Call for CRADA Partners

for Algae-based Bioremediation Strategy to Treat Flowback Fluid from Natural Gas Production Wells

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Call for CRADA Partners for Algae-based Bioremediation Strategy to Treat Flowback Fluid from Natural Gas Production Wells

Los Alamos is seeking an industrial partner to establish the feasibility of utilizing an algae-based bioremediation strategy to treat flowback fluid produced during hydraulic fracturing for methane. Working with our industrial collaborator, we will assess the remediation qualities of one or more algal strains in flowback fluids from early, middle, and late stage natural gas production wells. The ideal industrial partner would be able to provide the following resources/capabilities:

  1. Samples of flowback fluid from regional (New Mexico and/or Texas) production wells,
  2. Working knowledge of algal cultivation methods, and
  3. Intermediate or pilot-scale test production facilities to advance beyond initial feasibility testing when required.

All work related to this partnership will be controlled by a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with Los Alamos National Laboratory. 

Questions

For technical questions about the science capability, please contact Shawn Starkenburg.

For questions regarding this call for CRADA partners, please contact John Mott.

Thank you for your interest in pursuing this partnering opportunity.

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