SWEET SORGHUM FOR A PIEDMONT ETHANOL INDUSTRY

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$206,500.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
4646
Agency Tracking Number:
4646
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Route 1, Fairfield, VA, 24435
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
WALTER E. TOLLES
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
APPLIED SCIENCE ASSOCIATES, INC. PROPOSES TO PRODUCT FUEL ALCOHOL FROM SWEET SORGHUM: A PROLIFIC PRODUCER OF BIOMASS ON MARGINAL FARMLAND, RENEWABLE AND NON-COMPETITIVE WITH THEFOOD CHAIN. AN EXPERIMENTAL PROTOTYPE OF A "CROSSFOADS" FEEDSTOCK PROCESSOR IS AT HAND; A LOADER, A FLAIL FOR SEPERATINGPITH FROM RIND, A VIBRATING SEPARATOR OF THESE COMPONENTS, AAND A SCREW PRESS FOR EXPRESSING THE JUICE. THIS PHASE I AW AWARD WILL PERMIT US TO OPERATE THE PROCESSOR DURING THE NEXT HARVEST SEASON TO QUANTIFY THE VALUE OF THE PRODUCTS: EXTRACTED SUGAR FOR ALCOHOL AND THE CATTLE FEED VALUE OF THE RIND AND RESIDUAL EXTRACTED PITH, AND TO COMPARE THESE VALUES WITH THE COSTS OF PRODUCTION OF THE PRODUCTS.

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