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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$79,999.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
2005-33610-15508
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Praveen Vadlani
Principal Scientist-Fermentation
(785) 537-0088
vadlani@agrenewinc.com
Business Contact:
Praveen Vadlani
Principal Scientist-Fermentation
(785) 537-0088
vadlani@agrenewinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
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.

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