Biofuels Production From Nonedible Bio-oils

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-09-M-0274
Agency Tracking Number: N09A-034-0116
Amount: $69,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N09-T034
Solicitation Number: 2009.A
Small Business Information
2800 Woodlawn Drive, Suite 281, Honolulu, HI, 96822
DUNS: 142296982
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Adelheid Kuehnle
 President and Founder
 (808) 721-3429
Business Contact
 Adelheid Kuehnle
Title: President and Founder
Phone: (808) 721-3429
Research Institution
 Enterprise Honolulu
 Mark Ritchie
 737 Bishop Street, Mauka Twr
Suite 2040
Honolulu, HI, 96813
 (808) 521-3611
 Domestic nonprofit research organization
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.

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