Biofuels Production From Nonedible Bio-oils

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,999.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-09-M-0274
Award Id:
90355
Agency Tracking Number:
N09A-034-0116
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2800 Woodlawn Drive, Suite 281, Honolulu, HI, 96822
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
142296982
Principal Investigator:
Adelheid Kuehnle
President and Founder
(808) 721-3429
heidi@kashawaii.com
Business Contact:
Adelheid Kuehnle
President and Founder
(808) 721-3429
heidi@kashawaii.com
Research Institution:
Enterprise Honolulu
Mark Ritchie
737 Bishop Street, Mauka Twr
Suite 2040
Honolulu, HI, 96813
(808) 521-3611
Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract
The challenge has been set to strengthen the military''s fuel supply lines with modular, easily sourced, renewable feedstocks. Microalgae, and other non-edible feedstocks, must be aggressively developed without delay. Microalgal fuel feedstock has been refined to produce biofuels with properties and performance comparable to their petroleum-derived counterparts. Biofuels derived from algae oil sources are anticipated to be wholly compatible with the Navy's current propulsion systems. The issue at hand is to determine the economic sustainability and long-term economic viability as algae farming becomes established at increasingly larger scales. As an elite algae seedstock breeder/manufacturer, our business is focused upon providing the algae farmer/grower with high performing, industrially-relevant species to produce feedstock that meets price points for crude algae oil. Several novel biofuel processing methods appear to be modular and with sufficiently small minimum feedstock requirements to serve as potentially cost-effective technologies to install in Hawaii in the near term. This project will provide a feasibility study, centered on the Navy''s biofuels needs in Hawaii, to determine the compatibility of Hawaii feedstock with novel conversion technology, and the commercial-scale production involving the partners and technologies through the complete biofuel supply chain.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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