrocarbons derived from carbohydrates (biomass) with liquid water at low temperatures (~200 C). Current hydrogen production is based on fossil hydrocarbons. The problem with fossil hydrocarbon use is that it is non-renewable, increasingly imported and generates greenhouse gasses. This project represents a new route for renewable fuel gas generation. The overall project objective is to identify cost effective catalysts, catalytic structures and operating parameters to maximize the efficient production of hydrogen and/or hydrocarbons derived from US grown biomass for use in fuel cell and combustion engine applications. The commercial and broader impacts of this project will be improved energy security as well as clean and renewable fuel gases that may be used as fuel sources for fuel cells, internal combustion engines, and gas turbines.

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