Forest Concepts, Llc

3320 W Valley Hwy N Array
Auburn, WA 98001

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 18
Total Value of Awards $5.66MM
Active Awards 1 valued at $1MM
First Award Date 01/01/02
Most Recent Award Date 08/01/16

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Dooley Mr. James H. Dooley 24 Message
Perry Michael Perry 3 Message

18 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR Active

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 03a
Budget: 08/01/16 - 07/31/18

Second generation biorefiners must be able to accept and process the full range of regionally relevant biomass sources, including hardwoods, softwoods, and a rapidly expanding number of herbaceous species (corn, miscanthus, switchgrass, sorghum, etc). Comminution technologies are needed that can process dry, green, and high moisture baled herbac...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 8.13
Budget: 07/30/15 - 12/31/15

Producers of solid and liquid biofuels need to reduce both capital and operating costs to achieve unsubsidized cost parity with fossil fuels. Many biomass feedstocks destined for conversion platforms must be dried, however, the capital cost for dryers is high due to long residence times and the operating cost is high due to system inefficiencies...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 03A-2014
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14

Advanced rotary shear technologies from this project will reduce the cost of reactor-ready feedstocks and improve the energy balance for advanced biofuels, thus moving the nation towards import oil independence.

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 8.13-2014
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14

Producers of solid and liquid biofuels need to reduce both capital and operating costs to achieve unsubsidized cost parity with fossil fuels. Many biomass feedstocks destined for conversion platforms must be dried, however, the capital cost for dryers is high due to long residence times and the operating cost is high due to system inefficiencies...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 03A-2013
Budget: 01/01/13 - 12/31/13

Inexpensive biofuels are essential to the national economic and environmental stability of the United States. Pathways are well established to ferment sugars derived from biomass into fuels and bioproducts. However, there is a massive gap between the physical form of raw cellulosic biomass and the form of the feedstock required for biofuels conv...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 8.13-2013
Budget: 01/01/13 - 12/31/13

Size reduction, or comminution, is a fundamental processing step for lignocellulosic biomass feedstocks used as a raw material for conversion to biofuels. Grinding or milling of herbaceous materials such as corn stover, switchgrass, miscanthus and other biofuel feedstocks consumes a lot of energy, produces particle shapes that are difficult to h...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 10 B-2012
Budget: 01/01/12 - 12/31/12

Conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to liquid transportation fuels and bioproducts is a core element of our nations strategy to replace imported oil with renewable domestic resources. Thermo chemical conversion processes typically require feedstocks 5 to 7.5 times drier than the raw materials and thus require a drying process step. While dryer...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 18 D-2010
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10

Conventional biomass comminution machines like chippers, grinders, and hammer mills consume too much energy and produce feedstocks with wide size distributions and poor flow characteristics. Next generation biorefineries will require low-cost feedstocks with engineered properties optimized for particular conversion processes.We will optimize our...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 2009
Budget: 01/01/09 - 12/31/09

Tens of millions of tons of prunings, land clearing debris, logging slash, and urban greenwood are chipped or ground each year as a means of volume reduction and disposal. Commingled chipped whole plant materials have little value other than as compost, mulch and direct combustion energy. Capture of clean wood fiber from commingled shredded and ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 2009
Budget: 01/01/09 - 12/31/09

Size reduction, or comminution, is a necessary, but energy intensive, processing step in the conversion of lingo-cellulosic biomass feedstocks into biofuels, including ethanol, bio-oil, and other products. Comminution ¿ by chippers, grinders, hammer mills, and the like ¿ not only consumes excessive energy but also produces a wide particle size ...

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