Lygos has been awarded a $300,000 Small Business Voucher from the U.S. Department of Energy helping to accelerate scaleup and commercialization of the malonic acid technology. The voucher will be used to run Lygos’ bio-malonic acid fermentation process at up to 7,000-liter scale at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and to validate process performance using cellulose-derived sugars at the Advanced Biofuels Process Development Unit (ABPDU). Lygos will purify the malonic acid produced at NREL and the ABPDU, producing high-purity bio-malonic acid derived from cellulosic sugars.