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Biofuels Digest Index edges up to 69.41 as large caps gain

Biofuels Digest Index edges up to 69.41 as large caps gain

October 30, 2014 |

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, edged up 0.35 percent to 69.41 as large caps gained. For the day, Sacom (SAM.MI) plunged 9.39 percent to $3.01, while Dyadic (DYAI) dropped 4.40 percent to $1.52. Among other equities, Gevo (GEVO) slipped 3.04 percent to $0.35. Overall, advances led declines 2 to […]

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Good times for now, headwinds on the horizon:  Q3 earnings time for the advanced bioeconomy, energy

Good times for now, headwinds on the horizon: Q3 earnings time for the advanced bioeconomy, energy

October 30, 2014 |

Novozymes, Shell, BP, Clariant, Green Plains and Pacific Ethanol report — what’s the trend, what’s new, what’s troubling? The Digest looks into the results. In the first half of November we will be hearing from a slew of companies regarding Q3 earnings — but earnings season is well underway already, and we have good indicators […]

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DOE highlights algae for targeted research grants

DOE highlights algae for targeted research grants

October 30, 2014 |

In Washington, the US Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced nine topics and 26 new subtopics under its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Technology Transfer (STTR) programs that will help small businesses develop and deliver market-driven clean energy technologies. DOE advises: “This year, EERE’s areas of interest range from energy-saving […]

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4 Minutes With…Ashok Mathur, Director Corporate Commercialization, Matheson

4 Minutes With…Ashok Mathur, Director Corporate Commercialization, Matheson

October 30, 2014 |

Tell us about your organization and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. Industrial gas company with strong interest in supporting and investing in bio-based emerging companies in industrial commercialization. Very interested in processes that use oxygen, hydrogen, CO2 and other industrial gases as process feed or to enhance productivity. Gas technology core competencies and R&D […]

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The strange world of super-strong, super-light nanocellulose

The strange world of super-strong, super-light nanocellulose

October 29, 2014 |

Flexible electric circuits and solar panels? Advanced biofuels? New concretes and steel-like materials? New medical implants and sutures? Drug delivery vehicles? Cosmetics? Lightweight armor? That’s just a sample of the potential apps for nanocellulose and Borregaard is now investing in a 1000 tonne project in Sarpsborg, Norway. We investigate. The news filtered out of Norway […]

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4 Minutes With…Scott Chabina, Director, Carl Marks Advisory Group

4 Minutes With…Scott Chabina, Director, Carl Marks Advisory Group

October 29, 2014 |

Tell us about your organization and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. We have extensive experience in the Advanced Bioeconomy, notably having completed more transactions in the domestic ethanol industry than any other financial advisor in recent history. Carl Marks has successfully represented clients across the capital structure in properly evaluating the myriad of strategic […]

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Biofuels Digest Index flat at 69.17 despite an ethanol gain

Biofuels Digest Index flat at 69.17 despite an ethanol gain

October 29, 2014 |

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, was flat at 69.17 despite an ethanol gain. For the day, Biox (BX.T) jumped 8.33 percent to $0.65, while Pacific Ethanol (PEIX) jumped 5.10 percent to $12.78. Among other equities, Green Plains (GPRE) surged 7.08 percent to $34.49. Overall, advances and declines 4were even […]

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Update from DuPont on its Nevada project – labor shortages, new ethanol marketer deal

Update from DuPont on its Nevada project – labor shortages, new ethanol marketer deal

October 28, 2014 |

With the Abengoa and POET-DSM openings behind us, time to look ahead to the next one: DuPont’s 30 million gallon plant in Nevada, Iowa. We had been expecting mechanical completion by New Year’s — that’s slipped back into Q1, with labor shortages in Iowa dragging out the timeline several weeks. As a result — shortages […]

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Obama: (Un)intentionally Reengineering the RFS for Big Oil?

Obama: (Un)intentionally Reengineering the RFS for Big Oil?

October 28, 2014 |

By Brooke Coleman, Executive Director, Advanced Ethanol Council As the renewable fuels industry awaits U.S. EPA’s final decision on the 2014 Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO), it is extraordinary to think that President Obama still appears committed to adopting a methodological change to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) pioneered by the biofuel industry’s most ardent foes. […]

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The 8 Habits of Highly Successful Biorefinery Developers: Looking at Alberta’s look at advanced biofuels

The 8 Habits of Highly Successful Biorefinery Developers: Looking at Alberta’s look at advanced biofuels

October 28, 2014 |

As Alberta looks at what might works for them in industrial biotech — Jacobs comes up with a useful take on Renmatix, GTI, LanzaTech, Enerkem, REG and OPX Bio — and 8 rules for getting it done, making it happen. While in Alberta last week, we came across a report commissioned by Alberta Innovates looking […]

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