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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 spider silk shoes to algae fuel, welcome to the new age of biotech

Originally published 16 Aug 2017, World Economic Forum Science makes fact out of fiction, changing our lives through new technologies. But it’s a long road from invention to adoption. Only when a technology becomes affordable and ubiquitous enough can it usually [...]