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Praj Industries: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

Praj has adopted a new identity in line with its future growth strategy. Over the past 3 decades, Praj has transformed itself from being a single business sector company of Ethanol Solutions to multiple business organization, providing solutions for brewery, water & wastewater, process equipment & systems, high purity application and bio-products. The company plans to […]

April 17, 2014 More

Biofuels Digest Index rebounds to 77.57 on ethanol gains

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, rebounded 2.44 percent to 77.57 as ethanol equities advanced.  For the day, Green Plains Renewable Energy (GPRE) climbed 4.31 percent to $29.02, while Amyris (AMRS) jumped 5.68 percent to $3.35. Among other equities, Codexis (CDXS) rose 6.63 percent to $1.77. Overall, advances led declines […]

April 17, 2014 More

Gevo inserts “going concern” statement in annual report

In Colorado, Gevo filed its 10-K annual report with the SEC. Excepts are as follows: “For the year ended December 31, 2013, we incurred a consolidated net loss of $66.8 million and had an accumulated deficit of $262.2 million. From inception to December 31, 2013, we have incurred significant net losses and have funded our […]

April 15, 2014 More

Biofuels Digest Index slides to 75.72 s advanced biofuels tumble

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, slipped 0.76 percent to 75.72 as advanced biofuels again slid.  For the day, Gevo (GEVO) plunged 18.04 percent to $0.84, while Amyris (AMRS) shed 3.94 percent to $3.17. Among other equities, Codexis (CDXS) lost 6.74 percent to $1.88. Overall, declines and advances were even […]

April 15, 2014 More

Calling Tony Stark: Miniaturizing biofuels’ hot technologies

Scale-up, scale-up, scale-up. But what about scale-down? The Digest looks at how some technologists are aiming to bring the machines to the biomass, and transforming costs and options along the way. Scale-up — it’s the most exciting, yet dreaded phrase in advanced industrial biotechnology. It’s the period when a technology comes out of the lab […]

April 15, 2014 More

DOE announces $10M in new funding for $3/gal advanced biofuels

In Washington, the US Department of Energy  announced up to $10 million in funding to advance the production of advanced biofuels, substitutes for petroleum-based feedstocks, and bioproducts made from renewable, non-food-based biomass, such as agricultural residues and woody biomass. This supports the Department’s efforts to make drop-in biofuels more accessible and affordable, as well as […]

April 15, 2014 More

Valero: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

Valero Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is an international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels, other petrochemical products and power. Valero subsidiaries employ approximately 10,500 people, and assets include 16 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3 million barrels per day, 10 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of 1.2 billion […]

April 15, 2014 More

Propel Fuels: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

Propel builds, owns & operates a network of American made renewable fuel stations. Propel’s Clean Fuel Points are owned and operated by Propel. The CFPs are designed to be located at existing gas stations. To that end, they partner with station owners to make it easy for customers to find and fill with clean, renewable […]

April 15, 2014 More

Biofuels Digest Index drops 0.43 to 76.25 as advanced biofuels fall

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, dropped 0.43 percent to 76.25 as advanced biofuels fell. For the day, Amyris (AMRS) slumped 5.44 percent to $3.49, while Metabolix (MBLX) tanked 11.89 percent to $1.03. Among other equities, Aemetis (AMTX) dumped 7.14 percent to $0.52. Overall, declines led advances led declines 6 […]

April 14, 2014 More

10 Bellwether Biofuels & Biobased Projects for 2014

Advanced biofuels – are plans turning into reality? Are development plans realistic? When these 10 projects open for business (or not) in 2014, you’ll know for sure. We wrote in 2012: “If, by this time next year, we have all of these projects completed and in operation, it will go a long way towards substantiating […]

April 14, 2014 More