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SBIR Phase I: Microalgae-based Biofuel Utilizing Zooplankton Lipid Assimilation

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
98762
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0944387
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
BT.
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd.
The Millennium Centre 1142 Middle Creek Road Triadelphia, WV 26059-1139
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: SBIR Phase I: Microalgae-based Biofuel Utilizing Zooplankton Lipid Assimilation
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0944387
Award Amount: $149,999.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR Phase I project will substantiate the merits of using specific organisms to convert microalgae into biofuel. Specifically, it will utilize a naturally occurring and highly efficient organism, zooplankton, for the conversion. The project plans to measure the microalgae conversion efficiency of the organisms and test a bench scale model of an oil recovery system. The goal is to convert oil contained within the algae biomass with extractable zooplankton with more than 75% output. The broader/commercial impact of the proposed project will be to substantially improve the biofuel output capability and will provide a very important step toward energy independence from fossil fuels.

Principal Investigator:

Drew M. Spradling
BEng
3045475800
dms@trl.com

Business Contact:

Drew M. Spradling
BEng
3045475800
dms@trl.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Touchstone Res Lab
RR 1 BOX 100B TRIADELPHIA, WV 26059

EIN/Tax ID: 550640717
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No