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Eating Methane and Plastics, and Staring into a Greener World

Women Biotech Entrepreneurs Are Unleashing the Power of Synthetic Biology to Save the Environment From climate change to ocean acidification to a global biodiversity crisis, it’s no secret that the environment is in some deep trouble and we, as [...]

Green Biologics’ Renewable Chemicals Granted Kosher and Halal Certification

Company’s n-butanol and acetone can now serve as ingredients for the growing markets for kosher and halal consumer goods Ashland, Virginia and Abingdon, Oxfordshire U.K. (September 18, 2017) – Green Biologics, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Green Biologics Ltd., [...]

How to Restore our Oceans with Biotechnology: Meet BioCellection

A study found that by 2015, humans had generated 8.3 billion metric tons of plastics, 6.3 billion tons of which had already become waste. Of that total waste, 79% was accumulated in landfills or the natural environment, 12% was incinerated, [...]

CHAIN Awarded £0.5M Grant Funding to Develop Healthcare Platform

CHAIN Biotech has been awarded £0.5M grant funding from Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, to expand its range of biotechnology products. Building on a successful synthetic biology program, are centered on enhancing and extending the capability of CHAIN’s proprietary Clostridium spore-based [...]

Metabolic Engineering is a Scientific Art – Meet Oliver Yu, CEO of Conagen

“Metabolic engineering is a scientific art. It requires intimate knowledge of metabolism, including the substrates, products, and co-factors”, according to Conagen, a growing R&D company located in Boston, Massachusetts. Established in 2009, the company is using synthetic biology and metabolic [...]

By | September 9th, 2017|Bio-based Chemicals, Biofuels, Chemicals, Energy & Environment, News|

From Methane to Bioplastics: The Mango Materials Story

Dr. Molly Morse is an innovator, inventor and entrepreneur who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the CEO and co-founder of Mango Materials, a startup company that uses methane-fed bacteria to produce an affordable biodegradable polymer. She [...]

By | September 8th, 2017|Chemicals, Energy & Environment, News|