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Cellulases for Biomass Conversion From the Transgenic Maize Production System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
62064
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2003-00561
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Applied Biotechnology Institute
5819 Stallion Ridge College Station, TX 77845
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Cellulases for Biomass Conversion From the Transgenic Maize Production System
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2004-33610-15001
Award Amount: $296,000.00
 

Abstract:

The production of ethanol from lignocellulosic biomass can utilize large volumes of agricultural residues that are untapped today. Ethanol fuels burn cleanly, thus the use of ethanol for partial replacement of petroleum fuels will have a positive impact on the environment. The production of ethanol fuels from lignocellulosic biomass is ready to be developed into a viable industry. Our results will show that the maize production system can meet the sensitive cost targets for cellulase enzyme production for the biomass to ethanol industry. In addition, they will show that maize has the flexibility to produce any new cellulase enzymes that are engineered to have improved performance on the vast array of lignocellulosic substrates that can be utilized in this industry.

Principal Investigator:

Richard C. Clough
9796908537
rclough@prodigene.com

Business Contact:

John W. Reiher
Chief Executive Offiver
9796908537
jwreiher@prodigene.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ProdiGene, Inc.
101 Gate Blvd. Suite 100 College Station, TX 77845

EIN/Tax ID: 742764093
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No