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Seaweed producer and biotech startup partner to produce renewable chemicals [Registered]

US biotech startup Bio Architecture Lab (Bal) is partnering with China’s Xunshan Group, the world’s largest grower of brown seaweed, to produce renewable chemicals, fuels, animal feed and a variety of other high value products. Under the terms of agreement both parties are currently conducting feasibility analyses of sites for the establishment of an integrated biorefinery and a dedicated seaweed farm along the coast of Shandong Province. The partnership will exploit Bal’s expertise in seaweed process conversion technology to produce high value renewable chemicals and fuels, and Xunshan’s expertise in seaweed production. Coupled with Bal’s technology, seaweed is an ideal…

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