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Blue Marble Biomaterials

Our mission is to replace petroleum-based chemicals with sustainable, drop in replacement specialty chemicals that are price comparable.

  • Stage $500K in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Biotechnology
  • Location Missoula, MT, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2007
  • Employees 21
  • Website

Company Summary

We believe that biomass can one day replace crude oil. While many are focused on producing low-value products such as biofuels, we produce high-value biochemicals for the flavor, fragrance, and personal care markets. All of our products are produced naturally - no petroleum and no GMO. We are the ONLY company currently producing biochemicals for these markets. We sell to distributors, blenders, and end users.


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    Colby Underwood
    Co-CEO and Chief Business Officer

    As Chief Business Officer and Co-CEO, Colby oversees relationships with major customers and feedstock providers, provides leadership in finance, marketing and sales, and continues to build government and investor relations. He has worked tirelessly to move Blue Marble from a biochemical manufacturing start-up into full commercialization. Colby resides in Seattle, WA and Missoula, MT.

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    James Stephens
    Co-CEO and Chief Scientific Officer

    James Stephens has an extensive technical and business background in product development for industrial microbiology, chemical engineering, and food safety from bench level research to commercialization. He also has years of management experience, bringing new products to the market. James, a Montana native, is active in the community working on economic development issues and working closely with the local university.

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    Julie Kimmey

    Julie is a certified public accountant and has over 25 years of Business and Accounting Experience. She moved to Missoula in 1999 and lives in Arlee with her husband and son. Julie is excited to join the Blue Marble team and to be part of a company that will be providing new jobs for our community, and is looking forward to working for a company whose foundation is based in sciences and, as an added bonus, is a green company.

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    Dr. Terri Mavencamp
    Research and Development Managing Chemist

    Terri received a B.A. in Chemistry from Boston University and a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Montana. She continued her training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a Post Doctoral Fellow in the nutritional biochemistry laboratory. Terri has extensive experience in small molecule organic synthesis, analytical methods and diverse separation methods. Terri formulates skincare products using safe, natural ingredients.


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    Dorsey and Whitney