Clean Technology Canada

Ginkgo Bioworks joins BDO Zone Strategic Alliance as technology partner

December 19, 2022
By BDO Zone Initiative

Presented by:
Canadian Biomass
Clean Technology

Ecostrat is pleased to announce that Ginkgo Bioworks, which is building the leading platform for cell programming and biosecurity, has joined the Bioeconomy Development Opportunity (BDO) Zone Strategic Alliance as a partner in the Technology Group.

BDO Zone Strategic Alliance Partners include some of the leading companies in the bioenergy industry that help de-risk biobased project development in BDO Zones.

“Ginkgo’s vision of a thriving bioeconomy is aligned with the BDO Zone Initiative’s own goal of driving, accelerating and catalyzing biobased investment and commercial project development in communities across the U.S. As the Initiative aims to create 1,000 BDO Zones, Ginkgo is thrilled to contribute efforts towards de-risking bio-based investments,” said Kimberly Kupiecki, senior director of business development at Ginkgo. “By joining the Initiative, Ginkgo also has the unique opportunity to better understand and address local customer needs for synthetic biology applications, while ultimately driving more value for biorefineries via the application of its synbio platform.”

“The BDO Zone Initiative welcomes Ginkgo Bioworks as the newest addition to the growing Strategic Alliance,” said Jordan Solomon, president of Ecostrat. “Ginkgo’s robust technology, capabilities and connections in the biomanufacturing value chain will be fundamental to accelerating the bio-based economy in areas such as connecting feedstock supply, financial investment, bio-technology, process design, and construction to grow bio-manufacturing capacity.”

American biomass provides an economic development engine with the potential to create 160,000 jobs and nearly $15 billion of economic benefit. In Canada, the national economic impact potential is estimated at 16,060 direct, indirect, and induced jobs and over $1.48 billion annually of economic benefit. The BDO Zone Initiative can help North America realize this potential by supporting new market development for bioenergy, advanced biofuels, biobased heat and power, bio-materials, and clean hydrogen.

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