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Biofuels Production From Nonedible Bio-oils

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
90355
Program Year/Program:
2009 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N09A-034-0116
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Kuehnle AgroSystems Corporation
2800 Woodlawn Drive Suite 281 Honolulu, HI 96822-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Biofuels Production From Nonedible Bio-oils
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-09-M-0274
Award Amount: $69,999.00
 

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 and performance comparable to their petroleum-derived counterparts. Biofuels derived from algae oil sources are anticipated to be wholly compatible with the Navy's current propulsion systems. The issue at hand is to determine the economic sustainability and long-term economic viability as algae farming becomes established at increasingly larger scales. As an elite algae seedstock breeder/manufacturer, our business is focused upon providing the algae farmer/grower with high performing, industrially-relevant species to produce feedstock that meets price points for crude algae oil. Several novel biofuel processing methods appear to be modular and with sufficiently small minimum feedstock requirements to serve as potentially cost-effective technologies to install in Hawaii in the near term. This project will provide a feasibility study, centered on the Navy''s biofuels needs in Hawaii, to determine the compatibility of Hawaii feedstock with novel conversion technology, and the commercial-scale production involving the partners and technologies through the complete biofuel supply chain.

Principal Investigator:

Adelheid Kuehnle
President and Founder
8087213429
heidi@kashawaii.com

Business Contact:

Adelheid Kuehnle
President and Founder
8087213429
heidi@kashawaii.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Kuehnle AgroSystems Corporation
2800 Woodlawn Drive Suite 281 Honolulu, HI 96822

EIN/Tax ID: 261870204
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Enterprise Honolulu
737 Bishop Street, Mauka Twr
Suite 2040
Honolulu, HI 96813
Contact: Mark Ritchie
Contact Phone: (808) 521-3611
RI Type: Domestic nonprofit research organization