A New Path For Waste Management: Trash-to-Chemicals

February 9, 2011

Earth2Tech reports on new agreement between Genomatica and Waste Management

Trash king Waste Management will soon have new use for its waste: chemicals, courtesy of a new development partnership with green chemistry company Genomatica. The move is Waste Management’s latest, as it looks to expand the applications that can be made out of the municipal waste it collects, from biofuels to fertilizers to biogas.

Genomatica, based in San Diego, will engineer the organisms that will convert synthesis gas (syngas) produced from the trash into chemical compounds. The companies didn’t disclose the terms of the deal.

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