Genomatica’s technology is used at Novamont’s facility in Italy to produce more environmentally friendly materials sometimes referred to as bioplastics. It’s the first commercial-scale plant of its kind.
Photo courtesy of Genomatica

Genomatica’s technology is used at Novamont’s facility in Italy to produce more environmentally friendly materials sometimes referred to as bioplastics. It’s the first commercial-scale plant of its kind. Photo courtesy of Genomatica

GENOMATICA

CEO: Christophe Schilling

Revenue: Undisclosed

No. of local employees: About 80

Investors: Various venture capital firms, corporations, undisclosed private investors

Headquarters: University Towne Center area

Year founded: 2000

Company description: Developer of bio-based process technologies for making chemicals from alternative feedstocks

— What San Diego company shares the industrial process of the craft brewing sector, the genetic engineering know-how of the local University of California campus and the business model of a big local wireless company — all while offering a sustainable alternative to petrochemicals?

The answer is Genomatica...

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