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SBIR Phase I: Light Delivery Enhancement of Photobioreactors

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
98864
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0945345
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
BT.
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Bodega Algae
29 Sedgwick Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-2839
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: SBIR Phase I: Light Delivery Enhancement of Photobioreactors
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0945345
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR Phase I project will develop efficient, scalable and low-cost photo-bioreactors with light guiding optical sheets and low-power spatial light modulators to increase culture density and light penetration, and decrease doubling time for the production of microalgae. This proposed research will enhance the algal growth in a photo-bioreactor by using a low-power spatial light modulator to effectively reduce the photon saturation effects and light guiding optical sheets to guide photons to the interior of a photo-bioreactor. The broader/commercial impact of the project will be the improved efficiency of a photo-bioreactor for the production of microalgae by reducing the photon saturation effects and guiding photons to the interior of a photo-bioreactor. The technology to be developed by this project should be attractive to provide efficient and low-cost photo-bioreactors to the algal industry.

Principal Investigator:

Samuel Hill
PhD
6178991754
hill@bodegaalgae.com

Business Contact:

Samuel Hill
PhD
6178991754
hill@bodegaalgae.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Bodega Algae
29 Sedgwick Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

EIN/Tax ID: 260823643
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No