Green Biologics Ltd. (GBL) was founded in Oxford, England in 2003 by Dr Edward Green to develop and commercialize advanced microbial technology for the production of renewable chemicals and biofuels. In 2005, GBL moved from an incubator site in Oxford to its current location in Milton Park, Abingdon. The Company now has over 7000 ft² of lab and office space in Milton Park and another 4000 ft² in Ohio with 40 employees, many of whom have advanced degrees in microbiology, biochemistry or biochemical engineering.
GBL has raised over $15 million in equity financing from angel investors and venture capital firms, including ConVergInce Holdings, Capricorn Venture Partners, Oxford Capital Partners, the Carbon Trust and Morningside Ventures. GBL has been recognized with numerous awards in Europe and in the U.S. including the Cleantech 100 list for four years running (2008 - 2011), the Clean Connect 30 list (2009), the 30 Most Transformative Technologies of 2010 list, and the coveted New Energy Pioneer Award from Bloomberg News in 2011.
On January 1, 2012, GBL merged with butylfuel™ LLC, (BF) a U.S. based biobutanol technology company. BF was founded in 1991 by David Ramey, a biobutanol pioneer and champion of using biobutanol as an advanced biofuel. GBL's strengths in biobutanol technology complement BF's strengths in the design, build and operation of large scale bioprocessing facilities, particularly in the U.S. market. Post-merger, the combined entity is a global leader in biobutanol and other C4 chemicals, with deep skills and assets spanning microbiology and metabolic engineering through advanced fermentation and commercial production scale.
GBL has state-of-the-art lab and pilot plant facilities in the U.K. and U.S., with strong collaborations with engineering firms across the globe. The Company has commercial projects underway in China and India and is evaluating several commercial options in Brazil and the U.S. We aim to be a leader in commercial production of renewable C4 chemicals, and we're keenly interested in partnering with companies who share our vision for sustainable and renewable chemicals.