About CelluDot 

In January of 2020, CelluDot LLC was founded by scientists and aspiring entrepreneurs to leverage and commercialize a patent-pending nanocellulose-based emulsion technology.

Every year, U.S. farmers (i.e., growers of soybeans, cotton, and corn) lose more than 25% of their crop yield due to herbicide drift, a phenomenon caused by the off-target movement and volatilization of herbicides. To prepare for their tank mix, farmers rely on herbicide adjuvants to improve herbicidal use and performance. But commercially available adjuvants are inefficient to solve both, particle drift and volatilization. Consequently, farmers face poor tank mix preparation and herbicidal applications, triggering drift with the devastation of non-resistant crops and natural landscapes. As regulated by the EPA, tank mixes must be prepared with a volatility reducing agent (VRA) that simultaneously keeps sprayed herbicides on target.

CelluDot offers an efficacious all-in-one herbicide adjuvant, with the benefits of a drift reducing agent (DRA), VRA and surfactant, to solve the herbicide drift problem.

Management Team 

Team Members

Joseph Batta-Mpouma, PhD
Co-Founder & CEO (Managing Director)

Gurshagan Kandhola, PhD
Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Maya Henderson

Maya Henderson
R&D Chemist  Assistant

Avonelle Lindon
Processing Engineer  Assistant

A board of advisors, made of world class successful entrepreneurs and research scientists, supplements CelluDot’s product development and commercialization efforts.

Business Board of Advisors

Kelly Phipps
Tenkoz Member & Former Business Manager at Armor Seed

Jeff Amerine
Founder & Managing Director at Startup Junkie Consulting

Bryon White
Co-Founder & CEO at Yaupon Brothers American Tea Company

Scientific Board of Advisors

Jin-Woo Kim, PhD
Professor
Bio. & Agri. Engineering., University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

Nilda R. Burgos, PhD
Professor
Crop, Soil, & Env. Sciences, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

Tommy Butts, PhD
Associate Professor
Weed Scientist, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

Awards

AR Governor’s Cup 2020

First Place: Walton Family Foundation Division
Winner: Innovate AR innovation Award

Heartland Challenge 2020

Third Place

Funding