High Yield, High Efficiency Bio-Refining

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Amount:
$296,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
2006-33610-17174
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2006
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
2005-00435
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Materials and Processes
104 Inwood Drive, San Marcos, TX, 78666
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
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 and energy efficiency in vegetable oil processing with a novel non-dispersive contactor that extracts free fatty acids from oils without causing emulsions.

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