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Functional Engineering of a Photosynthetic Desalination Pump Circuit

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: ARPA-E
Contract: DE-AR0001247
Agency Tracking Number: 1954-1611
Amount: $249,733.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: G
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0001954
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-05-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-04-30
Small Business Information
6509 Cottonwood Shores Dr
Wellington, CO 80549
United States
DUNS: 792241296
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 June Medford
 (970) 223-2724
Business Contact
 June Medford
Phone: (970) 223-2724
Research Institution
 Colorado State University
1878 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523
United States

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 Nonprofit College or University

Phytodetectors will design and engineer a synthetic biological pump circuit to increase the volume of water produced via photosynthetic desalination. This project builds off previous technology designed by Phytodetectors: a mangrove-inspired ultra-filter that allows plants to purify salt water as well as secrete water with properties comparable to bottled water. The partnership seeks to demonstrate the commercial viability of photosynthetic desalination.

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