Lygos Inc. recently announced it has received three innovation research grants totaling $750,000 of non-equity funding to support advanced research and development. The awards came from separate grants from the U.S. Department of Energy, Department of Agriculture and the National Science Foundation.

“These three grants are a vital tool for driving innovation and exploring new approaches to outdated or challenging manufacturing practices,” said Eric Steen, Ph.D., co-founder and CEO. “Lygos is proud to partner with these agencies and their tremendous teams of scientists to apply our bio-based specialty chemicals in ways that revive innovation across large-scale industries from consumer electronics to health and nutrition to high-performance plastics and materials.”

The grants will reportedly support the development of new approaches for the sustainable production of specialty organic acids used to manufacture a variety of high-performance polymers.

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