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On the Move in Renewable Chemicals: Genomatica

On the Move in Renewable Chemicals: Genomatica

May 6, 2013 |

In California, Genomatica announced the appointment of Dr. Frances H. Arnold to its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). Dr. Arnold is currently a professor of chemical engineering, bioengineering and biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology. She is the recipient of numerous accolades from industry and academia including the Charles Stark Draper Prize (2011); the National […]

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Versalis invests $20M in Genomatica, launches JV for Bio-based Butadiene

Versalis invests $20M in Genomatica, launches JV for Bio-based Butadiene

April 11, 2013 |

Renewable chemicals’ #1 hottie lands a signature JV, and a tidy investment from the Italian chemical giant. In Italy, Versalis and Genomatica announced the establishment of a technology joint venture for bio-based butadiene from non-food biomass. The resulting process will be licensed across Europe, Asia and Africa by the newly-created joint venture. Versalis — the […]

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Genomatica and The Art of Big Wave Surfing

Genomatica and The Art of Big Wave Surfing

February 12, 2013 |

There’s a big, new wave of synthetic biology companies heading for scale — making chemicals and fuels from renewable resources using advanced fermentation Now, there’s a new leader as Genomatica vaults to world-scale with a 5 million pound, five-week fermentation run. If you ever followed the sport of big-wave surfing, you’ll recognize Mavericks — California’s […]

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Genomatica: Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide

Genomatica: Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide

October 15, 2012 |

Address: 10520 Wateridge Circle
San Diego, CA 92121 Year Founded: 2000 Annual Revenues: 2011:  $4.3 million Company description: Genomatica is a technology leader for the chemical industry.  It delivers new manufacturing processes that enable its partners to produce intermediate and basic chemicals from renewable feedstocks. These chemicals serve as the basis for making substantially all of the […]

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OriginOil, Genomatica take Twitter leads in Hot 50, Hot 30 voting for hottest biofuels, renewable chemicals companies

OriginOil, Genomatica take Twitter leads in Hot 50, Hot 30 voting for hottest biofuels, renewable chemicals companies

October 15, 2012 |

In Florida, with just four days of voting left in the Hot 50 and Hot 30 rankings, OriginOil took the lead in Hot 50 Twitter voting, while Genomatica took the lead for the Hot 30. This year, 10 percent of the overall rankings will be apportioned to Twitter votes – and dozens of companies have […]

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Genomatica heads for renewable chemicals commercialization with $41.5M Series D venture round; Italian chemicals giant Versalis joins as investor

Genomatica heads for renewable chemicals commercialization with $41.5M Series D venture round; Italian chemicals giant Versalis joins as investor

August 3, 2012 |

In California, Genomatica announced it has raised an additional $41.5 million in a Series D round of preferred stock financing.  The investment featured strategic partners, including new investor and partner Versalis, the largest Italian chemical company. Existing investors Alloy Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Mohr Davidow Ventures, TPG Biotech, VantagePoint Capital Partners and Waste Management also […]

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On the Move in Biofuels: Genomatica

On the Move in Biofuels: Genomatica

May 1, 2012 |

In California, Genomatica announced that it has hired Jeff Lievense, Ph.D., as Executive Vice President, Process Technology.  Lievense served at Amyris from December 2007 until April 2012, most recently as Executive Vice President, Process Development.

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Mitsubishi upfronts $3.5M to Genomatica for renewable chemical buy

Mitsubishi upfronts $3.5M to Genomatica for renewable chemical buy

March 1, 2012 |

In California, Genomatica announced they have received a $3.5 million upfront payment based on an agreement they have signed with Mitsubishi Chemical.  The agreement calls for the two companies to exclusively negotiate definitive agreements for a joint commercial operation in Asia for the production of BDO using Genomatica’s process technology. The payment has been made […]

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Genomatica delays commercial-scale production to 2013

Genomatica delays commercial-scale production to 2013

February 14, 2012 |

In California, in an amended version of its S-1 IPO registration filing, Genomatica pushed back the timeline for commencing commercial-scale production of renewable butanediol (BDO) from 2012 to 2013. In other highlights contained within the revision, filed yesterday with the SEC, the company wrote: ” In January 2012, we entered into an exclusivity agreement with […]

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Novamont, Genomatica form bio-based butanediol JV for Europe

Novamont, Genomatica form bio-based butanediol JV for Europe

January 30, 2012 |

In Italy and California, Novamont and Genomatica have signed a definitive agreement establishing a JV for the first industrial plant in Europe producing butanediol.  Under the agreement, Novamont is converting an existing facility in Adria, Italy to use Genomatica’s BDO process. Novamont is financing the plant conversion and will operate the plant, which is expected […]

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