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DSM CTO Touts Yeast and Innovation Potential

1:38 PM MDT | September 5, 2011 | —REBECCA COONS

Newly appointed DSM chief technology officer (CTO) Marcel Wubbolts tells CW that the company’s recent acquisition of C5 Yeast Company (Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands) will help it optimize a viable biofuel platform based on lignocellulosic feedstock. Combining DSM and C5 Yeast Company “adds to both our technology position and IP position in yeast strains that can consume C5 sugars in addition to C6,” he says. DSM bought the company from Royal Cosun (Breda, the Netherlands) for an undisclosed sum in June. Traditional yeast can only digest C6...

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