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SBIR Phase II: Combinatorial Development of Chitosan-Based Drilling Fluid…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
58232
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0214663
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Venture Innovations, Inc.
106 Board Road Lafayette, LA 70508
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: SBIR Phase II: Combinatorial Development of Chitosan-Based Drilling Fluid Additives
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0321657
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR Phase II project proposes to use simple chemistries to develop biopolymer derivatives based on chitosan with controlled macromolecular architectures for oil and gas drilling applications. This Phase II project will focus on the following objectives : (1) Show how chemistries common in food processing can be extended for the simple and safe modification of polymers ; (2) Use data on rheological characterization to better understand the structure-property relations of polymers; (3) Use the proposed high throughput screening to demonstrate how combinatorial screening can be adapted to materials development ; and (4) develop an entirely new class of high performance and environmentally-friendly products for oil and gas drilling. The commercial application of this project is in the area of industrial bioproducts.

Principal Investigator:

Andre' Blanchard
PI
3182321977
andre@vgweb.com

Business Contact:

Andre' Blanchard
3372321977
andre@vgweb.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

The Venture Group (Venture Innovations, Inc.)
106 Board Road Box 53631 (70505) Lafayette, LA 70508

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