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SBIR Phase I: Cost Effective Microalgae Harvesting in Phytobioreactors

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
98886
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0945529
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
BT6
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
InnovaTech, Inc
155 Kitty Hawk Drive Morrisville, NC -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: SBIR Phase I: Cost Effective Microalgae Harvesting in Phytobioreactors
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0945529
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR Phase I project will develop and evaluate the feasibility of a proprietary centrifugal froth flotation process for continuous harvest of algae. A test prototype will be built and evaluated in Phase I. Both technical and economic feasibility will be investigated for this low-cost microalgae continuous harvesting and dewatering system, which will be critical for third-generation alternative biofuel processing. The broader/commercial impact of the proposed project will be the development of a prototype algae separation device. This could lead to successful equipment development that has uses beyond algae separation.

Principal Investigator:

Steve R. Wright
DEd
9198812197
wright@novafilter.com

Business Contact:

Steve R. Wright
DEd
9198812197
wright@novafilter.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ITI
6320 ANGUS DR STE C RALEIGH, NC 27617

EIN/Tax ID: 561716333
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No