Catalytic Processing of Biomass to Liquid Fuels

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85372
Agency Tracking Number: 90336
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: 13 b
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0000350
Small Business Information
110 Dorsa Avenue, Livingston, NJ, 07039
DUNS: 223810814
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mitrajit Mukherjee
 Mr.
 (973) 740-2350
 mmukherjee@exelusinc.com
Business Contact
 Mitrajit Mukherjee
Title: Mr.
Phone: (973) 740-2350
Email: mmukherjee@exelusinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The U.S. has abundant biomass resources and with the right technology, has the potential to convert these renewable resources into valuable industrial products and bio-fuels. However, current high temperature thermochemical processes to convert renewable feedstocks to fuels or chemicals such as pyrolysis and gasification or low temperature enzymatic processes are simply not cost-competitive with conventional fossil-fuel based processes. This SBIR project seeks to produce large volume monomers such as ethylene and propylene from bio-mass, thereby reducing the use of non-renewable raw materials in plastics manufacturing. This project applies novel reaction and reactor concepts with environmentally benign homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts in a multi-step process that deconstructs and stabilizes biomass before conversion to light olefins

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