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Deinove granted patent in the US for second-generation bioethanol production process

9:21 AM MST | February 25, 2015 | Natasha Alperowicz

Deinove (Montpelier, France), a biotech company that develops innovative processes to produce biofuels and biobased chemicals by using Deinococcus bacteria as host strains, today announced that it has been granted a patent in the United States for its...


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