Codexis Awarded Biofuels Enzyme Patent
Codexis, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDXS) today announced it has been awarded a key patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office covering an important component of the company's proprietary enzymatic technology that can be used for production of cellulosic biofuels.
Codexis specifically received U.S. Patent No. 8,143,050, “Recombinant Beta-Glucosidase Variants for Production of Soluble Sugars from Cellulosic Biomass”.
“This patent covers an enzyme group essential in the conversion of cellulosic biomass to fermentable sugars, which can subsequently be used for the production of a wide range of cellulosic biofuels,” said Peter Strumph, Interim Chief Executive Officer. “This adds to the strong Codexis intellectual property portfolio already in place and further strengthens the competitive position in the biofuels market for both Codexis and Shell, our advanced biofuels development partner.”
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