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SBIR Phase I: An Innovative Photobioreactor for Commercial Production of…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
79436
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0610926
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ALGAEN CORPORATION
925 W NORTHWEST BLVD Winston Salem, NC 27101-1215
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: SBIR Phase I: An Innovative Photobioreactor for Commercial Production of Astaxanthin from Genetically Improved Haematococcus Pluvialis Strains
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0610926
Award Amount: $98,866.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to develop an innovative large-scale photobioreactor for production of natural astaxanthin from Haematococcus strains. The phase I research plan is to construct and evaluate an innovative modular flat-plate photobioreactor for mass culture of the organism. The improved production system, along with a genetically improved Haematococcus strains will increase the productivity of astaxanthin by an estimated 50%. The development of this photobioreactor is the only means by which the commercial potential of the genetically improved Haematococcus strains can be commercially realized. The success of the project will lead to further development of pilot-scale plants as well as additional uses for the a reactor.

Principal Investigator:

Fan Lu
Dr
3365775354
LF1230NC@YAHOO.COM

Business Contact:

Fan Lu
Dr
3365775354
LF1230NC@YAHOO.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

Algaen
3488 Bramlet Clemmons, NC 27012

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