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Qteros looks to rebuild and raise $3m

In Massachusetts, Qteros is looking to raise $3m to $5m to redevelop its technology with the Q microbe, at a much smaller scale, employing 12 people. Potential customers for the reborn company would include paper mills and sugarcane ethanol operations. Said William Rosenberg, executive director of the UMass Commercial Ventures and Intellectual Property office, “We’d […]

December 21, 2012 More

Qteros assets to be auctioned in Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, assets from a closed Chicopee fermentation facility belonging to biofuel company, Qteros Inc., will be auctioned for liquidation. The plant was officially closed in January after cutting most of its 40-person workforce in November 2011.

September 25, 2012 More

Qteros shuts fermentation facility in Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, Qteros has closed its Chicopee fermentation facility. “The company has made significant advancement in the technology, but there are always these issues of continuing the flow of investment funds,” she said.,” said Susan Leschine, whose research founded the company, told MassLive.com. According to reports, the company’s offices have been locked, and have been […]

April 16, 2012 More

Q-d'etat at Qteros: CEO McCarthy out, in shock move

A setbaQ in the Quest for Quick SuQQess at Qteros. Sign of the times? Why are cellulosic biofuels companies struggling with Series C investment rounds? How much time do cellulosic ethanol companies have left to go big, before they go home? In Massachusetts, Qteros CEO John McCarthy and an unconfirmed cadre of key people left […]

November 18, 2011 More

Qteros vs Joule Unlimited: Who's the Best?

Background: This is an Elite Eight (quarter-final), Eastern Regional match-up between #4 seed Qteros and #7 seed Joule Unlimited, in the 2011 Transformative Technologies tourney, from Biofuels Digest. Voting: Open to all Biofuels Digest subscribers. Voting links are in the Biofuels Digest daily newsletter. To subscribe (free), visit here. The winner gets: Most votes advances […]

September 4, 2011 More

Novozymes, Qteros, Joule surge in Transformative Technologies 2011 third round

In third day voting in round three of Transformative Technologies 2011, Novozymes shot ahead of #1 seed Amyris 51-49. threatening to topple the company that secured the top ranking in last year’s 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy. Meanwhile, tournament Cinderella OriginOil saw its lead over Codexis narrowed to 55-45, but with two days voting remaining, […]

August 31, 2011 More

Qteros vs INEOS Bio: Who's the Best?

Background: This is a Sweet Sixteen (third round), Eastern Regional match-up between #4 seed Qteros and #8 seed INEOS Bio, in the 2011 Transformative Technologies tourney, from Biofuels Digest. Voting: Open to all Biofuels Digest subscribers. Voting links are in the Biofuels Digest daily newsletter. To subscribe (free), visit here. The winner gets: Most votes […]

August 27, 2011 More

Qteros vs Algenol: Who's the Best?

Background: This is a second round, East Regional match-up between #4 seed Qteros and #5 seed Algenol, in the 2011 Transformative Technologies tourney, from Biofuels Digest. Voting: Open to all Biofuels Digest subscribers. Voting links are in the Biofuels Digest daily newsletter. To subscribe (free), visit here. The winner gets: Most votes advances to the Sweet […]

August 20, 2011 More

Qteros vs Inbicon: Who's the Best?

Background: This is a first round, East Regional match-up between #4 seed Qteros and #13 seed Inbicon in the 2011 Transformative Technologies tourney, from Biofuels Digest. Voting: Open to all Biofuels Digest subscribers. Voting links are in the Biofuels Digest daily newsletter. To subscribe (free), visit here. The winner gets: Most votes advances to the […]

August 14, 2011 More

Qteros wins key patents for the Q Microbe

In Massachussets, Qteros and the University of Massachusetts Amherst announced two intellectual property (IP) advances that extend the patent estate for their unique ethanol-producing microorganism, Clostridium phytofermentans, also known as the Q Microbe. The United States Patent and Trademark Office issued US Patent 7,943,363 B2 covering genetic constructs of Clostridium phytofermentans. This patent is significant […]

June 28, 2011 More