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Biofuels Digest Index rebounds to 81.01 as advanced biofuels surge

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, rebounded 0.86 percent to 81.01 as advanced biofuels surged. For the day, Algae.Tec (AEB.AX) gained 12.54 percent to $0.10, while Solazyme (SZYM) jumped 4.70 percent to $10.24. Among other equities, Biox (BX.T) plunged 14.29 percent to $0.60. Overall, declines and advances were even for […]

July 29, 2014 More

M&G Chemicals, Anhui Guozhen ink pact to build world’s largest cellulosic biofuels plant

970,000-1,300,000 tons of biomass per year; 70/30 JV — capex drops 30% per gallon since Crescentino. From China, we hear that M&G Chemicals announced a joint venture with Anhui Guozhen CO, using PROESA technology licensed by Beta Renewables to convert 970,000-1,300,000 metric tons per year of agricultural residues into cellulosic ethanol, glycols and by-products such […]

July 29, 2014 More

Biofuels Digest Index edge down to 80.32 as advanced biofuels fall

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, edged down 0.79 percent to 80.32 as advanced biofuels fell. For the day, OriginOil dumped 11.33 percent to $0.18, while Aemetis (AMTX) plunged 15.03 percent to $10.01. Among other equities, Biox (BX.T) soared 29.63 percent to $0.70. Overall, declines led advances 2 to 1 […]

July 28, 2014 More

Levine to succeed Warner as CEO of Sapphire Energy: new commercial era begins

Former Verenium CEO and Goldman exec ushers in new commercial era at Sapphire, as CJ Warner relinquishes CEO title, remaining as Chairman. In California, the Digest learned that James “Jamie” Levine has been appointed CEO of Sapphire Energym succeeding Cynthia J. “CJ” Warner, who will remain the company’s chairman. Levine, a former Goldman exec, took […]

July 28, 2014 More

Biofuels Digest’s 7th Birthday Special Issue: The Glass

7 years ago, Biofuels Digest debuted with two subscribers and a hunch. On July 27th, The Digest turned 7. We thought back in 2007 that the market needed a concise daily summary of “news you can use” in the bioeconomy. Some 1750 editions and 28,000 stories later, we’re glad to still be here to chronicle your […]

July 27, 2014 More

The 50 Hottest Companies in Biofuels nominations open; the 30 Hottest Companies in Chemicals, too; Hot 40 debuts

PhotoVoting expanded – special bonus votes for most original artwork. Who will be #1 – who will get your vote?  In Florida, Biofuels Digest announced the official opening of nominations for the  50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy and 30 Hottest Companies in Biobased Chemicals and Materials, and the 40 Hottest Small Companies in the Bioeconomy. […]

July 27, 2014 More

Biofuels Digest Index slips to 80.96 as chemicals fade

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, slipped 0.30 percent to 80.96 as chemicals declined.  For the day, OriginOil soared 12.78 percent to $0.20, while Aemetis (AMTX) plunged 7.54 percent to $11.78. Among other equities, BioAmber (BIOA) dumped 5.57 percent to $12.72. Overall, declines led advances 12 to 5 for the […]

July 27, 2014 More

The Advanced Bioeconomy Dashboard for 7/28/14: equities, fuels, chemicals, and feedstock prices and data

About The Digest Dashboard. Biofuels 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. New data this month! D4 (biodiesel) RINs, and EU biodiesel prices. Latest prices – key commodities. Most recent commodity closing prices, and price changes, […]

July 27, 2014 More

Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference – ABLCNext 2014 – agenda released –

In Florida, the agenda has been announced for the annual west coast version of the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference, ABLCNext 2014, which will be held in San Francisco, November 10-12, 2014. Get the speaker, session, registration details by clicking here.  Conference highlights NEXTStore. We’re building NEXTStore: The Store of the Future right inside ABLCNext – where you […]

July 24, 2014 More

Biofuels Digest Index slips to 81.20 as chemicals slide

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, slipped 0.66 percent to 81.20 as chemicals slid. For the day, Amyris (AMRS) fell 2.98 percent to $3.58, while BioAmber (BIOA) retreated 6/09 percent to $12.65. Among other equities, Sacom (SAM.MI) rebounded 5.60 percent to $3.17. Overall, declines led advances 9 to 8 for […]

July 24, 2014 More