Solugen raises $357 million to make chemicals from sugar, not petroleum

September 19, 2021

The chemical industry is one of the largest contributors to global emissions, traditionally using petroleum, natural gas and phosphates to make their products. The start-up Solugen uses synthetic biology to replace many of these ingredients with simple sugar and other renewable resources. They are among the first to prove that synthetic biology production can scale both in production and sales. It's encouraging to see that we are not alone in the fight for a more sustainable chemical production.

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