Genencor has a collaboration with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company that leverages Genencor’s ability to develop industrial-scale “cell factories” that address specific client needs. For this need, Genencor established the BioIsoprene™ platform, a technology to produce high quality synthetic rubber with more predictable supply and economics that also helps protect tropical forests. As the BioIsoprene™ monomer is produced largely from renewable raw materials, manufacturers in many industries will be able to count on a reliable, consistent supply that is not subject to changes in weather and price.
The BioIsoprene™ platform creates tremendous opportunities for growth from isoprene across a wide range of industrial applications – from adhesives and specialty elastomers to advanced transportation and jet fuels.
Genencor’s ability to design and develop one of our “cell factories,” to meet our customer’s needs, and further scale that cell factory to our customer’s needs, enabled our collaboration with Goodyear.