Tag: yeast

PNNL researchers designing microbe factories for sustainable chemicals

PNNL researchers designing microbe factories for sustainable chemicals

November 20, 2021 |

In Washington, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers have devised a way to engineer yeast to produce itaconic acid—a valuable commodity chemical—using data integration and supercomputing power as a guide, helping advance economically attractive replacements for fossil fuels. Itaconic acid has enormous potential as a renewable chemical building block. It could substitute for some fossil-fuel-derived products. […]

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UofI Urbana-Champaign researchers develop yeast-based bioprocess for acetate and xylose feedstocks

UofI Urbana-Champaign researchers develop yeast-based bioprocess for acetate and xylose feedstocks

August 18, 2021 |

In Illinois, a team of scientists at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign developed a bioprocess using engineered yeast that completely and efficiently converted plant matter consisting of acetate and xylose into high-value bioproducts. In a paper published in Nature Communications, the team described its work, which offers a viable method for overcoming one of the […]

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Brazilian researchers developing rapid COVID-19 diagnostic test based on yeast

Brazilian researchers developing rapid COVID-19 diagnostic test based on yeast

February 1, 2021 |

In Brazil, incubated at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, and supported by São Paulo Research Foundation- FAPESP’s Innovative Research in Small Business Program (PIPE), BIOinFOOD is a startup that is developing a rapid COVID-19 diagnostic test based on a patent application filed by students at UNICAMP’s Genomics and […]

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Leiber and MBP Solutions enter strategic partnership for yeast-based products

Leiber and MBP Solutions enter strategic partnership for yeast-based products

January 10, 2021 |

In Switzerland, Leiber GmbH and MBP Solutions Ltd entered into a distribution agreement for the Nordic countries of Leiber’s portfolio of brewers’ yeast-based products for applications in animal nutrition as feed for pigs, cows, for pet food as well as for aqua feed. The agreement starts on 1 January 2021 and will cover the Nordic […]

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Plants without the plant? A look at cannabinoids made with yeasts instead of plants

Plants without the plant? A look at cannabinoids made with yeasts instead of plants

September 6, 2020 |

We’ve covered beef without the cow, pork without the pig, but what about plants without the plant? That’s what BioMediCan is tackling – technically they aren’t creating a plant without a plant, but they are creating a plant compound, cannabinoids, without cannabis plants, skipping the growing, the sunlight, the watering, the harvesting, and all those […]

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Six yeast species hybrids combine useful traits, potential powerful applications in bioenergy

Six yeast species hybrids combine useful traits, potential powerful applications in bioenergy

May 10, 2020 |

In Wisconsin, researchers at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center at the University of Wisconsin–Madison developed a method to combine traits from up to six different yeast species in a single hybrid strain — a yeast that could carry more tools for a specific job, such as producing biofuels. The idea is to combine as […]

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Japanese researchers make breakthrough in engineering baker’s yeast

Japanese researchers make breakthrough in engineering baker’s yeast

January 21, 2020 |

In Japan, research team at Kobe University has developed a method of artificially controlling the anchorage position of target proteins in engineered baker’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae). The research demonstrated that this technique could be utilized to improve the amount of ethanol produced from hydrothermally-processed rice straw by 30%. It is expected that these results will […]

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Princeton researchers discover genetic switch in yeast to boost isobutanol production

Princeton researchers discover genetic switch in yeast to boost isobutanol production

November 14, 2019 |

In New Jersey, yeast only creates a tiny amount of isobutanol. Now researchers at Princeton University have discovered a genetic switch that significantly ramps up production. The findings, published Nov. 13 in the journal Cell Systems, showed that the researchers were able to increase isobutanol production by roughly five times over that of standard yeast […]

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Yeast strain can increase ethanol production by 15.5%

Yeast strain can increase ethanol production by 15.5%

April 14, 2019 |

In India, researchers from the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, DBT-ICGEB Centre for Advanced Bioenergy Research discovered that a robust yeast strain can produce up to 15.5% more ethanol when glucose or lignocellulose biomass — rice and wheat straw — is fermented and has been isolated. With India’s biofuel target going from the […]

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Royal DSM and Lallemand conclude license agreement

Royal DSM and Lallemand conclude license agreement

April 7, 2019 |

In Illinois, Royal DSM and Canada-based Lallemand Inc. signed a joint agreement under which DSM grants to Lallemand a non-exclusive, royalty bearing license to DSM’s low-glycerol yeast technology patents (U.S. Patent No. 8,795,998). The license agreement is part of a settlement that was reached following a 2018 US Federal Court jury verdict in Wisconsin. The […]

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