Agricultural pests and diseases have been a serious issue to farmers and growers. Billions of dollars of crops are destroyed because of a lack of effective disease detection and treatments. The problem is then compounded when toxic and unnatural chemicals are used as pesticides, herbicides, repellents and disease treatments which eventually end up in the consumer's body.
Rhamnolipid has the solution. We produce biosurfactants that have the ability to break apart the cell wall of pathogens and pests, preventing their proliferation. One most notable disease that our rhamnolipid can control is Citrus Greening ("HLB"). Not only can our biosurfactants treat diseases but they can also be used as fungicides, pesticides, repellents and many more natural and non-toxic applications. Our applications are more effective than synthetic alternatives while being healthy for the ecosystem. We believe we can phase out synthetic surfactants from not only the agricultural industries, but various industries altogether.
We've engineered breakthrough technologies that change the way diseases can be identified and treated as well as production technologies that allow us to produce cost effective biosurfactants in industrial quantities.
Rhamnolipid has developed and optimized the rhamnolipid manufacturing process on a large scale. This development has resulted in significant breakthroughs in the production, separation, and purification of rhamnolipids at a commercial scale, with laboratory purity level, at a cost-effective price.
Rhamnolipid biosurfactants and registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") as well as many State EPAs. In addition, the carbohydrate moiety of rhamnolipid biosurfactant, rhamnose sugar, is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") as a food additive, and rhamnolipid biosurfactant products are currently in use as emulsifiers, dispersants, wetting agents, agricultural adjuvants and many other applications.
Rhamnolipid biosurfactants can break apart the plasma membrane and cell wall of pathogens and pests. It also has the ability to break apart hydrocarbons (petroleum) and separate metals in soil.
Rhamnolipid is produced by a fermentation process similar to those used to produce beer and yogurt. Bacteria is added to a fermentation tank and provided a nutrient source. Under properly controlled conditions the result will be a crude Rhamnolipid mixture.
What is Rhamnolipid?
Rhamnolipid is secreted by the Pseudomonas aeruginosa species of bacteria. Rhamnolipids were discovered in 1947 and until now, have not been cost effective to use.
Rhamnolipid's widespread applications and their utility across several diverse industries (cannabis, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, food, pets, environmental, agriculture, water treatment, oil and heavy petroleum recovery, soil washing) is now being recognized.
Our biosurfactants can control many pathogens and pests affecting cannabis and agricultural commodities.
Disease detection using test strip technology, weighing particles in femtograms with cantilever biosensors, imaging and AI.
Rhamnolipid can be used as a repellent and disinfectant on crops, personnel clothing, equipment, machinery and tools.
Rhamnolipid can break apart hydrocarbons, be used as a surface washing agent and act as an aqueous metal sequestering application to separate metals.
We have developed the most efficient and cost effective manufacturing processes for producing rhamnolipid biosurfactants on a commercial scale.
We plan on becoming a 100% "green" company by utilizing clean renewable energy and using green products. Our production process has zero emissions.
There is a concerted movement afoot to save not only the environment from a path of catastrophic consequences but,
also the need to be mindful of the impact of pollutants and harmful chemicals affecting the health and well-being of the citizens of our country, as well as the world.
Since the dawn of the industrial revolution, there has been a global impact of petroleum and chemical-based products on all aspects of our planet.
Today, one could argue that it is our industry’s moral responsibility to ensure that each generation has an obligation to conserve the planet for
future generations. Lobbyist, for years, have been demanding that more focus be placed on a quantum shift from synthetic toxic applications
(produced from petroleum oil) to natural products. Slowly, the Biosurfactant market is emerging as a “game-changer” and is starting to replace
those oil-based toxic surfactants with environmentally friendly, non-toxic, “green,” non-carcinogenic surfactants cost effectively. Rhamnolipid
is poised to produce a natural cost-effective surfactant alternative to toxic chemicals used in today’s industrial and
household products that not only meets the goals of various industries, but most importantly, the consumers. Not only is our product natural
but our production process produces zero carbon emissions and no pollutants. We also will begin to
implement solar and renewable energy sources so we can become a 100% "green" company.
Helen Zhang, Professor at Memorial University, has successfully tested our biosurfactants, through a joint-venture with Rhamnolipid, Inc., via an adsorption experiment for investigating cobalt removal from soil.
"The high value range of surface tension of solutions (60-70 mN/m) shows that rhamnnolipid has a high tendency of adsorption to the soil surface."