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Calysta successfully produces lactic acid from methane

10:22 AM MDT | June 16, 2014 | Rebecca Coons

Calysta (Menlo Park, CA) says it has successfully fermented methane into lactic acid as part of a research collaboration with NatureWorks announced last year. Lactic acid is the building block for NatureWorks Ingeo lactide intermediates and polymers used in consumer and industrial products worldwide. The joint development program, started in June 2013 between Calysta and NatureWorks, is focused on creating a commercially viable methane-to-lactic-acid process. The key aims are providing a structurally simplified, lower-cost Ingeo production platform, and...

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