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Biofuels firm Leaf Technologies acquires biotechnology start-up

10:18 AM MDT | July 28, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Lesaffre Fermentation Technologies (Leaf Technologies; Marcq-en-Baroeul, France), a subsidiary of Lesaffre Group (Marcq-en-Baroeul) has acquired Butalco (Fürigen, Switzerland), a company that develops new production processes for second-generation biofuels and biobased chemicals, for an undisclosed amount, Leaf says. Butalco research facilities are at Frankfurt. Butalco has been developing yeast strains for second-generation biofuels and biochemicals based on lignocellulose. The company recently increased isobutanol production with recombinant yeast strains...

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