P2 Science is a venture-backed, renewable specialty chemicals company, co-founded by Professor Paul Anastas head of the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale Universtiy.

In November of 2011, Neil A Burns joined the company as part-time CEO and initial funding from Elm Street Ventures was secured around the same time.

P2 Science has developed a unique chemical technology for converting renewable feedstocks—including vegetable oils—into high-value, specialty chemicals. These include flavor, fragrance and cosmetics ingredients.

Many of our products are today available only from petrochemical sources. Among the first products to be produced by P2 are vegetable-derived, cost-effective versions of current petrochemical fragrance ingredients.

Major users and formulators of specialty chemicals have a strong interest in substituting renewable for petrochemical ingredients.

P2’s technology is a unique version of ozonolysis which provides improved value, efficiency, and safety. The company has filed a series of patents relating to technology and products.

Patrick Foley, a Yale graduate of the PhD program in Environmental Engineering, is P2′s Chief Scientific Officer. Neil A Burns is the company’s CEO.

P2 has a laboratory in Woodbridge CT to support this technology’s development and commercialization, as well as partnerships with major companies at a number of points along the supply chain.