Economical Synthesis of Advanced Ceramics from Agricultural Materials

Period of Performance: 01/01/1997 - 12/31/1997

$220K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Nanomaterials Research, LLC
1831 Left Hand Circle
Longmont, CO 80501
Principal Investigator

Abstract

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project focuses on developing a novel scaleable process to produce advanced ceramics from agricultural materials such as rice husk cost effectively. Using such a processing approach, several of processing steps used to produce value added ceramics will be eliminated which will lead to a substantial cost reduction. Nanomaterials Research Corporation (NRC) will, during Phase I, demonstrate the proof-of-concept. Phase II will optimize the technology, while Phase III will commercialize this technology.