Innovative Recovery of Natural Beta-carotene from the Marine Alga Dunaliella salina

Period of Performance: 01/01/2002 - 12/31/2002

$100K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

J. S. Kanel & Associates LLC
89 Gladewood Lane
Hurricane, WV 25526
Principal Investigator

Abstract

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase 1 Project is to investigate the technical feasibility for harvesting natural carotenoids from the marine algae, "Dunaliella salina". Due to the high capital and operating costs associated with existing technologies, the current price of natural beta-carotene is about twice that of the synthetic variety. By enabling the commercial production of natural beta-carotene at a cost