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Partnering with KAS

 

Kuehnle AgroSystems, Inc. (KAS) develops premium algae for multiple markets by collaborating with our customers on product development. Partnering allows KAS to understand customer needs and then deliver algae and algae-derived solutions that address those market opportunities.

Companies that partner with KAS gain access to sustainable alternatives to existing materials and enjoy costs savings from screened algae with optimized profiles, higher yield and performance consistency - all resulting in faster time-to-market with superior products. 

Past KAS collaborations have involved the development of microalgae for General Atomics and SAIC large-scale biofuel demonstration projects funded by DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency). In this project KAS high lipid biofuel algae was validated in a one million liter plus pond system for subsequent conversation to biojet fuel. This effort has recently been continued with Global Algae, Texas A&M, and Hawaii Bioenergy. KAS has also collaborated on a number of government algae to biofuels projects including those funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Hawaii Renewable Energy Development Venture (HREDV)/US Department of Energy (DOE) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).  In this project KAS high lipid biofuel algae was validated in a one million liter plus pond system for subsequent conversation to biojet fuel. KAS has also collaborated on a number of government algae to biofuels projects including those funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Hawaii Renewable Energy Development Venture (HREDV)/US Department of Energy (DOE) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

KAS has established strategic commercial relationships and is generating early revenue as we achieve our milestones of commercialization and scalability. For example, Chevron Hawaii has collaborated with KAS for a successful demonstration algae production and wastewater treatment facility using the refinery's waste streams including industrial CO2. KAS also has a collaborative product development agreement with a multi-national Japanese cosmetic ingredients company. For more information on our most recent commercial collaborations, please see our News section.

With an extended library of algae strains, patent-protected natural and genetic tools, expanding production capability and a rigorous quality-control program, KAS is at the forefront of creating and producing algae with the most desired traits for the needs of the commercial market.

To discuss partnering with KAS, please contact us.

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