Search Results for 'consolidated bioprocessing'
Tweet One of biofuels’ most-celebrated technologies makes a change at the top; the struggle to raise capital dogs a high-profile biofuels star. A new chapter is underway at LS9 with the appointment of Tjerk de Ruiter — the former CEO of Genencor — as president and CEO. It’s not wholly unexpected. Four weeks ago in Top [...]
Tweet A long war of opinion has been waged for years between advanced biofuels’ detractors and supporters. Mirage or reality? Completion of 6 key projects 2012 decided much of the debate. When these 12 projects open for business (or not) in 2013, you’ll know for sure. Advanced, next-generation biofuels are on the march, say the [...]
Tweet TransFerm is the first commercial application of Mascoma’s proprietary consolidated bioprocessing (CBP) technology platform, is a bioengineered drop-in substitute for conventional fermenting yeast that lowers costs for corn ethanol producers by alleviating the need to purchase a significant amount of the expensive enzymes currently used in corn ethanol production. TransFerm, is manufactured and distributed [...]
Tweet Address: Nattermannallee 1, 50982 Cologne, Germany Year Founded: 2008 Annual Revenues: 2.0 M Euro Company description: Direvo, focuses on the emerging biomass conversion industry, identifying bottlenecks and weaknesses in current industrial processes in this sector. The company develops biology-based solutions and implement those for our partners and customers, which include industrial companies both large [...]
Novozymes acquires 10% of Beta Renewables for $115M; companies to jointly market, demonstrate and guarantee cellulosic biofuel solutions.
Tweet Novozymes becomes preferred enzyme supplier for Beta Renewables’ current and future cellulosic biofuel projects; embedded in Proesa production technology. In Denmark and Italy, Novozymes, the world’s largest producer of industrial enzymes, and Beta Renewables, a global leader in cellulosic biofuels and part of Gruppo Mossi & Ghisolfi, announced an agreement to jointly market, demonstrate [...]
Tweet Address: 67 Etna Road, Suite 300, Lebanon, NH 03766 Year founded: 2005 Technology: Consolidated Bio-Processing Fuel type: Ethanol Major investors: Flagship Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Atlas Venture, General Catalyst Partners, Blue Sugarsiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, VantagePoint Venture Partners, General Motors, Marathon Oil Past milestones: First demonstration of CBP technology Opening of demonstration facility in [...]
Super-cali-thali-terpa-butyl-peta what? The hockey-stickin’, flash-mobbin’ growth in biobased intermediates
Tweet The new trend in biofuels is not a biofuel at all – it’s an (usually unpronounceable) intermediate that can be refined into an array of fuels, chemicals, flavors, fragrances, and construction or packaging materials. Ptera-buta-thalic-what? We can hardly pronounce them, but we sure need to know about them. Amyris, KiOR, Renmatix, Virdia, Blue Sugars, [...]
Tweet Codexis expects to lose all of Shell funding, win freedom to operate globally (excepting Brazil). Pyrrhic victory or the necessary price of freedom? In California, Codexis (CDXS) announced that it expects to obtain rights from Shell to market its CodeXyme cellulase enzymes to other cellulosic biofuels developers, (excluding Brazil) and that Shell will discontinue [...]
Tweet In Wisconsin, Lallemand Ethanol Technology and Mascoma Corporation, announced that the Mascoma Grain Technology (MGT) yeast product will be marketed under the commercial name TransFerm for use by the fuel ethanol industry. TransFerm, is manufactured and distributed by Lallemand and jointly marketed and sold by Mascoma and Lallemand through an exclusive partnership. TransFerm has [...]
Tweet Our 3-part series, “Shake It Up, Baby”, turns to the mysterious world of Cool Planet Biofuels. What are Google, BP, Conoco, and GE investing? Is 3,000 gallons per acre of renewable gasoline possible? In the past few weeks, news has begun to circulate around the industry – and expanded by Twitter and other social [...]