Find us at the Mycologische dag KNMV

Dutch DNA Biotech delegation – Dr Ebru Alazi, Dr Sylvia Segers, Abeer Hossain and Prof Peter Punt – will join the Mycologische dag of the KNMV at Danone venue on Utrecht Science Park, November 30th.

Don’t miss the presentation of Abeer Hossain starting at 14:00 hours. Abeer is our lead scientist organic acids. He  presents the results of his research on Itaconic Acid degradation in Aspergillus Niger.

Art de Boo at the CLEAN TECH Forum

Our CEO, Art de Boo, will contribute to this years edition with a presentation on the future of biochemicals. It will be during the bio-based chemical innovation session on Tuesday, May 15, at 2:00pm – 2:45pm.

The Cleantech Forum Europe, now in its 14th edition, continues to be the place to create connections and to connect the dots across multiple industrial sectors. This year’s Cleantech Forum Europe will be held in Antwerp, home to Europe’s largest chemical hub and the world’s most tightly concentrated petrochemical hub, and also home to Europe’s second largest port and a key continental logistics hub.

2nd generation Itaconic Acid on it’s way

We are happy to announce Veni Vidi Veridi (VVV) collaborative project is granted.

In this project Dutch DNA works together with partners DSD, Viride SuStra and the TU Delft to make residual agricultural streams available for high-quality applications.

Next to project coordinator, Dutch DNA’s role , within the VVV project is to deliver the biotechnology for robust and efficient fermentation of agricultural residual streams into Itaconic Acid. DDNA’s proprietary Aspergillus niger strains are currently at par with IA production on 1G sugars and possess a patented pathway that efficiently ferments 2G sugars into IA. This is a feat that the current standard for itaconic acid production, Aspergillus terreus, is not able to do.

The ambition of the consortium is to sustainably produce IA in a cost effective manner by further developing proprietary technologies and set up a IA value chain.

The project will take two years and starts first of January 2018.