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Biofuels Digest Index drops to 68.62 as advanced biofuels slump

Biofuels Digest Index drops to 68.62 as advanced biofuels slump

April 21, 2015 |

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, dropped 1.20 percent to 68.62 as advanced biofuels slumped. For the day, Gevo (GEVO) plunged 23.14 percent to $1.99 after a 1-15 reverse split, while Codexis (CDXS) slumped 3.75 percent to $4.56. Among other equities, Solazyme (SZYM) fell 2.43 percent to $3.81. Overall, declines […]

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Newlight Technologies: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

Newlight Technologies: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

April 21, 2015 |

Newlight, founded in 2003, is harnessing methane-based carbon emissions as a resource to replace oil and reduce the cost of plastics production–fundamentally changing both the economics and environmental impact of the plastics industry. The AirCarbon production process begins with concentrated methane-based carbon emissions that would otherwise become a part of the air, rather than fossil […]

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Downsize bioenergy risk while approaching scale: partnering with ZeaChem’s Technology Institute

Downsize bioenergy risk while approaching scale: partnering with ZeaChem’s Technology Institute

April 21, 2015 |

For most investors, building a demonstration-scale facility in order to get, and validate, data for the last pre-commercial stages, is a necessary evil somewhere between diaper-changing and a colonoscopy on the “revolting, yet inevitable” meter. Those who haven’t done rigorous demonstration-scale activities have, in many cases, gone down in flames or certainly gone into what […]

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4 minutes… Jeff Kelley, Director of Marketing, Airstream Innovations

4 minutes… Jeff Kelley, Director of Marketing, Airstream Innovations

April 20, 2015 |

Tell us about your company and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. Airstream Innovations delivers patented fully-screened wind-assisted positive-pressure structures from one-half to over 2 acres in size. These fully-automatic customizeable greenhouses maximize photosynthesis and use the physics of ventilation to optimize transpiration resulting in the fastest growth possible. Tell us about your role and […]

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Biofuels Digest Index slips to 69.45 as advanced biofuels dip

Biofuels Digest Index slips to 69.45 as advanced biofuels dip

April 20, 2015 |

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, slipped 0.14 percent to 69.45 as advanced biofuels dipped. For the day, Codexis (CDXS) dropped 6.69 percent to $4.74, while Amyris (AMRS) rebounded 3.05 percent to $2.70. Among other equities, Gevo (GEVO) slumped 6.25 percent to $0.17. Overall, declines led advances by a 9 […]

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Earth Day: 3 Big Reads for a Sustainable BioFuture

Earth Day: 3 Big Reads for a Sustainable BioFuture

April 20, 2015 |

Want to help Mother Earth? Get on your backside and master these key reports.  If you’ve not put it in your calendar, Earth Day is this week, April 22nd to be exact. On the original Earth Day, in 1970, hundreds of thousands of people gathered around the world, to demonstrate support for greener policies with respect […]

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Byogy: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

Byogy: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

April 20, 2015 |

Byogy has developed a catalytic platform that converts any source of ethanol, butanol, mixed alcohols, or related olefins, into full replacement, and cost competitive biofuels including gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. Byogy’s jet fuel is not an additive, but instead, a full replacement standalone fuel, and hence can be used at any blend ratio up […]

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Sweetwater Energy raises $10M; begins ramp-up to first commercial

Sweetwater Energy raises $10M; begins ramp-up to first commercial

April 19, 2015 |

Sweetwater Energy announced it has closed on a $10 million bridge loan. The loan closed as Sweetwater said that it is now opening its Series B investor round to begin construction of a first commercial facility. Sweetwater make quite a splash with a series of high-profile deals in 2012-13 based around the production of cellulosic […]

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4 minutes with Bill Levy, CEO, Pacific Ag

4 minutes with Bill Levy, CEO, Pacific Ag

April 19, 2015 |

Tell us about your organization and its role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. Pacific Ag is the leading biomass supply company serving the Advanced Bioeconomy.   We are partnered with more than 600 growers across the country, will harvest more than 450,000 tons of biomass alone in 2015, own the single largest fleet of harvesting equipment, […]

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DuPont Industrial Biosciences: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

DuPont Industrial Biosciences: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

April 19, 2015 |

Several years ago, DuPont purchased Danisco and its Genencor unit and added their expertise into a new unit: DuPont Industrial Biosciences. This integration allows DuPont to optimize its bioscience technology and commercialization capabilities with Genencor’s biofuel enzyme technology. DuPont has developed a three-part strategy to deliver these new technologies to the growing biofuels market to […]

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