Genomatica is a San Diego-based company founded in 2000 by Christophe Schilling.
Genomatica has developed a novel commercial bioprocess for 1,4-butanediol (BDO) marketed as GENO BDO. It is a major chemical intermediate that can be used to manufacture polymers for applications in athletic apparel, electronics substrates, and automotive materials. The technology package for the bioprocess is licensed to Novamont, which operates a 30,000 metric ton per year facility in Bottrighe (Adria), Italy. GENO BDO is also licensed to BASF.