Benanova Selected for a Match Grant Award Benanova had received a Match Grant Award under the One NC Small Business Program administered by the North Carolina Board of Science, Technology, and Innovation, a division of the NC Department of Commerce. With support from this award, Benanova will develop cutting-edge COVID-19 research to create functional materials […]
Benanova has been awarded Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grant from the National Science Foundation. The project will develop inexpensive high-performance porous coatings for deposition on textile surfaces for personal protective equipment. The technical innovation is a breakthrough proprietary technology for formation of novel dendritic polymer particles with hierarchically structured fractal morphology. The
Benanova, Inc. has been selected to participate in the 2020 Food and AgTech Bootcamp co-administered by AgLaunch, the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, Sync Space, and the Biz Foundry. The program fosters innovation and creativity and allows the participants to grow their businesses in a farm-centric model. The cohort of participants in the program included Benanova, AgriKnect,
Benanova, Inc. was awarded a highly competitive Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant. The project will develop and commercialize proprietary biomass-derived compositions for the efficient delivery of agricultural actives. To increase productivity and meet the higher demand for food crops, large amounts of crop protection chemicals are utilized. Intensive use of agrochemicals creates
Benanova has pioneered the development of an entirely new class of functionally active, sustainable, and eco-friendly materials based on the widely available, biodegradable, and bio-renewable resource – lignin. The patent “Functionalized Environmentally Benign Nanoparticles” awarded by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (US PTO) now protects this technology (Patent No US 10,278,395). The invention
Benanova, Inc. is a recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I award. The company will conduct innovative research and development work on formulations for efficient and sustainable control of plant pathogens using its proprietary technology platform. To increase productivity and meet the higher demand for food crops, current
The study shows that that lignin particles infused with silver ions and coated with a cationic polyelectrolyte layer comprise a biodegradable and green alternative to silver nanoparticles. The polyelectrolyte layer promotes the adhesion of the particles to bacterial cell membranes and, together with silver ions, can inhibit the growth of a broad spectrum of bacteria,
The environmentally-benign particle technology developed by Benanova was selected for an award in the Lemelson – MIT National Collegiate Prize Completion. It won in the “Eat it” category for technology-based innovations that can improve food and agriculture. This technology represents a novel approach to deliver active ingredients (or a.i.) via lignin core small particle carriers.