SBIR Phase I: Cellulosic Fuel Cell for Energy Generation

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,995.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
1113092
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
1113092
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
BC
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
828 Fort St. Mall, Suite 600, HONOLULU, HI, 96813-0000
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
144540283
Principal Investigator:
Venkat Kamavaram
(808) 531-3017
vkamavaram@oceanit.com
Business Contact:
Venkat Kamavaram
(808) 531-3017
vkamavaram@oceanit.com
Research Institution:
Stub




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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