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Synthetic Genomics

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Synthetic Genomics

Synthetic Genomics
Type Private company
Industry Alternative fuels
Founders J. Craig Venter
Area served Worldwide
Products Ethanol
Website .comSyntheticGenomics

Synthetic Genomics is a company dedicated to using modified or synthetically produced alternative fuels—ethanol and hydrogen. Synthetic Genomics was founded in part by J. Craig Venter. Venter's previous company, Celera Genomics, was a driving force in the race to sequence the Human Genome.[1]

The firm takes its name from the phrase ExxonMobil for this venture.[4][5]

The company has purchased an 81 acre site in Southern California's Imperial valley where they intend to produce algae fuel.[6]


  1. ^ "About Synthetic Genomics". Synthetic Genomics' corporate website. Archived from the original on September 24, 2005. Retrieved November 26, 2005. 
  2. ^ Whitehouse, David (July 4, 2005). "Venter revives synthetic bug talk". BBC. 
  3. ^ Pennisi, E. (2010). "Genomics. Synthetic genome brings new life to bacterium". Science 328 (5981): 958–959.  
  4. ^ Xconomy San Diego. 6/4/09.Craig Venter Has Algae Biofuel in Synthetic Genomics’ Pipeline.Juha-Pekka Tikka :
  5. ^ "Scientist on plan to turn algae to fuel". NPR. July 15, 2009. 
  6. ^ Synthetic Genomics Press release: May 24, 2012

External links

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