Sugar Analysis System Wins Funding

By Staff | August 12, 2013

Carbo Analytics was awarded a $150,000 U.S. DOE grant for the development of a sugar analysis system under the Small Business Innovation Research program. The system aims to provide a rapid determination of accessible C5 and C6 sugars in a biomass sample. 

According to Carbon Analytics, it has partnered with CEM Corp., a developer of microwave digestion systems, to prepare biomass samples. The combined solution is expected to allow biofuel operators to flag potential feedstock programs, and facilitate suppliers in developing and supplying the highest value products. 

 “These funds enable us to get the joint solution in the hands of biofuel operators even sooner,” said Thomas Reilly, chief technical officer at Carbo Analytics, which was one of 79 companies selected from 750 applications to receive fiscal year 2013 funding under the program.