Published By : 11 Sep 2015 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
French biotech firm Deinove and US-based agricultural biotech company Tyton BioEnergy Systems have joined hands as technological and commercial partners. Deinove is developing innovative processes for producing bio-based chemicals and biofuels by using strains of Deinococcus bacteria. Tyton is a pioneering agricultural biotech firm and has devised a unique tobacco technology to manufacture green chemicals and agricultural products.
The partnership aims to integrate Tyton’s energy tobacco feedstock, production infrastructure, and process with Deinove’s bacteria-based fermentation solutions to produce green chemical products with high commercial value. Tyton’s energy tobacco technology employs advancements in agronomics, plant sciences, and processing to manufacture cost-effective oils, sugars, proteins, and other green chemicals at competitive rates. Deinove’s advanced processes such as consolidated bioprocessing are presently implemented on various sugar sources such as wheat, corn, and urban wastes. The advanced processes are utilized to obtain cellulosic, starch, or simple sugars. Tyton has developed energy tobacco crop that offers an opportunity to diversify applications of Deinococcus bacteria. Through the partnership, both the companies wish to explore different renewable chemical options for commercialization.
According to Peter Majeranowski, the president of Tyton BioEnergy, the company is looking forward to work with Deinove to introduce environment-friendly and sustainable chemicals. He further added that the technology platform offered by Deinove will present a crucial step in industrial fermentation. The Deinococcus bacteria can assimilate partly hydrolysed sugar chains at high temperature that produces a set of renewable chemicals in a cost-effective way. On behalf of Deinove, Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel Petiot stated that his company wants to expand their process portfolio with the exclusive technology.