SBIR Phase I: Biocatalytic Coatings for the Desulfurization of Petroleum Products

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$200,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0945970
Agency Tracking Number:
0945970
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
BC
Solicitation Number:
NSF 09-541
Small Business Information
BioCee
2124 Xerxes Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN, 55411
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
830828302
Principal Investigator
 Luca Zullo
 PhD
 (651) 270-6478
 luca@biocee.com
Business Contact
 Luca Zullo
Title: PhD
Phone: (651) 270-6478
Email: luca@biocee.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This SBIR project proposes to develop a novel bioreactor that will contain biocatalytic coatings for the desulfurization of petroleum products. A biodesulfurization microorganism will be immobilized at the interface of a two-phase membrane with a biocatalytic coating. Biodesufurization technology also has the potential to significantly reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The broader/commercial impact of the proposed project will be a decrease in the levels of sulfur from petroleum products. The petroleum being used is increasingly ?sour,? high sulfur crude. The proposed process can also be used for other industrial processes that rely on mass transfer limited biological reactions.

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