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Amyris vs HCL Clean Tech: Who's the Best?

Background: This is a first round, International Regional match-up between #1 seed Amyris and #16 seed HCL Clean Tech in the 2011 Transformative Technologies tourney, from Biofuels Digest. Voting: Open to all Biofuels Digest subscribers. Voting links are in the Biofuels Digest daily newsletter. To subscribe (free), visit here. The winner gets: Most votes advances […]

August 14, 2011 More

Virent, HCL Cleantech pick up $900K BIRD grant for advanced biofuels

In Israel, The Israel-United States Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation (BIRD-F), US Dept. of Energy and Israel’s Ministry of National Infrastructure have awarded $900,000 to the Israeli biofuel company, HCL Cleantech Ltd., and the US company, Virent Energy Systems, Inc. The grant will support Virent’s conversion of HCL’s pine tree sugars into drop-in biofuels […]

January 5, 2011 | 0 Comments More

HCL CleanTech says it will build pilot cellulosic ethanol plant in North Carolina

In North Carolina, HCL CleanTech, a U.S.-Israeli biofuels technology development company, has chosen North Carolina as the site for its administrative headquarters and first pilot plant. The pilot plant will be located at Southern Research Institute’s Advanced Energy and Transportation Technologies Center in Durham. HCL CleanTech is a leading developer of full process technology for […]

April 5, 2010 | 0 Comments More

Stora Enso acquires Virdia in (up to) $62M deal

For $33M upfront and $29M in incentives for meeting milestones — Stora Enso acquires renewable sugars pioneer Virdia — the former HCL CleanTech — as the Finnish giant hones its biobased strategy. We look at the Virdia story, and Stora Enso — in search of The Bottom Line. In Finland, Stora Enso said that it […]

June 23, 2014 More

Virdia: Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide

Company description: Virdia is the developer of the CASE™ process that converts lignocellulose into industrial sugars and lignin. Virdia uses wood chips and other cellulosic biomass to produce non-food based carbohydrates destined for the sector of advanced bio-chemicals and biofuels. Virdia enables the emergence of the bio-based economy, as cellulosic sugars and lignin are essential […]

November 6, 2012 More

50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy, 30 Hottest Companies in Renewable Chemicals and Biobased Materials; voting opens

The annual rankings competition opens up for the hottest companies in the sector; who will be #1 – who will get your vote? New annual Biofuels Databook published for selectors; voting by Twitter introduced this year. In Florida, Biofuels Digest announced the official opening of voting for the 2012-13 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy for […]

September 20, 2012 More

Virdia, Virent pioneer new super-performing, parity-cost renewable jet fuel pathway

Virent, Virdia debut super-performing drop-in aviation biofuels made from drop-in cellulosic pine tree sugars; “passed under conditions where conventional jet fuels would fail,” says Air Force. In Wisconsin, Virent and Virdia (formerly HCL CleanTech), announced the successful conversion of cellulosic pine tree sugars to drop-in hydrocarbon fuels within the BIRD Energy project, a joint program […]

March 27, 2012 More

Biofuels Digest finalizes speakers for Advanced Biofuels Leadership Week

In Florida, Biofuels Digest announced that a record number of C-level executives will be speakers for Leadership Week 2012, in Washington, DC, April 2-5 , which incorporates the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference, Renewable Chemicals Live, the Bio-Based Investor Summit and Aviation and Military Biofuels Markets. More about Advanced Biofuels Leadership Week 2012 and the individual […]

March 19, 2012 More

Virdia ups the ante in the Race for the New Sugars

Low-cost cellulosic sugar maker announces $100 million in financing; name change from HCL CleanTech, support from Mississippi. The race for leadership in low-cost sugars heats up. In California, Virdia, formerly HCL CleanTech, a leading developer of cellulosic sugars, today announced major company milestones, including a new brand and CEO, its latest funding round, and a […]

March 6, 2012 More

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to keynote Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference

In Florida, Biofuels Digest announced that US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will deliver the principal keynote address at the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference, which runs April 2-5 at the Capitol Hilton in Washington, DC. Digest editor Jim Lane commented: “We are looking forward to fostering even closer ties between the Secretary and advanced biofuels […]

February 21, 2012 More