Athena Biotechnologies, Inc.

Delaware Technology Park, 5 Innovation Way, Suite 100
Newark, DE 19711

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 1
Total Value of Awards $99.6K
First Award Date 01/01/08
Most Recent Award Date 01/01/08

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Swalla Brian M. Swalla 1 Message
Marrs Barry Marrs 1 Message

1 Award Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 2008
Budget: 01/01/08 - 12/31/08

Bio-ethanol penetration into the marketplace is limited by its cost, making it non-competitive with petroleum-based fuels. Energy consumed during fermentation and distillation steps accounts for 17% of the total cost. Because fermentation is exothermic, the reactor must be cooled to preserve mesophilic microbial viability. Then, the product must...