Abstract:Solvent extraction by hexane is the most common choice for extraction of oil/lipids from algae. However, hexane is not the best choice of solvent for algae oil extraction because of the need to market byproducts for human and animal consumption. Oil and hexane from the solvent… more
Abstract:… electric field system with the algal bio-fuel industry.
The broader/commercial impact of the project will be that successful development of the proposed pulsed electric field system and its integration with the algal bio-fuel system will have a positive impact on the … more
Abstract:The proposed effort is aimed at the development of a new low-cost technique for extracting the fuel precursor components from marine alga cells. The effort is aimed at reducing the total production costs of alga-derived fuels, up to… more
Abstract:This SBIR Phase II project addresses the pressing need to develop technologies to produce all types of transportation fuels from renewable sources. Specifically, the goal of this project is to create a complete, sustainable, and cost-effective technology that converts algae… more
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… more
Abstract:Extraction and distillation of oil from algae can be as much as 40% of the total production cost of algal oil potentially rendering it uneconomical as a feedstock for biofuels. Significant contributors to these high cost and energy requirements of extraction and distillation are… more
Abstract:This SBIR Phase I project will develop a system for magnetic separation from growth media and cell disruption of algae to improve the efficiency of harvesting algae for bio-fuels production. The use of magnetic technologies has the potential to improve the… more
Abstract:The scope of this SBIR project is to develop the Kuehnle AgroSystem's technical innovation of live algae preservation to provide room temperature storage options for microalgae that are preferred for specific aquaculture and biofuels applications. A major bottleneck in… more
Abstract:The challenge has been set to meet Navy"s renewable fuel standard using advanced biofuels. Microalgae, along with other future fuel crops, must be aggressively developed now, not later. Recent dramatic demonstrations with algae based biodiesel and biojet show that it is no… more
Abstract:… 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,… more
Abstract:… and enter the ground water. Excess phosphate is a major water quality problem, leading to eutrophication of ponds, lakes and coastal areas. Loss of recreational opportunities in rural areas has economic and social impacts: there's no fishing or swimming in impaired or … more
Abstract:Microalgae are a promising feedstock for biofuels because of their high oil content, excellent CO2 capture, and ability to use brackish water and non-arable land. The extraction of oil from algae represents a challenging cost barrier to… more
Abstract:… occurring and highly efficient organism, zooplankton, for the conversion. The project plans to measure the microalgae conversion efficiency of the organisms and test a bench scale model of an oil recovery system. The goal is to convert oil contained within the algae biomass… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project proposes to develop, as a pilot, a highly efficient, high throughput, and compact continuous flow structured catalyst fixed-bed reactor unit for cost-effective algae biodiesel production. Successful establishment… more
Abstract:… are typically applied in excess of the crop need, since the cost of fertilizer is low relative to the loss in crop yield if a given nutrient is yield-limiting. Over-application of fertilizers can be harmful in some situations. Phosphorus increases may cause algae blooms in… more
Abstract:… algal biomass harvest and dewatering process. In Phase I, a small scale system was built and tested in partnership with the Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium. Experimental observations led to design improvements and a system demonstration of the derived algae… more
Abstract:…ber Reactor and wash processes. Biodiesel capacity could increase 10 times by 2015 and improve U.S. energy security. Two hurdles remain - produce the triglyceride needed and match petroleum economics. A new industry and networks are being developed to supply enough algae oil.… more
Abstract:…odiesel was not economically viable because of high production cost. Such failure to develop a commercially viable microalgae-based biodiesel production system was largely due to the lack of cost-effective photobioreactors and efficient method for oil extraction from algae. In… more
Abstract:…. The proof of co
ncept has been successfully demonstrated in Phase I. In Phase I, such a biochip was successfully fabricated and applied to detect atrazine, a model pesticide, in synthetic water and food samples. The biochip is significantly superior to the algae growth-ba
Abstract:… carried out on non-productive land, (3) it does not consume sources of potable water, and (4) it can be part of a strategy to sequester carbon dioxide produced by power and industrial plants. However, the process is very complex and the energy input required for algae… more
Abstract:This Small Business Innovation Phase I project will develop enzyme products from algae along with lipid biofuels. Algae have the potential to provide carbon-neutral, renewable biofuels from advanced lipids. At most, algae will be capable of producing advanced lipids as 30% - 40%… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Sapphire Energy is a biotechnology company developing algae as a scalable low-cost platforms for producing a broad range of proteins with biomedical and biofuels applications. The overall goal of this SBIR application i
s the development of … more
Abstract:The carbon dioxide produced from coal-fired power plants can be captured and used to grow algae. The algae convert CO2 into natural oils that are suitable for conversion into biodiesel. However, harvesting the algae and extracting the oil are currently difficult and expensive… more
Abstract:… intersection of molecular biology and evolutionary biology to identify genes that control lipid (i.e., oil) accumulation in microalgae. The genes will be validated for their role in controlling lipid accumulation and will then be used to produce custom strains of algae that… more
Abstract:… source of fuel, algal oil, into an aviation fuel that meets or exceeds all current performance specifications. A completely new chemistry, which uses environmentally-benign engineered catalysts, will convert both the triglycerides and free fatty acids found in algae oil… more
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