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ExxonMobil, Synthetic Genomics ink new pact for algae biofuels

Oil’s #1 and Craig Venter re-up on algae fuels R&D effort In California, Synthetic Genomics announced a new co-funded research agreement with ExxonMobil to develop algae biofuels. The new agreement is a basic science research program that focuses on developing algal strains with significantly improved production characteristics by employing synthetic genomic science and technology. Financial […]

May 17, 2013 More

"Craig Venter of Synthetic Genomics on future of biofuels, genetic engineering of algae."

Today on Twitter. BT507: Discussion with Craig Venter of Synthetic Genomics on future of biofuels, genetic engineering of algae jellyfishn: Vega Biofuels Provides Update to Shareholders – Yahoo! Finance SoTimPawlenty: Romney’s Ethanol Position: Evolving?: In a May visit to Iowa, Mitt Romney told a voter, “I support … larynemighta: > Contemporary Stainless Steel Wall Hanging […]

October 24, 2011 More

Elevance, Synthetic Genomics, Syngenta may fall in Transformative Technologies 2011 first-round

Today is the final day for first-round voting in the Transformative Technologies 2011 tournament – at 5pm ET 32 contestants will advance to the second round – 32 go home. Among those “on the bubble”, where a strong voting surge either way could decide the contest: OPX Bio leads Elevance 52-48, UOP leads GlycosBio 52-48, […]

August 19, 2011 More

Ceres vs Synthetic Genomics: Who's the Best?

Background: This is a first round, West Regional match-up between #5 seed Ceres and #12 seed Synthetic Genomics 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 to […]

August 14, 2011 More

ExxonMobil, Synthetic Genomics open algal greenhouse

In California, Exxon Mobil and Synthetic Genomics  announced the opening of a greenhouse facility today enabling the next level of research and testing in their algae biofuels program. In the greenhouse facility, researchers from ExxonMobil and SGI will examine different growth systems for algae, such as open ponds and closed photobioreactors. They will evaluate various […]

July 16, 2010 | 0 Comments More

God loses monopoly: Synthetic Genomics creates first synthetic bacterial cell

In California, a long-term monopoly on the creation of bacterial cell life — held, reportedly, by God (or the open-source community known as evolution) — was broken yesterday when a scientific team headed by Drs. Craig Venter, Hamilton Smith and Clyde Hutchison announced completion of the final step in their quest to create the first […]

May 21, 2010 | 0 Comments More

Biofuels Bits: "Ask POET" debuts on YouTube; Synthetic Genomics names new CTO, Solazyme nabs new SVP-Manufacturing;

In California, Synthetic Genomics announced that Jim Flatt, Ph.D. will join the company as Chief Technology Officer , and will be responsible for managing and coordinating all the innovative science programs at SGI. Flatt joins SGI from Mascoma Corporation, where he was EVP of Research and Development and Operations and Acting President in the second […]

May 14, 2010 | 0 Comments More

First synthetic bacterial cell: 4th Most Bizarre Biofuels Story of the Year

“God Loses Monopoly: Synthetic Genomics creates first synthetic bacterial cell,” went the headline in our May feature on the creation of a synthetic life form by a team at Synthetic Genomics. Her formal name is M. mycoides JCVI-syn1.0 – you can call her Syndi. In a publication in Science, Daniel Gibson, Ph.D. and a team […]

July 28, 2010 | 0 Comments More

The 10 Hottest Trends in Algae

Algae has been touted as the ultimate platform for fuels, chemicals, nutraceuticals, proteins — even cancer therapies.  There’s been a rate of progress that would impress any devotee of Moore’s Law — and a series of wacky claims that would impress any devotee of P.T. Barnun.   So, what are the real trends? We’ve traveled several […]

February 25, 2014 More

10 Hottest Tickets along Algae’s Broadway

The lights go up for algae’s biggest gathering, the 2013 Algae Biomass Summit. Here are 10 must-sees amidst a bumper crop of top presentations this year along the Great Green Way. You’d like to think that, if algae ever evolve to the point of reading English, they might look back with great pride at the […]

September 29, 2013 More