SBIR Phase I: Cost Effective Microalgae Harvesting in Phytobioreactors

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0945529
Agency Tracking Number: 0945529
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: BC
Solicitation Number: NSF 09-541
Small Business Information
6320 ANGUS DR STE C, RALEIGH, NC, 27617
DUNS: 625028394
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Steve Wright
 DEd
 (919) 881-2197
 wright@novafilter.com
Business Contact
 Steve Wright
Title: DEd
Phone: (919) 881-2197
Email: wright@novafilter.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This SBIR Phase I project will develop and evaluate the feasibility of a proprietary centrifugal froth flotation process for continuous harvest of algae. A test prototype will be built and evaluated in Phase I. Both technical and economic feasibility will be investigated for this low-cost microalgae continuous harvesting and dewatering system, which will be critical for third-generation alternative biofuel processing. The broader/commercial impact of the proposed project will be the development of a prototype algae separation device. This could lead to successful equipment development that has uses beyond algae separation.

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