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CW's Weekly Innovation News Round-up, April 7

3:15 AM MDT | April 8, 2011 | Alex Scott

Arguably the most interesting technology development to emerge this week is the disclosure by privately owned start-up Proterro (Princeton, NJ) that it is developing a cyanobacteria - a photosynthetic microorganism named Protose - that can generate higher yields of sugar per acre than sugarcane and other conventional sources at a lower cost. The article features a chart showing that the technology has a significant price differential over sugarcane, which in countries such as Brazil is currently the most efficient way of making renewable chemicals...

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