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.

Gevo

Alumni

Gevo is a leading renewable chemicals and advanced bio-fuels company. It has 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

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

Case Study

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.

Virdia

Alumni

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.