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2014-06-24 08:31:43

Professionals invited to explore complex bio-manufacturing process, July 30-Aug. 1 LA JOLLA, Calif., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The inscrutable ingredients found on the labels of salad dressings might seem of little consequence to our daily lives. Same with yogurt, running shoes, refrigerators, Spandex, electronics, plastics, latex gloves, automobile tires - even beer and wine. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140623/120688 These products share a distinct commonality not readily...

2011-08-18 11:00:00

SAN DIEGO and NOVARA, Italy, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Genomatica and Novamont announced they have signed a letter of intent to establish a joint venture that is expected to lead to the first industrial plants in Europe producing butanediol (BDO) from renewable feedstocks. Novamont, a leading producer of biodegradable bioplastics, will consume the BDO for captive use to meet the increasing demand for its products. Rapid industrialization, 40 million pounds per year from first...

2011-07-27 08:04:00

SAN DIEGO, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Genomatica, a technology leader for the chemical industry, topped the first-ever list of "The 30 Hottest Companies in Renewable Chemicals and Materials." Biofuels Digest announced today that Genomatica was voted the No. 1 hottest company in renewable chemicals and materials, in competitive balloting against both public and private fuels and chemicals leaders. "The momentum in the renewable chemicals and materials space inspired us to run the...

2011-06-14 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Genomatica, a leader in sustainable chemicals, announced that it has successfully produced Bio-BDO from its first demonstration-scale fermentation, on schedule. The fermentation was performed in a 13,000 liter tank in Decatur, Ill., at the facility of partner Tate & Lyle. This achievement comes just three months after the partnership agreement was announced. Continued success during the demonstration-scale stage will validate the design and...

2011-04-28 10:00:00

SAN DIEGO, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Genomatica, an emerging leader in sustainable chemicals, and Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, the eighth-largest chemical maker in the world, signed a broad memorandum of understanding (MOU) outlining multiple potential areas of collaboration. These include: Study of a joint venture for Bio-BDO production in Asia: Mitsubishi and Genomatica will explore forming a joint venture to build the first commercial plant in Asia for Bio-BDO. This plant...

2011-04-18 10:00:00

SAN DIEGO, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Genomatica, an emerging leader in sustainable chemicals, and M&G (Gruppo Mossi & Ghisolfi), the world's largest producer of PET and a leader in chemical engineering and renewable processes through its Chemtex subsidiary, signed a broad strategic partnership, which includes: (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110418/LA84644) Development of complete process for biomass to Bio-BDO: Genomatica and M&G's Chemtex will develop...

2011-03-15 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Genomatica and Tate & Lyle (LSE: TATE) signed a joint development agreement for the demonstration-scale production of Genomatica's Bio-BDO (1,4-butanediol). The Genomatica process produces the same BDO product that is currently made from a variety of petroleum-derived feedstocks, but uses 100% renewable feedstocks instead. BDO, an intermediate chemical with a $4 billion market worldwide, is used to make spandex (PTMEG), automotive plastics...

2011-03-01 11:02:00

SAN DIEGO, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Genomatica, the emerging leader in sustainable chemicals, announced it has raised an additional $45 million. New investors include VantagePoint Venture Partners, the largest investor in this new round, which has committed $2.5 billion to cleantech investment; Bright Capital, the venture arm of RU-COM group, a diversified business group based in Russia with investments in industrial engineering and construction management, power and coal-mining,...

2011-02-09 07:06:00

HOUSTON and SAN DIEGO, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Waste Management (NYSE: WM) and Genomatica today announced a strategic joint development agreement to research and advance Genomatica's technology and manufacturing processes to enable production of intermediate and basic chemicals from syngas made from municipal solid waste. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090219/WMLOGO) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110209/DA44559) Under the agreement, Genomatica will create...

2010-10-19 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Genomatica has received two foundational patents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office that further enable its product strategy and feedstock flexibility. Together, these two research breakthroughs demonstrate how to "green" nylon, one of the most common materials in hundreds of consumer products, and how to gain further cost advantages when manufacturing sustainable chemicals and the materials made from them. Coupled with Genomatica's...


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