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About CinderBio

CinderBio is the only enzyme company that uses Archaeal extremophilic microbes to produce ultra-stable enzymes that operate at boiling temperatures with detergents, solvents, acids, and oxidizers. We apply our unique enzyme catalysts to develop sustainable processes that reduce or replace harsh petroleum-based chemicals to offer natural and sustainable products with superior performance. We have developed and patented products for proteomics, cleaning & sanitation for food processing, Gen1 and Gen2 biofuels, and a continuous hydrolysate process to produce alternative proteins for food and feed. In short, we have only begun to exploit the unique biodiversity of archaea and the unprecedented properties of their enzymes to provide competitive sustainable solutions for modern industries.  


CinderBio’s patented technologies are the product of ten years of research in the Yannone group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Our technologies and business have been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Energy, the USDA as well as private investors. Our business model has been refined with participation in several accelerator programs including Cyclotron Road, the Chobani Food Tech Residency, SkyDeck, Plug and Play, Haas Cleantech to Market, and QB3.


Our laboratory and office spaces are located at Gate 510 in San Leandro California and are fully equipped for molecular biology, biochemistry, and microbiology together with our production facility. We are expanding our small integrated team of highly motivated entrepreneurial scientists that wear many hats.

Our Culture and Values

CinderBio is committed to becoming the global leader in providing superior biocatalysts for the many sustainable processes of the emerging bioeconomy. 


We value equity in opportunity, honesty, respect, initiative, commitment, hard work, and safety

We let biology be our guide in our search for the most innovative and sustainable solutions for our customers

We are problem solvers and seek to continually learn and grow through being open to feedback, new ideas, and new opportunities 

We work as an integrated team to accomplish our goals

We genuinely enjoy science and technology and value its rigor

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