Tag: Massachusetts

Manus Bio and BBGI create joint venture for bio-manufacturing, bio-fermentation

Manus Bio and BBGI create joint venture for bio-manufacturing, bio-fermentation

November 17, 2020 |

In Massachusetts, Manus Bio Inc., a company that produces complex natural products through advanced fermentation, and BBGI Public Company Limited, Thailand’s largest fully integrated biofuel producer, formed a new joint venture for the manufacture and distribution of high value natural ingredients in Southeast Asia.  The new entity, called WIN Ingredients, will establish additional bio-fermentation manufacturing […]

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Kalion wins DOE grant to advance glucaric acid

Kalion wins DOE grant to advance glucaric acid

November 2, 2020 |

In Massachusetts, bioengineering company Kalion has been picked to receive $5.7 million in US Department of Energy Funding to work jointly with the Agile BioFoundry to advance biobased glucaric acid. Working with National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Argonne National Laboratory from the ABF consortium, Kalion Inc. will […]

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Kalion receives DOE funding to accelerate glucaric acid development

Kalion receives DOE funding to accelerate glucaric acid development

November 2, 2020 |

In Massachusetts, Kalion, along with 8 other companies, was selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to receive $5.7 million in funding with the AgileBioFoundry consortium to advance the fundamental understanding of industrial biotechnology. Kalion Inc. uses machine learning to accelerate the development of high-purity, low-cost glucaric acid. Glucaric acid and its related compounds enhance […]

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Skip the salad with vitamin-enriched cultured beef

Skip the salad with vitamin-enriched cultured beef

October 19, 2020 |

In Massachusetts, researchers at Tufts University are demonstrating that cultured meat can be made healthier than conventional meat by genetically engineering cow cells to also produce beta carotene. This was achieved by inserting the carotenoid pathway from golden rice. “Cows don’t have any of the genes for producing beta carotene,” Andrew Stout, Biomedical Engineering PhD […]

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ClearFlame Engine Technologies has matched torque and power of diesel with ethanol

ClearFlame Engine Technologies has matched torque and power of diesel with ethanol

October 19, 2020 |

In Massachusetts, ClearFlame Engine Technologies, a start-up dedicated to the development of clean engine technology for the heavy-duty truck, off-highway and industrial markets, announced that it has successfully matched the torque and power of a commercial diesel engine using ethanol in place of diesel fuel, delivering more than 500 horsepower and over 2,500 foot-pounds of […]

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Dunkin’ trials bioplastic straws, America runs greener

Dunkin’ trials bioplastic straws, America runs greener

October 5, 2020 |

In Massachusetts, Dunkin’ has said it is testing the use of bioplastic straws at 250 locations throughout the United States. Formerly known as Dunkin’ Donuts, the popular coffee chain says the straws are made of PHA, a bioplastic produced via fermentation from canola oil. “[W]hile the straws have the same look and feel as traditional […]

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Northeast bioheat coalition launches consumer and retail information drive

Northeast bioheat coalition launches consumer and retail information drive

September 8, 2020 |

In Massachusetts, a coalition of heating oil groups in the Northeast together with National Oilheat Research Alliance and the National Biodiesel Board have launched the One Industry-One Choice campaign aimed at promoting bioheat to consumers as well as retailers. Five webinars on Bioheat Supply & Infrastructure, Bioheat Operational Performance, Bioheat Retail Success Stories, Bioheat Marketing, […]

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Boston company seeks to solve key infant formula shortcoming

Boston company seeks to solve key infant formula shortcoming

August 3, 2020 |

In Boston, Massachusetts, biological engineering company Conagen has developed a process to produce lactoferrin, an abundant protein in breast milk that acts as an antimicrobial and antiviral agent. Currently, makers of infant formula rely on lactoferrin extracted from cow milk in a costly purification process that simultaneously removes several key nutrients. “The main key drivers […]

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MIT researchers developing decentralized fertilizer production using hydrogen

MIT researchers developing decentralized fertilizer production using hydrogen

June 16, 2020 |

In Massachusetts, MIT chemical engineers are working to develop a smaller-scale alternative, which they envision could be used to locally produce fertilizer for farmers in remote, rural areas, such as sub-Saharan Africa. Fertilizer is often hard to obtain in such areas because of the cost of transporting it from large manufacturing facilities. In a step […]

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UMass students and researchers win grant to pilot biodigester

UMass students and researchers win grant to pilot biodigester

June 10, 2020 |

In Massachusetts, students and faculty from UMass’ iCons Program will construct a pilot-scale biodigester to generate useful experimental data, rationalized via mathematical models, that support a proposal for the implementation of a large-scale bioreactor on campus. The technology will improve campus sustainability by continuously recycling organic waste into useful fertilizer and biofuel. The pilot-scale biodigester […]

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