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TopCat update: Anellotech hits new operating mark, biobased BTX takes a key step forward

TopCat update: Anellotech hits new operating mark, biobased BTX takes a key step forward

March 29, 2018 |

The unit is called TCat-8 but it really should be TopCat, befitting its position astride the world of bio-based catalytic pyrolyis. In the latest update, Anellotech completed two weeks of continuous operation of the seven-story tall TCat-8 pilot plant, just two months after completing commissioning. With the completion of the milestone, the company received an […]

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KiOR: The Inside True Story of a Company Gone Wrong. Part 4, the Year of Living Disingenuously

KiOR: The Inside True Story of a Company Gone Wrong. Part 4, the Year of Living Disingenuously

September 18, 2016 |

Our story so far In 2011, KiOR raised $150 million in its June IPO, claiming that it was generating yields of 67 gallons per ton in its Demo unit operations. But it was miles short of that. In our previous installments, we have charted how KiOR moved from a promising early-stage technology to a public […]

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Alliance BioEnergy Plus gets commercial scale results from cellulosic technologies

Alliance BioEnergy Plus gets commercial scale results from cellulosic technologies

October 4, 2015 |

In Florida, Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. announced that its’ subsidiary Ek Laboratories in Longwood, Florida, under the direction of Dr. Richard Blair, Dr. Peter Cohen and Dr. Zhilin Xie, achieved 63% conversion of Coastal Hay, at commercial scale, into fermentable sugars in less than 30 minutes, using its licensed and patented mechanical/chemical CTS (Cellulose to […]

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GeoSynFuels: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

GeoSynFuels: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

April 15, 2015 |

GeoSynFuels is a private, U.S. based company that has developed an economic method for the production of biofuels and biochemicals (including cellulosic ethanol and acetic acid). This technology “bolts-on” to existing sugar cane processing facilities (or other biomass facilities) and enables the production of significant incremental ethanol from the xylose fraction at low cost. The […]

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GeoSynFuels: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

GeoSynFuels: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

March 30, 2014 |

GeoSynFuels is a private, U.S. based company that has developed an economic method for the production of biofuels and biochemicals (including cellulosic ethanol and acetic acid). This technology “bolts-on” to existing sugar cane processing facilities (or other biomass facilities) and enables the production of significant incremental ethanol from the xylose fraction at low cost. The […]

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The 101 Hottest Biofuels Feedstocks : The Digest’s 5-Minute Guide

The 101 Hottest Biofuels Feedstocks : The Digest’s 5-Minute Guide

January 28, 2014 |

Tired of corn, corn, corn or cane, cane, cane? There are 101 feedstocks in the biofuels canon. Here’s what’s up with each of them, and all of them. In Florida, Biofuels Digest released its annual Guide to biofuels feedstocks, tracking 10,658 items published in the Digest in the past 48 months on 101 feedstocks for […]

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KiOR mulls “Columbus II” facility to accelerate path to profits, as 2013 production forecast is cut

KiOR mulls “Columbus II” facility to accelerate path to profits, as 2013 production forecast is cut

August 12, 2013 |

One of biofuels’ hottest companies aims to accelerate path to break-even; is a shortfall in gallons produced in Q2 meaningful? In Texas, KiOR reported a Q2 loss of $38.5M, compared to a Q1 loss of $31.3M. on revenues of $239K, up from $71K in Q1. Net loss for the second quarter of 2012 totaled $23.0 […]

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The Compression Spread

The Compression Spread

February 8, 2013 |

You’ve heard about the crack spread, and the crush spread — as means to value oil refining and crop refining. Let’s think about biomass densification and compression, and in that context, a little about KiOR. You might have heard a little or a lot about KiOR — which is currently commissioning its first commercial-scale (11 […]

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A National Biomass Lend-Lease project

A National Biomass Lend-Lease project

February 4, 2013 |

The military would like, affordable, domestically-produced, drop-in, renewable fuels. Drop-in fuel producers would like long-term, stable fuel sale and feedstock purchase contracts. Why not put those needs together? According to a Defense Department report, the US Navy will need 336 million gallons of renewable fuel by 2018 to meet its Green Fleet goals. Let’s take […]

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The Hillary Step: 7 Biofuels Contenders, 7 Routes to Scale, Who’s Near the Summit, Who Will Plant the Flag?

The Hillary Step: 7 Biofuels Contenders, 7 Routes to Scale, Who’s Near the Summit, Who Will Plant the Flag?

October 8, 2012 |

The Hillary Step. It’s the last big technical obstacle between a mountaineer and the summit of Mount Everest. Every biofuels contender has its own route to the top – with unique advantages and technical challenges. Who is nearing the Summit, what’s their Hillary Step, who’s got Sherpas, who’s got oxygen? It’s the race for scale […]

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