Jimmy Gosse

CTO @ Sanos Nutrition

Jimmy Gosse received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in biochemistry, molecular biology and biophysics. Currently Gosse serves as the microbiologist, bio-based products lead and renewable energy lead at AURI. Gosse is also chief technology officer, inventor and co-founder of Sanos Nutrition, LLC.  Gosse’s background includes academic research appointments, teaching and industrial research experience. While working at the University of Minnesota and in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at North Carolina State University, he developed a network of scientists at educational institutions and federal research laboratories and has published peer-reviewed papers with many of them. Prior to AURI and SANOS Gosse was director of research and development for the Minnesota-based biotechnology start-up BioCee. This entrepreneurial experience serves as an important resource for supporting AURI partners in transitioning valuable research results into viable business opportunities within the Minnesota agricultural community.

Within 25 years, an additional 400 million tons of proteins will be required to feed the world. The expected demand for cereals, fish, meat and milk cannot be met using current practices. Sanos Nutrition offers a sustainable and scalable alternative towards solving this global dilemma. We use yeast, fermentation and low-value agricultural byproducts to produce critically needed protein for feed. Our process has up to 50 times lower environmental impact when compared to existing offerings, can be located at the source of raw materials and very close to customers, which include animal nutrition companies and integrated animal producers. Our first-generation product is designed for swine starter diets and soon we will have ingredients for poultry and aquaculture. Sanos Nutrition, a Minnesota startup with global impact and aspirations.

AURI is a non-profit corporation funded primarily by the State of Minnesota with a mission to foster long-term economic benefit for Minnesota through value-added agricultural products. It accomplishes this mission by developing new uses for agricultural products through science and technology, using a deliberate approach on multiple levels, including focused technical and market research, disseminating public information, building strategic collaborations among partners and placing a strong emphasis on applications with near-term implementation plans.