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Efficient Extraction of Oil from Microalgae

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
99543
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10-116
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.1.5SG
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TIAX LLC
35 Hartwell Avenue Lexington, MA 02421-3102
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Efficient Extraction of Oil from Microalgae
Agency: DOC
Contract: WC133R10CN0217
Award Amount: $94,997.00
 

Abstract:

Microalgae are a promising feedstock for biofuels because of their high oil content, excellent CO2 capture, and ability to use brackish water and non-arable land. The extraction of oil from algae represents a challenging cost barrier to commercial biofuel production. Conventional technologies for algal oil extraction are energy-inefficient, cost-intensive, or non scalable, leading to barriers for their commercial deployment. TIAX, LLC proposes to demonstrate an innovative extractor that can address the cost barrier for biofuels by efficiently and economically releasing oil from algae. The Phase I effort will establish the feasibility and initial design of a hydrodynamic algal oil extractor, and provide a foundation to reduce the risks for Phase II development. In Phase II, we will refine the extractor design, fabricate a prototype, and demonstrate the technical and economic benefits of the algal oil extractor. After successful technology development, we will engage manufacturing and commercialization partners for pilot-scale demonstration

Principal Investigator:

Jayanti Sinha
Associate Principal
6174986125
sinha.Jayanti@tiaxllc.com

Business Contact:

Renee Wong
Contracting Officer
6174985655
Wong.Renee@tiaxllc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TIAX, LLC
15 ACORN PARK CAMBRIDGE, MA 02140

EIN/Tax ID: 460478749
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No