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Address: 801 W MAIN ST
Peoria, IL 61606-1877
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Minority-Owned: No
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $90,000.00 1
SBIR Phase II $460,000.00 1

Award List:

Pennycress:"A wonder weed to wonder fuel:Developing Commercial Farming Practices for Pennycress"

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Peter B. Johnsen, Chief Technology officer
Award Amount: $90,000.00
Pennycress is a non-food member of the mustard family that is grown as a winter annual producing seeds containing 36% oil or twice that of soybeans. This oil can be extracted and converted to high quality biodiesel fuel while the remaining de-oiled presscake biomass can be converted to other energy… More

"Creating a Pennycress Bioenergy Business"

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Peter B. Johnsen, Chief Technology Officer – 309-258-1500
Award Amount: $460,000.00
The national demand for energy and need for economic development has been driving efforts to create a domestic biofuels industry. Significant investment by both the public and private sectors have resulted in progress but recent government rule making has set ambitious requirements for renewable… More