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Metabolix Inc
21 Erie Street
Cambridge
MA 02139-4260
USA
[t] 617 492 0505
[f] 617 492 1996
Founded in 1992, Metabolix Inc uses biotechnology to produce environment-friendly performance plastics from renewable resources. Metabolix is the world leader in applying the advanced tools of metabolic engineering and molecular biology to efficiently produce PHA bio-based plastics in microbial systems and directly in non-food plant crops.
Metabolix demonstrates successful manufacturing process scale-up at 50,000 liter scale
30 May, 2006
Metabolix reported today that it has successfully scaled up production of its PHAs (polyhydroxyalkanoates) to the 50 cubic meter (50,000 L) scale. The fermentation converted commercial-grade corn sugar to PHAs, achieving high production rates and titers with overall fermentation times of less than 40 hours. This achievement represents a significant step forward in the development and production of biopolymers that will rival traditional petrochemicals as a source of material for polymer applications.
ADM and Metabolix announce first commercial plant for PHA Natural Plastics
29 May, 2006
Cambridge, MA. Archer Daniels Midland Company and Metabolix have announced that ADM will build the first commercial plant to produce a new generation of high-performance natural plastics that are eco-friendly and based on sustainable, renewable resources. The plant will have an initial annual capacity of 50,000 tons per year and will be located at a major ADM North American site and serve the joint venture being established by the companies.
Metabolix and Archer Daniels Midland enter strategic alliance to commercialize PHA natural polymers
04 November, 2004
Metabolix Inc and Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) have announced that they have entered a strategic alliance with the purpose of commercializing a new generation of high-performance natural plastics that are eco-friendly and based on sustainable, renewable resources.
Metabolix and ADM enter strategic alliance to commercialize PHA natural polymers
04 November, 2004
Metabolix, Inc. and Archer Daniels Midland Company announced today that they have entered a strategic alliance with the purpose of commercializing a new generation of high-performance natural plastics that are eco-friendly and based on sustainable, renewable resources. Through the alliance, the two companies are planning to establish a state-of-the-art 50,000-ton production facility and a 50/50 joint venture to manufacture and market natural PHA polymers for a wide variety of applications, including coated paper, film, and molded goods.
Combined production of PHA bio-based polymers and biomass energy
21 October, 2004
The practice of extracting energy and petrochemicals from fossil carbon is unsustainable, currently in light of the contributions to atmospheric carbon dioxide that necessarily accompany it, and over the longer term in light of the finite nature of these resources. It is now generally recognized that atmospheric carbon dioxide levels are being notably increased by human activity, with significant climate changes expected, although not easily predicted in their details.
Metabolix develops three methods for biodegradable polymer production
31 December, 2000
Metabolix Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts, has begun commercializing patents, licensed under an exclusive agreement from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for the production of naturally occurring polymers, known as polyhydroxyalkanoates.
Metabolix prepares to introduce a new rage of biodegradable polymers
29 December, 2000
Materials Company, Metabolix Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts, has begun commercializing technology, licensed from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for the production of naturally occurring polymers, known as polyhydroxyalkanoates.
 
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