Sustainable Domestic Natural Rubber. From Sunflower.
Thursday March 14th, 5.30 to 6.30 pm @ TREX 4th Floor
Edison is using biotechnology and predictive breeding to increase the levels of natural rubber already present in a low-input crop that growers and the ag industry already know: sunflower. Edison’s mission is to develop a domestic source of this strategic raw material, all $2 billion worth that is currently grown over 10,000 miles away and harvested manually from a tree species that’s highly susceptible to disease.
About AgriTech Thursdays
AgriTech Thursdays is a monthly, after-work event focused on agricultural technologies research and collaboration in the St Louis region. At each event, one company or researcher gives a short, 15 minute talk on an existing or solved research problem of their choosing and how it fits into the wider agricultural technologies landscape.