Genomatica celebrates third EPA award win with brontide natural butylene glycol

June 21, 2020 |

In California, Genomatica celebrated winning the prestigious 2020 Green Chemistry Challenge Award — given by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) — for its Brontide natural butylene glycol. The win for Brontide marks the third EPA award held by Genomatica and makes them one of only four companies to win the award three times in the program’s 25-year history

Recognized for the greener synthetic pathways category, Genomatica’s Brontide natural butylene glycol replaces petroleum-derived butylene glycol (BG) in personal care products, slashing greenhouse gas emissions by 51 percent compared to traditional production. Previous EPA awards held by Genomatica include Genomatica’s butanediol (BDO) in 2011 and LS9’s renewable diesel technology in 2010 (long-chain chemical technology acquired by Genomatica in 2019).

Genomatica’s Brontide natural butylene glycol has the potential to reduce global greenhouse gases by nearly 100,000 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per year and eliminate the use of 50,000 tons of acetaldehyde, a carcinogenic and mutagenic ingredient used in conventional production methods. Brands and ingredient suppliers like Farmacy, Peter Thomas Roth, Lady of Beasts and Custom Essence are among the many companies that have been quick to adopt Brontide natural butylene glycol to create more natural personal care products.

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