Tauriga Sciences Inc. Subsidiary Pilus Energy LLC Generates Hypothesis Affirming Data
CINCINNATI, Feb. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Tauriga Sciences, Inc. (TAUG) or (“Tauriga” or “the Company”), a diversified life sciences company with interests in the natural wellness sector and in developing a proprietary synthetic biology platform technology, would like to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary Pilus Energy LLC (“Pilus Energy”), has generated additional data that bolsters its hypothesis that their genetically enhanced strain of bacteria yields increased electricity generation compared to data available in the scientific literature. Specifically, 5 days after inoculation, Pilus’s pilT mutant produced a maximum current density of 60 x10^-6 watts per square centimeter, or 50% more power than the next comparable strain in the literature. The specific paper was selected for comparison because of similar experimental conditions, such as use of a platinum coated cathode, and graphite felt anode. Furthermore, Pilus believes it have solved several key hardware issues to create a more stable system, thereby serving as a foundation to conduct and fine-tune further experiments. Pilus is also completing the fabrication of five new reactors that will allow for larger scale testing.
Finally, using this new data and understanding of the technology as leverage, Pilus has been successful in initiating talks with a large wastewater technology company that could significantly speed up the time required to commercialize this technology.
Pilus Energy Co-Founder and Tauriga Advisory Board Member, Professor Daniel J. Hassett stated, “This data is very promising because it suggests that our synthetic biology and microbiology research may have produced a stable, metabolically voracious, genetically engineered strain of bacteria with significant industrial potential for remediating wastewater and converting the pollutants to value in the form of energy output.”
Tauriga Chairman & CEO Stella M. Sung, Ph.D. added, “We plan on updating shareholders on our continuing efforts at Pilus Energy. The Pilus technology is extremely promising, and it is a perfect complement to our consumer natural wellness business. The Pilus milestones are necessarily longer term, given the nature of the development and commercialization processes. However, they are meaningful and quantifiable achievements.”
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