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Company Information:

Name: Forest Concepts, Llc
Address: 3320 W Valley Hwy N D110
Auburn, WA 98001-2457
Located in HUBZone: Yes
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (253) 333-9663

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $819,065.00 9
SBIR Phase II $3,238,000.00 6

Award List:

Wood-Strand Erosion Control Material

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: James H. Dooley
Award Amount: $79,824.00
Abstract:
The proposed project will create an innovative erosion control material for forest and wildlands applications that performs or exceeds the functionality of agricultural straw while addressing known limitations. Agricultural straw is widely used for erosion control in projects throughout the world.… More

Wood-Strand Erosion Control Material

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: James H. Dooley
Award Amount: $296,000.00
Abstract:
NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Soil erosion from disturbed lands, construction sites and low-volume roads is a major source of water pollution in all areas of the United States. This project will develop a wood-based erosion control material for forest and wildlands applications that performs or exceeds the… More

Wood-Strand Erosion Control Material

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: James H. Dooley
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Soil erosion from disturbed lands, construction sites and low-volume roads is a major source of water pollution in all areas of the United States. This project will develop a wood-based erosion control material for forest and wildlands applications that performs or exceeds the… More

Marketing and Logistics System for Roundwood Component Kits and Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: James H. Dooley
Award Amount: $79,359.00
Abstract:
Rural communities in forested areas need to thin small diameter trees from overstocked stands. The smallwood does not have adequate market demand to support the cost of collection and delivery. This project explores the opportunity to market more smallwood to retail customers and urban markets by… More

Marketing and Logistics System for Retail Distribution of Roundwood Poles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: James H. Dooley, Executive Manager
Award Amount: $296,000.00
Abstract:
Successful completion of marketing and logistics research will provide post and pole plants in rural communities, forestland managers, and distribution businesses with critical understanding of the urban retail and wholesale marketplace and how best to position roundwood as a building, woodcraft and… More

Appropriate Technology Biomass Collection Systems for Smallwood Utilization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: James H. Dooley, Executive Manager
Award Amount: $79,882.00
Abstract:
The project addresses National priorities to concurrently reduce fuel loadings (i.e., remove excess forest biomass) from forested lands and improve the economic and employment sustainability of rural communities. Forestlands adjacent to roads and in the true wildland-urban interface (WUI) are among… More

Appropriate Technology Woody-Biomass Collection Systems for Bioenergy and Biobased Products

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: James Dooley, Executive Manager
Award Amount: $296,000.00
Abstract:
It is currently prohibitively expensive to collect and transport woody biomass from urban areas to biorefineries, bioenergy and other users in distant markets. This project optimizes biomass density through baling for transport via truck and rail.

Beneficiation of Chipped and Shredded Woody Biomass

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: James H. Dooley, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Our firm has been cooperating with engineers and scientists to develop materials that can be made from shredded woody debris. Field work during those projects put us in contact with many contractors and community-based organizations who were frustrated with the lack of markets for "chipped" woody… More

Low Energy Particle Size Reduction for Biomass Feedstocks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: James Dooley, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Size reduction, or comminution, is a necessary, but energy intensive, processing step in the conversion of lingo-cellulosic biomass feedstocks into biofuels, including ethanol, bio-oil, and other products. Comminution ¿ by chippers, grinders, hammer mills, and the like ¿ not only consumes… More

Beneficiation of Chipped and Shredded Woody Biomass

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: James H. Dooley, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $350,000.00
Abstract:
Tens of millions of tons of prunings, land clearing debris, logging slash, and urban greenwood are chipped or ground each year as a means of volume reduction and disposal. Commingled chipped whole plant materials have little value other than as compost, mulch and direct combustion energy. Capture of… More

Low Energy Particle Size Reduction for Biomass Feedstocks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: James Dooley, Dr.
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
Abstract:
Conventional biomass comminution machines like chippers, grinders, and hammer mills consume too much energy and produce feedstocks with wide size distributions and poor flow characteristics. Next generation biorefineries will require low-cost feedstocks with engineered properties optimized for… More

Process Intensification Through Improved Dryer Engineering Data and Design

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: James Dooley, Dr. – 253-333-9663
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to liquid transportation fuels and bioproducts is a core element of our nations strategy to replace imported oil with renewable domestic resources. Thermo chemical conversion processes typically require feedstocks 5 to 7.5 times drier than the raw materials and… More

Low-Energy Rotary Shear for Sub-millimeter Particle Production

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: James Dooley, Dr.
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Inexpensive biofuels are essential to the national economic and environmental stability of the United States. Pathways are well established to ferment sugars derived from biomass into fuels and bioproducts. However, there is a massive gap between the physical form of raw cellulosic biomass and the… More

Low Energy Comminution of Herbaceous Biomass Feedstocks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: James H. Dooley, Chief Technical Officer – 253-333-9663
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Size reduction, or comminution, is a fundamental processing step for lignocellulosic biomass feedstocks used as a raw material for conversion to biofuels. Grinding or milling of herbaceous materials such as corn stover, switchgrass, miscanthus and other biofuel feedstocks consumes a lot of energy,… More

Low Energy Rotary Shear for Sub-millimeter Particle Production

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: James Dooley, Dr.
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
Abstract:
Advanced rotary shear technologies from this project will reduce the cost of reactor-ready feedstocks and improve the energy balance for advanced biofuels, thus moving the nation towards import oil independence.