Catalytic Processing of Biomass to Liquid Fuels

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$1,000,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
DE-FG02-09ER85372
Agency Tracking Number:
90336
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
13 b
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Exelus, Inc.
110 Dorsa Avenue, Livingston, NJ, 07039
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
223810814
Principal Investigator:
Mitrajit Mukherjee
Mr.
(973) 740-2350
mmukherjee@exelusinc.com
Business Contact:
Mitrajit Mukherjee
Mr.
(973) 740-2350
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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