Arvegenix in the News
St. Louis Public Radio: Pennycress, a common weed in Missouri, could be the next big thing is biofuel innovation
May 12, 2016
"Jerry Steiner, CEO of Arvegenix, and Toni Kutchan, Vice President for Research at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center discussed new research in the field of bioenergy on St. Louis on the Air"
STL Today: Monsanto places its bets on the future of agriculture
February 25, 2016
"So far, its only investment here is in Arvegenix, a Creve Coeur company developing a plant called pennycress as an oilseed crop"
STL Today: Young biotech firm Arvegenix chases the next cash crop
February 6, 2015
"Pennycress is a winter-growing weed with seeds that produce a high-quality oil potential use in industrial and renewable fuels"
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Monsanto leads $2.5 million investment in ag startup Arvegenix
May 7, 2015
"Arvegenix, a Creve Coeur company that hopes to turn pennycress into a cash crop, has raised $2.5 million from investors"
Techli St. Louis: Yield Lab's Arvegenix Looks to Help Stabilize Crop Growing
April 9, 2015
"Companies big and small have long worked to make the growing and harvesting process more stable. One of those companies is St. Louis- based Arvegenix, which produces Pennycress seeds that grow between corn and soybean season"
The Seattle Times: Young biotech firm hunts next cash crop
February 19, 2015
"Arvegenix envisions a crop rotation where pennycress fits in between a typical corn/soybean rotation, giving farmers an extra growing season"
San Angelo Standard Times: Turning weed into crop exercise in patience
February 22, 2015
"A biotech startup here is trying to accomplish something that hasn’t been done since the middle of the last century. Researchers are trying to turn what currently amounts to a weed — in this case, pennycress — into a viable commodity crop for farmers"