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We make bacteria and plants that clean up pollution.

How to clean up industrial pollution is one of the greatest unmet challenges of the 21st century. At BluumBio, we engineer bacteria and plants to eat toxic chemicals. Oil and mining companies use our products to clean up and restore contaminated sites. To date, we created strains that can degrade petroleum hydrocarbons, PCBs, PFAS, heavy metals and microplastics. We also achieved regulatory approval to field trial our products. We are also in the process of obtaining our first five R&D contracts worth >$20M. Field-application of our products costs $1-2M per year per site. The cost of treating Superfund, military, and landfill sites in the US alone is worth >$40B annually. At BluumBio, we are building a future where biodiversity thrives and everyone has access to clean soil, water and air.

Katherine French

I am a biologist dedicated to developing new technologies that harness nature to clean up the environment. I completed my PhD in the Department of Plant Sciences at Oxford University in 2016. Since then, I have worked at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab to engineer organisms for bioremediation and to understand the environmental effects of genetically engineered bacteria and plants. BluumBio combines my passion for sustainability with my commitment to bioinovation.

Katherine French
Katherine French
BLUUMBIO

Startup jobs at BLUUMBIO

Berkeley, CA
$60k - $80k
1+ years
Berkeley, CA
$60k - $80k
1+ years