Genencor starts shipping isoprene monomer to Goodyear

ERJ staff report (DS)

Palo Alto, California — Genencor has announced the first transfer of BioIsoprene product to The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. The announcement follows by just six months the news that the two companies were to work together to make isoprene from genetically-modified organisms, rather than from fossil resources.

Joe McAuliffe, Staff Research Scientist at Genencor, handed four containers to Dave Benko (Director of Materials Research and Development at Goodyear) at Genencor’s Palo Alto research facility. Each containing around one litre of the clear…

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