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New Database ‘Capacitor’ Helps Companies Find Microbial Fermentation Facilities

Synonym Biotechnologies has joined forces with GFI, Blue Horizon, and Material Innovation Initiative to launch a new database called Capacitor. The free resource comprehensively lists microbial fermentation facilities worldwide, helping synthetic biology companies to find capacity. Users can search using criteria such as location, scale, bioprocess, and feedstock, or view facilities on an interactive map. Capacitor is targeting what has been described as a bottleneck in biomanufacturing — it is estimated that a thousand times more capacity will be needed to meet future demand. Alongside developing the database, Synonym is working to address the cause by building new infrastructure in the US. Increasing fermentation capacity Elsewhere in the world, other companies are also attempting to solve the problem of limited fermentation capacity. One is Singapore’s …


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Synonym Biotechnologies Plans to Accelerate Adoption of Biomanufactured Products 

Synonym Biotechnologies of New York announces it has begun the development process of its first biomanufacturing infrastructure as a “new asset class and a new investable real estate category for a decarbonized industrial future.” Following a $6.3M pre-seed raise from a16z, Giant Ventures, Blue Horizon, Thia Ventures and other venture funds active in decarbonization, Synonym asserts its belief that biomanufacturing facilities will become an “important sustainable asset class driving 21st century industrial growth”. The company has shortlisted potential sites in the US for what it refers to as “fermentation farms” focusing on locations which offer direct grid interconnects, ready access to feedstock, and workforce availability. “Biomanufacturing will be one of the core drivers of 21st century economic development, akin to how petroleum catalysed so much …