Tag: enzymes

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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NREL achieves sugar yields greater than 90% with low enzyme loadings on biomass

NREL achieves sugar yields greater than 90% with low enzyme loadings on biomass

May 31, 2020 |

In Colorado, National Renewable Energy Laboratory researchers experimented with a common method in the pulp and paper industry used for bleaching to see how well this method could deconstruct biomass. The method known as “ozonolysis” was applied to corn stover in the lab. Results showed that using ozonolysis helped to breakdown the biomass with a […]

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Carbios Clearing the Bottleneck – Enzymatic recycling tech hits 90% depolymerization in 10 hours

Carbios Clearing the Bottleneck – Enzymatic recycling tech hits 90% depolymerization in 10 hours

April 12, 2020 |

As many stay home doing their part to flatten the curve, people will be singing the annoyingly popular “99 bottles” song but with a new twist: “99 bottles of pop on the wall, 99 bottles of pop…you take one down, you run it through Carbios’s tech, still 99 bottles of pop on the wall.” News […]

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Researchers find new way to drive biocatalysis with plasmas

Researchers find new way to drive biocatalysis with plasmas

March 15, 2020 |

In Germany, a research team from Ruhr-Universität Bochum developed a new method to drive catalytically active enzymes, using a process in which the starting material hydrogen peroxide is supplied to the biocatalysts in a controlled manner using plasma. A buffer layer protects the enzymes themselves from harmful components of the plasma. Using two model enzymes, […]

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