Tag: microbes

EPA Seeking Comments on Updated Plant Biostimulants Guidance

EPA Seeking Comments on Updated Plant Biostimulants Guidance

November 29, 2020 |

In Kansas, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting comments on an updated Draft Guidance for Plant Regulators and Claims, Including Plant Biostimulants that contain naturally occurring substances and microbes. “Plant biostimulants are increasingly being used by farmers to increase agriculture productivity,” said EPA Assistant Administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention […]

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Biotalys biobacteriacides, biofungicides, ag biosolutions tackle 2 birds with 1 stone

Biotalys biobacteriacides, biofungicides, ag biosolutions tackle 2 birds with 1 stone

November 15, 2020 |

Biotalys is transforming food protection with unique protein-based biocontrol solutions, tackling two birds with one stone – reducing food waste and driving the sustainability of food production. But how? And why should we care? In today’s Digest, how Biotalys is creating nature-based protein products that protect food, ensure a safe, sustainable food supply, and reduce […]

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Exclusive Digest Q&A with ADM on Spiber Brewed Protein, biopolymers, partnership

Exclusive Digest Q&A with ADM on Spiber Brewed Protein, biopolymers, partnership

November 9, 2020 |

As reported in The Digest recently, ADM (Archer Daniels Midland) and Japan-based Spiber partnered up to expand production of biobased polymers, called Brewed Protein polymers, produced through a fermentation process that utilizes sugars and microbes instead of petrochemical or animal-derived raw materials, for use in apparel, auto parts, high-performance foams, and other consumer products. In […]

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Pluton Biosciences launches updated services for microbial testing division

Pluton Biosciences launches updated services for microbial testing division

September 27, 2020 |

In Missouri, Pluton Biosciences launched a new website, branding and updated services for its microbial testing division, Microbe Inotech Laboratories. Pluton Biosciences acquired the 29-year-old laboratory, which provides environmental pathogen testing and identification, at the start of 2020. Testing services featured on Microbe Inotech’s new website include: Water Quality – Testing water samples for pathogens […]

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Pivoting from Plants-to-Food to Plants-to-X  – What’s the future of Ag?

Pivoting from Plants-to-Food to Plants-to-X – What’s the future of Ag?

September 20, 2020 |

Is it a battle of plants for food versus plants for biofuels, biochemicals, biobased products? What about fermentation? Will food made from fermentation be the end of agriculture as we know it? Will one be a winner over another or will they all be superheroes? In today’s Digest, a look at the pivoting from Plants-to-Food […]

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Pluton Biosciences selected for Global Illumina Accelerator

Pluton Biosciences selected for Global Illumina Accelerator

June 28, 2020 |

In Missouri, Pluton Biosciences, a microbial testing and discovery research company dedicated to finding unique microbes to replace synthetic chemical applications in agriculture and pest control with eco-friendly natural products, was chosen for Illumina Accelerator, which partners with global entrepreneurs to build breakthrough genomics startups. Pluton uses Micromining, its high-throughput microbial discovery platform, to identify […]

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$112M awarded to DTU Biosustain for biochem and cell work

$112M awarded to DTU Biosustain for biochem and cell work

June 28, 2020 |

In Denmark, the country’s largest foundation, The Novo Nordisk Foundation, awarded a grant of about $112 million (EUR 100 million) to DTU Biosustain, to continue its research activities and focusing on three main areas: sustainable chemicals, bio-based products and microbial foods and feed ingredients. The new funding period runs from 1 January 2021 to 31 […]

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Pluton Biosciences to test technology that will optimize pest control

Pluton Biosciences to test technology that will optimize pest control

May 24, 2020 |

In Missouri, Pluton Biosciences was selected to join The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) to test technology that will optimize pest control with Danforth Plant Science Center. The selected companies share a focus on developing technologies that support the agricultural sector while reducing environmental impact. The IN2program is funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and […]

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CABBI researchers develop quick way to evaluate microbes for renewable fuels

CABBI researchers develop quick way to evaluate microbes for renewable fuels

May 20, 2020 |

In Illinois, scientists engineering valuable microbes for renewable fuels and bioproducts have developed a fast, efficient way to identify the most promising varieties. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign developed a novel mass spectrometry-based screening technique to rapidly profile medium-chain fatty acids produced in yeast — part of a larger group of free […]

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Pluton Biosciences, Evolugate enter license agreement to advance bacteria strains for biopesticide

Pluton Biosciences, Evolugate enter license agreement to advance bacteria strains for biopesticide

May 17, 2020 |

In Missouri, Pluton Biosciences, LLC entered into an exclusive license agreement with biotechnology company Evolugate of Gainesville, FL to optimize its mosquito biopesticide discovery for commercial use in the vector control industry. Headquartered in St. Louis, MO, Pluton Biosciences discovers new beneficial microbes in the soil for use in sustainable, natural products. Pluton used its […]

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