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Raízen: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

Raízen: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

February 24, 2015 |

Based from the merger of Shell and Cosan, Raízen is now the Brazil’s fifth largest company in terms of billable revenues and the nation’s leading manufacturer of sugarcane ethanol, with production of about 2 billion litres of biofuel per year. This activity also includes the production of 4 million tonnes of sugar and the sale of […]

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The Neodiesel Revolution heads offshore: Benefuel, Felda expand in Malaysia

The Neodiesel Revolution heads offshore: Benefuel, Felda expand in Malaysia

February 24, 2015 |

It’s New, it’s Neo —  the neodiesel companies — brimming with technologies to create cleaner alternatives to a powerhouse fuel. They have the performance, half the carbon, and a range of low-cost feedstocks to choose from. Now, neodiesel heads for Malaysia as a JV opens up ultra low-cost feedstocks with Benefuel’s ENSEL technology. From Malaysia have […]

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Biofuels Digest Index gains to 65.14 as chemical equities soar

Biofuels Digest Index gains to 65.14 as chemical equities soar

February 24, 2015 |

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, gained 1.23 percent to 65.14 as chemical equities soared. For the day, Metabolix (MBLX) rallied 24.98 percnt to $0.57, while Codexis (CDXS) advanced 5.11 percent to $3.50. Among other equities, Renewable Energy Group (REGI) jumped 5.08 percent to $8.99. Overall, advances led declines 6 to 1 […]

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4 minutes with… Stephen Gerritson, Vice President EDC of Seattle & King County and Chairman, CleanTech Alliance – Washington

4 minutes with… Stephen Gerritson, Vice President EDC of Seattle & King County and Chairman, CleanTech Alliance – Washington

February 23, 2015 |

Tell us about your company and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. The EDC’s role is to create jobs and advance the economy in King County. One sector we focus on is Clean Energy and Technology, which includes clean fuels. We provide technical and organizational assistance to companies in this sector at no charge. Tell […]

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The World’s Quietest $5B Company Opens Up

The World’s Quietest $5B Company Opens Up

February 23, 2015 |

Portrait of a strategic partner: Vijay Goradia and his Vinmar Group, expanding in renewable chemicals with a series of major offtake and strategic deals, open up about targets and goals in renewables.  Last July, BioAmber announced a stunning 210,000 ton per year take-or-pay contract for bio-based succinic acid with Vinmar International. For a renewable chemicals […]

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Biofuels Digest Index slips to 64.35 as advanced biofuels settle back

Biofuels Digest Index slips to 64.35 as advanced biofuels settle back

February 23, 2015 |

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, slipped 0.42 percent to 64.35 as advanced biofuels settled back. For the day, Biox (BX.T) soared 25.00 percent to $0.50, while Ceres (CERE) declined 5.87 percent to $0.35. Among other equities, Pacific Ethanol (PEIX) dropped 4.57 percent to $9.28. Overall, declines led advances 9 […]

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Fulcrum BioEnergy: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

Fulcrum BioEnergy: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

February 23, 2015 |

Fulcrum BioEnergy has developed a “game-changing process for converting municipal solid waste that would otherwise be landfilled, into renewable transportation fuels including syncrude, jet fuel and diesel”. The company has successfully proven and demonstrated this process for converting MSW to fuels utilizing its proprietary, innovative, clean and efficient thermochemical process. Fulcrum has secured long-term, zero-cost […]

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Algae liquefaction: what is is, and why it might be the key to affordable, drop-in algae biofuels

Algae liquefaction: what is is, and why it might be the key to affordable, drop-in algae biofuels

February 22, 2015 |

Of all the pathways to drop-in algae biofuels, few have remained as promising as hydrothermal algae liquefaction. It may not roll off the tongue, but it might be the most important technology to come along in years. Here’s why. This past week, news has arrived from Colorado that Merrick & Company was engaged by Genifuel Corporation […]

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Ceres: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

Ceres: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

February 22, 2015 |

Ceres develops & markets low-carbon, non-food grasses for advanced biofuels and biopower. It’s energy crops “can provide more fuel or electricity, new opportunities for growers and a cleaner environment for us all.” Using advanced plant breeding and biotechnology, Ceres is developing dedicated energy crops as raw materials for renewable transportation fuels, electricity and bio-based products. […]

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The Advanced Bioeconomy Dashboard for 2/23/15: equities, fuels, chemicals, and feedstock prices and data

The Advanced Bioeconomy Dashboard for 2/23/15: equities, fuels, chemicals, and feedstock prices and data

February 22, 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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