By making better, greener alternatives to petrochemistry, Zymergen sees a huge economic and environmental opportunity Smoke from wildfires previewed the apocalyptic future some warn of if we can’t control climate ... [+] change. Biomanufacturing upstart Zymergen aims to use biology to make the $3 trillion chemicals and materials industry more sustainable. Photo by MILKOVÍ on Unsplash As the smoke from a dozen wildfires darkened San Francisco, Josh Hoffman took his two children outside to see the surreal morning sky. It looked like a dystopian scene from Blade Runner 2049. Josh Hoffman, CEO and co-founder of Zymergen. Photo courtesy of Zymergen “My kids were scared because the sun never rose, and when it did it looked like a ...read more...