General Biomass


General Biomass Company develops advanced enzymes to make bioplastics and renewable chemicals from nonfood biomass and municipal solid waste. Our engineered cellulase and hemicellulase enzymes make biosugars - glucose and xylose - from cheap nonfood biomass. Glucose and xylose are universal substrates for all industrial fermentations, allowing production of a wide variety of renewable chemicals and bioplastics. They are also substrates for cellulosic ethanol and advanced biofuels such as green gasoline, green diesel and biojetfuel.

By providing cheap sugars from nonfood biomass, our enzymes enable production of sustainable bioplastics without the use of grain, starch, palm oil and other food-based sources. Recycling these plastics actually removes CO2 from the atmosphere and sequesters it naturally in structures such as building materials and playground equipment.

How Renewable Bioplastics Sequester CO2

General Biomass Company uses advanced biotechnology to develop custom biomass deconstruction enzymes. Each nonfood biomass feedstock is different: old newspapers require different enzymes than sugar cane bagasse or nut hulls or coffee bean husks or beetle-killed pine. We use a deep knowledge of biomass structure and sophisticated genomics tools to find the right enzymes for each feedstock, and produce them efficiently for R&D, pilot plant and commercial scale processing.

We can help you become more sustainable. We offer consulting, custom enzyme development, and an enzyme scaleup path to pilot and commercial production that fits your feedstock. Please contact us with your needs.

General Biomass Company
2906 Central Street, #134
Evanston, IL  60201
Phone:  847-624-3590

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