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Solid Waste Destruction System (SWDS) for Small Contingency Base Camps

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Contract: W911QY-14-C-0010
Agency Tracking Number: O2-1415
Amount: $996,719.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD12-EP2
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2013
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-01-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-03-31
Small Business Information
42 Nagog Park Suite 110, Acton, MA, 01720
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Matthew Young
 (978) 264-0679
Business Contact
 Stuart Haber
Phone: (978) 264-0679
Research Institution
Solid waste disposal and/or destruction are problems that cannot be ignored in patrol base camps or combat outposts and are frequently cited as one of the pressing concerns for established camps. MSW Power has developed a Solid Waste Destruction System (SWDS) consisting of a compactor that mechanically and thermally removes moisture from patrol base camp solid waste, a pyrolysis unit in which the solid waste is converted to char/ash and gas, and a small-scale char gasifier that generated a syngas that was flammable and could be used to generate electricity and heat to reduce the parasitic energy losses. The Phase I program demonstrated feasibility of the concept and further support for a Phase II effort was recommended. The Phase II program is focused on development of the following key areas: increase the solid waste capacity to 50 lbs/hr, integration of the sub-system components for continuous operation, integrate heat capture from the gasifier and engine to reduce parasitic losses, develop a fully automatic control process, and design, fabricate and test a full scale prototype in the laboratory and at an Army base. MSW Power will develop and commercialize the mobile SWDS to compliment its GEM waste-to-energy system.

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