It's a little rare these days for me to be able to post the Weekly News Roundup on Monday so I'm patting myself in the back. Lots of green goodies from last week by the way.
Verdezyne in ethanol deal
Industrial biotech company Verdezyne and Lallemand Ethanol Technology signed a deal to develop and commercialize genetically enhanced high-yield ethanol producing yeast. Verdezyne will use its metabolic engineering tools to rapidly introduce a proprietary pathway into an industrial yeast strain provided by Lallemand.
Purac starts lactide construction
CSM and its subsidiary Purac officially started construction of its new 75,000 tons/year lactide plant in Thailand. The plant will produce monomers for bioplastics such as polylactic acid (PLA). It will start up in the second half of 2011.
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