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Development of a Device for Harvesting Biomass from a Water-Based Growth Medium

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
98847
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0945239
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
BT6
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ED
18902 E Via De Arboles Queen Creek, AZ 85142-4037
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Development of a Device for Harvesting Biomass from a Water-Based Growth Medium
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0945239
Award Amount: $149,851.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR Phase I project will develop a microalgae harvesting system for separating biomass from a water-based growth medium. Specifically, it will evaluate and model properties of several species of microalgae for removal and separation from a growth medium utilizing electrostatic properties and process. The broader/commercial impact of the proposed project will be to advance the state-of-the-art of separating and removing micro-algae from its growth medium and improving the efficiency of harvesting high energy content microalgae for biofuel. Further, it could provide an important step toward reducing the U.S. dependence on fossil fuels.

Principal Investigator:

Jeff Collier
PhD
4808219424
jeff.collier@energyderived.com

Business Contact:

Jeff Collier
PhD
4808219424
jeff.collier@energyderived.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ED
18902 E Via De Arboles Queen Creek, AZ 85142

EIN/Tax ID: 260836433
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No