Genomatica, Waste Mangement Sign Pact

San Diego-based Genomatica, which has been developing technology to produce basic chemicals from renewable feedstocks, has signed a strategic agreement with Houston’s Waste Management to develop ways of making basic chemicals from landfill gas and other sources. Genomatica says it will create proprietary organisms and manufacturing processes that use syngas as the raw material for making certain industrial chemicals. Waste Management will provide the syngas, which is produced chiefly through anaerobic digestion of municipal solid waste.

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