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Company Information:

Company Name: Phycal LLC
City: Highland Heights
State: OH
Zip+4: 44143-0000
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (216) 780-5752

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $480,000.00 4
SBIR Phase II $1,495,763.00 2
STTR Phase I $147,942.00 1

Award List:

SBIR Phase I: Regulating Transgene Expression for Biosecure Microalgal Biofuel Production

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Brad Postier, DSc
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project develops a system for the biosecure production of algal oils in open raceways while utilizing genetically modified algae. Through production of transgenic algae containing specific gene regulatory sequences, this research develops algal strains… More

Recovery Act - Novel Method for Dewatering Using Lateral Displacement Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Princeton University
Principal Investigator: Christopher Lane, Dr.
Award Amount: $147,942.00
RI Contact: James Sturm
Abstract:
The cost of dewatering particles is inversely proportional to particle size. Costs dramatically increase as particle size approaches 10

Solid Phase Lipid Extraction of Algal Oil

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Christopher Lane, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Extraction and distillation of oil from algae can be as much as 40% of the total production cost of algal oil potentially rendering it uneconomical as a feedstock for biofuels. Significant contributors to these high cost and energy requirements of extraction and distillation are the very dilute… More

SBIR Phase I:Magnetic technologies for improved microalgal biofuels production

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Brad Postier, DPhil
Award Amount: $180,000.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I project will develop a system for magnetic separation from growth media and cell disruption of algae to improve the efficiency of harvesting algae for bio-fuels production. The use of magnetic technologies has the potential to improve the energy efficiency of removing algae from… More

Solid Phase Lipid Extraction of Algal Oil

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Christopher Lane, Dr.
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
Abstract:
Extraction is a major cost driver in the production of algal oil. Reducing extraction cost is critical for the economic viability of algal biofuels. This project uses solid phase, hydrophobized silica resin to improve extraction of algal lipids. Process streams containing lipid and other hydrophobic… More

Novel method for improving algae harvesting

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Christopher Lane, Scientist – (440) 460-0586
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Algae are one of the most, if not the most, productive biomass crops known and have a photosynthetic efficiency almost twice that of the most productive terrestrial crop, sugarcane. However, algae are not without disadvantages relative to terrestrial crops, and do require their own novel technical… More

SBIR Phase II: Magnetic technologies for improved microalgal biofuels production

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Brad Postier
Award Amount: $495,763.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project develops novel technologies for separation and concentration of intrinsically magnetically susceptible algae for production of biofuels and biochemicals. Phase II builds on the feasibility demonstrated in Phase I using a model alga. During… More