Agrivida touts biomass-to-glucose technology

04/4/2011 | DomesticFuel.com

Biotechnology firm Agrivida said that it has developed technology that allows for more efficient conversion of biomass into fermentable sugars without the need for enzymes. Agrivida's technology uses engineered feedstocks and a low-cost system that converts cellulosic material into amino acids that can be fermented into glucose for renewable fuels and chemicals. "Based on this data, we are plotting a course whereby cellulosic biofuels and chemicals can economically compete with those produced by starch or sucrose," Agrivida President Michael Raab said.

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