Tag: fermentation

DAB.bio’s turbocharged fermenter reduces biomanufacturing costs by 50%

DAB.bio’s turbocharged fermenter reduces biomanufacturing costs by 50%

May 8, 2022 |

We love fermentation. From Amyris’ new fermentation capacity in Brazil, to BIO-CAT Microbials’ investment of $35 million in a fermentation facility, fermentation may be an ‘old’ technology dating back to 7,000 BC or earlier for beverages, but it just keeps getting better and better with age like a fine wine. So the latest news from […]

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Green Plains achieves breakthrough 60% protein concentration, record-high corn oil yield

Green Plains achieves breakthrough 60% protein concentration, record-high corn oil yield

April 24, 2022 |

In Nebraska, Green Plains Inc. announced that product and technology innovation efforts have led to the production of greater than 60% protein concentrations with yields as high as 4 pounds per bushel at its Wood River, Nebraska, biorefinery, using the patented Fluid Quip Technologies MSC system. The breakthrough was accomplished through a full-scale production changeover […]

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Honey without the bee, greener circuit boards, plant-based asphalt, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of March 24th

Honey without the bee, greener circuit boards, plant-based asphalt, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of March 24th

March 23, 2022 |

We’ve reported on beef without the cows, pork without the pig, dairy without the cow and now we have honey without the bee from California start-up MeliBio which raised $7.5 million to scale and commercialize its precision fermentation and plant science and tech to manufacture honey. In today’s Digest, we also have Texas-based Dell exploring […]

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ABB to automate new bioplastics plant set to produce 75,000 tons of sustainable plastic per year

ABB to automate new bioplastics plant set to produce 75,000 tons of sustainable plastic per year

March 20, 2022 |

In Switzerland, ABB is to automate NatureWorks’ (world’s leading manufacturer of polylactic acid) new bioplastics plant in Thailand which will convert sugar cane to sustainable plastics. The plant – set to produce 75,000 tons of biopolymer per year – will ferment and distill plant-based sugars, converting the sugars first to lactic acid, then lactide and […]

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BIO-CAT Microbials invests $35M in fermentation facility

BIO-CAT Microbials invests $35M in fermentation facility

March 6, 2022 |

In Virginia, microbial solutions company, BIO-CAT Microbials, LLC, is investing $35 million to significantly expand its Troy, Virginia facility to include fermentation capabilities. The company will be breaking ground on an initial 53,800 square-foot expansion phase in March of 2022, with potential future expansion up to an additional 100,000 square feet. The expansion — anticipated […]

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Precision fermentation leader Acies Bio gets investment from ADM for microbial science and tech

Precision fermentation leader Acies Bio gets investment from ADM for microbial science and tech

October 24, 2021 |

In Slovenia, ADM is making a leading equity investment in Acies Bio, a Slovenia-based biotechnology company specializing in R&D and manufacturing services for developing and scaling synthetic biology and precision fermentation technologies for sustainable food, agriculture and biobased industrial applications. This investment will help ADM more quickly advance projects in the field of precision microbial […]

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WUR researchers produce new aviation fuel from bio-based side streams

WUR researchers produce new aviation fuel from bio-based side streams

October 10, 2021 |

In the Netherlands, Wageningen University & Research and its partners developed a new type of aviation fuel that is produced using bio-based waste streams from the agriculture industry. The new type of fuel is based on a mixture of acetone and alcohol. While it does not yet meet all requirements, it is getting close. The […]

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Honey without the bee, field to foot sneakers, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of October 7th

Honey without the bee, field to foot sneakers, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of October 7th

October 6, 2021 |

Honey without the bee…we’ve covered milk without the cow and pork without the pig, seafood without the fish, and now MeliBio claims to have the world’s first bee-free honey made from fermentation. And KEEN footwear launched what it calls the industry’s first “field to foot” sneaker made using agricultural waste. In today’s Digest, these sweet […]

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Lab-fermented chocolate, coffee cookie cups, Apeel Sciences raises $250M, LG Chem to build $2.2 bio-buildings and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of August 27th

Lab-fermented chocolate, coffee cookie cups, Apeel Sciences raises $250M, LG Chem to build $2.2 bio-buildings and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of August 27th

August 26, 2021 |

Chocolate without the cocoa bean? We’ve covered beef without the cow, dairy without the cow, pork without the pig, lab-grown lamb and fish, bioprinted meat, even food made out of thin air. But now we’ve got a no-cocoa chocolate in an effort to address the climate, child labor and human rights concerns surrounding the cocoa […]

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Biobased adidas, bath bomb burials, lab-grown mouse meat and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of August 18th

Biobased adidas, bath bomb burials, lab-grown mouse meat and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of August 18th

August 17, 2021 |

“I’m walking on sunshine, woooah, and don’t it feel good!!” is what you’ll be singing with this week’s innovations. Between biobased adidas shoes that hit the Olympic stage and are now available to us common folk, REI’s partially biobased trail shoe, REEF’s new renewable sandal, we certainly will be walking on sunshine. In today’s Digest, […]

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