Bio-engineered chemicals.

The U.S. Energy Department has conditionally agreed to give Solugen a $213.6 million loan to build a plant in Minnesota to make chemicals for the industrial sector without using fossil fuels.

A wholly owned Solugen subsidiary, Bioforge Marshall, will employ a technology using bio-engineered enzymes, metal catalysts and agricultural waste that also will reduce carbon emissions.

Amena H. Saiyid

Washington D.C. Correspondent