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Definitive Contract - 140D0419C0089

OVERVIEW

Awardee
Original Description
SWAT - SCALABLE W(R)UBBER THROUGH ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY
Place of Performance
Wooster, OH 44691 USA
Pricing
Fixed Price
Set Aside
Small Business Set Aside - Total (SBA)
Extent Competed
Full And Open Competition After Exclusion Of Sources
Related Opportunity
STTR 18.C

SBIR DETAILS

Research Type
Small Technology Transfer Research Program (STTR) Phase I
Title
SWAT - Scalable W(R)ubber through Advanced Technology
Abstract
Opportunity: Guayule, a US native plant, is the only alternate rubber crop with an established, mechanized, agronomic system. Problem: Low rubber yields and lack of effective resin and bagasse coproduct valorization, have prevented widespread adoption by American farmers and processors. Rubber is only made when the cytoplasmic monomer pool (isopentenyl-pyrophosphate; IPP) is larger than that required for cell growth and development, and this pool must be increased to improve rubber yield. Previous biotechnological efforts to manipulate IPP pools initially increased rubber production but plants could not maintain improved rubber yield past their seedling stage, likely caused by accumulation of toxic pyrophosphate (PP) byproducts and a pH shift in cells with increased rubber synthesis (a PP and a proton is released with every monomer added to the growing polymer). Solution: To overcome this key limitation, we have generated a series of transgenic guayule lines expressing gene stacks encoding enzymes synthesizing rubber precursors, as well as transport proteins capable of removing toxic protons and PP from the cytosol of rubber-producing cells. Benefit/Outcome: These plants will be metabolically profiled and screened for rubber production, with lines producing 150+% of baseline, serving as the foundation for an enhanced rubber production system.
Topic Code
ST18C-001
Solicitation Number
18.C
Contact
Thomas Fontana
(330) 262-0159
TomFontana@EnergyEne.com

STATUS
(Closed)

Period of Performance

8/12/19

Start Date

11/11/20

Current End Date

11/11/20

Potential End Date
100% Complete

Obligations

$225.0K

Total Obligated

$225.0K

Current Award

$225.0K

Potential Award
100% Funded

AWARD RELATIONSHIPS

Definitive Contract

140D0419C0089

Subcontracts

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Definitive Contract

140D0419C0089

Subs

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ACTIVITY TIMELINE

SUBCONTRACT AWARDS

Opportunity Lifecycle

HISTORY

COMPETITION
Solicitation Procedures
Negotiated Proposal/Quote
Number of Offers Received
76
Other Than Full and Open Competition
None
Evaluated Preference
None
Commercial Item Acquisition
Commercial Item Procedures Not Used
Simplified Procedures for Commercial Items
No

OTHER CATEGORIZATIONS

Subcontracting Plan
Plan Not Required
National Interest Action
None
IT Commercial Item Category
Not Applicable
AGENCY DETAIL
Created By
gingrasc
Last Modified By
gingrasc
Approved By
gingrasc
Awarding Office
140D04 IBC ACQ SVCS DIRECTORATE (00004)
Funding Office
HR0011 DEF ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGCY

LEGISLATIVE MANDATES

Clinger-Cohen Act Compliant
No
Construction Wage Rate Requirements
Not Applicable
Labor Standards
Not Applicable
Materials, Supplies, Articles & Equipment
Not Applicable
Last Modified: 7/12/21


PIID: 140D04-19-C-0089