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SBIR Phase I:Integrated Algal Platform for Bio-Diesel and Hydrogen

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
99007
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1013358
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
BT6
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Helios-NRG, LLC
12 Yardley Lane East Amherst, NY 14051-1683
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: SBIR Phase I:Integrated Algal Platform for Bio-Diesel and Hydrogen
Agency: NSF
Contract: 1013358
Award Amount: $147,010.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR Phase I project will develop and establish a straightforward algal bio-fuels platform that will produce both hydrogen and bio-fuel in the form of biodiesel from domestically grown biomass. The produced hydrogen can be used for industrial applications while the produced biodiesel can be used to satisfy transportation needs, thus enabling greater energy self sufficiency in an environmentally responsible manner. Production of these bio-fuels in this manner represents a major departure from current technology of producing them from fossil fuels, thereby reducing the Nation?s dependence on imported fuels. Ultimately, the team will develop pilot scale data (1-1.5 liters) and use the empirical data to define economic rationale for scale up. The broader/commercial impact of the project will be to establish baseline values for the hydrogen and bio-fuel production from pilot scale facilities, potentially reducing the greenhouse gas emissions from fertilizer production.

Principal Investigator:

Ravi Prasad
PhD
7162893864
Prasad@Helios-NRG.com

Business Contact:

Ravi Prasad
PhD
7162893864
Prasad@Helios-NRG.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Helios-NRG, LLC
12 Yardley Ln East Amherst, NY 14051

EIN/Tax ID: 800333543
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No