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SBIR Phase I:Engineering Thermophilic Geobacillus to Secrete an Enzyme Cocktail…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
98986
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1013185
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
BT6
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
C56
2120 W Greenview Dr. Middleton, WI 53562-2547
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: SBIR Phase I:Engineering Thermophilic Geobacillus to Secrete an Enzyme Cocktail for Industrial Biomass Conversions
Agency: NSF
Contract: 1013185
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR Phase I project will genetically engineer a thermophilic bacterial strain capable of expressing and secreting all the enzymes necessary for biomass hydrolysis and that can grow on minimal media in aerobic and anaerobic conditions. The National Energy Plan Renewable Fuel Standard mandates the production of 21 billion gallons of advanced biofuels from non-food based crops by 2022. In order to achieve this goal, an economically feasible process to hydrolyze biomass must be developed. Production of cellulosic ethanol currently involves pretreating biomass with steam, acid or base to make it more accessible to enzymatic digestion. Enzymes, namely those possessing cellulase, xylanase,

Principal Investigator:

Lauralynn Kourtz
DPhil
6088363587
lkourtz@C56technologies.com

Business Contact:

Lauralynn Kourtz
DPhil
6088363587
lkourtz@C56technologies.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

C56
2120 W Greenview Dr. Middleton, WI 53562

EIN/Tax ID: 205255703
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No