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Direvo develops consolidated bioprocess for lactic acid production from lignocellulosic feedstocks [Registered]

Germany-based startup Direvo recently announced the development of a consolidated bioprocess for lactic acid production from lignocellulosic feedstocks. Direvo claim that this is the first reporting of consolidated bioprocess for producing lactic acid from lignocellulose. Working with pretreated Miscanthus grass, Direvo fermented lactic acid on pilot scale in a single-step-synthesis The company was further able to show that the important step of downstream processing of free lactic acid in the fermentation matrix can be realized efficiently by standardized procedures. Direvo’s specific, self-isolated proprietary microorganism Caldicellulosiruptor sp. produces the needed enzymes to ferment the pretreated biomass and converts the emerging sugar…

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