ADVANCED BIOPESTICIDES FROM YEAST PRODUCED SOPHOROLIPIDS AND MODIFIED ANALOGS

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,946.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0945059
Award Id:
98829
Agency Tracking Number:
0945059
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
BT1
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Synthezyme (Currently SyntheZyme LLC)
6 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, NY, 11201
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
828996681
Principal Investigator:
Thavasi Renga Thavasi
DSc
(347) 435-9735
hydrobact@gmail.com
Business Contact:
Thavasi Renga Thavasi
DSc
(347) 435-9735
hydrobact@gmail.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop a new class of commercial bio-pesticides synthesized from readily renewable materials at a lower cost and increased safety with avoidance of the environmental problems associated with petroleum based pesticides. The proposed innovation, science, and applications are multifactorial based on the identification and manipulations in sophorolipid structure that result in enhanced bio-pesticidal properties. The broader/commercial impact of the project will be the development of effective and safer bio-pesticides, and a decrease in the use of chemical pesticides (currently exceeding 30 billion dollars a year). The project includes scientific development and innovations as well as providing broad educational programs for high school as well as graduate students.

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