September 29, 2016 11:35 PM ET


Company Overview of Genomatica, Inc.

Company Overview

Genomatica, Inc. delivers manufacturing processes to produce intermediate and basic chemicals from renewable feedstocks. The company’s proprietary biotechnology platform allows the company to create fermentation-based manufacturing processes and to engineer the enabling microorganisms that drive the conversion of renewable feedstocks into intermediate and basic chemicals. It is developing a pipeline of manufacturing processes for the production of 20 intermediate and basic chemicals, including butanediol and butadiene. The company intends to offer its chemical products to large consumer products or chemical companies. Genomatica, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in San Diego, Ca...

4757 Nexus Center Drive

San Diego, CA 92121

United States

Founded in 1998

88 Employees





Key Executives for Genomatica, Inc.

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, President, Chief Scientific officer and Director
Age: 42
Executive Chairman
Age: 64
Co-Founder and Chairman of Scientific Advisory Board
Vice President of Operations, Engineering & Technology Transfer
Age: 63
Chief Technology officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 56
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Genomatica, Inc. Key Developments

Genomatica, Inc. Presents at 2016 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, Apr-17-2016 through Apr-20-2016

Genomatica, Inc. Presents at 2016 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, Apr-17-2016 through Apr-20-2016. Venue: San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, United States. Presentation Date & Speakers: Apr-18-2016, Cameron Hibbert, Vice President of Licensing, Jefferson Lievense, Executive Vice President of Process Technology. Apr-19-2016, Priti Pharkya. Apr-20-2016, Damien A. Perriman, Vice President of Business Development, Jefferson Lievense, Executive Vice President of Process Technology.

BASF and Genomatica Expand License Agreement

BASF and Genomatica have expanded the scope of their license agreement for the production of 1,4-butanediol based on renewable feedstock (renewable BDO) using Genomatica's patented process. The parties added certain countries in Southeast Asia to their initial agreement, which focused on North America. The license agreement allows BASF to build a world-scale production facility that will use the Genomatica process to manufacture renewable BDO. BASF has secured rights to allow production of up to 75,000 tons per year. Under the terms of the agreement, Genomatica will continue to advance its patented GENO BDO™ process technology for the production of renewable BDO. The process, which includes a single-step fermentation, can be based on dextrose or sucrose as renewable feedstock. It was agreed not to disclose financial details of the license contract. BASF has produced commercial volumes of renewable BDO, offering it to customers for testing and commercial use. The quality of this BDO is comparable to petrochemical-based BDO. BASF also expanded its portfolio by producing and offering Polytetrahydrofuran (PolyTHF®) made from renewable BDO.

Genomatica Appoints Carlos A. Cabrera to Board of Directors as Executive Chairman

Genomatica announced the appointment of Carlos A. Cabrera to its board of directors as executive chairman. Cabrera was formerly chairman, president and CEO of UOP LLC. He also previously served as executive chairman of Ivanhoe Energy; a director at Gevo; and as CEO of China'sNational Institute of Low Carbon and Clean Energy.

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