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Cobalt, Andritz sign exclusive partnership to integrate biobutanol, pre-treatment processes

Cobalt Technologies signed an exclusive global cooperation and supply agreement with Andritz to integrate Cobalt’s proprietary lignocellulosic process for the production of n-butanol with Andritz’s customized pre-treatment systems. The primary alcohol, n-butanol is a widely used industrial chemical found in paints, lacquers, and other surface coatings. It has traditionally been produced from fossil fuels. Engineered […]

July 10, 2014 More

Cobalt Technologies: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

Cobalt Technologies is commercializing cellulosic biobutanol, a versatile platform molecule for the renewable chemicals and fuels. The Company’s technology efficiently converts diverse non-food feedstocks – initially, lignocellulosic extracts from woody biomass and sugar cane bagasse – into biobutanol. Cobalt will offer complete systems for sugar mill, pulp and paper, and biomass power facility retrofits with […]

March 11, 2014 More

Hottest Companies: Cobalt Technologies

Voting for Cobalt Technologies 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

NREL Teams with Navy, Cobalt Technologies, Show Me Energy to Make Jet Fuel from Switchgrass

In Colorado, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is partnering with Cobalt Technologies, U.S. Navy, and Show Me Energy Cooperative to demonstrate that jet fuel can be made economically and in large quantities from a renewable biomass feedstock such as switchgrass. NREL’s pretreatment reactor and enzymatic digester reactors will process switchgrass into fermentable sugars. NREL’s […]

June 10, 2013 More

Cobalt, Mercurius, BioProcess Algae, Frontline land $17.7M in military biofuels grants

Pilot-scale biorefineries for drop-in military diesel, jet fuel the focus of the DOE’s latest grant round. In Washington, the US Department of Energy announced up to $17.7 million in grants to four pilot-scale biorefinery projects aimed at military-spec hydrocarbon fuels. Cobalt Technologies, Mercurius Biofuels, BioProcess Algae and Frontline BioEnergy were selected for negotiation. Recipients are […]

April 23, 2013 More

LS9 boosts its capacity by running pilot Cobalt Technologies

In Florida, LS9 Inc. announced the expansion of its operations at the company’s Okeechobee after successfully completing a pilot production run at its Florida plant for another advanced bioproducts company, Cobalt Technologies. Fermentation scale-up is an expensive proposition and requires the proper facilities and expertise to make an effective run. The need to run trials is also […]

April 17, 2013 More

C4 explosion: Cobalt Technologies is the latest four-carbon biobased player to expand capacity

Cobalt expands into Asia and butadiene with two new strategic investors. What’s up with the C4 molecules? Why is everyone building capacity? In California, the Digest has learned that Cobalt Technologies is announcing this morning a strategic relationship with two prominent, but undisclosed, Asian chemical companies for the development of butadiene from a range of […]

April 15, 2013 More

Bunge invests in Cobalt Technology to bring butanol to Brazilian mills

In Brazil, Bunge’s innovation arm is investing an undisclosed amount in the Series E funding round for California-based Cobalt Technologies and anticipates introducing the biobutanol technology in its sugarcane mills. The companies are working Rhodia to produce n-butanol from bagasse at a pilot facility in Campinas.

October 31, 2012 More

Cobalt, Bunge invests in Cobalt Technologies; expansion into biobased n-butanol eyed for Bunge, Cobalt, Rhodia partnership

In California, Cobalt Technologies announced that Bunge Global Innovation has joined its Series E Preferred Stock round as a strategic investor. The investment follows Cobalt’s agreement with Bunge and specialty chemicals company Rhodia Poliamida e Especialidades to operate a pilot plant demonstrating the production of n-butanol utilizing sugarcane bagasse as feedstock at the Laboratório Nacional […]

October 30, 2012 More

New 5-Minute Guides to Cobalt Technologies, Joule Unlimited, Mascoma

Biofuels Digest has released the next wave of its 5-Minute Guides – a “news you can use” digest on the leading companies in biofuels. Each 5-Minute Guide provides a company description, 3 top milestones for 2010-12 and projected for 2012-14, description of the business model; plus project info (location, feedstocks, product set, processing technology, capacity, […]

October 25, 2012 More