Company Profile

Hyrax Energy Inc (AKA: Hyrax)
Profile last edited on: 11/23/16      CAGE: 6H0W4      UEI:

Business Identifier: Process to convert cellulosic biomass into sugars or lignin
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Location Information

2441 Union Street
San Diego, CA 92101
   (914) 708-0680
Location: Single
Congr. District: 52
County: San Diego

Public Profile

Hyrax Energy is a private company dedicated to enabling a bio-based economy. The company's ionic liquids platform combines hydrolysis chemistry developed at University of Wisconsin Madison with a separations technology developed by the company that recycles the ionic liquid very efficiently. The process performs at high yields starting from forestry residues, corn stover or dedicated energy crops and produces a clean, concentrated fermentable sugar product that can be converted into innumerable chemicals or drop-in biofuels. Hyrax is the first company to emerge from the Department of Energy funded Great Lakes BioEnergy Research Center (GLBRC).

Extent of SBIR involvement

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Synopsis: Awardee Business Condition

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Less than .5M
VC funded?
Privately Held
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Awards Distribution by Agency

Most Recent SBIR Projects

Year Phase Agency Total Amount
2017 2 NSF $1,079,998
Project Title: Novel Separation Technology for a Game-Changing Cellulosic Sugar Biorefinery
2013 1 DOE $69,952
Project Title: Solids Separation for a Feedstock-Flexible Biorefinery

Key People / Management

  Kurtis Knapp -- Co-Founder and President

  Ronald Raines -- Co-Founder

  Rodrigo Teixeira

  Rodrigo E Teixeira