Biobased

Ecovia Renewables, Inc. Awarded Phase I STTR Grant from the US Department of Energy

Ann Arbor, Michigan: Ecovia Renewables Inc., a renewable chemicals company developing high-performing biobased materials, received a DOE STTR Phase I grant of $224,535 for their proposal “Microbial co-cultures for production of methyl ketones from lignocellulose.” Under the grant, Ecovia Renewables will investigate the production of medium chain length (C11 to C15) methyl ketones via singe-step fermentation of renewable biomass with mixed microbial cultures. The work will be done in collaboration with Dr. Harry Beller’s research group at Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory of Berkeley, California.

Ecovia Renewables LLC Awarded NSF STTR Phase I Grant

Ecovia Renewables LLCa renewable chemicals company developing high performance bio-based materials, received an NSF STTR Phase I grant of $225,000 for their proposal "STTR Phase I:  Cost-effective production of biopolymers for eco-friendly erosion control and soil revegetation with synthetic microbial consortia." The proposed project will be carried out in collaboration with Professor Xiaoxia Nina Lin’s lab at the University of Michigan.