GlycosBio says Solix algal oil works as base for renewable chemicals

August 22, 2011 |

In Colorado, Solix BioSystems and Glycos Biotechnologies announced that their early stage research and development collaboration has demonstrated the potential for Solix’s algae oil to be converted into a range of valuable specialty chemicals through GlycosBio’s suite of proprietary biocatalysts.

GlycosBio has a specific interest in synthetic rubber intermediates including bio-derived isoprene.

Solix’s crude algal oil was found to be non-toxic and easily metabolized and upgraded by GlycosBio’s proprietary biocatalysts. Based on the successful production of ethanol from the oil, additional studies are planned to convert the oil to other higher value chemicals.

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