Kuehnle AgroSystems, Inc. (KAS) develops premium algae and plant cell lines with scaled processes for multiple markets by collaborating with our customers on product development. Companies that partner with KAS gain access to sustainable alternatives to current commercial materials- often fossil fuel-derived- and enjoy costs savings from production lines with optimized profiles, plug-in manufacturing, and 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 strains were validated at the one million-liter scale 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).
Other collaborations have involved that with Chevron Hawaii for a successful demonstration algae production and wastewater treatment facility using the refinery's waste streams including industrial carbon dioxide.
Another example is product development with a multi-national Japanese cosmetic ingredients company. With its great diversity of Hawaiian germplasm, patent-protected natural and genetic tools, pilot production capability, raw material dossiers, and a rigorous quality-control program, KAS is at the forefront of creating and producing skin care ingredients with the most desired traits for the needs of the commercial market.
To discuss partnering with KAS, please contact us.