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SBIR Phase I: Enabling High Output Carotenogenesis in Plant Cells

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
68633
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0418989
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Kuehnle AgroSystems Corporation
2800 Woodlawn Drive Suite 281 Honolulu, HI 96822-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: SBIR Phase I: Enabling High Output Carotenogenesis in Plant Cells
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0418989
Award Amount: $92,850.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will demonstrate the technical feasibility of enhancing isoprenoid biosynthesis by mevalonate pathway addition to plastids of a eukaryotic model. Isoprenoids, as carotenoids, serve as natural colorants in plant products and also have a market as human dietary supplement. Increasing the output of carotenoids in cultivated plants and microalgae is of considerable interest as a way to provide these isoprenoids as natural products from renewable sources rather than from chemical synthesis. The commercial application of this project will be on the aquaculture and the ornamental horticulture industries.

Principal Investigator:

Michele Champagne
PI
8087532693
gordow@aloha.net

Business Contact:

Gordon Wallace
8087532693
gordow@aloha.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

Kuehnle Agrosystems Company, LLC
2800 Woodlawn Drive Honolulu, HI 96822

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No