Tag: DSM

DSM, Dutch university to build Europe’s first bioscience AI lab

DSM, Dutch university to build Europe’s first bioscience AI lab

January 18, 2021 |

In the Netherlands, DSM and TU Delft have partnered to build an artificial intelligence laboratory dedicated to bioscience innovation.  Dubbed the Artificial Intelligence Lab for Biosciences (AI4B.io), the facility will be the first in Europe to apply AI to full-scale biomanufacturing, from microbial strain development to process optimization and scheduling. The AI4B.io Lab will be […]

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Hot50 companies lead in investments, moving forward in 2021 – iwi’s $10M investment, $73M valuation, Green Plains invests in Fluid Quip, Neste acquiring stake in Alterra Energy

Hot50 companies lead in investments, moving forward in 2021 – iwi’s $10M investment, $73M valuation, Green Plains invests in Fluid Quip, Neste acquiring stake in Alterra Energy

January 11, 2021 |

Looking for some good news? Well, look no further as hot off the press is good news from several Hot50 winners starting with plant-based omega-3 pioneers, Qualitas Health, DBA iwi, which has secured $10 million in venture funds at a $73 million post-money valuation, to accelerate growth and build their unique plant-based protein. And Fluid […]

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POET-DSM biorefinery pivots to support COVID-19 response

POET-DSM biorefinery pivots to support COVID-19 response

November 1, 2020 |

In Iowa, POET-DSM saw an opportunity to utilize the Project LIBERTY facility to produce the pharmaceutical-grade ethanol ingredient necessary for hand sanitizer. BETO recognized the urgency to address the COVID-19-related demand for ethanol-based hand sanitizer and supported POET-DSM’s request to shift the facility’s use. With support from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office […]

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Transform Materials signs technology license agreement with DSM Nutritional Products

Transform Materials signs technology license agreement with DSM Nutritional Products

October 4, 2020 |

In Florida, Transform Materials, a company that uses microwave plasma technology to convert natural gas into acetylene and hydrogen, signed a global licensing agreement with DSM Nutritional Products Ltd. which allows DSM to use the patented Transform technology to produce certain vitamins, carotenoids, and nutritional ingredients, with Transform providing technical support to ensure success of […]

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(Don’t) hit the road: Biobased fabric used to protect Tour de France cyclists

(Don’t) hit the road: Biobased fabric used to protect Tour de France cyclists

September 2, 2020 |

German cycling squad Team Sunweb will be donning protective, biobased jerseys at the upcoming Tour de France. The jersey fabric—trade named Dyneema—is made from ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene and produced by Dutch materials company DSM. “Being 15 times stronger than steel on a weight for weight basis, Dyneema fiber offers an excellent solution to increasing the abrasion […]

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Amyris Completes Sale of Vitamin E Royalty to DSM

Amyris Completes Sale of Vitamin E Royalty to DSM

April 21, 2019 |

In California, Amyris, Inc. sold its Vitamin E royalty agreement to Koninklijke DSM N.V. (Royal DSM). This agreement assigns Amyris’s rights to Vitamin E royalties to DSM in exchange for total consideration of approximately $57 million. In addition, DSM and Amyris have agreed to a further manufacturing cooperation for Amyris products at DSM’s Brotas facility […]

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Learnings from the Earnings – Who’s Up? Who’s Down?

Learnings from the Earnings – Who’s Up? Who’s Down?

March 23, 2019 |

The lucky 13 – with spring comes a sense of renewal and this season these lucky 13 bioeconomy bellwethers recently shared their 2018 and Q4 earnings to reveal uncertainties with trade wars, especially between the U.S. and China, some deals that fell through impacting losses, and pricing issues. But all is not lost as there […]

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Proud papa DSM transfers Biosuccinium to Roquette, dissolves Reverdia JV

Proud papa DSM transfers Biosuccinium to Roquette, dissolves Reverdia JV

February 23, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, there is a big change coming for bio-succinic acid production, a graduation of sorts for Biosuccinium. Since 2012, Reverdia’s parent companies — Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, and Roquette, a global leader in plant-based ingredients for Food, Nutrition and Health markets, — have been producing […]

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In for a Penny, In for a Pound: The Advanced Bioeconomy and all the pivots

In for a Penny, In for a Pound: The Advanced Bioeconomy and all the pivots

December 28, 2017 |

It’s been such a busy cycle in the bioeconomy that we are well overdue for a shout-out to a pal of the Digest, Henry Threadgill, for winning a Pulitzer Prize for his landmark composition, In for a Penny, In for a Pound. Threadgill’s masterpiece (which you can experience here) comes to mind as news arrives […]

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Fuels America leaders say “thank you, President Trump” for RFS support

Fuels America leaders say “thank you, President Trump” for RFS support

November 10, 2017 |

In Washington, a coalition of the nation’s leaders in advanced and cellulosic biofuels thanked President Trump for his commitment to the RFS, which “has attracted billions of dollars of investment in first-of-a-kind technologies in the advanced and cellulosic biofuels industry.” They also express concerns about the EPA’s July proposal to reduce White House-approved growth in […]

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