Category: 5-Minute Guide

The Biofuels Debt Offensive: New Perspectives, and 5-Minute Guide to the Players in financing at scale

In Part 3 of 3 in our series on commercial-scale financing, we look at the real problems, the new paradigm, the nature of de-risking, the role of strategics. Plus, a 5-Minute Guide to the Major Players in biobased financing at scale. In Part I of our series, we looked at the slowdown in bioenergy financing, […]

May 7, 2014 More

The Complete 2014 5-Minute Guides

The Complete List of Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guides, published to date: Abengoa Bioenergy Algenol Altranex American Process Amyris Applied Biorefinery Sciences Applied Research Associates (ARA) Avantium Avello Bioenergy BASF Beta Renewables BioAmber BP Biofuels Butamax Calysta Energy Cellana Ceres Clariant Cobalt Technologies Cool Planet Coskata Direvo Industrial Biotechnology DSM Bio-based Products & Services DuPont […]

May 4, 2014 More

Liquid Light: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

Liquid Light develops electrocatalytic technology to make major chemicals from low-cost, globally abundant carbon dioxide (CO2).  Licensees benefit from a lower cost of production and can reduce their carbon footprint. Liquid Light is funded by BP Ventures, Redpoint, Osage University, VantagePoint and Chrysalix, and now coming out of stealth after six years of developing a […]

April 17, 2014 More

Primus Green Energy: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

Primus’ liquid fuel synthesis technology is a proprietary low cost  process to convert syngas to gasoline, jet fuel and aromatic chemicals directly, without the need for further treatment. The result is a highly efficient process, producing approximately 5 gallons of drop-in transportation fuels per mmBTU of natural gas. The process produces drop-in fuels that are ready for […]

April 17, 2014 More

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

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

OriginOil: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

OriginOil’s signature water cleanup technology, called Electro Water Separation (EWS), is a high-speed, chemical free process that efficiently extracts organic contaminants from very large quantities of water. For the emerging algae industry, OriginOil is reducing bacterial contamination, and concentrating algae without chemicals, making large-scale harvest possible. For the oil & gas industry, OriginOil is helping […]

April 14, 2014 More

ZeaChem: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

ZeaChem is a developer of highly efficient biorefineries for the conversion of cellulosic biomass into economical and sustainable advanced biofuels and bio-based chemicals. Our indirect approach leapfrogs the yield and carbon dioxide (CO2) problems associated with traditional and cellulosic-based processes. ZeaChem’s patented process offers the highest yield at the lowest cost, with the lowest fossil […]

April 14, 2014 More

Petrobras: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

Petrobras is a state-owned (partly) owner/operator of fossil and renewable energy production and distribution, including both sugarcane ethanol and biodiesel operations. Announced that it was not seeking to acquire distressed ethanol companies but would establish partnerships where appropriate to support development of the national ethanol industry. According to Petrobras management, the state oil giant would […]

April 13, 2014 More