Biochemical firm Genomatica developing nylon feedstocks

By Frank Esposito
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: August 5, 2014 12:16 pm ET
Updated: August 5, 2014 12:18 pm ET

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Technology firm Genomatica Inc. is working to develop bio-based production of nylon feedstocks caprolactam, adipic acid and HMDA.

“Nylon intermediates are of high interest to us, and are a natural target for our R&D and process engineering strengths,” CEO Christophe Schilling said in an Aug. 5 news release.

San Diego-based Genomatica already has had success with bio-based butanediol, which is used to make plastics and rubber feedstock butadiene. The firm’s bio-BDO process has been licensed by plastics and chemicals makers BASF SE and Novamont SpA.

Genomatica also is working with materials firms Royal DSM, Versalis SpA and Toray Industries Inc.


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Updated: August 5, 2014 12:18 pm ET

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