Tag: Lygos

Cannabinoid, meet biochem – Lygos acquires Librede to scale up and commercialize cannabinoid production

Cannabinoid, meet biochem – Lygos acquires Librede to scale up and commercialize cannabinoid production

January 18, 2020 |

While Cheech and Chong now say that marijuana’s coolness is gone, cannabinoids on the other hand are taking off like crazy and Lygos is pushing the gas pedal to the max to scale up and commercialize cannabinoids. In California comes the hot news that Lygos, who you may know for their sugar converting advanced biotech […]

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Lygos awarded 3 innovation research grants to advance biochemicals

Lygos awarded 3 innovation research grants to advance biochemicals

March 17, 2019 |

In California, Lygos Inc., producer of specialty chemicals, announced three innovation research grants totaling $750,000 of non-equity funding to support advanced research and development. These funds have been awarded through separate grants from the United States Department of Energy (DOE), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). “These three grants […]

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Malonic acid from biobased sources: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Lygos’ technical approach

Malonic acid from biobased sources: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Lygos’ technical approach

February 6, 2017 |

Lygos develops high-efficiency, novel processes to produce renewable chemicals by using its expertise in synthetic biology and metabolic engineering. Lygos is a spin-off from the lab of Professor Jay Keasling, Director of the Joint BioEnergy Institute in Emeryville, CA. One of the most interesting sustainable chemicals targets around is malonic acid, and Lygos proposes to […]

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Visolis, Lygos pick up support via DOE’s Small Business Vouchers Pilot Program, as DOE opens funding Round 2

Visolis, Lygos pick up support via DOE’s Small Business Vouchers Pilot Program, as DOE opens funding Round 2

March 13, 2016 |

In Washington, the Bioenergy Technologies Office has allocated $1.9 million for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Small Business Vouchers (SBV) Pilot. Meanwhile, DOE has opened Round 2 of the Small Business Vouchers Pilot Program. Request for Assistance will be accepted at the SBV website until Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 11:59pm Eastern Daylight Time. […]

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Lygos is first company to ramp up malonic acid production to pilot-scale

Lygos is first company to ramp up malonic acid production to pilot-scale

March 9, 2015 |

In California, Lygos has successfully achieved pilot scale production of malonic acid from sugar. A versatile compound, malonic acid was identified by the U.S. Department of Energy as one of the “Top 30 Value Added Chemicals” to be produced from biomass-derived sugar, instead of petroleum.Lygos’ novel manufacturing technology decreases CO2emissions, eliminates toxic inputs and could […]

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Lygos achieves pilot scale production of malonic acid from sugar

Lygos achieves pilot scale production of malonic acid from sugar

March 3, 2015 |

In California, Lygos announced that it has successfully achieved pilot scale production of malonic acid from sugar. Lygos’ novel manufacturing technology decreases CO2 emissions, eliminates toxic inputs and could replace the existing petroleum production process for malonic acid at lower cost and less energy.

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New 5-Minute Biofuels Digest Guides to Blue Sugars, Clariant, Direvo, Dyadic, Genera Energy, Lygos

New 5-Minute Biofuels Digest Guides to Blue Sugars, Clariant, Direvo, Dyadic, Genera Energy, Lygos

December 5, 2012 |

Biofuels Digest has released the next wave of its 5-Minute Guides – a “news you can use” digest on the leading companies in biofuels. Each 5-Minute Guide provides a company description, 3 top milestones for 2010-12 and projected for 2012-14, description of the business model; plus project info (location, feedstocks, product set, processing technology, capacity, […]

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Lygos: Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide

Lygos: Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide

December 5, 2012 |

Address: 2929 7th Street, Suite 120 Berkeley, CA  94710 Year Founded: 2011 Company description: Lygos develops high-efficiency, novel processes to produce renewable chemicals by using our expertise in synthetic biology and metabolic engineering. Lygos is a spin-off from the lab of Professor Jay Keasling, Director of the Joint BioEnergy Institute in Emeryville, CA Major Investors: […]

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Death Valley Days: The Biofuels Financing Saga

Death Valley Days: The Biofuels Financing Saga

June 28, 2012 |

As bio-based companies race across the Valley of Death, in the dash for scale, who’s getting financing now, and how? The path to financing success in bio-based project development used to be a little less complicated. Raise seed money from friends and family.  Series A and B with your friendly local VC, to prove the […]

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On the Move in Biofuels: Lygos, SG Biofuels

On the Move in Biofuels: Lygos, SG Biofuels

May 30, 2012 |

In California, Lygos appointed Paul Bryan as Vice President for Business Development. Bryan spent 15 years with Chevron, including 4 as Vice President for Biofuels Technology, and 1 year as Program Manager for the DOE’s Biomass Program in Washington, DC. Lygos, located in Berkeley, California, develops high-efficiency, novel processes for renewable chemicals via expertise in […]

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