Efficient Processing Using New Cell Disruption Method

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: N/A
Contract: WC133R10CN0216
Agency Tracking Number: 10-115
Amount: $95,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.1.5
Solicitation Number: NOAA 2010-1
Solicitation Year: 1
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
9215 51st Avenue, Unit 7, College Park, MD, 20730
DUNS: 795970631
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ben Gauthier
 Senior Mech. Engineer
 (301) 486-1725
Business Contact
 David Book
Title: President
Phone: (202) 285-2431
Email: davidbook@enigmatics.com
Research Institution

The proposed effort is aimed at the development of a new low-cost technique for extracting the fuel precursor components from marine alga cells. The effort is aimed at reducing the total production costs of alga-derived fuels, up to one-half of which may be attributed to the recovery/extraction process alone. Development of advanced processing technologies such as that proposed here is necessary in order to bring alga production costs into line with competing fossil fuels.   The proposed effort will primarily consist of an experimental effort aimed at demonstrating the technology and assessing technology capabilities and limitations.

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