Biomass Blending Densification System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,540.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-08ER85187
Award Id:
89696
Agency Tracking Number:
n/a
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
244 Sobrante Way, Sunnyvale, CA, 94086
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
183365410
Principal Investigator:
JohnKelly
Dr.
(408) 328-8302
john@altextech.com
Business Contact:
JohnKelly
Dr.
(408) 328-8302
john@altextech.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Biofuels plant production is constrained by the high cost of moving agricultural residues from the farm to a central processing plant. Conventional equipment for biomass densification is too costly for use in upgrading feedstocks for biofuels plants. This project will develop an innovative biomass blending and densification system process that will not only densify the biomass but also upgrade its energy value. In Phase I, the biomass densification system will be designed, and performance estimates will be determined. These performance estimates then will be validated by building and testing a laboratory-scale densifier. Lastly, costs will be estimated to determine the economic feasibility of the concept for biofuels production systems. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The technology should be applicable to the densification of biomass residues at widely dispersed production sites. The application would result in cost savings of over $250 million/year and also would offset fossil fuel use.

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