Increased scrutiny on sustainability has ushered demand for bio-based materials and chemicals across all industries spanning from chemical, consumer product, packaging, cosmetic/personal care, pharmaceutical, and automotive. Emerging technologies in the bio-based space offer novel ways to unlock value from waste resources to create cost-competitive products with increased functional properties. However, the bio-based industry must constantly realign to volatile crude oil prices, shifting consumer demand, and changing policies. Business opportunities are abundant in bio-based, but to capitalize in a quickly evolving landscape, companies must:
  • Identify winning technologies in a rapidly evolving technology landscape
  • Track global and regional trends in technologies, investments, products, and capacity
  • Understand nuances in economics, performance, and supply chain
  • Navigate through a fragmented and changing regulatory landscape

Recently Profiled Companies

  • White Dog Labs

    Mixotrophic fermentation platform for animal feed and specialty chemical production

    Mar 20, 2017

  • Verdezyne

    Genetically modifies yeast to produce dodecanedioic, adipic, and sebacic acids

    Mar 16, 2017

  • enEvolv

    Engineers microbes using high-throughput strain engineering platform and machine learning

    Mar 16, 2017

  • Itaconix - Polymer Platform

    Polymerizes itaconic acid into poly(itaconic acid) for applications in home care, personal care, and industrial chemicals

    Mar 16, 2017

  • Genomatica

    Develops fermentation process for production of BDO, butadiene, and nylon intermediates

    Mar 2, 2017

  • Isobionics

    Produces terpenoid derivatives for fragrances, flavorings, and specialty chemicals

    Mar 2, 2017

  • Spidey Tek

    Bacteria-produced spider silk for fibers and additives

    Mar 2, 2017

  • Conagen

    Biosynthesis and scale-up of high-margin molecules

    Feb 20, 2017

  • EcoSynthetix

    Biopolymer nanoparticles for adhesive and coating applications

    Feb 16, 2017

  • CelluForce

    Produces nanocrystalline cellulose from wood pulp

    Feb 16, 2017

  • Cloud Pharmaceuticals

    Combines artificial intelligence and quantum mechanics to speed up drug discovery

    Feb 7, 2017

  • Colorado State University - Kota Group

    Studies surface and interfacial sciences to develop super-repellent surfaces

    Feb 2, 2017

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  • Algae
  • Biomass to sugars
  • Bio-oils
  • Catalysis
  • Enzymatic and acid hydrolysis
  • Fermentation
  • Genetically modified organisms
  • Lignocellulosic biomass
  • Metabolic engineering
  • Polymers and bioplastics
  • Synthetic biology
  • Thermochemical processing
  • Waste gas (CO2, CH4, CO)
  • Advanced materials
  • Automotive
  • Coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers (CASE)
  • Consumer packaged goods (CPG)
  • Cosmetics and personal care
  • Flavors and fragrances
  • Food ingredients
  • Intermediate chemicals
  • Lubricants
  • Packaging
  • Specialty chemicals
  • Textiles

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