Chemicals/fuels

Amyris

Alumni

Amyris delivers high-performance alternatives to petroleum-based products across a wide range of consumer and industry segments. They have developed innovative microbial engineering and screening technologies that modify the way microorganisms process sugars. Amyris is using its proprietary synthetic biology platform to design microbes, primarily yeast, and use them as living factories in established fermentation processes to convert plant-sourced sugars into renewable hydrocarbons.

Coskata is a biology-based renewable energy company with technology for the production of liquid fuels. Using proprietary microorganisms and transformative bio-reactor designs, the company will produce ethanol from a wide variety of input materials to provide economic, environmental and national security benefits.

Gevo is a leading renewable chemicals and advanced bio-fuels company. They have developed bio-based alternatives to petroleum-based products using a combination of synthetic biology and chemistry. Gevo produces isobutanol, a versatile platform chemical for the liquid fuels and petrochemicals markets. Isobutanol has broad market applications as a solvent and a gasoline blend stock that can help refiners meet their renewable fuel and clean air obligations. It also can be further processed using well-known chemical processes into jet fuel and feed stocks for the production of synthetic rubber, plastics and polyesters.

GreenLight Biosciences seeks to deliver sustainable products from renewable feeds at competitive prices compared to chemicals derived from non-renewable, fossil hydrocarbon feedstocks.

KiOR

Alumni

KiOR is a next-generation renewable fuels company that has developed a proprietary technology platform to convert biomass into renewable crude oil that is processed into gasoline, diesel and fuel oil blendstocks. KiOR strives to help ease dependence on foreign oil, reduce lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions and create high-quality jobs and economic benefit across rural communities.

LanzaTech uses a novel biological approach to transform industrial carbon rich waste gases and residues into fuels and chemicals. By capturing the carbon from the gas, LanzaTech is able to reuse it as a fuel or sequester it into chemical intermediates that can be used in the manufacturing of new products such as plastics, nylon and rubber.

Mascoma is a renewable fuels company that has developed innovative technology for the low-cost conversion of abundant biomass to renewable fuels and chemicals.

Segetis, a green chemistry company, engages in the development, production and commercialization of renewable polymers. The company focuses on a platform of binary monomers based on renewable feed stocks. Their technology enables the use of non-food agricultural and forestry feed stocks for the production of various materials, as well as the second wave of industrial bioproducts such as bio-plastics, surfactants, plasticizers, adhesives, coalescent solvents and other compounds for specialty chemical applications. Its chemistry offer various opportunities for product enablement and synergies for industries engaged in the processing of starch and sugar crops; processing of wood, cellulose, and paper pulp; chemical processing of vegetable oils; manufacturing of biodiesel; and the manufacturing of linear alpha-olefins and other compounds.

Virdia has developed a proprietary platform for cost-effectively extracting highly refined sugars and lignin from a variety of cellulosic feedstocks. The company is the leading developer of extraction technologies for conversion of cellulosic biomass to highly refined fermentable sugars and high quality lignin.

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