Genomatica is a widely-recognized technology leader for the chemical industry. We develop manufacturing processes that enable our 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 delivered the industry’s first commercial biobased process for a high-volume intermediate chemical. Our GENO BDO™ process has produced thousands of tons of BDO and been licensed by BASF and Novamont. Multiple large chemical firms have publicly validated quality or described commercialization plans, including Invista (for its well-known Lycra® spandex), DSM, Lanxess, Toray, and Far Eastern New Century.
Our biotechnology platform and over 500 patents and applications enable us to develop processes for additional major chemicals. The next is for butadiene, with Versalis and Braskem as partners, and over $100 million in industry support. We have also announced our program for nylon intermediates, including HMD, caprolactam and adipic acid.
We’ve been honored to receive extensive recognition for our innovation, commercialization track record, and potential for broad impact. Recent examples include the Kirkpatrick Award, for ‘the most noteworthy chemical engineering technology commercialized in the world,’ and the 2015 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer award.