High Yield, High Efficiency Bio-Refining

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2005-33610-15504
Agency Tracking Number: 2005-00435
Amount: $79,966.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Materials and Processes
104 Inwood Drive, San Marcos, TX, 78666
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Massingill
 President
 (512) 557-7461
 jlm@grandecom.net
Business Contact
 John Massingill
Title: President
Phone: (512) 557-7461
Email: jlm@grandecom.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Processing of vegetable oils is complicated by the need to remove free fatty acids. Washing with caustic is a viable process but is inefficient because fatty acids and caustic form soaps which cause emulsions. These emulsions cause a yield loss of 1-1.5% or 160-240 Million lb/yr of soybean oil alone. The purpose of this project is to improve yields in vegetable oil processing with a novel non-dispersive contactor that extracts free fatty acids from vegetable oils and biodiesel without causing emulsions.

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