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Hottest Companies: Catchlight Energy

Voting for Catchlight Energy in the Hot 50 or Hot 30 Rankings You can vote on the web for this company in the 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy or the 30 Hottest Companies in Biobased Chemicals and Materials — by clicking on the icons above to “Like” or “Tweet” this page. Any web votes you […]

August 25, 2013 More

KiOR, Catchlight Energy sign feedstock agreement

In Mississippi, KiOR has signed a forestry-based feedstock supply agreement with Chevron and Weyerhaeuser’s JV Catchlight Energy following on to April’s offtake agreement for production from KiOR’s facility in Columbus. The offtake agreement is subject to satisfaction of product specification criteria and RIN certification of the products as cellulosic biofuels under the U.S. Renewable Fuel […]

June 9, 2011 More

KiOR inks offtake agreement with Catchlight Energy

In Texas, KiOR has finalized a “conditional” offtake agreement for its biocrude-based gasoline with Catchlight Energy, the 50-50 joint venture between subsidiaries of Chevron and forest products major Weyerhaeuser, making it the second deal of its kind following an earlier deal with Hunt Refining.

May 5, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Biobased investment triples, to $391M for Q1; Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide to the investment landscape

Biobased investing continues to rise, both direct and via strategics. The Digest has the data and the scoop in our 5-Minute Guide. In Florida, Biofuels Digest reports that 9 biobased ventures raised $391 million in new capital in Q1 2014, while 8 biobased ventures raised $128.6 million in Q4 2013. This compares to $363.8M million […]

April 2, 2014 More

Virent: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

Virent is in the business of replacing crude oil by applying clever chemistry to create the fuels and chemicals the world demands using a wide range of naturally-occurring, renewable resources. Virent’s patented technology features catalytic chemistry to convert plant-based sugars into a full range of products identical to those made from petroleum, including gasoline, diesel, […]

March 25, 2014 More

Biofuels Digest 5-Minute Guides: 2014 updates

In Florida, Biofuels Digest announces the return of its annual 5-Minute Guides. Starting February 11th and continuing until the opening of ABLC 2014 in Washington DC, the Digest will publish at least two 5-Minute Guides per day, with a minimum of 100 in all. The Guides provide condensed profiles for companies, their technologies, feedstocks, projects, […]

February 3, 2014 More

It’s 2014: get cracking!

Hydrotreating, catalytic cracking, pyrolysis, metathesis, supercritical, and catalytic reforming. It’s the big new wave heading for biofuels and biobased chemicals at scale. The secret word in the bioeconomy for 2014 starts with a C. Carbon? Chemicals? Cellulosic? Close, but guess again. Yep, it’s cracking. That is, breaking down the biobased feedstock with heat, pressure and […]

January 29, 2014 More

The Top 100 People in the Bioeconomy, 2013-14; plus, the complete top 300

The Top 100 People in the Bioeconomy for 2013-14, as selected by the readers and editors of The Digest: 1. Tom Vilsack, US Secretary of Agriculture 2. Jonathan Wolfson, CEO, Solazyme 3. Jeff Lautt, CEO, POET, Jeff Broin, Chairman, POET 4. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, LanzaTech 5. Michael McAdams, President, Advanced Biofuels Association 6. Brent Erickson, […]

December 31, 2013 More

The Venus Technology: Algae joins wood at the Liquefaction and supercritical frontier for biofuels

PNNL develops a project that, using conditions usually found on the planet Venus, produces a continuous stream of drop-in advanced biofuels, from algae, with the potential for dramatically lowered costs. It’s another step forward in the subcritical temperature region — and may solve the algae dewatering and extraction problems forever. If Venus has not been […]

December 23, 2013 More

The Hottest Slides in Bioenergy: Part III

From the leaders in bioenergy and chemicals—  the real issues and trends, as seen at ABLC  In California, ABLC-Next has concluded for this year, and it is time to continue the review from a convergence of advanced biofuels leadership in R&D, commercialization, policy and finance. That will reconvene at ABLC 2014 — the Advanced Biofuels […]

October 28, 2013 More