Algal Biodiesel via Innovative Harvesting and Aquaculture Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-08ER85224
Agency Tracking Number:
n/a
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Renewable Algal Energy, Llc
225 Rosehaven Court, Kingsport, TN, 37663
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
796960321
Principal Investigator:
Robert Clayton
Mr.
(520) 471-2890
76135.3645@compuserve.com
Business Contact:
Jeffrey Kanel
Dr.
(423) 239-5905
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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