ADVANCED BIOPESTICIDES FROM YEAST PRODUCED SOPHOROLIPIDS AND MODIFIED ANALOGS

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0945059
Agency Tracking Number: 0945059
Amount: $149,946.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: BC
Solicitation Number: NSF 09-541
Small Business Information
Synthezyme
6 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, NY, 11201
DUNS: 828996681
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Thavasi Renga Thavasi
 DSc
 (347) 435-9735
 hydrobact@gmail.com
Business Contact
 Thavasi Renga Thavasi
Title: DSc
Phone: (347) 435-9735
Email: 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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