Modular and Efficient Compact Syngas Production System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$98,737.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W56HZV-08-C-0097
Agency Tracking Number:
O071-ES5-2040
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ALTEX TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
244 Sobrante Way, Sunnyvale, CA, 94086
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
183365410
Principal Investigator:
John Kelly
President
(408) 328-8302
john@altextech.com
Business Contact:
Mehdi Namazian
Vice President
(408) 328-8303
mehdi@altextech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) process, combined with feedstock pretreatment and gasification reactors, can be used to produce logistic fuels from a range of feedstocks, in combat theaters where military fuels are not available or too costly. However, current pretreatment and gasifier reactors are too large and heavy for the mobile fuels production application of interest. Altex has identified the Modular and Efficient Compact Syngas System that uses a compact dryer and gasifier to increase output per mass that is more compatible with the mobile requirements of the system. Preliminary tests at reduced scale have shown the potential of the concept. Under the proposed effort, the innovative gasifier technology will be adapted to the Army need, and feasibility will be proven through analysis and tests on several feedstocks. Lastly, the performance and cost benefits of the concept will be quantified and the advantages of the concept over alternatives will be determined.

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