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Microvi secures USDA grant for its productive biobutanol production technology [Registered]

The start-up Microvi Biotechnologies has been awarded a grant by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop their technology which claims to overcome toxic and inhibitory effects on butanol producing microorganisms, a major bottleneck in scaling existing biobutanol processes, and thereby increasing productivity. Microvi’s butanol technology is based on the company’s MicroNiche EngineeringTM platform, a process which enhances microbial physiology and optimizes enzymatic performance. Existing bioethanol plants can retrofit Microvi’s technology which can also work with any microorganism including genetically modified organisms, claims the company’s press release. Details of the actual grant are not supplied.…

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