BioTork is excited to announce that we have succesfully doubled the rate of a cannabinoid precursor in a strain of yeast engineered to do so. Cannabinoids are compounds typically extracted from marijuana plants some of which have psychoactive effects and some that are solely therapeutic. Our advances open the door for viable production of pure, safe, therapeutic and non-psychoactive cannabinoids, which could have important implications in the health sector.
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