The non-profit Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, Missouri has formed a JV with private company, GeoSynFuels (GSF) of Golden, Colorado. The new company, Agrius BioForms, plans to commercialize a proprietary protein production system developed by Danforth Center and U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists, Eliot Herman and Monica Schmidt. Initial activities will focus on the production of enzymes for GSF’s cellulosic biofuels process. The goal is to produce large amounts of enzymes in plants like soybeans. Further uses for the technology will be targeted in the future. (Source: Public Radio, June 12, 2009)

Contact: Todd Harvey, CEO GeoSynFuels, (303) 215-0740, www.geosynfuels.com, Editor’s Note: Todd Harvey will also serve as CEO of Agrius BioForms. Eliot Herman, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, (314) 587-1292, eherman@danforthcenter.org, Monica Schmidt, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, (314) 587-1290, mschmidt@danforthcenter.org, www.danforthcenter.org