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CULTIVATION OF HIGH-VALUE MARINE ALGAE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
4640
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4640
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Maricultura Inc
Po Drawer 565 Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: CULTIVATION OF HIGH-VALUE MARINE ALGAE
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

METHODS TO CULTIVATE VALUABLE MARINE MACROALGAE SPECIES ON LAND WILL BE DEVELOPED BASED ON INTENSIVE SALT WATER S SPRAY IRRIGATION. SPECIES INITIALLY CHOSEN FOR CULTIVATION INCLUDE PORPHYRA (NORIL), ULVA, GELIDIUM, AND GRACILARIA. THESE ARE VALUABLE AS FOODSTUFFS (PORPHYRA AND ULVA) AND GEL-CONTAINING PLANTS (GELIDIUM, AND GRACILARIA). THE EFFECTS OF ADDED NUTRIENTS, LIGHT INTENSITY AND PERIODICITY,AND PLANT DENSITY WILL BE EXAMINED. RESEARCH WILL BE DIRECTED AT TECHNIQUES FOR MASS CULTIVATION (GREATER THAN ONE ACRE) FROM SPORES THROUGH SPORELINGS TO MATURE PLANTS, AS OPPOSED TO VEGETATIVE PROPAGATION.

Principal Investigator:


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Business Contact:

Karen L. Hicks
Small Business Information at Submission:

Maracultura Inc
P.o. Box 565 Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

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