BioTork is excited to announce that we have been awarded funding from the Florida Institute for the Comercialization of Public Research, a non-pofit organization funded by the state of Florida. The Institute hopes to support us in our endeavors to develop the cost-efficient, sustainable conversion of low-value products into chemical commodities.
October 19, 2016: Florida Institute funds Gainesville-based BioTork, LLC: BioTork and the Florida Institute for the Comercialization of Public Research announce a finalized funding agreement. See more... - News Release
November 18, 2015: BioTork Announces Groundbreaking Alternative to Fish Oil. BioTork, LLC, a Florida-based biotechnology company has created a sustainable, GMO-free, vegan omega-3 oil produced from algae. This omega-3 oil will be launched in the nutraceutical, feed and food industries worldwide as a direct replacement to fish oil. See more... - News Release
July 31, 2014: Governor Neil Abercrombie of Hawaii presents a $1.6 million check to further zero-waste biofuel and high-protein feed program initiated by DKI-PBARC and BioTork LLC. See more... - News Release
June 2014: Philippine Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Jose Cuisia Jr., visits BioTorks' facilities. News Release
May 2014: The State of Hawaii supports BioTork's development effort project to convert agricultural by-products to biofuels and high-protein feed: The legislature authorizes issuance of special purpose revenue bonds of up to US$ 50 Million. News Release
February 1, 2016: Business Report of North Central Florida - BioTork announces breakthrough products, safe for vegetarians Read Article
December 14, 2015: Gainesville Sun - Business announcements for Dec. 14 Read Article
December 13, 2015: Biofuels Digest - Jim Lane - BioTork Announces algae-based vegan alternative to Fish Oil Read Article
December 15, 2014: Chemical Engineering World - Industry Needs will Drive the Growth of Renewable Chemicals in Asia Read Article
November 5, 2014: Aquaculture North America - Papaya for Fish Feed. Read Article
August 21, 2014: Gainesville's BioTork working on Hawai'i expansions. Read Article
August 7, 2014: The search for value from food waste finds a center of gravity in Hawai'i Read Article
August 1, 2014: Hawai'i Delivers $1.6 Million for Hilo Biofuel Program. On July 31, Governor Abercrombie and other administration officials state legislators, PBARC officials and BioTork representatives for the ceremonial check delivery. Read Article & See Video
Video from TED - March 9, 2016
We're headed towards a global food crisis: Nearly 3 billion people depend on the ocean for food, and at our current rate we already take more fish from the ocean than it can naturally replace. In this fact-packed, eye-opening talk, entrepreneur and conservationist Mike Velings proposes a solution: Aquaculture, or fish farming.
Article from The Guardian - January 19, 2016
Landmark new study that includes small-scale, subsistence and illegal fishing shows a strong decline in catches as more fisheries are exhausted. Global fish catches are falling three times faster than official UN figures suggest, according to a landmark new study, with overfishing to blame.
Article from Gizmodo - December 8, 2015
From powering airplanes to replacing nuclear energy, algae has been touted as a green energy miracle. So if our waterways are already filled with the stuff, why isn’t it filling the world’s skies with biofueled planes? Algae is a tricky creature that presents a lot of challenges and misconceptions. Here’s why it’s difficult to harness—and why it could big a big payoff.
Article from Global Salmon Initiative - August 19, 2015
Members Of Global Salmon Initiative Announce Tender For Novel Oil Sources Rich In Omega-3