BioTechNZ News

Major NZ clean tech company head in NZ to promote biotech

The founder of one of New Zealand’s biggest biotech companies, Dr Sean Simpson, is back in New Zealand this week attending key board meetings for the next wave of Kiwi success stories, BiotechNZ executive director Zahra Champion says. Simpson, the founder of LanzaTech which started life in a Kiwi basement in 2005 and has gone on to … Continue reading "Major NZ clean tech company head in NZ to promote biotech"
Industry News

Going for the Gold! Mint Innovation’s microbes and technology recover gold

With the XXIII Olympic Winter Games starting and a record-breaking 102 gold medals up for grabs this year, it got us thinking about medals…and metals in general. With so many uses from giving them as awards for super athletes, to using them in currency, trade markets, and more recently, electronics, it seems like the demand … Continue reading "Going for the Gold! Mint Innovation’s microbes and technology recover gold"
Events

New Zealand-UK ALGAL Biotechnology Workshop Report

The workshop brought together algal researchers and industry representatives from New Zealand and UK to discuss progress and opportunities in the exploitation of microalgae, particularly as feedstock for aquaculture and as sustainable sources of novel bio-products.
Industry News

Tru-Test names Simon Mander as new chief executive

Tru-Test Corp has hired Simon Mander to lead the agritech company as it looks to build earnings after a hard round of cost-cutting in response to last year’s dairy downturn.
Industry News

Aemetis produces cellulosic ethanol from orchard waste

Aemetis Inc. recently announced that after successfully completing the construction and commencement of an integrated demonstration unit, the company is now producing cellulosic ethanol from orchard waste, utilizing technologies from Aemetis, LanzaTech and InEnTec. The plant is a continuously operating demonstration facility located at InEnTec’s Technology Center in Richland, Washington, that is processing various feedstocks and … Continue reading "Aemetis produces cellulosic ethanol from orchard waste"