Startup Detail

Participant Info

Company
ZymoChem
Industry
BioTech
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City
Berkeley
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Contact Phone Number
Website
http://www.zymochem.com/
Description
ZymoChem is a synthetic biology start-up that is genetically engineering microbes to produce chemicals. Our mission is to reshape the chemical industry by developing eco-friendly processes for producing chemicals that go into making every day products such as plastics, fragrances, and fabrics. By engineering biosynthetic pathways not found in nature, ZymoChem is re-imagining the microbe, one that minimizes/eliminates carbon loss as CO2 during fermentation. Specifically, ZymoChem’s “carbon conserving” microbes direct all carbon to chemical production, delivering up to a 50% increase in fermentation yields over state-of-the-art technologies. This improvement in efficiency gives ZymoChem’s bioprocesses a breakthrough cost-advantage over petroleum-based production of these chemicals, even at today’s oil prices. Leading ZymoChem is a world-class team of scientists & engineers who have raised funding from the US Department of Energy, the US Department of Agriculture, IndieBio, and Breakout Labs. We are actively seeking highly motivated and productive researchers to join us in Berkeley, California to develop ZymoChem’s technology for transforming the renewable chemicals industry.