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Innovative and Low Cost Process to Produce Isoamyl Acetate using Metabolically…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
67168
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2004-00503
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AgRenew, Inc.
1500 Hayes Drive Manhattan, KS 66502
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Innovative and Low Cost Process to Produce Isoamyl Acetate using Metabolically Engineered E.Coli
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2004-33610-14308
Award Amount: $79,995.00
 

Abstract:

Natural flavor compounds find wide applications in the food, feed, cosmetic, chemical and pharmaceutical industry, and isoamyl acetate is an important flavor ester. In this research program, a low-cost process is proposed to convert glucose from renewable sources to isoamyl acetate using a high-yielding metabolically engineered E coli. Isoamyl acetate produced via chemical synthesis results in an undesirable racemic mixture. The fermentation route followed in this program will result in high yields of "natural" isoamyl acetate with additional usage in food industry along with other uses The proposed research will lay the foundation for isoamyl acetate biosynthesis at high yield from renewable sugars. Successful outcome of the project will provide a platform for the low-cost production of additional high-valued natural esters.

Principal Investigator:

Praveen V. Vadlani
7855370088
vadlani@kansas.net

Business Contact:

Gary P. Rabold
Interim President
7855323900
grabold@ksu.edu
Small Business Information at Submission:

AgRenew, Inc.
1500 Hayes Drive Manhattan, KS 66502

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