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Direvo release new second generation bioenergy platform

Germany-based biotechnology company Direvo is set to commercialise its new conversion process of non-food feedstocks into fuels and chemicals.

Its BluCon platform is the result of an intensive research programme to identify microorganisms viable to cheaply produce chemicals and fuels from carbohydrates created from non-food biomass, so-called second generation biomass conversion.

‘After two years we can use this platform in solving global raw material supply and environmental concerns. Our technology will capture a significant share of the developing biobased economy,’ says Direvo CEO Jorg Riesmeier.

The BluCon platform can convert myriad feedstocks including grasses, straw and both agricultural and wood residues.