Evolva to develop plant-based, fire-resistant advanced materials with US Navy

April 18, 2016 |

In Switzerland, Evolva has completed a Limited Purpose Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the US Navy to support the development of advanced materials. The focus of the efforts supported by this CRADA relate to the development, validation and potential commercialization of new lightweight, fire­-resistant composite materials to save lives and reduce harm from fire. These next­ generation composite materials are based on a molecule that can be manufactured on an industrial scale using advanced biotechnology and fermentation, and then polymerized and shaped/moulded using standard fabrication techniques.

“This agreement highlights and validates the versatility of our product innovation platform and depth of our plant science expertise,” said Evolva CEO Neil Goldsmith. “This CRADA also illustrates just how far and wide Evolva is making inroads across multiple industries with its building­ with ­biology platform.”

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