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Virent Aspirant: a new CEO, and revving towards commercialization

Virent Aspirant: a new CEO, and revving towards commercialization

April 20, 2017 |

From Wisconsin we have huge news from Virent, which has appointed one of Shell New Energies’ gurus, Stacey Orlandi, as Virent CEO, succeeding Lee Edwards who is headed into retirement after a distinguished 8-year run. Most recently, Orlandi was Shell’s VP, Technology for Novel Processes and New Energies. Orlandi’s mission? To commercialize Virent’s technology for the large scale […]

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Sugars to drop-in fuels & chemicals: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Virent

Sugars to drop-in fuels & chemicals: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Virent

January 9, 2017 |

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, jet […]

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Tesoro to Acquire Virent 

Tesoro to Acquire Virent 

September 6, 2016 |

In Wisconsin, Tesoro reached an agreement for Tesoro to acquire Virent. The acquisition, the partners said, will support the scale up and commercialization of Virent’s BioForming technology for the production of low carbon bio-based fuels and chemicals. As a result of the acquisition, Virent will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Tesoro and remain in […]

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Bioforming the future: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Virent

Bioforming the future: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Virent

June 5, 2016 |

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, jet […]

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World’s first plant-based polyester t-shirt created from Virent’s BioFormPX paraxylene

World’s first plant-based polyester t-shirt created from Virent’s BioFormPX paraxylene

April 25, 2016 |

In Wisconsin, Virent’s BioFormPX paraxylene was used in the world’s first 100% plant-based polyester shirts, demonstrating the potential of bio-based polyester for production of garments and textiles. A key raw material for the production of polyester is paraxylene, which today comes exclusively from crude oil.  Virent’s technology produces BioFormPX paraxylene from plant-based materials, resulting in […]

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Rolls Royce testing of Virent’s SAK shows more than 50% particulate matter reduction

Rolls Royce testing of Virent’s SAK shows more than 50% particulate matter reduction

January 7, 2016 |

In Wisconsin, bio-jet emissions testing by Rolls-Royce and supported by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under the Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions, and Noise (CLEEN) program, confirmed that jet fuels containing Virent’s BioForm® Synthesized Aromatic Kerosene (SAK) fuel blend produced a greater than 50% reduction in particulate matter emissions compared to conventional jet fuel. The emissions […]

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Virent, Renmatix, Verdezyne take top slots in The 40 Hottest Small Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy for 2015-16

Virent, Renmatix, Verdezyne take top slots in The 40 Hottest Small Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy for 2015-16

November 4, 2015 |

At the ABLC NEXT 2015 conference in San Francisco, Virent took the #1 spot in the 2015-16 “40 Hottest Smaller Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy” rankings, published today in The Digest, the world’s most widely-read advanced bioeconomy daily. The Hot 40 recognizes companies with less than 100 full-time employees and $20 million or less in […]

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The Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy: VIrent Photo Votes for 2015-16

The Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy: VIrent Photo Votes for 2015-16

September 28, 2015 |

Here are the photo votes received for Virent in this years’s competition for the Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy. More on photo voting in this years’ rankings process, here.  

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Virent, Coca-Cola hit key production milestone with the 100% biobased Plant Bottle 

Virent, Coca-Cola hit key production milestone with the 100% biobased Plant Bottle 

June 4, 2015 |

Production goes from pilot to demonstration scale as Coca-Cola “makes it happy,” showcasing its newest Plant Bottles at Expo Milan. News has arrived from Europe that Coca-Cola is displaying 100% bio-based content Plant Bottles produced using paraxylene produced at Virent’s Madison, Wisconsin demonstration plant — the first demonstration scale production of a PET plastic bottle […]

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Virent: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

Virent: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

January 26, 2015 |

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, […]

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