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Rhamnolipids: Sulfate & Phosphate free Biodegradable Surfactants

Logos Technologies, California, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Logos Technologies has developed unique microbes and a cost-effective process to produce rhamnolipids, a sulfate and phosphate free alternative to petroleum based surfactants for use in cosmetics, detergents, household cleaners, and enhanced oil recovery (EOR) applications.

Primary Application Area: Pharmaceuticals & Personal Care

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Cost effectively replace petroleum derived surfactants that have environmental drawbacks with sulfate and phosphate free, high-activity, non-toxic, biodegradable, and renewable biosurfactants.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Corporation

Showcase Booth #: 643

Website: www.logos-technologies.com

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: Previously, rhamnolipid development work was supported by the Department of Energy (DOE), Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) BioEnergy Technology Office (BETO). Currently all work is being funded through Internal Research And Development (IRAD).
The company has executed multiple SBIR projects up through Phase III in other technology areas.

Primary Sources of Funding: Other

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners