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2800 Woodlawn Drive
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Honolulu, HI 96822-
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DUNS:
142296982
Number of Employees:
14
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Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

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$ 0.00
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $392,849.00 6
SBIR Phase II $2,275,916.00 5
STTR Phase I $69,999.00 1
STTR Phase II $493,000.00 1

Award List:

Magnetophoresis as Novel Means for Transgenesis

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Manfred R. Kuehnle
Abstract:
Genetically engineered products offer tremendous potential as foods, medicines, and industrial materials. The novel process of magnetophoresis may be able to address shortcomings of existing gene transfer technologies for further crop improvement. We propose in this Phase I project to demonstrate… More

Magnetophoresis as Novel Means for Transgenesis

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$296,000.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Manfred R. Kuehnle
Abstract:
1.Establish magnetophoresis gene transfer protocols for target crops; 2. Design and construct phenotype-specific gene vectors; 3. Produce commodity transgenic for novel flower color genes; 4. Produce commodity transplastomic for novel flower color genes; 5. Produce commodity transgenic for a… More

Magnetophoresis as Novel Means for Transgenesis

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Manfred R. Kuehnle
Abstract:
1.Establish magnetophoresis gene transfer protocols for target crops; 2. Design and construct phenotype-specific gene vectors; 3. Produce commodity transgenic for novel flower color genes; 4. Produce commodity transplastomic for novel flower color genes; 5. Produce commodity transgenic for a… More

SBIR Phase I: Enabling High Output Carotenogenesis in Plant Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$92,850.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will demonstrate the technical feasibility of enhancing isoprenoid biosynthesis by mevalonate pathway addition to plastids of a eukaryotic model. Isoprenoids, as carotenoids, serve as natural colorants in plant products and also have a… More

Enabling Transplastomic Dunaliella as Green Biofactories

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$80,000.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Improved genetics in green algae has the potential to significantly increase the production of high-value dietary supplements, oils, and vaccines and thus help address industrial, nutritional and biomedical needs in civilian and military applications. This project examines chloroplast genetics of an… More

Chloroplast Genetic Engineering to Produce Diagnostic Antigens and Vaccines

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Michele Champagne, Senior Researcher
Abstract:
Plant chloroplasts are capable of producing significant quantities of high quality bioengineered proteins with biomedical applications. Improving the output of therapeutic antibodies, vaccines and diagnostic antigens through use of our pliable expression platform will provide an important… More

Preservation of bioprocess algae for certified seedstock

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$80,000.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Adelheid Kuehnle, Vice President
Abstract:
Improved genetics in green algae has the potential to significantly increase the production of high-value dietary supplements, oils, and vaccines and thus help address industrial, nutritional and biomedical needs in civilian and military applications. This project examines chloroplast genetics of an… More

SBIR Phase II: Enabling High Output Metabolism in Plant Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,937.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project aims to develop and validate a novel chloroplast transformation vector for protein expression in chloroplasts. The research project will broaden scientific understanding of the parameters of chloroplast transformation by addressing… More

Chloroplast Genetic Engineering to Produce Diagnostic Antigens and Vaccines

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Michele Champagne, Senior Researcher
Abstract:
Plant chloroplasts are capable of producing significant quantities of high quality bioengineered proteins with biomedical applications. Improving the commercial supply of diagnostic antigens and vaccines through use of our pliable expression platform will provide an important technological advance… More

Biofuels Production From Nonedible Bio-oils

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Adelheid Kuehnle, President and Founder
Research Institution:
Enterprise Honolulu
RI Contact:
Mark Ritchie
Abstract:
The challenge has been set to strengthen the military''s fuel supply lines with modular, easily sourced, renewable feedstocks. Microalgae, and other non-edible feedstocks, must be aggressively developed without delay. Microalgal fuel feedstock has been refined to produce biofuels with properties… More

Microalgae As Renewable Biofactories: The Production of Biofuels and High Value Bioproducts

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$349,981.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Ricelle A. Acob, Staff Scientist
Abstract:
Microalgae have long been employed in basic research of plant genetics and physiology. Thus, continued research and development are essential to attain commercial viability of microalgae as a renewable source of industrial product feedstocks. This project addresses genetic solutions for algae as… More

PRESERVATION OF BIOPROCESS ALGAE FOR CERTIFIED SEEDSTOCK

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$400,000.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Adelheid Kuehnle, President
Abstract:
The scope of this SBIR project is to develop the Kuehnle AgroSystem's technical innovation of live algae preservation to provide room temperature storage options for microalgae that are preferred for specific aquaculture and biofuels applications. A major bottleneck in developing algae biomass for… More

Biofuels Production From Nonedible Bio-oils

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$493,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Adelheid Kuehnle – (808) 721-3429
Research Institution:
Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
RI Contact:
Jian Yu
Abstract:
The challenge has been set to meet Navy"s renewable fuel standard using advanced biofuels. Microalgae, along with other future fuel crops, must be aggressively developed now, not later. Recent dramatic demonstrations with algae based biodiesel and biojet show that it is no longer a question of… More