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Electroconcentration, Separation, and Rupture of Bioalgae for Fuel Production

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
98779
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0944523
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
BT6
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Faraday Technology, Inc.
315 Huls Drive Clayton, OH 45315-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Electroconcentration, Separation, and Rupture of Bioalgae for Fuel Production
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0944523
Award Amount: $149,995.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR Phase I project will develop an extraction technique using electro-concentration, electro-separation, and electro-rupture processes to enhance the harvesting of oil from bioalgae. The proposed method would provide an economical alternative to expeller or solvent extraction of lipids from bioalgae. Elimination of the current use of energy intensive methods and often use of hazardous solvents to extract the lipids for biofuel would result in a more favorable treatment of biofuels in the market place. The Phase I project also will develop a preliminary economic analysis of the process technology. The broader/commercial impact of the proposed project would be an alternative to existing technologies and if economically feasible would be energy efficient, and a nearly carbon-neutral source of biofuel. There is a potential for the technology to be further developed for bioplastics, dyes, and pharmaceuticals.

Principal Investigator:

Joseph Kell
MS
9378367749
josephkell@faradaytechnology.com

Business Contact:

Joseph Kell
MS
9378367749
josephkell@faradaytechnology.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Faraday Technology Inc
315 HULS Clayton, OH 45315

EIN/Tax ID: 311347918
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No