Tag: Evolva

Sweetening times: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Evolva

Sweetening times: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Evolva

June 1, 2016 |

Evolva has been evolving. The company best-known in recent months for its stevia-based sweetener developments, said that it would be focusing on “three highly profitable products in the near term”: stevia, nootkatone, and resveratrol. After its launch of both its nootkatone product in 2015, the company is seeking expanded collaboration with the CDC on its […]

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Evolva, Wageningen and Algae.Tec advance on high-margin bio-opportunities

Evolva, Wageningen and Algae.Tec advance on high-margin bio-opportunities

May 26, 2016 |

Sweeteners, acrylic, and nutraceuticals led the news at the end of this week, with key announcements out of Evolva, Wageningen and Algae.Tec. Over at Evolva: major patent win on sweeteners In Switzerland, the European Patent Office granted Evolva a patent that the company deemed “pivotal to the commercial expansion of and broader access to the […]

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

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. […]

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How a tree so important they made it a post office just might save the world

How a tree so important they made it a post office just might save the world

April 5, 2016 |

Any Pacific Northwesterner of the old school grew up with the scent of Nootka cypress and Western Red Cedar in the nostrils. The people of that part of the world were raised to regard red and yellow cedar as “the wood that lasts”. Blocks of cedar were employed to ward off moths and other bichitos […]

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Evolva’s revenues up 25%, shifting product focuses to stevia, nootkatone, and resveratrol

Evolva’s revenues up 25%, shifting product focuses to stevia, nootkatone, and resveratrol

April 4, 2016 |

In Switzerland, Evolva announced positive 2015 financial results, with revenues up 25% to CHF 13.4 million and manufacturing efficiency for launched products improving by c. 50% in the last 18 months. The company intends to focus on three highly profitable products in the near term: stevia, nootkatone, and resveratrol. After its launch of both its […]

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Evolva scientists say diterpenoids are now commercially relevant targets for food ingredients, pharmaceuticals, and fragrances

Evolva scientists say diterpenoids are now commercially relevant targets for food ingredients, pharmaceuticals, and fragrances

March 13, 2016 |

In Switzerland, Evolva scientists, collaborating with researchers at the Plant Biochemistry Laboratory, University of Copenhagen, published  the paper “Expanding the Landscape of Diterpene Structural Diversity through Stereochemically Controlled Combinatorial Biosynthesis”,  in the International Edition of Angewandte Chemie, Plant-derived diterpenoids are used extensively in food ingredients, pharmaceuticals, and fragrances. Conventional wisdom holds that they are too […]

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Cargill, Evolva partnership for biobased stevia sweetener reaches new technical milestone

Cargill, Evolva partnership for biobased stevia sweetener reaches new technical milestone

December 27, 2015 |

In Switzerland, Evolva has achieved “another technical milestone” in its partnership with Cargill, Inc. relating to the commercialization of EverSweet, a next-generation, zero-calorie stevia sweetener. Reaching this milestone triggers the payment of USD 0.5 million by Cargill to Evolva, the company said, although the nature of the milestone was not disclosed. The company added that negotiations […]

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Cargill launches EverSweet next-gen sweetener co-developed with Evolva

Cargill launches EverSweet next-gen sweetener co-developed with Evolva

October 1, 2015 |

In Minnesota, Cargill announced the launch of EverSweet, “the great tasting, next-generation stevia sweetener” which the company co-developed with Evolva. EverSweet sweetener is made with the same sweetness found in the stevia leaf, Reb M and Reb D, and provides consumers the great taste they crave with better sweetness intensity, faster sweetness onset and improved sweetness […]

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Evolva acquires Allylix in $59M all-share transaction: what’s the impact for industrial biotech?

Evolva acquires Allylix in $59M all-share transaction: what’s the impact for industrial biotech?

November 24, 2014 |

There’s been quite a bit of press surrounding the idea that “sugar is the new oil”, once famously described by Dr. Steven Chu as the “glucose economy”, and while the jury is still out on the economics, the technology has come along nicely. But in the meantime, it appears to be an open-and-shut case that […]

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Evolva and Cargill report fermentation-based steviol glycosides moving to pilot scale ahead of schedule

Evolva and Cargill report fermentation-based steviol glycosides moving to pilot scale ahead of schedule

September 16, 2013 |

In Switzerland, Evolva Holding and Cargill announced that their development program for fermentation-based steviol glycosides is moving into pilot scale ahead of schedule, potentially making it available for commercialization sooner than expected. Earlier this year, Cargill and Evolva entered into an agreement to jointly develop and commercialize fermentation-based steviol glycosides. Steviol glycosides are the compounds […]

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