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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

Hottest Companies: Virdia

Voting for Virdia in the Hot 50 or Hot 30 Rankings You can vote on the web for this company in the 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy or the 30 Hottest Companies in Biobased Chemicals and Materials — by clicking on the icons above to “Like” or “Tweet” this page. Any web votes you record […]

August 25, 2013 More

New 5-Minute Guides to KiOR, Virdia, Ceres, Renmatix, Neste Oil, Abengoa Bioenergy

Biofuels Digest has released the next wave of its 5-Minute Guides – a “news you can use” digest on the leading companies in biofuels. Each 5-Minute Guide provides a company description, 3 top milestones for 2010-12 and projected for 2012-14, description of the business model; plus project info (location, feedstocks, product set, processing technology, capacity, […]

November 6, 2012 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

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

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

Stealthulosic: Many cellulosic biofuels technologies rate low in visibility survey

Digest survey spells “low visibility” for cellulosic biofuels. Beta Renewables rates “best in class”. Dupont rates “most heard of”. Belief is big in “commercial eventually” but far less so for “commercial now”. For 18 out of 20 key cellulosic biofuels technologies, fewer than 10% of biofuels stakeholders report that they have a “through understanding” of the technology, and […]

July 21, 2014 More

Petrobras: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

Petrobras is a state-owned (partly) owner/operator of fossil and renewable energy production and distribution, including both sugarcane ethanol and biodiesel operations. Announced that it was not seeking to acquire distressed ethanol companies but would establish partnerships where appropriate to support development of the national ethanol industry. According to Petrobras management, the state oil giant would […]

April 13, 2014 More

Virent: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

Virent is in the business of replacing crude oil by applying clever chemistry to create the fuels and chemicals the world demands using a wide range of naturally-occurring, renewable resources. Virent’s patented technology features catalytic chemistry to convert plant-based sugars into a full range of products identical to those made from petroleum, including gasoline, diesel, […]

March 25, 2014 More

Biofuels Digest 5-Minute Guides: 2014 updates

In Florida, Biofuels Digest announces the return of its annual 5-Minute Guides. Starting February 11th and continuing until the opening of ABLC 2014 in Washington DC, the Digest will publish at least two 5-Minute Guides per day, with a minimum of 100 in all. The Guides provide condensed profiles for companies, their technologies, feedstocks, projects, […]

February 3, 2014 More