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Jan 2, 2010

CSR Signs SugarBooster Technology to Syngenta

The Queensland Times reports on the University of Queensland's role in developing the SugarBooster technology that was recently sold by Australian company CSR to multi-national corporation Syngenta.  This is a gene-engineered technology that increases the sugar production in sugarcane.  The result is higher yields, which is important for ethanol biofuel, as well as increasing sugar sales.

The SugarBooster technology was developed Professor Robert Birch and Dr Luguang Wu at the University of Queensland's School of Biological Sciences.  It was part of the university's research into sugars and ethanol biofuel.

The University of Queensland's main commercialization company UniQuest negotiated the CSR/Syngenta licensing deal.   Under the agreement, CSR retainis Australian rights to the SugarBooster technology and the University of Queensland retains ownership of the intellectual property.

For more see: "SugarBooster sweetens deal for CSR," Queensland Times (Australia), 2 January 2010.

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