Tag: yeast

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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Lallemand and Toyota sign agreement for new cellulosic yeast strains

Lallemand and Toyota sign agreement for new cellulosic yeast strains

March 24, 2019 |

In Georgia, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits signed an agreement with Toyota Motor Corporation to produce and market a new portfolio of yeast strains “TOYOTA XyloAce” for cellulosic ethanol production in North America. Toyota, through the use of gene recombination technology, has recently developed new yeast strains that will play an important role in the […]

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Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center find four-gene cluster in yeast that produce pulcherrimin

Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center find four-gene cluster in yeast that produce pulcherrimin

January 14, 2019 |

In Michigan, yeasts are complex organisms that may become the workhorses of biofuel production. To move yeasts into this larger role, scientists need to understand the genetic machinery that leads to the production of complex molecules like the iron-binding molecule pulcherrimin in budding yeasts. Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center scientists revealed a four-gene cluster associated […]

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