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Novozymes embarks on producing biochemicals [Registered]

Novozymes, has succeeded in bioengineering a fungus that enables production of malic acid from plant based sugars. Malic acid is used as a flavor enhancer in the food industry and can be converted into other chemical derivatives used for a variety of plastic, polymer and resin products. Novozymes is now out-licensing the technology to partners who are interested in producing and commercializing malic acid and derivatives made from renewable raw materials instead of oil. Malic acid occurs naturally in fruits and many vegetables. In the food and beverage industries, it is added to enhance the sour flavor in products such…

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