REG completes sale of Life Sciences assets to Genomatica

By Renewable Energy Group Inc. | June 06, 2019

Renewable Energy Group Inc. announced June 6 that it completed the sale of substantially all assets of REG Life Sciences to Genomatica on May 29.

“We are pleased to be selling our Life Sciences assets to Genomatica, which is well-positioned to build upon the technical progress we have made, and to advance the team and the technology through to commercialization,” said Cynthia J. Warner, CEO of REG. “As we focus on our core strategies to grow our fuel business, this deal allows the technology to develop with a new owner while we retain the opportunity to participate in the successful commercialization of the technology in the future.”

REG acquired the Life Sciences business in 2014. Since then, the team has successfully advanced the technology development over several years including through key strategic partnerships with ExxonMobil and Clariant. Many of the REG Life Sciences team members will join Genomatica at its San Diego Innovation Center.

“Consumer demand for sustainable products continues to grow, and successful companies will increasingly switch to ingredients that reduce harm to the environment and work with partners with shared values,” said Christophe Schilling, CEO of Genomatica. “This acquisition adds powerful technology and talent to help Genomatica enhance the sustainability of everyday products.”


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