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Development of Native Kelp Culture System Technologies to Support Sea Vegetable…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
99547
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10-68
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.1.7SG
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ocean Approved, LLC
188 Presumpscot Street Portland, ME 04103
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Development of Native Kelp Culture System Technologies to Support Sea Vegetable Aquaculture in New England Coastal Waters
Agency: DOC
Contract: WC133R10CN0221
Award Amount: $95,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Phase I research effort is to design and develop “seed” nursery methodologies for development of commercial-scale production of young kelp plants, specifically Saccharina latissima (Phase I), Alaria esculenta and Laminaria digitata (Phase II). The project objectives include: (1) Establishing unialgal cultures from wild-collected material, (2) Determining the key culture conditions that control and trigger progression through life history stages, (3) Designing a scalable modular culture system appropriate for commercial production of young kelp plants, and (4) Creating a detailed outline of the protocol for culture system operations as a foundation for a Phase II project objective of transferring the technology to the educational and commercial sectors. This project is a collaborative effort between Ocean Approved, The University of Connecticut and the Bridgeport Regional Aquaculture Science and Technology Education Center and supports the development of a new aquaculture sector, allowing the United States to participate in the $7 billion dollar cultivated sea vegetable market

Principal Investigator:

Paul Dobbins
President/Project Director
2074096485
pdobbins@oceanapproved.com

Business Contact:

Tollef Olson
CEO
2076717946
tolson@oceanapproved.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Ocean Approved, LLC
188 PRESUMPSCOT ST PORTLAND, ME 04103

EIN/Tax ID: 205004644
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No