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Published on Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Microbial textile developers eye cash boost

Written by Tom Hinchcliffe

PERTH – An Australian biotechnology start-up aims to raise AU$5 million from investors to commercialise a new type of cellulose fibre that it says is ‘plant-free and environmentally friendly’. Nanollose claims its fibre, which is derived using microbes that convert biomass waste products from beer, wine and food, could be an alternative to lyocell, viscose or other cellulose derived textile fibres.

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