Engineering efficient, cost-effective Routes for production of High-Performing Biobased Ingredients and Materials

Our Mission

It is our mission to develop and commercialize high-performing biobased ingredients and materials from sustainable processes at the best value for our partners. We do this by having microbial ecosystems work for us.

What We Do

We are an R&D-stage biotechnology company actively developing upstream and downstream partnerships with the goal to commercialize our proprietary bioprocess and chemistry platform for many different end-markets. We offer customized prototype materials and ingredients for both in-house and out-sourced production and we are open to joint-development agreements.

  Ecovia Renewables team in 2018. Not pictured: Nina Lin

Ecovia Renewables team in 2018. Not pictured: Nina Lin

Our History

Ecovia Renewables Inc. was founded in 2014 to commercialize the pioneering research of Dr. Xiaoxia “Nina” Lin and Dr. Jeremy Minty at the University of Michigan — Ann Arbor. Their research in designing, constructing, and modulating synthetic microbial ecosystems forms the basis of the EcoSynth™ Platform.

The first proof-of-concept demonstration of EcoSynth™ involved one-step production of isobutanol from lignocellulose. Since then, Ecovia's mission has evolved to deploy their expertise in microbial co-culture and monoculture fermentations to enable efficient, cost-effective routes for producing a variety of biobased ingredients and materials.