Zea2 can help leading early and mid-stage innovators accelerate the commercialization of products in the food and nutrition, personal care, agriculture, performance chemicals, and material sciences industries. Zea2 has a strong reputation of innovative leadership in the biotechnology economy and is leveraging an experienced operations team and the Boardman infrastructure to help synthetic biology and industrial biotechnology companies get to commercial scale.
As a strategic partner, we help companies navigate all areas of biotechnology scaling to increase the probability of successful commercialization. Our operational experience, industry networks, and existing demonstration scale fermentation equipment and infrastructure helps our partners navigate fermentation scale up, downstream optimization, product testing, and more.
In addition to providing companies with access to production equipment assets and infrastructure, Zea2 is committed to providing its customer partners with operational expertise, scale up engineering services, mentorship, process improvement advisory, and in some cases co-investment or seed funding.
We understand to level of project planning necessary to get a commercial scale project off the ground. Our team can help you develop a comprehensive project plan and schedule, while managing all engineering, procurement, and construction activities.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE: LET US HELP YOU NAVIGATE
- Fermentation scale up
- Downstream optimization
- Product trials and testing
- Process engineering and improvement
- EPC oversight
- Securing funding/financing
- Developing a US based supply chain
- Plant operations
- Capacity expansion
- Accelerate commercialization
FEEDSTOCK: WOOD IS GOOD
Wood as biomass feedstock has many advantages over other agricultural residues. It has a significant bulk density advantage over other, lighter, biomass feedstocks, allowing you to put more mass through the same sized system increasing your overall daily input by a factor of ~2.5 without increasing capex. It can be stored on the stump until it is needed for conversion into ethanol or a chemical product, eliminating storage concerns.
PRODUCTS: ADVANTAGED & DIVERSE
Zea2 can accelerate the commercialization of a wide range of products within the food and nutrition, personal care, agriculture, performance chemicals, material sciences, and other industries.
EPC SUPPORT: NETWORK OF PROVEN INDUSTRY PARTNERS
Our engineering partners have vast experience executing scale up projects and can help companies develop comprehensive process documentation, while working to identify process improvement opportunities that reduce upfront capex and increase efficiency.