ARLINGTON, VA, April 7, 2009 – Logos Technologies, LLC. announced today that it has been awarded a prime contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to produce fully compatible jet fuel from cellulose – the structural component of all plants and algae. With this process, Logos scientists estimate, the cellulose waste streams from agriculture, industries, and cities could supply a significant amount of U.S. transportation fuel needs with a fossil-fuel substitute that does not introduce additional atmospheric carbon dioxide, does not adversely affect food prices, and offers superior performance and engine compatibility when compared to current biofuels.
“I am delighted that Logos Technologies has been selected to help solve one of the most pressing problems the U.S. military and our country faces — the need to greatly increase domestic production of energy,” said Congressman Jim Moran. “Small businesses are our nation’s engine for innovation and job creation. I am thrilled that this tradition continues with one of Arlington County’s own.”
Logos Technologies CEO, Dr. Greg Poe said, “While fully compatible jet fuel produced from cellulose offers many advantages over other sources, its production demands more complicated processing than do current biofuel-production approaches. An important focus of the DARPA effort is to produce fuel at a cost that is attractive relative to other renewable alternatives, a goal that can be achieved better with our process, which can also produce diesel fuel and automotive gasoline.”
Logos’ current effort is valued at $19.6 million. If all phases of the development program are completed, funding could grow to up to $35 million. The project team of 21 organizations from nine states – including universities, and large and small businesses – will be managed at Logos’ process integration laboratory in northern Virginia.
Logos Technologies, LLC. is a small business serving customers across a broad range of technologies and services including biofuel research, advanced nuclear engineering, system design and integration, remote sensing and exploitation, information technology, infrastructure protection, stability operations, deception detection, information/facility security, intelligence analysis, and field operations. Logos is aggressively developing advanced capabilities in this and other advanced methods of energy production.
Michael S. Fagan
Chief Operating Officer
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