Matrix Genetics Pursues the Algae Fuel Dream in the Lab, Not With Big Steel Tanks, Giant Ponds

Margaret McCormick has been dreaming of ways to make microorganisms do big things since her grad school days in biology at MIT. Years later, the scientist-turned-venture capitalist is now in a position to act on those dreams as CEO of a Seattle-based startup called Matrix Genetics. The idea is about as big as startup visions get: engineering single-cell varieties of algae to become the workhorses that crank out commercial quantities of oil.

Bron: Xconomy, May 12, 2011


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