Lygos, Inc

5858 HORTON ST # 240 Array
Emeryville, CA 94608

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 9
Total Value of Awards $3.8MM
First Award Date 01/01/11
Most Recent Award Date 06/04/15

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Steen Eric Steen 4 Message
Dietrich Jeffrey Dietrich 7 Message
Dietrich Jeffrey Dietrich 2 Message
Hawkins Kristy Hawkins 1 Message

9 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 8.8
Budget: 06/04/15 - 12/31/15

Lygos develops technologies for the production of chemicals from renewable raw materials, mainly sugar. Specifically, Lygos' scientists engineer microbes that grow in fermentation tanks to consume sugar and produce a target chemical, which is then purified from the fermenter for sale. Lygos' technology provides a method to produce the sa...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: BC
Budget: 02/18/15 - 02/28/17

The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project is development of a microbial technology for the conversion of low-value sugars into high-value chemicals. Most industrial chemicals produced today are derived from petroleum and other nonrenewable raw materials. The long-term growth and su...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: BC-2013
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to develop a metabolic engineering and synthetic biology toolkit for a scalable, industrial yeast host. Currently, the vast majority of synthetic biology tools are directed toward engineering E. coli or S. cerevisiae, model laboratory organisms that are often poorly suited f...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 02C-2014
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14

Lygos is developing new technologies for the production of high-value chemicals from renewable resources, including sugars derived from non-food biomass. The resulting technology could enable increased domestic production of chemicals near exclusively produced abroad today.

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 8.8-2014
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14

The goal of this Phase I work plan is to construct a prototype biocatalyst that produces propionic acid from glycerol, a byproduct from biodiesel manufacturing. Propionic acid is a large volume, commodity chemical currently produced from petroleum. A biological production process may provide a route to generate this compound renewably, at reduce...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 8.8-2014
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14

Lygos is developing novel bio-manufacturing processes to valuable chemicals. Our targeted chemicals have existing, large markets of & gt;$250M per year. Current petroleum-based production of these chemicals has a number of pitfalls. Current chemical manufacturing requires petroleum feedstocks, utilize environmentally damaging processes, achieve ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 8.8-2013
Budget: 01/01/13 - 12/31/13

Lygos technology and business directly supports government wide and USDA SBIR program priorities and societal challenge areas. Benefits established from Lygos processes for production of renewable chemicals include increasing product diversification from US agricultural feedstocks, increasing energy efficiency of manufacturing processes, decreas...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 02 C-2012
Budget: 01/01/12 - 12/31/12

Dicarboxylic acids are important industrial chemicals currently produced from petroleum using ecologically damaging manufacturing methods; furthermore, dicarboxylic acid prices are rising with increasing petroleum feedstock prices. Lygos is developing microbial hosts for the cost-competitive production of dicarboxylic acids from renewable feedst...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 02 C-2011
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11

Production of renewably sourced industrial chemicals using microbial production processes requires extensive strain engineering to improve strain titers (g/L), productivities (g/L/hr), and yields (g-product/g-feedstock). Microbial strains are typically optimized by screening for incremental improvements in production using high-throughput screen...