Pivot Bio

Pivot Bio is pioneering modern agriculture by unlocking the innate potential of biology. Their microbe-powered technology delivers nutrients, protects crops, and boosts crop quality. The initial focus is to develop a product that fixes atmospheric nitrogen and makes it available to crops such as corn, wheat, and sorghum.  

Team Members

  • Kevin Hammill
  • Alvin Tamsir
  • Karsten Temme
  • David Guthrie

In the Tulane Nitrogen Reduction Grand Challenge, Pivot is utilizing proprietary nitrogen fixing microbes in a breakthrough way to “spoon feed” nitrogen to non-legume crops. This approach integrates with current agriculture fertilizer practices helping reduce leaching, runoff and volatilization. Applying their technology into a crop production plan via seed treatment or at planting will help growers increase yield and quality with novel, practical, effective products with significantly improved environmental outcomes. 

Pivot Bio was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Berkeley, CA. The development of their innovative technology has been supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, National Science Foundation, DARPA, and private investors.

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000