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Green chemicals company Genomatica files for IPO

Genomatica looks to raise $100 million with a process for converting sugars, rather than oil, into chemicals used in everyday products.

By August 24, 2011

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Genomatica brews sugar into industrial chemicals

A start-up that's part of a green chemistry wave has a micro-organism specially designed to make chemicals from sugar, rather than petroleum.

By September 16, 2008

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Waste Management inks another trash-to-treasure deal

Genomatica partners with Waste Management to develop chemical products from syngas, the companies announce last week.

By February 16, 2011

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Bouncing from sugar cane to synthetic rubber

Genomatica says it has made butadiene, used in production of products such as tires and latex, from renewable sources rather than fossil fuels.

By August 22, 2011

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While biofuels sputter, green chemicals attract cash

Biotech company Genomatica raises $15 million in venture funding to test the process of making industrial chemicals from sugar water.

By March 25, 2010

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From sugar water to Spandex

Start-up Genomatica says it has a way to turn sugar into a pure version of the industrial chemical BDO at a lower cost than petroleum processes.

By June 3, 2009

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Fueling green tech with biology and Moore's Law

Investor Steve Jurvetson is bullish on green innovation because entrepreneurs can tap into the rapid advances in genetic engineering and IT.

By September 28, 2011

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Termite stomach bug to make ethanol

Start-up ZeaChem raises $34 million to build a cellulosic ethanol plant that uses the microbes in termites' guts, rather than genetically designed specialty bugs.

By January 7, 2009

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Molecules for sale: Biofuel outfits bet on chemicals

Making industrial chemicals from plants is easier to crack into than the cut-rate world of transportation fuels for young green-tech companies seeking a commercial foothold.

By May 9, 2011