Afingen, Inc.

6550 VALLEJO ST STE 101 Array
Emeryville, CA 94608

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 4
Total Value of Awards $3.55MM
First Award Date 01/01/14
Most Recent Award Date 07/26/16

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Oikawa Ai Oikawa 5 Message
Shelander William Shelander 2 Message
Shelander William Shelander 1 Message

4 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 8.2
Budget: 07/26/16 - 12/31/16
PI: Ai Oikawa

Alfalfa and sorghum are two major forage crops in the U.S. each offering advantageous traits for the agricultural value chain. Alfalfa, a perennial dicot, generally offers high protein content. Sorghum, an annual monocot, offers more cellulose and other nutritious carbohydrates. As forage crops, traits such as rapid growth rates, increased harve...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 18j
Budget: 02/17/15 - 11/16/15
PI: Ai Oikawa

Yeasts are the industrial workhorses of the bioethanol industry and have proven their economic feasibility in large-scale facilities converting biomass into ethanol. However, fermentation production of biofuel molecules of higher energy density have been problematic due to the low toxic tolerance of the typical yeast strains in use currently. La...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 21D-2014
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14
PI: Ai Oikawa

Liquid fuel produced from dried plant material (i.e. lignocellulosic biomass such as wood chips, straw, switchgrass, and corn stover) is nearly cost competitive with corn ethanol. Lignocellulosic biomass is the most abundant, readily available, and renewable material on Earth to produce biofuels. However, lignin, a key component of plant materia...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 21D-2014
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14
PI: Ai Oikawa

Nitrous oxide is the third most important greenhouse gas (GHG,) with an atmospheric lifetime of ~114 years and a global warming impact ~300 times greater than that of CO2. The main cause of nitrous oxide’s atmospheric increase is anthropogenic emissions, and over 80% of the current global anthropogenic flux is related to agriculture, including a...