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Consolidating bioprocessing strain for cellulosic ethanol production advanced by Deinove [Registered]

The French biotech start-up Deinove recently announced that its R&D team and its partners in the Deinol program isolated and optimized a strain of Deinococcus bacteria capable of hydrolysing cellulosic feedstock and fermenting the subsequently released sugars into ethanol. With production of an alcohol content of more than 3%, Deinol exceeded its goal for this proof of concept milestone. The consolidated bioprocessing that the bacteria supports requires no further additives such as antibiotics, claimed Deinove. According to Deinove’s CEO Jacques Biton, “Deinococcus can degrade more than 80% of the plant biomass”. Following the successful proof of concept by Deinove, it…

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