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Company Information:

Name: 525 Solutions, Inc.
Address: 720 2nd Street
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0204
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $399,998.00 3
SBIR Phase II $1,498,846.00 1

Award List:

Catalytic Fractionation of Biomass in Ionic Liquids

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Gabriela Gurau, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Lignocellulose has a remarkable resistance against chemicals and microbial attacks due to its complex structure. For the production of biofuels and chemicals the aim is to cleanly fractionate biomass and to utilize the lignin, cellulose, and hemicellulose individually. The current pretreatment… More

SBIR Phase I: New Chitin/Alginate Biocomposites by Homogeneous Processing in Ionic Liquids: Disruptive Technology for Wound Care Application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Gabriela Gurau
Award Amount: $149,999.00
This Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR) Phase I project will utilize patent pending technology that allows direct dissolution and reconstitution of natural biopolymers to prepare chitin/alginate composite fibers with embedded additives for use in wound care products. The technology allows for… More

Designing a mini-pilot scale unit for extraction and electrospinning of chitin as an adsorbent for uranium from seawater

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Gabriela Gurau, Dr. – (205) 239-0892
Award Amount: $150,000.00
With the 4 billion tons of uranium estimated to be dissolved in the earth & apos;s oceans, an essentially unlimited resource is available to those with easy and affordable access. With decades of research towards the extraction of uranium from seawater, focus has been directed towards the… More

Bench to pilot scale prototype for electrospinning biorenewable chitin sorbents for uranium from seawater: Process development, cost, and environmental analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Gabriela Gurau, Dr.
Award Amount: $1,498,846.00
525 Solutions will manufacture highly economical and biodegradable uranium-from-seawater sorbents from fishing industry waste, and provide them to government-designated mining companies, at the same time leveraging the governmental funds to create a sustainable chitin products business, enabling… More