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The Advanced Bioeconomy Dashboard for 1/26/15: equities, fuels, chemicals, and feedstock prices and data

The Advanced Bioeconomy Dashboard for 1/26/15: equities, fuels, chemicals, and feedstock prices and data

January 25, 2015 |

The Digest’s Dashboard is a convenient “news you can use” 5-Minute summary of current markets including key commodity prices, relevant futures, bioenergy-related stocks, and historical equities data. Latest prices – key commodities. Most recent commodity closing prices, and price changes, for NYMEX’s crude oil, Brent Crude, Ultra-Low Sulphur Diesel, Natural Gas, RBOB gasoline, and Ethylene; ethanol […]

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Clean Fuel Availability, for the Pacific Coast

Clean Fuel Availability, for the Pacific Coast

January 25, 2015 |

In California, the International Council on Clean Transportation and E4Tech released a comprehensive study of clean fuel availability for the Pacific Coast. The report is available here. Mary Solecki of E2, one of our most distinguished Digesterati, writes: “The takeaways are positive: a clean fuels standard in CA, OR, WA and BC is very much achievable, and with good policies, […]

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A U.S. Biorefinery Industry Is Emerging

A U.S. Biorefinery Industry Is Emerging

January 25, 2015 |

In 2014, more than 85 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol capacity started up in the United States, along with commercial facilities to produce advanced biofuels and chemical intermediates. By B.A. THORP, HARRY SEAMANS and MASOOD AKHTAR Republished by courtesy of the authors and Paper360º, where the article originally appeared. For decades, Brazil and the United […]

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4 minutes with…Dennis Adkesson, Consultant, Tate & Lyle

4 minutes with…Dennis Adkesson, Consultant, Tate & Lyle

January 25, 2015 |

Tell us about your organization and it’s role in the advanced bioeconomy. Tate & Lyle operates three corn wet mills in the US, and views bio-based chemicals as a way to sustain grind as HFCS and starch markets decline. We currently have an ethanol plant and are a partner with DuPont in the JV that […]

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Harris Group: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

Harris Group: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

January 25, 2015 |

Company description:  Harris Group Inc. (Harris Group) is a multidiscipline engineering consulting firm with offices across the United States. Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Seattle, Washington, we have over 200 highly experienced engineers, designers, project managers, and technical support personnel servicing ten industrial sectors including biofuels and bio-based chemicals. Business Model: Fee for service […]

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Biofuels Digest Index is flat at 59.80 despite ethanol share rally

Biofuels Digest Index is flat at 59.80 despite ethanol share rally

January 25, 2015 |

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, was flat at 59.80 despite an ethanol share rally. For the day, Solazyme blossomed, up 9,48 percent to $2.31, while Abengoa (ABGB) tumbled 8.13 percent to $14.91. Among other equities, Green Plains (GPRE) rebounded 4.31 percent to $23.24. Overall, declines led advances 19 to […]

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4 minutes with… Victor Covone, Senior Director of Engineering, Yulex Corporation

4 minutes with… Victor Covone, Senior Director of Engineering, Yulex Corporation

January 22, 2015 |

Tell us about your company and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. Yulex is a biopolymer company that creates renewable products from plant-based materials in a zero-waste, sustainable way by producing and converting our own raw material. Our biomaterials provide an alternative to synthetic rubber medical, consumer and industrial products. We are continually looking for […]

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Biofuels Digest Index gains to 59.87 as ethanol shares rally

Biofuels Digest Index gains to 59.87 as ethanol shares rally

January 22, 2015 |

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, gained 1.41 percent to 59.87 as ethanol shares rallied. For the day, Ceres (CERE) jumped 11.43 percent to $0.23, while Pacific Ethanol rebounded 9.20 percent to $8.90. Among other equities, Amyris (AMRS) bounced up 9.36 percent to $1.87. Overall, advances led declines 11 to […]

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Pathway to Progress: Edeniq secures $16M in funding for cellulosic sugar expansion

Pathway to Progress: Edeniq secures $16M in funding for cellulosic sugar expansion

January 22, 2015 |

The Virtuosos of Visalia are at it again — last month, expansion to China. This month, accelerating PATHWAY with a hefty invest from the likes of I2BF, Koch/FHR and others. From California comes the news this week that Edeniq has raised more than $16 million in equity. The equity investment was led by I2BF Global Ventures, […]

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Edeniq: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

Edeniq: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

January 22, 2015 |

Edeniq is a biorefining and cellulosic technology company. Edeniq delivers integrated process innovations that unlock sugars. These technological innovations uniquely combine mechanical and biological processes. Edeniq’s capital light and operationally efficient solutions can be easily integrated into existing biorefineries that produce ethanol, other biofuels, biochemicals, and/or bio-based products. Rankings 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy: #38, […]

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