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Biofuels Digest Index jumps to 68.29 as advanced biofuels gain

Biofuels Digest Index jumps to 68.29 as advanced biofuels gain

October 21, 2014 |

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, jumped 1.32 percent to 68.29 as advanced biofuels gained. For the day, Solazyme (SZYM) was up 1.32 percent to 68.29, while Abengoa (ABGB) advanced 5.86 percent to $21.86. Among other equities, Amyris (AMRS) fell 5.78 percent to $3.26. Overall, advances led declines 3 to […]

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Industrial biotechnology’s 2014 in pictures: The Year of Steel

Industrial biotechnology’s 2014 in pictures: The Year of Steel

October 21, 2014 |

When we think of the past 12 months and the remainder of 2014, we’re going to look back on it as the Year of Steel for the advanced bioeconomy. October 9, 2013: Beta Renewables’ 20 million gallon cellulosic ethanol plant opens in Crescentino, Italy. At the time, the world’s largest. May 29, 2014: Solazyme’s 100,000 […]

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Robust Economic Opportunities in the U.S. Biobased Economy

Robust Economic Opportunities in the U.S. Biobased Economy

October 21, 2014 |

By Brent Erickson, EVP, The Biotechnology Industry Organization Head, Industrial & Environmental section A report released a couple of weeks ago by the USDA’s BioPreferred Program, “Why Biobased?,” provides a very positive overview of economic opportunities in the emerging biobased economy. Those opportunities include a revival of U.S. manufacturing and new job creation, economic growth […]

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4 Minutes With…Sebastian Scaparro, Business developer and administration manager, ALS Bioenergy

4 Minutes With…Sebastian Scaparro, Business developer and administration manager, ALS Bioenergy

October 21, 2014 |

Tell us about your organization and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. ALS Bioenergy is a company that develops and commercialize technologies for biofuels, agroindustrial and bioproducts. Our technology is multifeedstock, glycerin free and has a much lower cloud point then the traditional process. We want to drive the world towards a more sustainable and […]

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Biofuels Digest Index rallies to 67.40 as ethanol equities and enzymes gain

Biofuels Digest Index rallies to 67.40 as ethanol equities and enzymes gain

October 21, 2014 |

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, rallied 1.16 percent to 67.40 as ethanol equities and enzymes gained. For the day, Aemetis (AMTX) settled back 4.68 percent to $8.56, while Ceres (CERE) rebounded 6.77 percent to $0.0.34.  Among other equities, Pacific Ethanol (PEIX) jumped 3.96 percent to $11.56. Overall, advances led […]

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Embrapa, Evogene ink research collab to improve castor oil cultivation in Brazil

Embrapa, Evogene ink research collab to improve castor oil cultivation in Brazil

October 20, 2014 |

In Brazil, the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa), and Evogene signed a joint research agreement for the advancement of castor cultivation in Brazil. The cooperation will primarily focus on technologies for controlling castor-specific diseases as well as practices for castor cultivation in rotation with soybean. The global market for castor oil has tightened over the […]

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Abengoa opens world’s largest cellulosic biorefinery, as US Energy Secretary Moniz says “Let’s get going!” on advanced biofuels.

Abengoa opens world’s largest cellulosic biorefinery, as US Energy Secretary Moniz says “Let’s get going!” on advanced biofuels.

October 19, 2014 |

“Welcome to the future of biotechnology and the biofuel industry.” In Kansas, Abengoa Bioenergy officially opened the world’s largest cellulosic biorefinery in Hugoton on Friday, surrounded by dignitaries such as US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Kansas senior Senator Pat Roberts, former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, former Energy Secretary Bill Richardson among […]

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Highway 51 Revisited: Abengoa’s Kansas biorefinery, in pictures

Highway 51 Revisited: Abengoa’s Kansas biorefinery, in pictures

October 19, 2014 |

When it is dawn over southwestern Kansas and in the chill of a mid-October morning the air is dry and the sun breaks from the east, the shadows are sharp, the land is still, and the Abengoa biorefinery dominates the skyline near Hugoton. Lining Kansas state Highway 51 in mid-October, as the 25 million gallons cellulosic […]

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4 Minutes With…Joost Dubois, Director Branding & Communications, Bio-based Products, DSM

4 Minutes With…Joost Dubois, Director Branding & Communications, Bio-based Products, DSM

October 19, 2014 |

Tell us about your organization and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. DSM is a science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. We pioneer conversion of renewable plant material to fuels or chemicals in our Biobased Products unit. By combining life sciences with chemistry and materials sciences, we develop technology in bioenergy and renewable […]

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Biofuels Digest Index rallies to 66.63 as large caps and enzymes recover

Biofuels Digest Index rallies to 66.63 as large caps and enzymes recover

October 19, 2014 |

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, rallied 1.86 percent to 66.63 as large caps and enzymes recovered. For the day, Aemetis (AMTX) rocketed up 10.86 percent to $8.98, while Ceres (CERE) dropped 6.29 percent to $0.32. Among other equities, Abengoa (ABGB) was up 10.35 percent to $20.89. Overall, advances led […]

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