TechConnect Innovation Program

Prairie AquaTech / High Quality Protein Replacement

Prairie AquaTech, South Dakota, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

• Prairie AquaTech has developed a cost-effective system, consisting of an enzyme-producing micro-fungus similar to yeast, that converts carbohydrates to protein under simple processing conditions. The product is a high quality protein that replaces high value ingredients in animal diets, with immunostimulant and pellet-binding features.

Primary Application Area: Pharmaceuticals & Personal Care

Technology Development Status: Ready to Market

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 7

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Prairie AquaTech replaces high value protein in animal feed,such as fishmeal, which is burdened by supply security, quality, and price, by upgrading renewable agriculture processing by-products and enhancing performance characteristics in aquaculture and other food and companion animals.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Mid-stage Startup (A or B)

National Innovation Awardee

Showcase Booth #: 742

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: USDA SBIR Phase I ($100K)
NSF SBIR Phase I ($150K)
NSF SBIR Phase IB ($30K)
NSF SBIR Phase II ($500K)

Primary Sources of Funding: Venture Capital

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners