Amyris Joins the Sweet Fleet, and DARPA lends a hand

Back in September 2015, we reported that Amyris inked a multi-year agreement with the US Defense Advance Research Projects Agency, the famed DARPA that...

Winner, winner, salmon dinner? Calysta raises $40M en route to scale

From California arrives the news that Calysta has raised $40 million in a Series D funding led by Mitsui and including amongst its participants...

Great Leaf Forward: The Top 10 Trends driving the Canadian advanced bioeconomy

Although the bigger players — China, the US, Brazil and the EU take most of the headlines in the advanced bioeconomy, Canada is definitely...

Consortiapalooza: TWB points a way towards the new industrial biotech consortium

In the past month, the Digest pointed towards a tipping point in the underlying technology that powers the industry — and a convergence in...

Unstash that Trash: Material(s) progress in making fuels, chemicals from Municipal solid waste

News this week arrived from Canada that Enerkem has received the lowest carbon intensity value ever issued by the British Columbia Ministry of Energy...

COSIA NRG Carbon XPRIZE: tech innovators stalk a stealthy WMD

You may be familiar with the story-telling factoid couplets of the Harper’s Index, and here’s an interesting set in that magazine’s iconic style Concentration of...

TerraVia in the Wilderness Years

Over at our sister publication Nuu, we reported this week that TerraVia got a “generally recognized as safe” OK from the FDA for its...

Here comes BioChina: Amyris, others bypass the 4 Myths of Business in the Middle...

From California arrives the very interesting news that Amyris has entered into an agreement with Blue California whereby its affiliates will provide access to...

Industrial Biotech’s Billion Dollar Quarter: ventures raise $1.1B in Q1 from seed to commercial-scale

In Florida, Biofuels Digest reports that the industrial biotechnology sector raised $1.103B in new capital in the first quarter of 2017, excluding debt and...

Agrisoma raises $15.M in Series B: grower-ready and ready for growth

In Canada, Agrisoma Biosciences closed its $15.4 MM Series B financing round, co-led by new investor Groupe Lune Rouge and current investors Cycle Capital...

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