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Low-Cost Succinate Production Using Grain Sorghum and Engineered E. coli

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
72611
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2005-00398
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: 2005
Title: Low-Cost Succinate Production Using Grain Sorghum and Engineered E. coli
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2005-33610-15508
Award Amount: $79,999.00
 

Abstract:

Succinic acid is referred to as a "platform chemical" because it can be reacted with other molecules to create several industrial chemicals. The current 10 million lb/year market for synthetic succinic acid is limited due to cost of manufacture. If successful, this project will result in a low-cost succinic acid bioprocess, thereby increasing market potential and helping to move the United States toward greater energy self-sufficiency. Further, the successful outcome of the project will give enormous scope to harness under-utilized crops, such as grain sorghum, as a feedstock.

Principal Investigator:

Praveen V. Vadlani
Principal Scientist-Fermentation
7855370088
vadlani@agrenewinc.com

Business Contact:

Praveen V. Vadlani
Principal Scientist-Fermentation
7855370088
vadlani@agrenewinc.com
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