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Scandinavia to Develop a Lysine-from-Methanol Process

10:23 AM MST | January 22, 2010 | Alex Scott

Bioengineer Trygve Brautaset, a researcher at Sintef Group (Trondheim, Norway), Scandinavia’s largest independent research organisation, has been awarded NK11 million ($1.9 million) to develop a low-cost process for manufacturing lysine from methanol. Bruataset’s research will run for three years. Part of the funding is being provided by the Research Council of Norway.   Lysine is an essential amino acid used in animal feed that is manufactured commercially via a fermentation process using bacteria fed with sugar. However, sugar is becoming ever...

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