Agrivida Signs Technology Collaboration Agreement With POET

On August 21st, MBBP client Agrivida, Inc. announced it has entered into a technology collaboration joint development agreement with POET Research Inc., a subsidiary of POET LLC, one of the world's largest ethanol producers. The focus of the joint venture will be developing Agrivida's engineered corn stover feedstock and feedstock processing technology platforms with the hope …

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Secretary of Energy Visits Agrivida

On June 22nd MBBP client Agrivida, Inc. was joined by United States Secretary of Energy, Dr. Steven Chu. Agrivida informed Dr. Chu on its developments in creating non-food biomass feedstocks for the renewable fuels, chemicals and other industries. Agrivida CEO, Mark Wong, had this to say of the visit: Agrivida is positioned to be a major player in …

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Agrivida Welcomes U.S. Agriculture Secretary On Trip to Massachusetts

On May 13th, United States Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made an unusual visit to Massachusetts in order to bring attention to its growing biofuel sector and the USDA's efforts to invest in research and development projects that will help reduce America's reliance on foreign oil. One of his stops included the Medford, MA headquarters of MBBP client Agrivida, …

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Agrivida Collaborates with Syngenta to Create Low-Cost Sugar

MBBP client Agrivida, Inc. announced they are working in collaboration with Syngenta Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests globally in innovative businesses, to create advanced crop technology that will provide low-cost sugars for a variety of industrial applications. Syngenta will provide Agrivida with access to crop technology and intellectual property in return for equity …

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Agrivida Strives for a Biofuel Breakthrough

In a recent Forbes.com article, MBBP client Agrivida, Inc. is featured for their efforts in improving the biofuel pretreatment process through the implantation of special plant genes. At a specified time, these plants will begin to create enzymes that help to convert enzymes to sugar (and later these sugars into fuel) which "will advance energy independence …

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