P2 Science

P2 Science is a renewable specialty chemical company co-founded by Yale scientists, a chemical industry veteran, and Elm Street Ventures, an early stage venture fund. P2 Science has developed a unique bio-refining process for the conversion of biomass, including vegetable oils, into high-value specialty chemicals such as fragrance ingredients, bio-lubricants, bio-polymer intermediates and surfactants. Many of the products made by the P2 process are today available only from petrochemical sources. Among the first products to be produced by P2 are vegetable derived versions of current petrochemical consumer product ingredients. Major users & formulators of specialty chemicals have a strong interest in substituting vegetable for petrochemical ingredients. Patrick Foley, a graduate of the PhD program in Environmental Engineering at Yale, is P2′s Chief Scientific Officer. Neil Burns, an executive with 20+ years experience in the specialty chemical industry, is the company’s CEO. P2 has a laboratory in New Haven to support development and commercialization of the technology and has commenced discussions with partners at a number of points along the supply chain.
Company Growth (employees)
Woodbridge, US
Size (employees)
9 (est)
P2 Science was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Woodbridge, US

Key People/Management at P2 Science

Neil Burns

Neil Burns

Patrick Foley

Patrick Foley

Chief Science Officer
Yonghua Yang

Yonghua Yang

Research Chemist
Tania Salam

Tania Salam

Laboratory Technician
Rick Sowerby

Rick Sowerby

Finance and Accounting

P2 Science Office Locations

P2 Science has an office in Woodbridge
Woodbridge, US (HQ)
4 Research Dr

P2 Science Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Total Funding

$2 m

Latest funding size

$1 m

Time since last funding

over 3 years


P2 Science's latest funding round in April 2014 was reported to be $1 m. In total, P2 Science has raised $2 m

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