Tag: microbes

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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Syngenta and Novozymes launch unique biofungicide in Europe and Latin America

Syngenta and Novozymes launch unique biofungicide in Europe and Latin America

May 3, 2020 |

In Denmark, Syngenta and Novozymes are entering the commercialization phase of Taegro, a microbial foliar fungicide with broad spectrum potential. The two companies originally joined forces in 2012 to develop and market the product, and have now received the first wave of product approvals in Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Italy, Netherlands, […]

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Breath! Respiring microbes generate more energy

Breath! Respiring microbes generate more energy

August 25, 2019 |

In Denmark, researchers at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain) at the Technical University of Denmark shed light on how bacteria and baker’s yeast generate and use their energy to grow and how it is possible to evoke a shift in the metabolism from fermentation to respiration of E. coli and baker’s […]

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New strategy for efficiently producing fatty acids and biofuels from glucose

New strategy for efficiently producing fatty acids and biofuels from glucose

July 7, 2019 |

In South Korea, researchers from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) presented a new strategy for efficiently producing fatty acids and biofuels that can transform glucose and oleaginous microorganisms into microbial diesel fuel, with one-step direct fermentative production. The newly developed strain, created by Distinguished Professor Sang Yup Lee and his team, showed […]

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Cornell researchers develop engineered electroactive microbes to better produce biofuels

Cornell researchers develop engineered electroactive microbes to better produce biofuels

May 22, 2019 |

In New York state, researchers from Cornell University say engineered electroactive microbes borrowing an electron from solar or wind electricity and using the energy to break apart carbon dioxide molecules from the air can then take the carbon atoms to make biofuels, such as isobutanol or propanol. These synthetic or non-biological electrically engineered elements could […]

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Scientists looking at how microbes contaminate biofuels

Scientists looking at how microbes contaminate biofuels

March 11, 2018 |

In Washington, DC, the American Chemical Society is exploring studies that look at how microbes are becoming a concern for airlines and fleet operators who use biofuels. Operators are noticing contamination of microbes in biodiesel blends that wasn’t an issue before and scientists are looking into how to rectify the issue. A recent scientific study […]

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