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Proterro commissioning pilot plant for production of sugar from cyanobacteria [Registered]

Developer of sugar production technology, Proterro, recently announced that it is in the process of commissioning a pilot plant in Florida. Further, it has also already completed a preliminary design, layout and associated cost estimate for a demonstration-scale plant. Proterro said it has developed a scalable biosynthetic process that integrates its patented, highly productive microorganism using carbon dioxide, sunlight and water to produce a fermentation-ready sucrose stream rather than a mixture of sugars allowing simple, low-cost downstream processes. The sucrose produced can be used as delivered, concentrated by water removal or purified to a grade depending on application. Unlike typical…

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