Grassroots Biotechnology, Inc.

302 E PETTIGREW ST STE A200
Durham, NC 27701

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 6
Total Value of Awards $1.6MM
First Award Date 01/01/08
Most Recent Award Date 01/01/13

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Elich Tedd D Elich 5 Message
Eisner Douglas Eisner 3 Message
Zhu Jinming Zhu 1 Message

6 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 8.2-2013
Budget: 01/01/13 - 12/31/13

Sorghum is a major crop for food, feed and industrial processes in the US and on the global market. It is a particularly relevant crop under the current pressures of climate change and food security because it is adapted to cultivation under low water and nutrient conditions. However, compared to other major crops, sorghum productivity is relati...

Phase 1 STTR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-11-097
Budget: 09/05/12 - 09/04/13

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): It is currently estimated that 15% of the world's population is undernourished and 5 million childhood deaths a year are attributable to malnutrition. The ability to feed the world in the future will be even more difficult due to population growth, climate change, water scarcity, and competition for land. It...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 8.13-2010
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10

America's dependence on foreign oil has severe economic, national security and environmental consequences. The development of alternative fuels and renewable energy can alleviate these problems. The USDA has established research on renewable energy as a high priority. Cellulosic ethanol from bioenergy crops like switchgrass has the potential to ...

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of California, Davis

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: BE1-2010
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10

This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project seeks to identify new and improved promoters to create enhanced genetically modified crops. Plant biotechnology relies on the insertion of promoter-gene constructs into plants. The promoter is the portion of DNA that controls when and where a gene is expressed. The relatively few pl...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 2009
Budget: 01/01/09 - 12/31/09

The USDA has established research on renewable energy as a high priority. Cellulosic ethanol from perennial grasses has the potential to become an important component of America's effort to reduce its dependence on foreign oil and alleviate the buildup of greenhouse gases. For energy crops to become viable biofuels, they must become cost-competi...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Duke University

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 2008
Budget: 01/01/08 - 12/31/08

This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I develops better gene promoters in order to allow the creation of improved genetically modified crops for food and biofuels. Gene promoters are a critical element of all transgenic crops, precisely controlling when and where within the plant a transgene is expressed. This project utilizes t...