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SBIR Phase I: Biocatalytic Coatings for the Desulfurization of Petroleum…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
98940
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0945970
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
CT7
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BioCee
2124 Xerxes Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55411-2335
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: SBIR Phase I: Biocatalytic Coatings for the Desulfurization of Petroleum Products
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0945970
Award Amount: $200,000.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR project proposes to develop a novel bioreactor that will contain biocatalytic coatings for the desulfurization of petroleum products. A biodesulfurization microorganism will be immobilized at the interface of a two-phase membrane with a biocatalytic coating. Biodesufurization technology also has the potential to significantly reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The broader/commercial impact of the proposed project will be a decrease in the levels of sulfur from petroleum products. The petroleum being used is increasingly ?sour,? high sulfur crude. The proposed process can also be used for other industrial processes that rely on mass transfer limited biological reactions.

Principal Investigator:

Luca Zullo
PhD
6512706478
luca@biocee.com

Business Contact:

Luca Zullo
PhD
6512706478
luca@biocee.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BioCee
2124 Xerxes Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55411

EIN/Tax ID: 421745636
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No