Our ultimate goal was to do what others have failed to do in renewable chemicals, which is to deliver natural building block ingredients that can out-compete petro-chemicals on price and performance using novel science and production processes. From successful venture capital funding, to our first commercial shipments from our plant, to prestigious green chemistry awards and successful collaborations with global consumer brands, we’re proud of our history. And we look forward to producing new proprietary bio-chemical blends and derivatives to solve some of our customer’s most urgent needs.
We believe in our values and our vision. It’s clear in our behavior and in the way we do business. We want to play a key role in leveraging our renewable specialty chemicals to bring value driven, sustainable solutions to our customers.
Our world-class technology platform is founded on advanced Clostridium microbial fermentation. This platform converts a wide range of sustainable feedstocks into high value green chemicals including n-butanol, acetone and – through chemical synthesis – derivatives for downstream formulations.
Green Biologics’ processes minimize waste and energy and improve product purity and performance in downstream product formulations. Green Biologics also possess extensive formulation and chemical synthesis capabilities that can help customers develop new, sustainable products and applications without sacrificing performance.
Why it Matters
Our renewable n-butanol and acetone generate lower emissions and contain fewer impurities of concern compared to petroleum-based alternatives without sacrificing product performance. They perform as well as or better than fossil-fuel derived n-butanol and acetone, as they are molecularly identical to petro-derived equivalents. As end consumers become more aware of the potential health impacts of these contaminants, it is critical that our renewable n-butanol and acetone don’t have the common impurities that petroleum distillates incur.
Plus, Green Biologics biobased feedstocks are decoupled from the tight supply and volatility experienced in the petrochemical supply chain. Our risk management expertise allows us to offer a range of pricing options to minimize volatility that allow customers to lock-in raw material costs and take control of their margins.
Responsible Research & Innovation
The responsible use of science and technology to design customer solutions is intrinsic to our company. We have an embedded health and safety culture, and our projects incorporate Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) elements within their framework. We also collaborate with social scientists to ensure we ask questions and consider viewpoints from a range of stakeholders. Ultimately, we need to be confident that we are doing the right thing for the right reasons.
Our staff regularly engage in education and outreach programs and many of them are active STEM ambassadors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Our activities range from visiting schools and universities as guest speakers to hosting school students on work experience and offering internship placements for university students. Our scientists also enjoy taking time out of the lab to share their passion for STEM subjects by participating in science festivals and similar events.
The Nagoya Protocol
The Nagoya Protocol is an international agreement developed to create fair and equitable benefit sharing when accessing genetic resources, to further one of the key objectives of the UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity. To implement the Nagoya Protocol, the European Commission adopted Regulation (EU) No. 511/2014 in October 2014, which was made part of English law through the Nagoya Protocol (Compliance) Regulations 2015. One of the key principles is that anyone wishing to access genetic resources from another country must demonstrate comprehensive due diligence.
Green Biologics is committed to a responsible approach to research and innovation, and we have taken steps to implement the Nagoya protocol in our organization. When sourcing material within the scope of the Nagoya Protocol we take all reasonable steps to ensure that we and our suppliers have demonstrated appropriate due diligence and have complied with all national access legislation governing the access to and use of such materials.