These Indian start-ups are disrupting the biotechnology sector

[India] Bengaluru-based start-up Sea6 Energy focuses on the development of bio-fuels from the seaweed. It aims to derive ethanol fuel from seaweed (particularly red seaweed) that can replace non-renewable energy sources, commonly derived from fossil fuels.

Founded by IIT-Madras alumni Nelson Vadassery, Sailaja Nori, Sowmya Balendiran, and Sayash Kumar, the start-up believes that seaweed can replace fossil fuels and other types of green fuels in a way that is both sustainable and good for the environment.

On 31 January 2012, Sea6 Energy signed a deal with Danish biotech company Novozymes. The goal of the partnership is to facilitate the conversion of seaweed carbohydrates into sugars that can be used to produce ethanol.

 

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