Biofuels Production From Nonedible Bio-oils

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$493,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-10-C-0412
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N09A-034-0116
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
N09-T034
Solicitation Number:
2009.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
(808) 721-3429
heidi@kashawaii.com
Business Contact:
Gordon Wallace
CAO
(808) 753-3170
gordon@kashawaii.com
Research Institute:
Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
Jian Yu
2540 Dole Street
Hall 402
Honolulu, HI, 96822-
(808) 956-5873
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The challenge has been set to meet Navy"s renewable fuel standard using advanced biofuels. Microalgae, along with other future fuel crops, must be aggressively developed now, not later. Recent dramatic demonstrations with algae based biodiesel and biojet show that it is no longer a question of algae being suitable as a natural source of oils that can be refined to produce biofuels. Rather, it is a question of being sustainable with long-term economic viability as algae farming becomes established at large scales. As an elite algae seedstock breeder/manufacturer, Kuehnle AgroSystems"s business is focused upon providing the biomass farmer with high performing, industrially relevant algae species to produce feedstock that meets price points for crude algae oil. In Phase I this project successfully completed a feasibility analysis to produce cost-effective biofuel from Kuehnle AgroSystems algae feedstock using a uniquely scaleable continuous supercritical methanol fuel conversion. In Phase II this project will expand fuel conversion capacity onto an industrial site next to a jetfuel refinery in Hawaii to experimentally demonstrate end-to-end process concepts to produce biofuels and co-products for Navy testing.

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