ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, December 4th, 2018— Ecovia Renewables Inc. announced today that their AzuraGel™ 100 product earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product Label at 100% biobased content. As an Ecovia Biopolymer, AzuraGel is based on a water-swellable and water-dispersible cross-linked biopolymer. It forms biobased and biodegradable hydrogels with outstanding functional properties.
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: 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, 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, received a USDA SBIR Phase I grant of $100,000 for their proposal “Engineering microbial co-cultures for efficient production of a high-value biopolymer from bioprocessing by-products of industrial crops.