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June 25, 2013Novozymes says it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire TJ Technologies, a Watertown, SD–based provider of microbial and micronutrient products that enhance plant growth...
June 25, 2013The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says it was unable to reach a conclusion on the safety of genetically modified (GM) corn 3272 after the applicant, Syngenta...
June 21, 2013The European Commission has decided to bring Poland before the European Court of Justice (Luxembourg) for non-compliance with EU rules on monitoring of genetically modified organism...
June 19, 2013Mascoma's (Waltham, MA) bioengineered yeast has been favorably reviewed by the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine, supporting the yeast's use as a processing aid in the production of...
June 20, 2013Gevo (Englewood, CO) announced today that it has resumed commercial production of isobutanol after correcting problems that had caused previous contamination at its Luverne, MN...
June 18, 2013Chromatin (Chicago) a developer of sorghum seeds for agriculture and renewable energy; and the Sorghum Checkoff (Lubbock, TX), a producer-funded organization, have entered into a...
June 17, 2013Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT; Cambridge, MA) chemical engineers have devised a cheaper way to synthesize gamma-valerolactone (GVL)—a potential feedstock of interest...
June 17, 2013Myriant Corporation (Quincy, MA) announced the successful start-up of its 13,500 m.t./year biobased succinic acid plant at Lake Providence, Louisiana, the company's first large-scale...
June 12, 2013The European Union's standing committee on food chain and animal health has failed to agree on the approval of 3 genetically modified (GM) varieties of corn for use in food and animal...
June 11, 2013UPM (Helsinki) and cellulosic sugar start-up Renmatix (King of Prussia, PA) have entered into a nonexclusive joint development agreement in the area of biochemicals, the companies...