Biomass Blending Densification System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER85187
Agency Tracking Number: N/A
Amount: $749,855.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
244 Sobrante Way, Sunnyvale, CA, 94086
DUNS: 183365410
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Kelly
 Dr.
 (408) 328-8302
 john@altextech.com
Business Contact
 John Kelly
Title: Dr.
Phone: (408) 328-8302
Email: john@altextech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Conventional biomass densification and energy enhancement equipment is too costly for use in upgrading feedstocks for biofuels plants. Therefore, this project will develop an innovative biomass blending and densification system (BBADS) to densify biomass and upgrade the energy value. In Phase I, the biomass densification system was designed, and the performance of the system was estimated. In Phase II, a pilot-scale densifier will be built and tested, first in the laboratory and ultimately in the field. Lastly, the technical and economic feasibility of the concept will be evaluated for biofuels production. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The innovative BBADS could be used to densify biomass residues at widely dispersed production sites. The application of this technology could result in cost savings of over $1.3 billion/year, and also would offset fossil fuel use

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