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Exploiting the Mating Phenotype of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii to Enhance…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
98746
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
1010531
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
KENT SEATECH CORPORATION
11125 FLINTKOTE AVE STE J Suite 202 SAN DIEGO, CA 92121 1213
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Exploiting the Mating Phenotype of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii to Enhance Harvesting in Large-Scale Oil Production from Algae
Agency: NSF
Contract: 1010531
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

This STTR Phase I project proposes to develop and establish a novel clumping (flocculation) strain of algal using an engineered extracellar protein that can be induced. The overarching goal is to provide the industry with a novel, energy efficient, and cost effective tool to dewater microalgae. What are the broader/commercial impacts of the proposed project? The broader/commercial impact of the proposed project will be an algal strain that, under controlled conditions, will self associate and eliminate the need for costly harvesting technologies. In addition, the results of this project will contribute to genetic engineering technology application to algal biomass, reduce costs of algae harvesting, and provide the society with a cost-effective green energy source.

Principal Investigator:

James Levin
DPhil
8584525765
jlevin@kentseatech.com

Business Contact:

James Levin
DPhil
8584525765
jlevin@kentseatech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Kent SeaTech Corporation
11125 FLINTKOTE AVE STE J SAN DIEGO, CA 92121

EIN/Tax ID: 330491082
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
San Diego State University Foundation
5250 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
Contact: James Levin
Contact Phone: 8584525765