Yale startup opens green manufacturing plant in Naugatuck
A Yale University startup unveiled in Naugatuck what it describes as the first production plant of its kind in the world producing fragrances, flavors and cosmetics from renewable ingredients and intermediates, with plans to employ 30 people.
P2 Science begins commercial production in October. Under CEO Neil Burns, the company has raised some $10 million in backing from several investors including the state Connecticut Innovations venture fund. The company was founded by Paul Anastas and Patrick Foley in the Yale University Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering, and lists its main office in Woodbridge.
The new P2 Science factory is located at 162 Great Hill Road in Naugatuck in a building used previously by Hospital Marketing Services.
P2 Science received patents on its core technology in mid-September. Among the Naugatuck plant’s first products will be Hydrofleur, a fragrance co-developed with Danbury-based Bedoukian Research with the scent of the lily of the valley flower.
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