Tag: Genomatica

Covestro and Genomatica strengthen partnership with plant-based HMDA

Covestro and Genomatica strengthen partnership with plant-based HMDA

June 21, 2022 |

In Germany, Covestro and Genomatica announced an important industry milestone to advance sustainability resulting from their partnership. The two companies have teamed to be the first to successfully produce significant volumes of a plant-based version of the chemical raw material HMDA (hexamethylene diamine). Teams from Genomatica and Covestro have been working together to develop a […]

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Genomatica and Asahi Kasei partner on biobased nylon 6,6

Genomatica and Asahi Kasei partner on biobased nylon 6,6

March 21, 2022 |

In San Diego, Genomatica has announced a partnership with Japan’s Asahi Kasei, which aims to use Genomatica’s GENO HMD process to manufacture biobased hexamethylenediamine for production of nylon 6,6 for automotive and electronics industries.  The pact comes shortly after Genomatica announced in January that, together with German chemical company Covestro, it had produced “significant” volumes […]

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Covestro and Genomatica produce significant volumes of plant-based HMDA

Covestro and Genomatica produce significant volumes of plant-based HMDA

January 27, 2022 |

In Germany, material manufacturer Covestro and biotechnology pioneer Genomatica announced an important industry milestone to advance sustainability resulting from their partnership. The two companies have teamed to be the first to successfully produce significant volumes of a plant-based version of the chemical raw material HMDA (hexamethylene diamine). HMDA, with a worldwide market of 2 million […]

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lululemon + Genomatica = Bio-Nylon

lululemon + Genomatica = Bio-Nylon

August 22, 2021 |

In a merry mix of Canadians and Californians, lululemon athletica inc. entered a multi-year collaboration with sustainable materials leader Genomatica to bring renewably-sourced, bio-based materials into lululemon’s products. This represents lululemon’s first-ever equity investment in a sustainable materials company and Genomatica’s largest partnership within the retail industry. In today’s Digest, how together the two companies […]

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Genomatica scores $118M Series C funding

Genomatica scores $118M Series C funding

July 28, 2021 |

In California, Genomatica closed $118 million in Series C funding to accelerate the global commercialization and expansion of sustainable materials, with the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 100 million tons per year. Leading life science investor Novo Holdings led the round, with additional participation by existing and new investors including Viking Global Investors, […]

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Colossally Cool Cannabinoids Captivate Creo, Genomatica, Amyris, others

Colossally Cool Cannabinoids Captivate Creo, Genomatica, Amyris, others

February 14, 2021 |

Last week the focus was on hot hemp and this week it’s cool cannabinoids. From California’s Creo becoming the first company to achieve demo scale production of rare cannabinoid CBGA in partnership with Genomatica, to Amyris’s expansion of consumer brands by launching a new range of Terasana products using cannabinoids, we dive into what is […]

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Genomatica celebrates third EPA award win with brontide natural butylene glycol

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 […]

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Limited Biofuels M&A Activity in 2019, Stage Set for Potentially Busy 2020

Limited Biofuels M&A Activity in 2019, Stage Set for Potentially Busy 2020

February 18, 2020 |

By Bruce Comer, Founder and Managing Director, Ocean Park Special to The Digest Slowdown in North American biofuels Mergers and Acquisitions as thin margins and policy uncertainty hung over industry. Biofuels Merger and Acquisition (M&A) activity in North America was subdued in 2019. Only four operating biodiesel, ethanol and advanced biofuels plants were sold during […]

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Genomatica hits huge milestone, produces world’s 1st ton of renewable nylon intermediate

Genomatica hits huge milestone, produces world’s 1st ton of renewable nylon intermediate

February 1, 2020 |

In California arrives the news that 80 years after nylon’s first commercial production, Genomatica achieved a new milestone for the material — its production of the world’s first renewably-sourced ton of the key ingredient for nylon-6, made from plants instead of crude oil. But what does this really mean for the future of nylon? A […]

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Genomatica produces world’s 1st ton of renewable nylon intermediate

Genomatica produces world’s 1st ton of renewable nylon intermediate

January 29, 2020 |

In California, 80 years after nylon’s first commercial production, Genomatica achieved a new milestone for the material with its production of the world’s first renewably-sourced ton of the key ingredient for nylon-6, made from plants instead of crude oil. Nylon, the first totally synthetic fiber to be made into consumer products including apparel and carpet, […]

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