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Marrone Bio Innovations Receives Patent for Use of Chromobacterium to Control Corn Rootworm Larvae Infestation

In California, Marrone Bio Innovations announced that it has received a patent for the use of Chromobacterium, a naturally occurring bacterium with demonstrated insecticidal and miticidal capabilities. The patent protects the uses of Chromobacterium formulations, compositions and compounds to control corn rootworm larvae infestation. “This patent is an important first step in developing a commercially […]

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CO2 Solutions Announces Issuance of U.S. Patent

In Canada, CO2 Solutions announced it has been granted U.S. Patent No. 8,722,391 entitled Process for CO2 capture using Carbonates and Biocatalysts with Absorption of CO2 and Desorption of Ion-rich Solution. The patent provides broad coverage for enzyme accelerated carbonate-based solvent processes for carbon capture. It believes the patent may have significant value relative to […]

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New active ingredient patent means mixotrophic process validated by Fermentalg

In France, Fermentalg announced that it has been awarded a new active ingredient patent by the French Patent Office to protect its state-of-the-art technology (breeding of microalgae in a predominantly heterotrophic mixotrophic environment). Fermentalg has also proved that the breeding of microalgae species can be optimized by introducing short bursts of light to traditional heterotrophic […]

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ChromaDex and Healthy Directions enter into NIAGEN supply agreement

In California, ChromaDex Crop, a products company that provides proprietary ingredients and science-based solutions to the dietary supplement, food and beverage, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, announced that it has entered into an ingredient supply agreement with Healthy Directions, a direct-to-consumer nutritional supplement retailer and wholly-owned subsidiary of Helen of Troy Limited. ChromaDex will supply NIAGEN, […]

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BASF, Cargill and Novozymes achieve another milestone in bio-based acrylic acid

In Germany, Minnesota, and Denmark, BASF, Cargill and Novozymes announced the achievement of another milestone in their joint development of technologies to produce acrylic acid from renewable raw materials. The team has demonstrated the successful conversion of 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP), to glacial acrylic acid and superabsorbent polymers. Moreover they have selected the process for further […]

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Genomatica announces significant acceleration to process development 

In California, Genomatica announced the latest results from the use of their proprietary, integrated biotechnology platform. The use of the platform has Genomatica to create microorganisms that achieved a ‘titer’ (concentration of product) of over 50 grams per liter for one of their programs in less than half the time required by an earlier program. […]

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PanAridus obtains 9th patent, ships first bale of guayule rubber

In Ohio, PanAridus its ninth Plant Variety Patent from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Sept. 10, the same day it shipped its first bale of tire-grade guayule rubber, according to PanAridus CEO Michael Fraley. “We’re filling orders as fast as we can now, because we’ve satisfied the main concerns the tire industry previously had incorporating […]

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ADM R&D leader receives innovation award

In Illinois, the American Chemical Society announced that Dr. Todd Werpy, Archer Daniels Midland Company’s senior vice president, Research and Development, has received the 2014 American Chemical Society Affordable Green Chemistry award for his work in producing bio-based propylene glycol economically on a commercial scale. ADM’s first-in-the industry process can produce 100,000 metric tons per […]

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BioNitrogen Enters into a $5 Million Loan for Taylor County Plant

In Florida, BioNitrogen Holdings announced that it has entered into a loan agreement effective today to receive a loan of up to $5 million. The loan will be disbursed, under a disbursement process with the City of Perry approvals, to BioNitrogen Plant FL Taylor, LLC, for the purpose of funding engineering, site development work and […]

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HempOmega poultry study results in an increase of over 637% in natural omega content of eggs

In Canada, Naturally Splendid Enterprises announced the results of a recent study conducted at the University of Manitoba that showed an increase of over 637% in the natural omega content of eggs from chickens that consumed the exclusive HempOmega plant based omega product when compared to chickens that consumed a current commercial feed product. Additionally, […]

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Braskem joins Amyris and Michelin to accelerate the industrialization and commercialization of renewable isoprene

In California, Amyris and Michelin announced that Braskem is joining the collaboration launched in 2011 between Michelin and Amyris. This collaboration was initiated to develop and commercialize renewable isoprene, sourced from various biomass as an additional sustainable pathway to produce isoprene. Under the terms of the agreement, Braskem, Michelin and Amyris will work together to […]

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SGB makes breakthrough with new hybrid jatropha, closes $11M Series C financing

In California, an agricultural biotechnology and seed company announced today success in its program to create hybrid Jatropha. In conjunction with these results, the company has closed an $11 million Series C financing to drive commercial rollout. Based on 100 acres of pre-commercial trials of its top 10 hybrids, SGB’s best performing hybrid to date eclipsed […]

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Novus launches heat stable protease enzyme in China

In Missouri, Novus’s Sustainable Feed Raw Material Application announced their lecture series in China kicked off with the launch of the protease feed enzyme, CIBENZA DP100, into the Chinese market. Protease enzymes are scientifically proven to significantly increase the availability of dietary amino acids to monogastric animals. Formulating diets with CIBENZA DP100 allows producers to […]

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MHG in Attendance at 18th Annual China International Fair for Investment and Trade

In Bainbridge, MHG, the holding company of Meredian Inc. and DaniMer Scientific, announced they are currently in China for the China International Fair for Investment and Trade. This fair is held annually by the Invest in the USA (IIUSA) Association and is intended to promote the EB-5 program to stimulate the economy and job creation […]

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Lanxess launches Levotan X-Biomer technology for leather production

In Germany, Lanxess has developed a new class and range of genuine retanning agents. The Levotan X-Biomer technology effectively utilizes biopolymers for a more sustainable production of high quality leather. The product was presented at the All China Leather Exhibition 2014 in Shanghai, China. As an alternative to synthetic retanning agents the new patent-pending Levotan X-Biomer […]

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