2011 Awards

Pilot-Scale Continuous Flow Microwave Pre-Treatment of Switchgrass and Bermudagrass - N.C. State University

Funding Recipient: North Carolina State University Food Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences Department

Award Amount: $141,082

Microwave heating technologies have been shown to be effective as pre-treatment of feedstock from grasses to enhance hydrolysis and remove lignin. This project studies continuous flow microwave along with validation tools using a patented technology as a way to increase commercialization.