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CONVERSION OF ORGANIC WASTES TO PURE METHANE.

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
2605
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2605
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aquaculture Concepts
73-1125 Alihilani Pl Kailua-kona, HI 96740
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: CONVERSION OF ORGANIC WASTES TO PURE METHANE.
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $39,000.00
 

Abstract:

THIS IS A PROPOSAL TO CONDUCT BIOTECHNICAL RESEARCH. THE PROPOSAL INVOLVES RESEARCH ON THE ELEMENTS OF A BIOREACTOR, A CONTROLLED TWO-STAGE SYSTEM FOR THE BIOCONVERSION OF ORGANIC MATTER TO METHANE, ALCOHOL, OR OTHER VALUABLE PRODUCTS. CURRENT METHODS FOR THE BIOCONVERSION OF ORGANIC MATERIAL TO METHANE ARE SYNERGETIC, INEFFICIENT, AND PRODUCEPOOR QUALITY PRODUCTS OF LIMITED VALUE. THE PERFORMANCE OF EXISTING SYSTEMS IS LIMITED BY THE CONFIGURATION AND MODE OFOPERATION. THIS RESEARCH IS A CONTINUATION OF STUDIES CONDUCTED BY MESSING, THE PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR, AT THE CORNING RESEARCH CENTER WHICH DEMONSTRATED THE POTENTIAL TO ATTACH OR "IMMOBILIZE" MICROORGANISMS ON MICROPOROUS SUPPORTS TO IMPROVE THE BIOCONVERSION PROCESS. RESEARCH CONDUCTED BY MESSING AND TORNABENE AT GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATED THE POTENTIAL OF OTHER MICROPOROUS SUPPORTS THAT IMPROVED THE OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS OF THE BIOREACTOR. ADDITIONAL RESEARCH ON THE ELEMENTS OF THE SYSTEM, CONFIGURATION AND MANAGEMENT METHODS REQUIRED FOR CONTINUOUS OPERATION IS NECESSARY FOR COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENTOF THE CONCEPT. THE PROPOSED PROGRAM WILL EVALUATE MICROPOROUS MATERIALS AND REACTOR DESIGNS. THE MATERIAL WITH THE BEST PERFORMANCE WILL BE INCORPORATED INTO A WORKING BIOREACTOR THAT CAN BE USED TO EVALUATE THE PERFORMANCE OF THE SYSTEM IN CONVERTING VARIOUS SOURCES OF ORGANIC MATERIAL TO METHANE.

Principal Investigator:

Ralph messing
DIR OF BIOTECHNOLOGY RES
8082595042

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Aquacultural Concepts Inc
615 Piikoi St Suite 1510 Honolulu, HI 96814

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