ZeaChem

ZeaChem

Facts & Stats

  • Technology utilizes any renewable biomass (trees, grasses, agricultural and forest wastes, etc) to produce a range of fuels and chemicals.
  • Mature technology will be competitive with petroleum at $50/barrel with capex of $4/gallon and opex of <$1/gallon.
  • ZeaChem cellulosic ethanol has 94% less greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than conventional gasoline.
  • The 250,000 gallon/year demonstration scale plant in Boardman, Oregon will begin production in 2011.
  • The company is developing strategic partnerships in the fuel and chemical industries to commercialize the technology and bring products to market.

 

Genomatica

Genomatica

Facts & Stats

  • Genomatica’s sustainable chemicals will cost 15-25% less to produce than today’s petrochemicals.
  • Genomatica took only 2.5 years to achieve pilot production with its first product, a green version of the chemical BDO.
  • Genomatica’s sustainable chemicals produce 70% less greenhouse gases. This is a potential reduction of 7 billion pounds per year for their first product, BDO.
  • Genomatica is focused on the core of the chemical industry: the 50 intermediate and basic chemicals that are used to make thousands of others. Each has an existing market in the billions to scores of billions of dollars. 
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