Press Releases

March 11th, 2019:  BioTork and Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits Enter Joint Development Collaboration: BioTork & LBDS are pleased to jointly announce the formalization of a collaboration for the development of improved yeast strains for the ethanol industry. “BioTork has been working with Lallemand, a world leader in the yeast industry, for some time and is happy to have the opportunity to make its own footprint in the market.”  News Release

December 6th, 2016: BioTork Improves Whiskey-producing Yeast: BioTork unveils its improvements on yeasts for the whiskey industry. BioTork’s strains can produce about 20% more ethanol with 1-2 days shorter fermentation time than standard yeast strains. News Release

October 19, 2016: Florida Institute funds Gainesville-based BioTork, LLC: BioTork is delighted to announce that the Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research, a non-profit organization funded by the state of Florida, has awarded BioTork funding in order to support the company’s focus on the cost-efficient, sustainable conversion of low-value products into chemical commodities. News Release

October 18, 2016: UF Grants Exclusive Worldwide License to BioTork : BioTork announces that UF is granting the company a license to use an extremely heat-tolerant phytase. With it’s strain development expertise, BioTork will greatly improve the production of this enzyme that could revolutionize the animal feed industry. News Release 

September 19, 2016: Producing Cannabinoids With Yeast: BioTork announces it has reached a first milestone in the race to alternative cannabinoids. It has doubled the rate and production of a cannabinoid precursor in a strain of yeast engineered to do so. This opens the door to the production of safe, pure, and reasonably priced cannabinoids anywhere in the world. 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. News Release

June 12, 2012: BioTork announces completion of the first milestone in a development project conducted for BASF. The project is intended to optimize the performance of certain microbial strains for the industrial production of bio-based polymers and green chemicals. News Release

May 7, 2012: BioTork and NCERC are paving the way to economically viable ethanol production from hemicellulose. Both entities announce today, the successful completion of the first step in a joint development program intended to improve production processes and economics of ethanol fuel. This first step was related to the fermentation of sugar D-Xylose into ethanol. News Release

January 2, 2012: Using Unmarketable Hawaiian Papaya to Produce Biofuels. BioTork has reached a first milestone in developmental research project conducted with USDA-PBARC and Rivertop Solutions. The objectives of the project are to convert agricultural by-products into high value microbial oil that can be refined into biofuels. News ReleaseQ&A