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Metabolix President, CEO, and Director Richard P. Eno
Richard P. Eno
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  • Good biotech company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Scientist in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Metabolix full-time (More than 3 years)

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO


    Good location, nice training opportunities


    High housing cost, no commercial product yet

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Headquarters Cambridge, MA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 1992
Type Company - Public (MBLX)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $5 to $10 million (USD) per year
Competitors DuPont, BASF Group, NatureWorks

Like a good oxymoron? How about natural plastics? Metabolix is working to make biodegradable plastic products out of corn sugar and other natural products. Metabolix calls its product Mirel (that being easier to say than polyhydroxyalkanoates, or PHA). The Mirel natural plastics line is the priority, but Metabolix is also developing a process to use switchgrass to co-produce PHA and a biomass feedstock to be used to make biofuels. Metabolix tested switchgrass as a feedstock in commercial trials during 2010. A joint venture with Archer-Daniels-Midland called Telles... More

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