Tag: Genomatica

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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Genomatica’s brontide, Avantium’s PEF and more make for exciting times

Genomatica’s brontide, Avantium’s PEF and more make for exciting times

November 3, 2019 |

Renewable chemicals are electrifying lately, and becoming more mainstream.  Like skydiving, you take a leap of faith. You prepare. You have a parachute. You check your buckles, straps, pulls, and go through all the necessary safety procedures. You check and double check and triple check. And you don’t go alone. That’s just what today’s renewable companies are […]

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Covestro and Genomatica launch partnership for high-performance plant-based materials

Covestro and Genomatica launch partnership for high-performance plant-based materials

March 31, 2019 |

Genomatica, the bioengineering pioneer that helps major brands like H&M and Lavazza produce sustainable mainstream products, announced a significant new partnership recently with Covestro, a mainstream chemical and materials leader, to work together on high-performance materials from plants. Materials manufacturer Covestro and biotechnology company Genomatica joined forces to research and develop high-performance materials based on […]

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Genomatica Magica – $90 Million Financing, Commercialized Technologies, Biobased Nylon

Genomatica Magica – $90 Million Financing, Commercialized Technologies, Biobased Nylon

October 21, 2018 |

Bioengineering…it doesn’t sound very magical but it is full of mystery and potential waiting to be unlocked, much like Harry Potter’s character. In the early books and movies, Harry is young, mysterious, smart, and you just know he is capable of something great and destined for amazing things. We feel the same about bioengineering and […]

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Scale-Up: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to building industrial fermentation for world scale

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Scale-Up: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to building industrial fermentation for world scale

November 21, 2017 |

At ABLC Next, we invited Genomatica’s Jeff Lievense as part of a special session focused on the scaling-up of fermentation technologies — from the pitfalls to the pratfalls. Genomatica is a widely-recognized technology leader for the chemical industry, delivering new manufacturing processes that enable its partners to produce the world’s most widely-used chemicals from alternative feedstocks, […]

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Genomatica goes big with Bio-BG

Genomatica goes big with Bio-BG

August 12, 2017 |

The secret is out about new 1,3 butylene glycol In California, Genomatica continues to innovate in big ways with its latest Bio-BG butylene glycol using their new GENO BG process, which makes a naturally sourced 1,3 butylene glycol. This isn’t a pie in the sky innovation either as production already started in 85,000 liter fermentation […]

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Genomatica bio-BDO process reaches 10K tons as Novamont says “A-OK” on new plant

Genomatica bio-BDO process reaches 10K tons as Novamont says “A-OK” on new plant

June 28, 2017 |

In Italy, Novamont confirmed that its Bottrighe plant meets performance parameters including overall process performance and production volume to date for bio-based 1,4-butanediol (BDO). The plant is designed to use Genomatica’s licensed process technology to produce BDO from renewable feedstocks. Following startup in late 2016 the plant operations have been notably smooth. Genomatica also confirmed […]

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