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 customers. We do this by having microbial ecosystems work for us.

What We Do

We are a research and development-based biotechnology company commercializing our proprietary Ecovia bioprocess and chemistry platform for a variety of end-markets. We offer customized prototype ingredients and materials for both in-house and out-sourced production of Ecovia Biopolymers.

  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 in Ann Arbor. Their research in designing, constructing, and modulating microbial ecosystems inspired the original basis of Ecovia’s fermentation platform.

The first proof-of-concept demonstration of the Ecovia™ platform 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.