500 SE BUTLER RD Array
Gresham, OR 97080

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 4
Total Value of Awards $1.15MM
First Award Date 01/01/10
Most Recent Award Date 08/19/15

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Palmer Richard Palmer 1 Message
Morihara Hiroshi Morihara 2 Message
McSwain Mary McSwain 2 Message

4 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 8.1
Budget: 08/19/15 - 12/31/15

Successful use of energy dense torrefied biomass to produce drop-in coal replacement fuel has proved difficult for two reasons: 1) overheating of dies during densification, and 2) inability to produce water-resistant pellets. As a result, most torrefaction companies use a binder to reduce the die friction and/or to make densified product water r...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 8.1-2014
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14

Unlike raw wood pellets, energy dense torrefied biomass pellets or briquettes share important traits with coal which make them a promising alternative clean fuel to use directly in coal plants. They are brittle (not fibrous, like raw pellets), so they can be pulverized just like coal before being fed into the coal boiler. They also have similar ...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 8.1-2011
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11

Coal-fired electric power generating plants are under increasing pressure to reduce CO2 and other toxic emissions. However, using alternative fuels, such as solid biomass as a greenhouse gas neutral fuel, requires substantial plant modifications. In addition, burning biomass contributes to slagging and fouling of the plants' furnaces. Soil mixed...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 8.1-2010
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10

Utility companies have made huge investments in large capacity coal-fired power plants. The political winds are shifting, however, resulting in more and more pressure on utilities to reduce reliance on the use of coal with its resulting CO2 greenhouse gas missions. These utility companies potentially face losing the ability to continue operating...