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Newlight, Biomer partner to expand PHA capabilities

3:30 PM MDT | March 11, 2013 | Rebecca Coons

Newlight Technologies says it has acquired the rights to Biomer's intellectual property for the functional modification of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA), a class of biopolymers, and will combine it with its own high-yield greenhouse gas-to-PHA conversion and functionalization technologies to generate high-performance, cost-effective, PHA materials. Financial terms were not disclosed. "Biomer has been a leader in the field of PHA for many years, and we are honored to build on this legacy," says Newlight CEO, Mark Herrema.  "By combining Biomer's...

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