Algal Biodiesel via Innovative Harvesting and Aquaculture Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER85224
Agency Tracking Number: N/A
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: 26 d
Solicitation Number: DE-PS02-07ER07-36
Small Business Information
Renewable Algal Energy, Llc
225 Rosehaven Court, Kingsport, TN, 37663
DUNS: 796960321
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Clayton
 Mr.
 (520) 471-2890
 76135.3645@compuserve.com
Business Contact
 Jeffrey Kanel
Title: Dr.
Phone: (423) 239-5905
Email: jskanel1@charter.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Microalgae hold great promise as a high-yield, non-food crop source of lipids for the production of biodiesel. However, a number of challenges need to be met. Two of the major challenges are the high costs of algae cultivation and harvesting (i.e., de-watering). Microalgae hold great promise as a high-yield, non-food crop source of lipids for the production of biodiesel but a number of challenges need to be met. Two of the major challenges are the high costs of algae cultivation and harvesting (i.e., de-watering). Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: Efficient isolation of algae is often cited as a major obstacle to cost-effective production of algal biodiesel. If successful, this project could facilitate wide-scale use of this alternative energy feedstock as well as a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.

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