ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, U.S. — Benson Hill Biosystems has entered a licensing agreement with RiceTec granting the latter the use of Benson Hill’s technologies as part of RiceTec’s rice research and development operations.

“As the rice seed technology leader known for revolutionizing rice production, innovation has been key to RiceTec’s success,” said Dario Bernacchi, director of traits and technology of RiceTec. “Exploring the integration of Benson Hill’s precision tools and collaborative approach to empowering innovation aligns with our mission to drive food production through rice seed technologies and to ensure superior quality and greater profitability for our growers.”

Benson Hill’s business model offers an alternative genome editing solution for organizations interested in accessing gene editing.

“RiceTec is known for their quality, high-yielding rice cultivars and ability to innovate for efficiency, sustainability, and best practices for rice growers,” said Matt Crisp, chief executive officer of Benson Hill Biosystems. “Benson Hill is proud to be able to deliver our most advanced genomics tools to a partner like RiceTec to accelerate crop improvement.”