Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Friday, August 17, 2012

Novozymes develops fungus to produce biochemicals

16. August 2012

Novozymes has developed a robust microorganism that enables efficient production of biobased malic acid. The technology makes it possible to produce plastic and other oil-derived products from renewable raw materials.

Novozymes, the world leader in bioinnovation, has succeeded in developing a fungus that enables production of malic acid from renewable raw materials instead of oil. Malic acid is used as a flavor enhancer in the food industry and can be converted into other chemical derivatives used for a variety of plastic, polymer and resin products. Novozymes is now out-licensing the technology to partners who are interested in producing and commercializing malic acid and derivatives made from renewable raw materials instead of oil.

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