Mastering the Art of Fermentation

At BioTork, we believe that the renewable chemicals industry suffers from what we call the ‘robustness problem’, or the failure of biocatalysts to perform well at scale. The solution to this problem is BioTork’s proprietary evolutionary optimization technology, which allows the bioconversion of low-value abundant raw biomass streams into high value bio-based chemical commodities, using an efficient fermentation process.

Company Announcement: 

BioTork is excited to announce that we have been awarded funding from the Florida Institute for the Comercialization of Public Research, a non-pofit organization funded by the state of Florida. The Institute hopes to support us in our endeavors to develop the cost-efficient, sustainable conversion of low-value products into chemical commodities.

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Company Updates:

October 19, 2016: Florida Institute funds Gainesville-based BioTork, LLC: BioTork and the Florida Institute for the Comercialization of Public Research announce a finalized funding agreement. See more... - 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.  See more... News Release

September 19, 2016: Producing Cannabinoids With Yeast: BioTork announces it has reached a first milestone in the race to alternative cannabinoids. See more... - 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.  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 


In the Media:

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  

What's in the News: 

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  

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