Biomass Blending Densification System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$749,855.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
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
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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