There is an enormous difference between being able to perform a task and being able to perform said task well enough to be economically competitive. Much of the renewable chemicals industry relies on capable, but non-robust biocatalysts, the consequence of which is an industry that is not cost-competitive. This ‘robustness problem’ can only be resolved with BioTork’s evolutionary optimization technology.
May 2014: The State of Hawaii supports BioTork's development effort project to convert agricultural by-products to biofuels and high-protein feed: The legislature authorizes issuance of special purpose revenue bonds of up to US$ 50 Million. (Press release to follow).
March 14, 2013: BioTork announces extension of its collaboration with USDA-ARS in Hawaii. News Release
June 12, 2012: BioTork announces collaboration with BASF. News Release .
In the Media:
December 26, 2011: Tom Lyons, Chief Scientific Officer, clearing up some public misconceptions about biofuels and biofuel research in the Gainesville Sun. Read Article.