Ecovia Renewables Awarded $500,000 Phase IIB NSF Grant to Develop High-Performing and Eco-Friendly Superabsorbent Biopolymers

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.