Genoverde Biosciences Inc. wins Valley Venture Mentors top prize

Genoverde Biosciences Inc.

Genoverde Biosciences Inc., cofounded by Sam Hazen, Biology, received the top prize of $25,000 in a Valley Venture Mentors program for start-up companies, for its proposal “Engineering trees with increased carbon dioxide (CO2) capture capabilities to combat global climate change.” Genoverde, an agriculture biotech startup, recently partnered with UMass Amherst to optimize the technology to increase wood yield in loblolly pines for forest products. It was one of three companies associated with the UMass Amherst Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS). Read more.