High Yield, High Efficiency Bio-Refining

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$79,966.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
2005-33610-15504
Agency Tracking Number:
2005-00435
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Advanced Materials and Processes
104 Inwood Drive, San Marcos, TX, 78666
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
John Massingill
President
(512) 557-7461
jlm@grandecom.net
Business Contact:
John Massingill
President
(512) 557-7461
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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