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High Value Products from Molokai Seaweed: A New Enterprise for Coastal Hawaiians

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
67147
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2004-00351
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Lohea Audio
P.O. Box 95 Kualapuu, HI 96757
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: High Value Products from Molokai Seaweed: A New Enterprise for Coastal Hawaiians
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2005-33610-16159
Award Amount: $295,606.00
 

Abstract:

The project is to expand a small business in Molokai, a rural community in Hawaii, to develop products based on one of the island's most under utilized resources, seaweeds. Seaweeds are marketed as fresh sea-vegetables in local markets. However, these markets are limited; and this proposal includes the development and marketing of new, seaweed-based products The focus is on the production products based on agar, phycocolloid extract of red seaweeds. These products will be specialty products for use where high quality is desired: cosmetics, health foods and gourmet foods. The seaweeds used for producing Molokai agar are organically grown in clean tropical waters and sun-in-dried along the beach. The agar is extracted without the use of harsh chemicals. This results in a clean, natural product that can be used for the development of several seaweed-based products.

Principal Investigator:

Sherman Napoleon
Owner
8083361485
wh6it@hotmail.com

Business Contact:

Sherman Napoleon
Owner
8083361485
wh6it@hotmail.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Lohea Audio
P.O. Box 95 Kualapuu, HI 96757

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