DOE grants $23 million in funding for small business developing clean energy tech

June 29, 2016 |

In Washington, the Energy Department announced $23 million in funding for 23 new projects led by small businesses to further develop clean energy technologies with a strong potential for commercialization and job creation. These Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) awards for $1 million each over the next two years will help small businesses advance their promising concepts that improve manufacturing processes, boost the efficiency of buildings, increase transportation sustainability, and generate electricity from renewable sources. Included were:

Manta Biofuel LLC: Reisterstown, Maryland-based Manta Biofuel was awarded for a project titled “Development of a high throughput algal dewatering system using magnetic particles.”

MicroBio Engineering: San Luis Obispo, California-based MicroBio Engineering was awarded for a project titled “Algal bioflocculation for solid-liquid separation.”

Techverse Inc.:  Cary, North Carolina-based Techverse was awarded for a project titled “Advanced, low-cost, system for algae dewatering.”

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