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

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

August 14, 2011 |

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 […]

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

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

[ 0 ] January 5, 2011 |

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 […]

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Doing more with less: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Stora Enso

Doing more with less: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Stora Enso

March 24, 2016 |

We knew that Stora Enso has become awesomely serious about the advanced bioeconomy when news emerged in 2014 that the company had acquired Virdia for $33 million with additional potential payouts totaling approximately $29 million following completion of specific technical and commercial milestones by 2017. Founded in 2007 as HCL CleanTech, Virdia developed the CASE […]

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Japanese researchers identify first reusable, cost-effective catalyst for lignocellulose depolymerisation

Japanese researchers identify first reusable, cost-effective catalyst for lignocellulose depolymerisation

November 10, 2015 |

In Japan, researchers have identified the first reusable and cost-effective heterogeneous catalyst for the depolymerisation of lignocellulose. Air oxidation of woody biomass (Eucalyptus) provides a carbonaceous material bearing an aromatic skeleton with carboxylic groups (2.1 mmol g−1) and aliphatic moieties. This catalyst hydrolyses woody biomass (Eucalyptus) to sugars in high yields within 1 h in […]

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Brighter brights and more sustainable whites

Brighter brights and more sustainable whites

October 7, 2014 |

Broadening the sources and uses for cellulosic ethanol. As we reported yesterday in the Digest, DuPont and Procter & Gamble, announced a collaboration to use cellulosic ethanol in North American Tide laundry detergent, a first of its kind.  Tide Cold Water will be the first brand in the world to blend cellulosic ethanol in a […]

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

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

June 23, 2014 |

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 […]

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Virdia: Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide

Virdia: Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide

November 6, 2012 |

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 […]

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

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

September 20, 2012 |

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 […]

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

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

March 27, 2012 |

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 […]

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Biofuels Digest finalizes speakers for Advanced Biofuels Leadership Week

Biofuels Digest finalizes speakers for Advanced Biofuels Leadership Week

March 19, 2012 |

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 […]

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