Benson Hill Biosystems, an agtech company unlocking the natural genetic diversity of plants, recently announced its plan to make St. Louis, Missouri, its official headquarters. The company is undergoing rapid growth and selected the 39 North innovation district as the preferred location to serve as an integral part of a broader agtech corridor.
“We chose to expand our presence in St. Louis because of its leadership in plant science and commitment to innovation,” said Matthew Crisp, CEO and co-founder of Benson Hill. “Dr. Danforth’s vision to build an ecosystem in food and agriculture was fostered by stakeholders across the St. Louis community, and Benson Hill is an example of those efforts coming to fruition. We’re excited to contribute to the growth and opportunity of the St. Louis region and to the evolution of a more healthy and sustainable food system.”
Benson Hill was launched in 2012 to improve the photosynthetic efficiency of crops using a proprietary computational platform, CropOS™, that combines data analytics, machine learning and advanced crop genetics tools. Its success led to expansion of the platform to multiple crop targets and partnerships with dozens of organizations working to develop healthier and more sustainable food choices.
“Benson Hill is a product of our innovation ecosystem, and we are so proud to see the company grow in new facilities on our campus,” said James Carrington, president of the Danforth Plant Science Center. “Benson Hill is a model for how scientific discovery can transform into real solutions, and should encourage everyone who cares about addressing big challenges at the intersection of food and the environment.”
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