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SBIR Phase I:Synthetic pathway in Pichia pastoris for production of…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
99055
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1013619
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
Bt6
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Nitrate Elimination Co Inc
334 HECLA ST Lake Linden, MI 49945-1323
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: SBIR Phase I:Synthetic pathway in Pichia pastoris for production of 1,2-propanediol from crude glycerol
Agency: NSF
Contract: 1013619
Award Amount: $164,481.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR Phase I project will produce 1,2- propanediol (propylene glycol) from biodiesel byproduct glycerol using a synthetic biology approach in a Pichia pastoris as cell factory. This compound has wide scope in industries from fuel additive to de-icing agent. The broader/commercial impact of the project will be the application of biotechnology to the solution of environmental problems. The market opportunity for the output from this project is broad. In current practice, the transesterification of plant liquids generates crude glycerol as a byproduct and this byproduct could be an additional raw substrate for many value-added compounds and production of 1, 2-propanediol.

Principal Investigator:

Wilbur H. Campbell
DPhil
9062961115
bill@nitrate.com

Business Contact:

Wilbur H. Campbell
DPhil
9062961115
bill@nitrate.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Nitrate Elimination Co Inc
334 Hecla Street Lake Linden, MI 49945

EIN/Tax ID: 383110604
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No