SGI-ExxonMobile ’17

Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI), the La Jolla, California, synthetic biology startup, and ExxonMobil continue to believe the dream of turning algae into a ubiquitous, affordable and low-emission transportation fuel can become a reality. The two companies announced this week that they are renewing their…

Synthetic Genomics and ExxonMobil renew algae biofuels research agreement

Synthetic Genomics and ExxonMobil have announced that they have extended their agreement to conduct joint research into advanced algae biofuels, after making significant progress in understanding algae genetics… [Read the full story]

ExxonMobil and Biofuels

ExxonMobil scientists Vijay Swarup and Kelsey McNeely are still on the case for algal-based biofuels. Here they discuss the challenges and benefits of a technology that could transform how we power cars, planes, and just about anything with an internal combustion engine…

ExxonMobil partners with MSU for algal research

A new $1 million relationship between Michigan State University and ExxonMobil will expand research in the fundamental science to advance algae-based fuels. Dr. David Kramer, MSU’s John Hannah Distinguished Professor in Photosynthesis and Bioenergetics at the MSU-DOE Plant and Research Laboratory…

SGI’s signs new algae research agreement with ExxonMobil

Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI), a privately held company dedicated to developing genomic-driven solutions to address global challenges, has announced a new co-funded research agreement with ExxonMobil…

Craig Ventor’s SGI Looking at Synthetic Algae for Fuel Solution

Steve LeVine’s recent Foreign Policy blog suggests that the highly anticipated results from the 2009 big bucks alliance between ExxonMobil and Dr. Craig Ventor’s Synthetic Genomics (SGI) may be subject to some…

Program Finalized for 5th Algae Biomass Summit

The Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced the agenda for its 5th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, the algae industry’s premier event. More than 800 attendees are expected to see and hear the more than…

ExxonMobil Issues Algae Research Update

When ExxonMobil announced its alliance in June of 2009 with Craig Ventor’s pioneering genetics laboratory, Synthetic Genomics, Inc., it looked like the all clear sign for big business to jump into the algae pool…

J. Craig Ventor Profiled in NYT

In yet another New York Times profile piece on Synthetic Genomics’ J. Craig Venter, written by Andrew Pollack, the cutting edge scientist talks about going beyond reading the genetic code that…

Exxon and SGI Unveil Milestone Development

Exxon Mobil Corporation and Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI) announced the opening of a greenhouse facility enabling the next level of research and testing in their algae biofuels program…