ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, September 17, 2018— Ecovia Renewables Inc., a Michigan-based biotechnology company focused on the research and development of high-performing biobased materials and ingredients, was awarded a Phase IIB SBIR grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop biobased superabsorbents for agricultural and horticultural applications. Under this grant, Ecovia Renewables will utilize its proprietary microbial fermentation platform to efficiently produce a new generation of non-toxic, naturally-derived superabsorbent biopolymers.
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, June 20th, 2018— Ecovia Renewables Inc. presented at two conferences this Spring: the TechConnect World Expo in Anaheim, CA and the NSF Phase II Grantee Conference in Atlanta, GA.
At the TechConnect World Expo, Dr. Jeremy Minty presented "Ecovia™ Biopolymers for Personal Care Products & Formulations." The company won a National Innovation Award for their technology platform at the conference.
At the NSF Phase II Grantee Conference, Dr. Nina Lin presented "SBIR Phase II: Efficient Production of a High Performance and Eco-Friendly Superabsorbent Microbial Biopolymer for Hygiene Applications." The poster is available here.
Ann Arbor, Michigan: Ecovia Renewables, Inc. announced today that the company was awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Under the award, Ecovia Renewables, Inc. will receive approximately $750,000 over two years to develop a suite of BioGel™ biopolymer materials for hygiene applications, particularly for use in the absorbent cores of infant diapers. The proposal, entitled "SBIR Phase II: Efficient Production of a High Performance and Eco-Friendly Superabsorbent Microbial Biopolymer for Hygiene Applications,” explores a novel microbial co-culture fermentation route for cost-effective production of biodegradable and non-toxic superabsorbent materials from renewable biomass resources.
Ecovia Renewables LLC, a 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.