Tag: biochemicals

Agile BioFoundry announces $3M for 2022 Cooperative Research Solicitation

Agile BioFoundry announces $3M for 2022 Cooperative Research Solicitation

March 20, 2022 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO)-funded Agile BioFoundry (ABF) consortium is overseeing a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) solicitation for industry and academic partners to utilize ABF capabilities. No less than $3M will be available for this call and they anticipate […]

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Green electricity opens doors to low-emission alternatives for making fuels and chemicals

Green electricity opens doors to low-emission alternatives for making fuels and chemicals

February 27, 2022 |

In Colorado, National Renewable Energy Laboratory scientists and collaborators stake the boundaries of producing chemicals and fuels from carbon dioxide, biomass, and renewable electricity with extensive data, broad analyses, and detailed models. “Essentially, we are talking about an intersection of electrification and utilization of low-carbon feedstocks like carbon dioxide and biomass,” said Joshua Schaidle, National […]

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DMC & SCG execute agreement for DMC’s amino acid product line in ASEAN

DMC & SCG execute agreement for DMC’s amino acid product line in ASEAN

April 11, 2021 |

In Colorado, DMC Biotechnologies, a biobased specialty chemical company which makes products using microbial fermentation, executed an agreement with SCG Chemicals Co., Ltd to bring DMC’s L-Alanine and branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) into the ASEAN* markets. SCG was an investor in DMC’s Series A round in December 2019. Matt Lipscomb, Ph.D., CEO & Co-Founder […]

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Cyanobacteria as green catalysts in biotech, researchers turn off unnecessary energy consumer

Cyanobacteria as green catalysts in biotech, researchers turn off unnecessary energy consumer

October 11, 2020 |

In Germany, researchers from the Technical University Graz and the RUB were able to increase the catalytic activity of cyanobacteria and makes them more attractive for biotechnological use, where they could be used with targeted enzymes as eco-friendly and readily available biocatalysts for the production of new chemicals. Cyanobacteria, which – although they color water […]

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UPM launches construction of EUR550M biochemicals facility in Germany

UPM launches construction of EUR550M biochemicals facility in Germany

October 8, 2020 |

In Germany, UPM celebrated the official start of the construction of the state-of-the-art biochemicals facility in Leuna, Germany. The biorefinery investment of EUR550 million is a major milestone in UPM’s strategic transformation. In Leuna, UPM will produce a range of 100% wood-based biochemicals that enable a switch from fossil-based products to sustainable alternatives in a […]

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Celtic Renewables’ new biorefinery plant moves forward with fermentation vessels delivered

Celtic Renewables’ new biorefinery plant moves forward with fermentation vessels delivered

September 20, 2020 |

In Scotland, the construction of Celtic Renewables’ new biorefinery plant in Grangemouth, Scotland’s first biorefinery, took a significant step forward with the arrival of six purpose-built 130,000 litre fermentation vessels from the Netherlands. The implementation of Covid-19 restrictions in March prevented the arrival and installation of the vessels at Celtic Renewables’ new biorefinery plant in […]

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$112M awarded to DTU Biosustain for biochem and cell work

$112M awarded to DTU Biosustain for biochem and cell work

June 28, 2020 |

In Denmark, the country’s largest foundation, The Novo Nordisk Foundation, awarded a grant of about $112 million (EUR 100 million) to DTU Biosustain, to continue its research activities and focusing on three main areas: sustainable chemicals, bio-based products and microbial foods and feed ingredients. The new funding period runs from 1 January 2021 to 31 […]

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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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Pilot plant pushes forward economic research on sugarcane waste to biofuels

Pilot plant pushes forward economic research on sugarcane waste to biofuels

February 17, 2019 |

In Australia, QUT researchers and Mercurius Australia have commenced work on a pilot plant to prove the economic viability of turning sugarcane waste into either biojet and biodiesel fuel or biochemicals. Their patented REACH technology, developed by U.S. parent company Mercurius Biorefining, has the potential to convert sugarcane bagasse and other biomass into cost effective […]

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10 green chemicals driving industry in UK

10 green chemicals driving industry in UK

June 2, 2018 |

In the United Kingdom, a new report by The Lignocellulosic Biorefinery Network, a Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Network in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, highlights how to ensure Britain becomes a world leader in bio-based chemicals. According to the report, the UK government should focus on 10 specific bio-based chemicals, in order to boost […]

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