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Flagship Ventures launches cellulosic sugar firm

12:44 PM MDT | September 4, 2013 | Rebecca Coons

Flagship VentureLabs,  the innovation foundry of venture capital firm Flagship Ventures (Cambridge, MA) announced the launch of cellulosic sugar company Midori Renewables (Cambridge). Flagship says Midori's novel catalyst melts non-food biomass into low-cost sugar, enabling the production of many valuable renewable products and animal feed. Midori's catalyst is a solid material, not an enzyme, microorganism, or aqueous acid, that can be easily separated from the reaction and reused, resulting in a significantly lower-cost solution than existing...

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