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4 minutes with… Michael R. Schuppenhauer, Ph.D. President & CEO, Farmatic

4 minutes with… Michael R. Schuppenhauer, Ph.D. President & CEO, Farmatic

July 1, 2015 |

Tell us about your company and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. Farmatic is since 50 years an internationally successful biogas and waste water EPC and technology provider to customers from agriculture, industry and municipalities. With over 300 completed anaerobic digesters globally, Farmatic plants are technology leaders for distributed renewable energy and co-digestion of complex […]

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Cellulosic ethanol: Where are the gallons? Answers for your questions.

Cellulosic ethanol: Where are the gallons? Answers for your questions.

July 1, 2015 |

Seen a number of high-profile cellulosic projects open in recent years, and not much ethanol being produced? Wondered why? Here are answers to your questions. As Jack Webb used to say on Dragnet, just the facts, ma’am. Fact one. There’s not much ethanol being produced at the new generation of cellulosic projects. Fact two. We have […]

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Biofuels Digest Index slips to 64.09 as advanced biofuels slide

Biofuels Digest Index slips to 64.09 as advanced biofuels slide

July 1, 2015 |

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, slipped 0.48 percent to 64.09 as advanced biofuels slid.  For the day, Amyris (AMRS) settled back 8.21 percent to $1.79 after a big jump Tuesday on Total renewable jet fuel JV news, while Aemetis (AMTX) rebounded 3.06 percent to $3.71. Among other equities, Ceres […]

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Sao Martinho to Amyris: “We’re out”; Amyris to Sao Martinho: “Whoa, Nelly”

Sao Martinho to Amyris: “We’re out”; Amyris to Sao Martinho: “Whoa, Nelly”

July 1, 2015 |

In a Brazilian securities filing, with respect to the Joint Venture between São Martinho and Amyris, Sao Martinho reports “the non-achievement of certain contractual targets by Amyris, impacting the viability of the project. Thus, Sao Martinho decides not to approve the continuation of the Joint Venture Plant construction with the US company Amyris Inc. and its Brazilian […]

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4 minutes with… Donal F. Day, Professor, Audubon Sugar Inst. LSU AgCenter

4 minutes with… Donal F. Day, Professor, Audubon Sugar Inst. LSU AgCenter

June 30, 2015 |

Tell us about your company and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. Lead organization in development of energycane and sweet sorghum for use as biofuel crops in the deep South Tell us about your role and what you are focused on in the next 12 months. Bringing to fruition the first energy crop to sugar […]

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Biofuels Digest Index rebounds to 64.40 despite continuing Grexit concerns

Biofuels Digest Index rebounds to 64.40 despite continuing Grexit concerns

June 30, 2015 |

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, rebounded 0.64 percent to  64.40 despite continuing Grexit concerns and the expected impact on growth.  For the day, Amyris (AMRS) soared 16.77 percent to $1.95 on Total renewable jet fuel JV news, while Aemetis (AMTX) tumbled 5.26 percent to $3.60.  Among other equities, Pacific […]

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Amyris, Total to commercialize renewable, low-carbon jet fuel technology; Total takes 75% stake in JV

Amyris, Total to commercialize renewable, low-carbon jet fuel technology; Total takes 75% stake in JV

June 30, 2015 |

In California, Amyris announced that it has agreed on key business terms with Total for restructuring its fuels joint venture to open the way for proceeding with commercialization of its jet fuel technology over the coming years. Following the restructuring, Total would own 75% of the joint venture with Amyris. In conjunction with this transaction, […]

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United to start flying biofuels out of LAX in 2015; AltAir to supply 15 million gallons in 3-year deal

United to start flying biofuels out of LAX in 2015; AltAir to supply 15 million gallons in 3-year deal

June 30, 2015 |

In California, AltAir Fuels will begin regularly scheduled deliveries of sustainable biojet fuel to United Airlines LAX operations this year, the airline announced today. AltAir’s Paramount, California-based refinery converts sustainable feedstocks, like non-edible natural oils and agricultural wastes, into low-carbon, renewable jet fuel. This fuel is price-competitive with traditional, petroleum-based jet fuel, but achieves a […]

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United Airlines invests $30M in Fulcrum BioEnergy; inks $1.5B+ in aviation biofuels contracts

United Airlines invests $30M in Fulcrum BioEnergy; inks $1.5B+ in aviation biofuels contracts

June 30, 2015 |

Fly the environmentally friendly skies – historic aviation biofuels agreement for direct airline investment, and more than $1.5 billion in offtake options. What’s it all about?  In California, United Airlines announced a $30 million direct investment in advanced biofuels developer Fulcrum BioEnergy, obtained an option to invest in five future commercial-scale aviation biofuels plants, and signed offtake agreements for up […]

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4 minutes with… Enrique Preu, Owner, Preu Engenharia

4 minutes with… Enrique Preu, Owner, Preu Engenharia

June 29, 2015 |

Tell us about your company and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. My company has a main objective to provide consulting, and in the biotechnology, provide recovery of agriculture waste transforming it into Biocoal. The waste water from the process can be used later as biofertilizer. Since Brazilian Municipal waste has 57% organic and 50% […]

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