BioSqueeze Awarded $1.2M Air Force Project to Repair Airfield Damage Via Biomineralization of In-Situ Materials

Research Will Advance Biomineralization Technology & Strengthen National Defense

September 20, 2023 11:00 AM Mountain Daylight Time

BUTTE, MontanaBioSqueeze Inc. (BSI) announces it has been selected by AFWERX for a SBIR Direct-to-Phase II contract in the amount of $1,200,281 focused on biomineralization using in situ materials to enhance Rapid Airfield Damage Recovery (RADR) and Development of Expeditionary Airfields to address the most pressing challenges in the Department of the Air Force (DAF). The Air Force Research Laboratory and AFWERX have partnered to streamline the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) process by accelerating the small business experience through faster proposal to award timelines, changing the pool of potential applicants by expanding opportunities to small business and eliminating bureaucratic overhead by continually implementing process improvement changes in contract execution. The DAF began offering the Open Topic SBIR/STTR program in 2018 which expanded the range of innovations the DAF funded and now on July 19, 2023 BSI will start its journey to create and provide innovative capabilities that will strengthen the national defense of the United States of America.

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About BioSqueeze Inc. (BSI)

BioSqueeze Inc. is the world leader in commercial biomineralization, utilizing natural soil bacteria delivered via low-viscosity, self-diverting fluids to form calcium carbonate (limestone). Biomineralization is effective, environmentally friendly, and has a host of applications including leak sealing, enhanced oil recovery, soil stabilization, and infrastructure repair.

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About Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

Sole organization leading the planning and execution of U.S. Air Force & U.S. Space Force science & technology programs. Orchestrates a world-wide government, industry & academia coalition in the discovery, development & delivery of a wide range of revolutionary technology. Provides leading-edge warfighting capabilities keeping air, space and cyberspace forces the world's best. Employs 10,800 military, civilian and contractor personnel at 17 research sites executing an annual $4B budget.

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The innovation arm of the DAF and a directorate within AFRL. Brings cutting-edge American ingenuity from small businesses and start-ups to address the most pressing challenges of the DAF. Employs approximately 215 military, civilian and contractor personnel at five hubs and sites executing an annual $1.4B budget. Since 2019, has executed 4,671 contracts worth more than $2B to strengthen the U.S. defense industrial base and drive faster technology transition to operational capability.

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