Agrivida Receives Department of Energy ARPA-E Research Award

Agrivida, Inc.On October 30, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded five organizations, including MBBP client Agrivida, the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy research award. ARPA-E awarded Agrivida a grant of $4.6 million to develop the ability to create “cell wall-degrading enzymes”. As ARPA-E’s website states, this will in turn lower the cost of biofuels and chemicals and “will help establish a sustainable market for non-food biomass resources to bolster the development of biorefinery jobs and commerce and create carbon neutral transportation fuels”.

Congratulations Agrivida!

If you would like to learn more about the recipients, visit ARPA-E’s website. Please see Agrivida for information on their products and initiatives.

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