Tuesday, September 23, 2008

UC San Diego Startup Genomatica turns sugar into industrial chemicals

Genomatica, a UC San Diego startup founded by a UC San Diego Jacobs School bioengineering PhD student Christopher Schilling and his professor Bernhard Palsson made big news recently when it announced a process to use sugar, rather than petroleum, to produce a common industrial chemical.

CNET has a good story here.

The Forbes story "Making Plastic from Sugar" is a good read as well.

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