Development of a Device for Harvesting Biomass from a Water-Based Growth Medium

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,851.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0945239
Award Id:
98847
Agency Tracking Number:
0945239
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
BT6
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
18902 E Via De Arboles, Queen Creek, AZ, 85142
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
006081091
Principal Investigator:
Jeff Collier
PhD
(480) 821-9424
jeff.collier@energyderived.com
Business Contact:
Jeff Collier
PhD
(480) 821-9424
jeff.collier@energyderived.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This SBIR Phase I project will develop a microalgae harvesting system for separating biomass from a water-based growth medium. Specifically, it will evaluate and model properties of several species of microalgae for removal and separation from a growth medium utilizing electrostatic properties and process. The broader/commercial impact of the proposed project will be to advance the state-of-the-art of separating and removing micro-algae from its growth medium and improving the efficiency of harvesting high energy content microalgae for biofuel. Further, it could provide an important step toward reducing the U.S. dependence on fossil fuels.

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