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General Biomass Company

General Biomass develops enzymes and bioreactors to convert nonfood biomass to sugars for bioplastics, renewable chemicals and biofuels.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location United States
  • Currency USD
  • Founded December 1998
  • Employees 3
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Company Summary

We work with customers to create supply chain technologies for sustainable packaging in the food and beverage industries, ethanol, butanol and biojet producers who want to utilize cellulosic feedstocks, and companies who want to turn waste problems into sustainable GHG-reducing solutions. Our cellulosic technology can produce sugars from a wide range of nonfood feedstocks: MSW, forest residues, or waste biomass from fruits, palm and coffee beans.


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    Daniel Gibbs
    CEO and Founder

    Stanford Ph.D., invited speaker at a panel on Cost Parity of Bioplastics at BioPlastek 2013 in San Francisco June 26-28, 2013 on An Economic Value Chain Using Nonfood Biomass Intermediates for Bioplastics Production, product development and bioinformatics at Abbott Labs, testified on biofuels before U.S. House Energy Subcommittee. NIH Predoctoral Fellow at Stanford, NIH Postdoctoral Felllow at Univ. Washington, Associate Professor Biological Sci

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    Sadira Tash
    Director Development & Marketing

    M.S.Ed., M.S.W, Founder of Horizons Chlidrens Center, a nonprofit educational organization. Extensive experience with grants and small business management.

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    Research Scientist

    Ph.D., Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, postdoc. Experience with recombinant enzymes, protein expression and characterization.

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    N Katam
    Research Associate

    Masters in Biological Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Technology in Biotechnology.

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    Lisa Walker
    Advisory Board

    MBA, Univ. of Chicago, Founder and Managing Director of Leadership Capital Advisors. Named a Champion of Change by President Obama for her work mentoring clean energy startups. Korn/Ferry, Heidrick & Struggles, Chief Marketing Officer of BP Amoco PLC, Air BP. Advisory Board of Clean Energy Trust.

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    John T. Allen
    Advisory Board

    Attorney. Harvard Law School. A founder of the Technology Innovation Center (TIC), named by Forbes as one of 10 Technology Incubators That Are Changing the World. General Attorney, United States Gypsum.

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    Andre Martinelli
    Advisory Board

    MBA, Harvard, Principal at Blue Ridge Partners. McKinsey, Baxter Healthcare. Advisory Board of Clean Energy Trust.


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    John T. Allen