Mastering the Art of Fermentation

At BioTork, we believe that the renewable chemicals industry suffers from what we call the ‘robustness problem’, or the failure of biocatalysts to perform well at scale. The solution to this problem is BioTork’s proprietary evolutionary optimization technology, which allows the bioconversion of low-value abundant raw biomass streams into high value bio-based chemical commodities, using an efficient fermentation process.

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.


Company Updates:

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

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 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  

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