Tag: Genomatica

Mötley Crue, Poison alert: INVISTA, BASF, and Genomatica team for sustainable spandex

We hear from the whispering winds of Wichita that INVISTA, the redoubtable owner of the Lycra and Stainmaster brands, amongst many others, has introduced the only commercial offering of a bio-derived spandex available globally and for use in a wide variety of apparel fabrics and garments. According to INVISTA: “Approximately 70 percent by weight of […]

July 10, 2014 More

No Shortcuts to the Top: A Digest Special Report on Scale-up in Industrial Biotechnology

Like climbing major summits in the Himalayas, it’s tougher than it looks, and it looks purity darn tough. Scale-up in industrial biotechnology, that is — not for the faint-hearted. How do the masters of scale-up get it done? For starters, with “no shortcuts to the top”. Veteran Everest mountaineer Ed Viesturs probably said it best when he […]

May 20, 2014 More

Genomatica awarded prestigious Bioeconomy Leadership Award

In California, Genomatic has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 Bioeconomy Leadership Award, awarded by the Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals. The company was recognized for driving the first genuine commercialization of a biobased process for the production of a high-volume intermediate chemical (1,4-butanediol, or BDO). Genomatica is also developing processes […]

April 27, 2014 More

Genomatica, Renmatix pick up 2014 Bloomberg New Energy Pioneers Award

Genomatica and Renmatix have been named winners of the 2014 Bloomberg New Energy Pioneers Award for developing process technologies to produce widely-used chemicals from alternative feedstocks rather than petroleum. Genomatica’s processes are designed to produce the exact same chemicals while delivering better economics and a smaller environmental footprint. Every year, Bloomberg recognizes ten game-changing companies […]

April 7, 2014 More

Cool Planet surges into leads in Transformative Technologies 2014 early voting

Fresh faces and major players among the early leaders as voting gets underway. In Florida, The Digest announced that Cool Planet is now leading in two categories in early-voting for Transformative Technologies 2014. The Colorado-based early stage company is ahead for Conversion technology (liquid) and Transformative biomased material. DuPont continues to lead for Organic Catalyst […]

March 18, 2014 More

Genomatica: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

Company description:  Genomatica is a widely-recognized technology leader for the chemical industry. It develops comprehensive manufacturing processes that enable its licensee partners to produce the world’s most widely-used chemicals a ‘better way,’ from alternative feedstocks, with better economics and greater sustainability than petroleum-based processes. Genomatica has the distinction of driving the first genuine commercialization of a […]

February 18, 2014 More

Heard on the Floor at Bio Pac Rim: Sapphire Energy, Philipps 66, Monsanto, Novozymes, Braskem and Genomatica unveil key tie-ups

Three Hot 30 / Hot 50 companies partner with giants in agriculture, chemicals and petroleum. In California, three major tie-ups between top-ranked developing bioeconomy darlings and old-line giants were the buzz on the second day of BIO’s annual Pac-Rim event in San Diego. Just after word about Sapphire Energy and Philipps 66′s tie-up was announced, […]

December 11, 2013 More

BASF produces first commercial volumes of butanediol from renewable raw material

In Germany, BASF has produced its first commercial volumes of 1,4-butanediol (BDO) from renewable raw material, and is offering this product to customers for testing and commercial use. The production process relies on a patented fermentation technology from Genomatica, based in California. The fermentation process uses dextrose as a renewable feedstock. The quality of BDO […]

November 28, 2013 More

The Hottest Slides in Bioenergy: Part III

From the leaders in bioenergy and chemicals—  the real issues and trends, as seen at ABLC  In California, ABLC-Next has concluded for this year, and it is time to continue the review from a convergence of advanced biofuels leadership in R&D, commercialization, policy and finance. That will reconvene at ABLC 2014 — the Advanced Biofuels […]

October 28, 2013 More

DSM gives Genomatica’s biobased BDO two thumbs up

In California and Singapore, Royal DSM and Genomatica announced that DSM confirmed BDO made with Genomatica’s process had excellent purity and shows equivalent performance as fossil-based BDO. DSM plans to use BDO made with Genomatica’s bio-based process technology in its Arnitel products. Used as a raw material, BDO made from Genomatica’s process is able to […]

October 9, 2013 More