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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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Brooke Renewables, Hock Lee Group, Beta Renewables, Novozymes ink LOI for commercial-scale Malaysian cellulosic ethanol plant

Brooke Renewables, Hock Lee Group, Beta Renewables, Novozymes ink LOI for commercial-scale Malaysian cellulosic ethanol plant

November 24, 2014 |

In Malaysia, Brooke Renewables and Hock Lee Group presented a Letter of Intent to the Sarawak State Government marking their intention to invest in the 2G Bioethanol and Bio chemical plant as the first phase of the $1B, 5-year Sarawak Biomass Hub project. The tri-party LOI signed is for the use of Beta Renewables’ Biomass […]

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Beta Renewables, Biochemtex ink deal for commercial-scale cellulosic biofuels project in Slovakia

Beta Renewables, Biochemtex ink deal for commercial-scale cellulosic biofuels project in Slovakia

October 6, 2014 |

Cellulosic leaders sign with Energochemica for the construction of a 2nd Generation Ethanol plant in the Slovak Republic. In Italy, Biochemtex and Beta Renewables announced an agreement with Energochemica SE for the construction of a 16.5 million gallon (55,000 ton per year) cellulosic ethanol plant. The plant, which will be constructed in Strazske, Slovak Republic, […]

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The Digest Interview: Guido Ghisolfi, CEO, Beta Renewables

The Digest Interview: Guido Ghisolfi, CEO, Beta Renewables

September 25, 2014 |

The second half of 2014 has been without question the most exciting in the long story of cellulosic ethanol — with first commercial plants now in operation by POET-DSM, and GranBio — and with Abengoa Bioenergy’s project opening next month in Hugoton, Kansas, and DuPont’s project in Nevada, Iowa opening before the end of the […]

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Editor’s Sketchbook: Beta Renewables cellulosic ethanol project, Crescentino, Italy

Editor’s Sketchbook: Beta Renewables cellulosic ethanol project, Crescentino, Italy

September 25, 2014 |

The first thing you notice about the Beta Renewables cellulosic ethanol plant in Crescentino is the size and scope. After the long “five years away” era of cellulosic biofuels, where systems fit on benches, or in small shacks that held pilots, this 20 million gallon cellulosic biofuels project, up close and in person, is like […]

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M&G Chemicals enters JV with Anhui Guozhen on giant Beta Renewables plant

M&G Chemicals enters JV with Anhui Guozhen on giant Beta Renewables plant

July 29, 2014 |

In Luxembourg, M&G Chemicals announced that its wholly owned subsidiary M&G International S.à.r.l has entered into a Sino-foreign joint venture with Anhui Guozhen CO, Ltd. The company – Anhui M&G Guozhen Green Refinery CO, Ltd – will employ PROESA technology licensed by Beta Renewables to convert 970,000-1,300,000 metric tons per year of agricultural residues into […]

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