Deventer, Netherlands: Ecovia Renewables, Inc., a renewable chemicals company developing cost-effective biobased chemicals and fuels, were selected as winners at the 2017 Imagine Chemistry Challenge finals for their submission "BioGel™ polyglutamic acid: a sustainable alternative to polyacrylates." The first Imagine Chemistry event, hosted by AkzoNobel and KPMG, invited start-ups and academics to find solutions to some of the top chemistry-related challenges the industry is facing today. One of 20 finalists, Ecovia's EcoSynth™ fermentation-based platform utilizes microbial communities to produce high value, based materials.
Ecovia Renewables LLC, a renewable chemicals company developing high performance bio-based materials, participated in the Michigan State University Ag I-corps program, with $5,000 funding support from the University of Michigan Engineering Research Translation (ETR) Fund provided to Professor Xiaoxia Nina Lin.
Ecovia Renewables LLC, a renewable chemicals company developing high performance bio-based materials, was awarded the MSU Bioeconomy Institute Green Technology Award in the Great Lakes Entrepreneur’s Quest business competition. The $5,000 cash price will be applied to R&D efforts related to its bio-based super absorbent polymers program.