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In Situ Microbial Conversion of Sequestered Greenhouse Gases

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
61640
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
72494B03-I
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Altuda Energy Corporation
401 Austin Highway Suite 209 San Antonio, TX 92703
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: In Situ Microbial Conversion of Sequestered Greenhouse Gases
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-03ER83606
Award Amount: $99,551.00
 

Abstract:

72494B03-I This project will use microbiological bioconversion technology in situ to convert sequestered greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, into methane and other useful organic compounds. Indigenous anaerobic bacteria will be added to coal along with supplemental nutrients to stimulate bioconversion. Phase I will focus on the collection, identification, and culturing of indigenous anaerobes; evaluation of possible nutritional requirements of the anaerobes; and the development of a working model that integrates the hydrogeological and microbial factors influencing the bioconversion process. Phase II will expand upon the Phase I research, and the technology will be field tested during Phase III. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by awardee: The in situ bioconversion of sequestered greenhouse gases along with part of the coal, back into methane should significantly increase natural gas supplies, thereby providing environmentally-friendly energy and reducing foreign energy dependency. Additionally, the indigenous bacteria may contain genomes that would have useful applications in other (e.g., biomedical) fields.

Principal Investigator:

Andrew R. Scott
2108298080
andrew@altuda.com

Business Contact:

Andrew R. Scott
2108298080
andrew@altuda.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Altuda Energy Corporation
401 Austin Highway Suite 209 San Antonio, TX 78209

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