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AkzoNobel and Photanol partner to produce biochemicals from mimicking the photosynthetic process [Registered]

AkzoNobel has teamed up with the Netherlands-based start-up Photanol to develop a process for harnessing the power of the sun to make chemicals. The two companies will work on creating sustainable technology which mimics the photosynthesis process. The aim is to produce “green” chemical building blocks via bioengineered cyanobacteria. The collaboration is focused on Photanol’s existing proprietary technology, which uses engineered cyanobacteria that turn CO2 directly into predetermined products when exposed to light via metabolic pathway engineered in the bacteria. By genetically introducing properties of fermentative bacteria into these cyanobacteria, the Photanol technology enables these bacteria to produce and excrete…

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