Phycal LLC

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Highland Heights, OH 44143

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 7
Total Value of Awards $2.12MM
First Award Date 01/01/09
Most Recent Award Date 01/01/12

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Postier Brad Postier 4 Message
Lane Christopher Lane 4 Message
Berner J. Kevin Berner 1 Message
Allnutt F.c. Allnutt 3 Message

7 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: BC-2012
Budget: 01/01/12 - 12/31/12

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project develops novel technologies for separation and concentration of intrinsically magnetically susceptible algae for production of biofuels and biochemicals. Phase II builds on the feasibility demonstrated in Phase I using a model alga. During Phase II, an algal strain used for production of r...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 8.7-2011
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11

Algae are one of the most, if not the most, productive biomass crops known and have a photosynthetic efficiency almost twice that of the most productive terrestrial crop, sugarcane. However, algae are not without disadvantages relative to terrestrial crops, and do require their own novel technical solutions. Characteristically, microalgae are aq...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 05 D-2011
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11

Extraction is a major cost driver in the production of algal oil. Reducing extraction cost is critical for the economic viability of algal biofuels. This project uses solid phase, hydrophobized silica resin to improve extraction of algal lipids. Process streams containing lipid and other hydrophobic compounds are treated to recover lipids and Co...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 05 D-2010
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10

Extraction and distillation of oil from algae can be as much as 40% of the total production cost of algal oil potentially rendering it uneconomical as a feedstock for biofuels. Significant contributors to these high cost and energy requirements of extraction and distillation are the very dilute nature of algal cultures, small algal cell sizes, a...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: BT.-2010
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10

This SBIR Phase I project will develop a system for magnetic separation from growth media and cell disruption of algae to improve the efficiency of harvesting algae for bio-fuels production. The use of magnetic technologies has the potential to improve the energy efficiency of removing algae from growth media. The use of a magnetic separation ...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Princeton University

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 10 C-2010
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10

The cost of dewatering particles is inversely proportional to particle size. Costs dramatically increase as particle size approaches 10

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 2009
Budget: 01/01/09 - 12/31/09

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project develops a system for the biosecure production of algal oils in open raceways while utilizing genetically modified algae. Through production of transgenic algae containing specific gene regulatory sequences, this research develops algal strains that conditionally express an essential chloro...