Desulfurization of Biogas Derived from Animal Manure

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$400,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
2010-01996
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.11
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TDA RESEARCH, INC.
12345 W 52ND AVE, Wheat Ridge, CO, 80033
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
181947730
Principal Investigator
 Gokhan Alptekin
 Principal Engineer
 (303) 940-2349
 galptekin@tda.com
Business Contact
 John Wright
Title: Vice President
Phone: (303) 940-2300
Email: jdwright@tda.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Farms and dairies generate byproducts containing more than 2 quadrillion Btu of energy per year. This energy is either not used at all or used in old and inefficient processes. Particularly, the use of biogas generated from bio-waste in distributed fuel cell systems presents a realistic, near-term solution that can yield large energy efficiency improvements. However, the biogas often contains relatively high concentrations of sulfur compounds that can poison the fuel cell anode and corrode the fuel cell components and process equipment. Our sorbent protects the fuel cell and makes the use of biogas produced from farm-waste and animal manure practical in the fuel cell CHP system.

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