UO President Michael Schill, Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy and UO alumnus Allyn Brown cut the ribbon on the UO’s new downtown innovation hub Tuesday afternoon and declared the 12,800-square-foot space known as 942 Olive Street officially open.
Deinove, a biotech company developing innovative processes for producing biofuels and biobased chemicals by using Deinococcus bacteria as host strains, announced a technology collaboration with Toulouse White Biotechnology, a pre-industrial demonstrator in industrial biotechnology based on renewable carbon.
As part of the agreement, “The University agreed to renovate and convert the underutilized structure in a space that would support RAIN, the Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network,” according to a press release.
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have engineered a strain of bacteria that enables a "one-pot" method for producing advanced biofuels from a slurry of pre-treated plant material.
Scottish scientists are using a novel product to transform the production of various plastic products including prosthetic limbs – spinach.
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