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M&G files for bankruptcy protection including Biochemtex and Beta Renewables

M&G files for bankruptcy protection including Biochemtex and Beta Renewables

November 1, 2017 |

In Italy, the court of Alessandria admitted Gruppo Mossi Ghisolfi companies to the “concordato preventivo” in accordance with article 161 sixth paragraph of the Bankruptcy Law. Eight companies of the group were included, including Biochemtex S.p.A. and Beta Renewables S.r.l. The court granted all companies a term of 120 days starting from October 26, 2017 […]

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Beta Renewables in cellulosic ethanol crisis, as Grupo M&G parent files for restructuring

Beta Renewables in cellulosic ethanol crisis, as Grupo M&G parent files for restructuring

October 30, 2017 |

From Italy comes an industry shocker: “Italian newspapers reported over the weekend that cellulosic ethanol developer Mossi & Ghisolfi shuts down this week,” reported a source from Europe. “227 people of whom 121 from the Crescentino ethanol refinery are to stay at home. The Crescentino operation has 60 days to present a new survival plan. […]

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Mossi Ghisolfi looking to sell off Beta Renewables

Mossi Ghisolfi looking to sell off Beta Renewables

October 10, 2017 |

In Italy, Mossi Ghisolfi is in discussions with some private equity and industrial players who have expressed interest in buying Beta Renewables after the parent company suffered significant losses and a 90% drop in operating profit. Big cost overruns at the parent company’s PET plant in Corpus Christi, Texas in addition to the sudden loss […]

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Cellulosic biofuels at scale: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Beta Renewables

Cellulosic biofuels at scale: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Beta Renewables

November 16, 2016 |

Beta Renewables — a subsidiary of Chemtex, and Grupo M&G — has developed and deployed a low-cost cellulosic biofuels technology, known as PROESA. Chemtex employs approximately 1000 staff located in key centers throughout the world – Tortona and Rivalta in Italy, Wilmington, NC and Sharon Center, OH in the USA, Shanghai and Beijing in China and […]

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Beta Renewables, Novozymes and CVC India sign MOU for Punjab project

Beta Renewables, Novozymes and CVC India sign MOU for Punjab project

October 29, 2015 |

In India, Beta Renewables, Novozymes and CVC India Infrastructure Pvt. have signed an MOU to develop a biorefinery in Punjab using wheat and paddy straw as feedstock. The previously announced project and plans for five more around the country will require investment of around $1 billion. The MOU was signed at a renewable energy summit […]

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Gevo’s losses narrow, revenue up 15% as courts issue favorable ruling in Betamax vs Gevo patent cases

Gevo’s losses narrow, revenue up 15% as courts issue favorable ruling in Betamax vs Gevo patent cases

August 4, 2015 |

In Colorado, Gevo reported Q2 2015 revenues of $8.9M compared with $7.7M for Q2 2014, and Q2 loss of $6.5 million, compared with $9.0 million in Q2 2014. The increase in revenue during 2015 is primarily a result of the production and sale of approximately $8.0 million of ethanol, isobutanol and distiller’s grains at the Luverne plant. Hydrocarbon revenues were $0.8 […]

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Shampoo, New and Improved! BASF and Solazyme Launch the First Commercial Microalgae-Derived Betaine Surfactant

Shampoo, New and Improved! BASF and Solazyme Launch the First Commercial Microalgae-Derived Betaine Surfactant

July 29, 2015 |

In California, BASF and Solazyme have launched of the first commercial surfactant derived from microalgae oil, a high performance algal betaine for use in home and personal care applications. Generally speaking, surfactants, which are the “lifting agents,” if you will, that power the work of detergents and shampoos, are made from C12 to C14 medium […]

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Beta Renewables CEO Guido Ghisolfi dies in apparent suicide

Beta Renewables CEO Guido Ghisolfi dies in apparent suicide

March 3, 2015 |

The charismatic Beta Renewables CEO is gone, builder of the world’s first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant. Guido Ghisolfi, 58, the CEO of Beta Renewables, is dead. News reports from Italy indicate a suicide, after the charismatic business leader was found in his dark-color, late model Lexus, on a road side near Carbona Scrivia, less than three […]

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Novozymes and Beta Renewables to build 75 million liter plant in India

Novozymes and Beta Renewables to build 75 million liter plant in India

January 29, 2015 |

In India, Novozymes and Beta Renewables are working to establish a 75 million liter per year cellulosic ethanol plant in Punjab using 3 million metric tons of paddy straw as feedstock. The $153.7 million plant could lead the way for $1 billion in investment of five other plants in the state if successful.

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Beta Renewables: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

Beta Renewables: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

January 15, 2015 |

Beta Renewables — a subsidiary of Chemtex, and Grupo M&G — has developed and deployed a low-cost cellulosic biofuels technology, known as PROESA. Chemtex employs approximately 1000 staff located in key centers throughout the world – Tortona and Rivalta in Italy, Wilmington, NC and Sharon Center, OH in the USA, Shanghai and Beijing in China and […]

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