We use advanced biotechnology to develop
deconstruction enzymes. Each nonfood biomass feedstock is different: old newspapers require
enzymes than sugar cane bagasse, old palm trees or beetle-killed pine.
We use a deep knowledge of
biomass structure and
sophisticated genomics tools to find the right enzymes for each feedstock, and produce
them efficiently for
plant and commercial scale processing. Our
enzymes also have medical applications in biosensors, biofuel cells,
and antibacterial polymers.
next generation enzymes and technology will enable mass production of
low cost nonfood biomass sugars as commodities shipped in rail cars to
green chemical and bioplastics markets and replace sugar from corn. See
our recent interview
on Il Bioeconomista.