SBIR Phase I: Microalgae-based Biofuel Utilizing Zooplankton Lipid Assimilation
National Science Foundation
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Touchstone Res Lab
RR 1 BOX 100B, TRIADELPHIA, WV, 26059
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AbstractThis SBIR Phase I project will substantiate the merits of using specific organisms to convert microalgae into biofuel. Specifically, it will utilize a naturally 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 with extractable zooplankton with more than 75% output. The broader/commercial impact of the proposed project will be to substantially improve the biofuel output capability and will provide a very important step toward energy independence from fossil fuels.
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