Afingen is developing synthetic biology methods that enable host eukaryotic organisms to improve the yield and composition of commercially attractive products. Afingen’s patented APFL technology offers a robust path to produce high-value biochemicals from inedible biomass-derived substrates.
Ilium has developed the world’s first method for producing ionic liquids from biomass “waste” such as that derived from biofuel, pulp, paper, food and beverage industries.
Mango Materials produces a naturally occurring biopolymer from waste biogas (methane) that are economically competitive with conventional oil-based materials.
Mosaic Materials is developing low-cost synthetic methods and high-efficiency sorption processes based on new, highly-selective sorbents. The company’s new metal-organic framework sorbents has the potential to radically reduce the energy and cost required to produce a wide range of commodity chemicals.
Kalion is an early stage industrial biotech company that aims to transform the traditional chemical industry by providing low-cost access to glucaric acid and S-3-hydroxybutyrolactone (3-HBL) using traditional, green, fermentation technology. Glucaric acid’s addressable markets include fibers, coatings and detergents.
Hampton Creek is a technology company pioneering the food space using plants from all over the world, and a mission to bring healthier and more affordable food to everyone, everywhere. Their product line includes plant-based mayonnaise, salad dressing, cookies, and cookie dough.
Recology’s Waste Zero mission represents a fundamental shift from traditional waste management to resource recovery. Recology’s vision is to create a world without waste by developing and discovering sustainable resource recovery practices that can be implemented globally.
Aequor has developed platform technologies to generate novel chemical entities to penetrate and impede biofilm formation. The company’s chemical agents can be easily incorporated in various delivery systems (e.g., washes, aerosols, creams, pastes, treatments, therapeutics, paints, coatings) formulated to combat biofilm.
Geltor offers a vegan alternative to gelatine. They have a recombinant protein platform and use synthetic biology techniques to produce collagen.
Ginkgo Bioworks custom-designs living organisms for companies in the fragrance, flavor, and food industries. The foundry creates products like perfume, sweeteners, and cosmetic ingredients—all things that are typically extracted from plants—by genetically engineering common baker’s yeast to take on those properties.
Es BioSolutions is a life sciences company whose mission is to provide skin improving products that relieve symptoms of various inflammatory skin conditions, naturally, safely and effectively.
ZymoChem is engineering microbes to eliminate carbon loss during the production of chemicals, such as adipic acid, from renewable feedstocks by designing completely new biosynthetic pathways.
Based in Italy, Fater is an equal joint venture between the Angelini Group and Proctor & Gamble. Fater’s personal hygiene absorbent products include Pampers and Tampax.
An industrial biotechnology company, Lygos produces malonic acid from biomass resources. This high value chemical is used in pharmaceuticals, flavors, fragrances, and electronic-and metal-manufacturing processes.
Microvi is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures, and commercializes innovative biocatalytic technologies in the water, energy and chemical industries.
The Visolis process will enable production of bio-based elastomers, unsaturated polyester resins, super adsorbent polymers, and other products using a variety of feedstocks like agri-residues, dextrose, glycerol and syn-gas. Future application of the technology targets high energy density jet fuels.
Proionic is a pioneer in the ionic liquids market. Proionic offers its customers expertise and ionic liquids for the development of methods to process and purify natural products containing cellulose and lignin.
HelioBioSys uses marine cyanobacteria to produce food for other microbes, using only air, seawater and sunlight. The Heliobiosys system produces fermentable sugars required by the microbes that their customer’s rely upon in their production processes
Pareto Biotechnologies has pioneered development of a revolutionary, integrated biotechnology / chemistry platform that produces naturally derived, high value “Designer Molecules.” In the future, Pareto’s molecules will enhance nutraceuticals and industrial commodities.
Rho Renewables’ technology primarily targets the production of high-value specialty chemicals that are based on monocyclic aromatic ring structures. Rho Renewables harnesses the power of polyketide synthases to convert sugars to bio-based chemical products
Ardra is engineering technologies to produce completely petroleum-free, high purity, and sustainable biochemicals for the cosmetics market, as well as for pharmaceuticals and foods.
Clara Foods is working towards creating the world’s first animal-free egg white. Clara leverages advances in fermentation technology to bring an egg white to the table that is far more sustainable, humane, and completely free of salmonella.
Gelzen is re-inventing gelatin production by taking animals out of the equation, and using fermentation technology to make the special proteins that form animal collagen. Beyond candy, Gelzen looks to replace the gelatin found in foods such as margarine, salad dressings, yogurt and ice cream.
Sylvatex is a green nano-chemistry company utilizing renewable non-toxic inputs to create a nanoparticle that can be used in multiple applications. Their current focus is on a low carbon fuel application with a cost-effective platform for incorporating renewable components into petroleum and biomass-based diesel fuels.
Ripple produces plant-based milk using novel technology that strips out unwanted components from pea protein isolate.
A plant-based milk startup, Perfect Day has novel technology to produce cow-less milk using bio-engineered yeast. The company’s bottom-up process will include six key proteins for structure and function, and eight key fatty acids for flavor and richness.
Kiverdi is commercializing a technology that uses a special class of chemoautotrophic microbes to transform carbon dioxide and other gases into protein, high-value oils, and bio-based products, which can be used in a variety of consumer and industrial applications.
Riffyn provides experimental process design and analytics software to improve reproducibility and tech transfer in life science, chemical and materials research and development. The core of Riffyn’s product provides manufacturing-grade quality improvement capabilities.
GreenLight Biosciences’ patented cell-free bioprocessing technology offers a sustainable, efficient, clean, and economical way to produce the chemicals commonly used in food, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, and non-petroleum based fuels
United Catalyst is developing catalyst and process technology with the goal of producing low-cost fermentable sugars from non-food agricultural byproducts like corn stover, woody biomass and energy crops.
WHOI s a research and higher education facility dedicated to the study of all aspects of marine science and engineering and to the education of marine researchers. Their research agenda includes plant, animal, and microbial populations and their interactions in the ocean.
Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, Inc. is part of the Refining-Petrochemicals Americas Segment of Total S.A. TPRI is a major producer of polypropylene, polystyrene, styrene, base chemicals and polyethylene in the United States.