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Tweet 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. [...]
Tweet In Missouri, Monsanto announced they have purchased select assets of Agradis , a privately held company focused on developing sustainable agricultural solutions. Monsanto’s purchase includes the Agradis name and its collection of microbes that can improve crop productivity. Monsanto has also acquired the company’s R&D site in La Jolla, California. Monsanto also announced an [...]
Tweet In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy announced more than $10 million to five projects in California, Washington, Maryland, and Texas that will develop new technologies to convert biomass into advanced biofuels and bioproducts like plastics and chemical intermediates. These projects use innovative synthetic biological and chemical techniques to convert biomass into processable sugars that [...]
Tweet In Florida, Biofuels Digest released the top 150 rankings in its 2012-13 “50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy” polls. 1 Solazyme 2 KiOR 3 LanzaTech 4 Novozymes 5 POET 6 DuPont Industrial Biosciences (Genencor) 7 Gevo 8 Sapphire Energy 9 Joule Unlimited 10 ZeaChem 11 Honeywell’s UOP 12 BP Biofuels 13 LS9 14 Chemtex / [...]
Tweet Sherpas – the high-altitude companions that see Himalayan hopefuls safely to the top (and back again). Every great biofuels technology has its own companion feedstock strategy – with unique advantages and technical challenges. Who’s got what it takes to be a great Sherpa, providing that feedstock or intermediates edge that puts a processing technology [...]
50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy, 30 Hottest Companies in Renewable Chemicals and Biobased Materials; voting opens
Tweet 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 [...]
Tweet In Washington state, Matrix Genetics has received an undisclosed investment from venture capitalists Avista, allowing the company to spin out of its parent company Targeted Growth. The company is focused on cyanobacteria to produce biodiesel, much like Synthetic Genomics and Sapphire Energy.
Tweet Coast-to-coast Open House Events, Hot New Technologies, must-see algae gear and algae around the world — as 2009′s “summer of algae” gives way to 2012′s Summer of Industrial Algae. Launching today – and stretching into early Fall – the Algae Biomass Organization is coordinating a series of events billed as “The “Summer of Algae [...]
Tweet The recent focus on drought, and the scarcity scare, shows that diversification and yield enhancement remain the bioeconomy’s chief weapons in the war on availability and affordability. The USDA and DOE respond with a $41M investment in basic science, feedstock development. In Washington, new weekly statistics that will be released by the US Drought [...]
Tweet Post Kitty Hawk: 2012 and Beyond: Overwhelming Evidence in Support of Replacing the Whole Barrel of Oil and the Need for Biobased Chemicals Policy Now by Stephen J. Gatto Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Myriant Corporation Special to the Digest We in the biobased chemicals industry have had our Kitty Hawk moment. What that [...]