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Microvi bags $1.5m grant

Microvi Biotechnologies has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to demonstrate at scale a novel technology for the treatment of 1,4 dioxane in water.  Microvi’s MB-DX™ technology uses 1,4-Dioxane degrading microbes. 1,4-Dioxane is among the most widely detected organic contaminants in groundwater and drinking water, with 13% of US drinking water sources tested in 2013 showing evidence of 1,4-dioxane

About Doris de Guzman

Will Green Chemistry save the world or is it hype? Doris de Guzman examines alternative processing, new technology, R&D and other sustainability initiatives aimed at preventing pollution; replacing ingredients; and using renewable feedstocks in Green Chemistry. She has been covering the oleochemicals market for 15 years and spread her beat to inorganics, biofuels and green chemistry.

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