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Syngenta Progresses Optimization of Sugar Cane for Biofuel

3:31 AM MDT | September 22, 2011 | Alex Scott

Protéus (Nimes, France), a biotech firm and subsidiary of PCAS (Longjumeau, France) has successfully completed a development milestone in a project for Syngenta to optimize enzymes designed to be used with sugar cane crops to enable the efficient production of biofuel. Financial terms and further details about the technology remain under wraps.   The project between the two companies was initiated in 2009. Improved variants of the enzymes have now been transferred to Syngenta for further development and industrialization, Protéus says.  ...

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