Tag: enzymes

BOTTLE Consortium shows enzyme-based plastics recycling is more energy efficient

BOTTLE Consortium shows enzyme-based plastics recycling is more energy efficient

July 17, 2021 |

In Colorado, researchers in the Bio-Optimized Technologies to keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment (BOTTLE) Consortium, including the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the University of Portsmouth, identified using enzymes as a more sustainable approach for recycling polyethylene terephthalate (PET), a common plastic in single-use beverage bottles, clothing, and food packaging. The concept, […]

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Carbios acquires entire stake of Carbiolice for polymer biodegradation tech

Carbios acquires entire stake of Carbiolice for polymer biodegradation tech

June 13, 2021 |

News came from Carbios, the French biotech company pioneering new enzymatic solutions to reinvent the lifecycle of plastic and textile polymers, that they acquired shares of a joint venture, Carbiolice – which strengthens its capacity to develop its activities on polymers biodegradation beyond PLA (polylactic acid). You may recall that in May, Carbios raised about […]

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Researchers succeed in new enzyme system for hydrogen conversion

Researchers succeed in new enzyme system for hydrogen conversion

May 23, 2021 |

In Germany, a research team from the Technical University of Munich, the RUB, the Center national de la recherche scientifique Marseille and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion in Mülheim an der Ruhr succeeded in incorporating the sensitive enzymes into a protective polymer in such a way that they can also be used […]

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BASF invests in biotech start-up Bota Bio for living cells and enzymes tech to make products

BASF invests in biotech start-up Bota Bio for living cells and enzymes tech to make products

March 21, 2021 |

In Germany, BASF Venture Capital invested in Bota Biosciences, Ltd., an industrial synthetic biotech company based in China that is developing a proprietary next-generation biotechnology platform which enables sustainable and economical production of high value products for a broad array of industrial applications such as sweeteners, vitamins, personal care or crop protection products. Industrial biotechnology […]

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Codexis hits 7th consecutive year of year-over-year revenue growth

Codexis hits 7th consecutive year of year-over-year revenue growth

February 28, 2021 |

In California, Codexis’s 2020 full year product gross margin exceeds 50% for the first time in company’s history and expects 2021 to be strong as well with projected total revenues of $82-85 million and product revenues of $36-39 million, especially thanks to its enzyme engineering platform, CodeEvolver. “Codexis delivered strong results in 2020, despite the […]

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EnginZyme extends Series A to $13M to advance cell-free chemical production platform

EnginZyme extends Series A to $13M to advance cell-free chemical production platform

February 14, 2021 |

In Sweden, EnginZyme, a company developing a technology platform for sustainable production of chemicals, closed an extension to its Series A financing round, bringing the total raised to €11 million or about $13 million. The extension round was led by Industrifonden, Sweden’s largest deep tech venture capital firm, followed by SEB Greentech VC and existing […]

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Hydrogen-producing enzymes from green algae looked at for biotech potential

Hydrogen-producing enzymes from green algae looked at for biotech potential

January 10, 2021 |

In Germany, Ruhr-Universität Bochum researchers are looking at how hydrogen-producing enzymes, or hydrogenases, could be a source of regenerative energy. A hydrogenase from the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii , which has so far hardly been researched, has now been characterized more precisely by the RUB photobiotechnology working group. Enzyme twin with biotechnological potential Green algae […]

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Arzeda and Amyris enter into joint development agreement for novel enzymes

Arzeda and Amyris enter into joint development agreement for novel enzymes

October 25, 2020 |

In Washington, Arzeda, the Protein Design Company, entered into a joint development agreement with Amyris to design and develop novel enzymes for Amyris with unique functionalities, which Amyris will incorporate into their fermentation process to facilitate production of the target high value ingredients. This marks the second joint project between the parties. Amyris and Arzeda […]

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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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Researchers design hydrogen-oxygen biofuel cell based on hydrogenase enzyme

Researchers design hydrogen-oxygen biofuel cell based on hydrogenase enzyme

August 30, 2020 |

In Germany, researchers at Ruhr-University Bochum, University of Utah and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion developed new techniques with which bacterial enzymes can be efficiently coupled to electrodes and designed a hydrogen-oxygen biofuel cell based on a hydrogenase enzyme. They also implemented a system for ammonia synthesis based on a nitrogenase enzyme. […]

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