Tag: protein

Biologist gets $800K grant to improve biofuel production

Biologist gets $800K grant to improve biofuel production

September 2, 2018 |

In Arkansas, University of Arkansas biologist Ruben Michael Ceballos is developing methods that could make the production of biofuel more efficient and environmentally sound using a protein derived from microorganisms that live in acidic geothermal pools and springs to enhance the process of turning organic material into fuel. Ceballos, an assistant professor in the Department […]

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“Future Protein Award” applications open until end of June

“Future Protein Award” applications open until end of June

June 17, 2018 |

In Germany, the products and concepts of alternative proteins participating in the “Future Protein Award” will be presented during the two-day REFAB conference in Cologne. The prize will be awarded by the German nova-Institute to those companies that present their products and concepts of future proteins, from CO2, insects, algae, bacteria and cell-cultured meat, in […]

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Calysta ships first Feedkind protein commercial samples 

Calysta ships first Feedkind protein commercial samples 

May 11, 2017 |

In the UK, Calysta has shipped more than four metric tons of commercially representative FeedKind protein for distribution to customers and partners globally. These samples will support market development in the European Union, the United States, Japan, Southeast Asia, China, and Australia. FeedKind protein is a family of natural, sustainable, and traceable feed ingredients for […]

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FHR unveils a $50M gambit to make Überprotein at ethanol plants

FHR unveils a $50M gambit to make Überprotein at ethanol plants

January 18, 2017 |

In Nebraska, Flint Hills Resources will invest more than $50M in its Fairmont, Neb. ethanol plant to install a new technology that will produce a high protein animal and fish feed ingredient from a portion of the plant’s distiller grains, a co-product of ethanol production. The project is one of the largest investments in co-product […]

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KnipBio closes Series B round for its Single Cell Protein: what’s SCP and why is it becoming the hottest development target around?

KnipBio closes Series B round for its Single Cell Protein: what’s SCP and why is it becoming the hottest development target around?

January 3, 2017 |

In Massachusetts, the expected wave of 2017 methane-to-protein advances got a kick-start with news that KnipBio closed a $2M Series B investment round led by Launchpad Venture Group and Cherrystone Angel Group. KnipBio intends to use the investment of up to $2M to advance new product development, continue the aggressive move towards commercial-scale manufacturing of […]

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Spider Couture: The emergence of spider silk for applications from fashion to protection

Spider Couture: The emergence of spider silk for applications from fashion to protection

July 21, 2016 |

Since roughly three minutes after the Chinese figured out how to use silkworms, people have been dreaming of farming spider silk, for its exotic qualities of flexibility and strength. Spider Silk Strength: Stronger Than Steel Material Toughness  Tensile Strength Weight  Dragline spider silk 120,000-160,000 1,100-2,900 1.18-1.36 Kevlar 30,000-50,000 2,600-4,100 1.44 Steel 2,000-6,000 300-2,000 7.84 The […]

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Calysta’s quest to turn salmon into “Happy Little Vegemites” via methane gains momentum

Calysta’s quest to turn salmon into “Happy Little Vegemites” via methane gains momentum

January 14, 2016 |

Soaring fish meal prices, a 9 billion human population on the way, and a world eating more protein per capita every day. A recipe for disaster? Along comes Calysta with a technology to turn abundant natural gas into food. And getting closer to industrialization. If, like the author, you happened to laze away the 1970s […]

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Calysta and its Happy Meal

Calysta and its Happy Meal

September 2, 2015 |

It’s not just fish meal, it’s happy meal — for investors, we hear. As Calysta pivots towards methane-to-protein and supersizes its business plan, we visit with CEO Alan Shaw to find out who’s lovin’ it. Calysta CEO Alan Shaw doesn’t have a whole heck of a lot in common with Sir Elton John excepting that they are both […]

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Danish scientists map out castor to find many more challenges lie

Danish scientists map out castor to find many more challenges lie

October 30, 2013 |

In Denmark, a team of researchers from the University of Southern Denmark along with researchers from Brazil have succeeded in mapping proteins of the bean, and thus it may now be possible to alter the bean’s structure in order to get even more out of the bean than today. The researcher’s work however shows that […]

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Researchers discover protein that helps plants tolerate drought, flooding, other stresses

Researchers discover protein that helps plants tolerate drought, flooding, other stresses

August 20, 2013 |

In New Hampshire, a team including Dartmouth researchers have uncovered a protein that plays a vital role in how plant roots use water and nutrients, a key step in improving the production and quality of crops and biofuels.  Plant roots use their endodermis, or inner skin, as a cellular gatekeeper to control the efficient use […]

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