SBIR Phase I: Cellulosic Fuel Cell for Energy Generation

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1113092
Agency Tracking Number: 1113092
Amount: $149,995.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: BC
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Oceanit Laboratories
828 Fort St. Mall, Suite 600, HONOLULU, HI, 96813-0000
DUNS: 144540283
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Venkat Kamavaram
 (808) 531-3017
 vkamavaram@oceanit.com
Business Contact
 Venkat Kamavaram
Phone: (808) 531-3017
Email: vkamavaram@oceanit.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to develop a novel approach to generate electricity without ?burning? fuel by using organic material obtained from bio-waste as a fuel. Unlike the conventional biomass-to-energy conversion, the current approach directly converts bio-waste, such as waste wood and agricultural biomass into fuel. Fuel has a zero carbon footprint, as combustion is NOT required, unlike conventional liquid bio-fuels. Moreover, the fuel is non-volatile, non-combustible and non-toxic. The broader/commercial impacts of this research are reduction of dependence on non-renewable petroleum-based fuels. The proposed technology is a facile, efficient, economical and environmentally benign process for energy generation compared to the conventional bio-fuel approaches. Commercialization of the technology will greatly extend the use of waste bio-mass and reduce society?s dependence on non-renewable petroleum resources, thus providing an effective method to improve the environment and maintain social sustainable development.

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