Renewable Biofuel Based on Jojoba Oil

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2009-00120
Amount: $79,745.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
11080 INDUSTRIAL CIRCLE NW, Elk River, MN, 55330
DUNS: 032511904
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gary Pozarnsky
 (651) 485-1368
Business Contact
 Gary Pozarnsky
Title: President
Phone: (651) 485-1368
Research Institution
With the United States dependence on foreign oil imports, new renewable sources of fuel compatible with combustion engines must be found. A source of this new biofuel could be the jojoba plant which is native to the desert Southwest. This is a plant which grows on non-arable desert lands which do not presently support food production in the United States. The use of this feedstock as a fuel would not impact food prices or production in the United States. In addition, the success of this project would support the growth of a new agricultural industry in the poorer sections of the desert Southwestern United States while decreasing U.S. dependence on foreign oil imports. Before this can be done, the ability of the new biofuel to replace diesel fuel will have to be done which is the objective of this project.

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