Friday Dec 13
Chemical & Engineering News
Genomatica Partners up the Slope of Enlightenment
This has been a big season for biobased chemicals firm Genomatica . In late November, BASF announced that it used the company's engineered microbe fermentation technology to scale up renewable production of 1,4 butanediol .
Braskem Signs Joint Development Agreement With Genomatica, Inc. For Bio-Based Butadiene
Braskem and Genomatica announced an agreement for the joint development of commercial process technology to make bio-based butadiene from renewable feedstocks.
BASF starts production of bio-based BDO
BASF SE says it has produced its first commercial volumes of 1,4-butanediol from renewable raw material, and is offering this product to customers for testing and commercial use.
100 Companies, Including 2 from UCSD, Prove Economic Boost of Research
Editor's Note: UC San Diego released the following announcement. Two innovative UC San Diego spinoffs are among the 100 companies cited by The Science Coalition in a new report touting the positive economic payoff of federally funded university research.