Tag: California

Berkeley Lab researchers use atomic science to improve biofuel production

Berkeley Lab researchers use atomic science to improve biofuel production

November 30, 2016 |

In California, researchers have revealed new atomic-scale details about pesky deposits that can stop or slow chemical reactions vital to fuel production and other processes. This disruption to reactions is known as deactivation or poisoning. The research team employed a combination of measurements, including X-ray experiments at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory […]

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Biodico makes first biodiesel delivery to UCSB

Biodico makes first biodiesel delivery to UCSB

November 29, 2016 |

In California, Biodico Inc. announced Nov. 29 that it has made its first delivery of biodiesel to the University of California, Santa Barbara. The biodiesel, which was produced from used cooking oil collected at the university, will fuel tractors and other diesel-powered equipment at UCSB. Biodico produced the biodiesel at its Zero Net Energy Farm […]

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Biodico completes resource assessment for “Zero Net Energy Farm” project

Biodico completes resource assessment for “Zero Net Energy Farm” project

November 16, 2016 |

In California, biodiesel producer Biodico Inc. announced Nov. 16 that it has completed its resource assessment to support the next stage of development for its “Zero Net Energy Farm” project, which is funded in part by the California Energy Commission to create environmentally sound energy solutions for the state’s agricultural industry. Based on the results, […]

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Amyris scores Biossance launch with Sephora

Amyris scores Biossance launch with Sephora

October 31, 2016 |

In California, Biossance™, the consumer beauty brand from Amyris, Inc., announced its planned launch in Sephora’s retail stores where the brand’s expansive line of high-performance skin care products will be available to consumers. The rollout to initial participating stores will begin in February 2017 and coincide with launching on Sephora online. Additional in-store and online […]

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Neste supplying renewable diesel to more than 1,100 San Diego city vehicles

Neste supplying renewable diesel to more than 1,100 San Diego city vehicles

October 31, 2016 |

In California, the city of San Diego has recently started using Neste renewable diesel in its vehicle fleet consisting of service trucks, refuse packers, dump trucks, construction equipment, and street sweepers, to name a few. By switching from conventional petroleum diesel to Neste renewable diesel, the city of San Diego joins California’s cleanest city fleets including the cities […]

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Amyris closes strategic partnership and financing with nutraceuticals market leader

Amyris closes strategic partnership and financing with nutraceuticals market leader

October 26, 2016 |

In California, Amyris has executed definitive agreements for its strategic partnership and financing with a global nutraceuticals market leader as previously described on September 30, 2016. These agreements include the expansion of a new nutraceutical market that is expected to represent $40-$50 million of annual revenue once developed and scaled, a related strategic investment, and […]

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Ener-Core delivers two 2MW Power Oxidizers to Pacific Ethanol’s Stockton biorefinery

Ener-Core delivers two 2MW Power Oxidizers to Pacific Ethanol’s Stockton biorefinery

October 24, 2016 |

In California, Ener-Core, Inc. has delivered two of its 2 megawatt sized Power Oxidizers to the Stockton Biorefinery site owned by Pacific Ethanol. The shipment is a momentous occasion for Ener-Core, having deployed a commercial scale-up of the power capacity of the Power Oxidizer technology from 250kW to 2 MW over the last 18 months. […]

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Aemetis launches $50 million EB-5 Phase II round following $36 million Phase I

Aemetis launches $50 million EB-5 Phase II round following $36 million Phase I

October 11, 2016 |

In California, Aemetis, Inc. announced that the $36 million EB-5 Phase I funding has been followed by the launch of a $50 million EB-5 Phase II funding to repay the existing 14% interest rate bridge loan with 3% interest rate, long term EB-5 funding. Under the EB-5 Phase I funding, Aemetis offered subordinated notes in […]

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Crimson Renewable Energy expands Kern County biodiesel facility

Crimson Renewable Energy expands Kern County biodiesel facility

October 11, 2016 |

In California, recent expansion of Crimson Renewable Energy’s ultra-low carbon biodiesel production facility lead to a tripling of production and puts Kern County on the map as California’s leading producer of Advanced Biofuels, company officials announced last week at an event unveiling the newly revamped facility. Crimson recently completed a multi-million dollar plant upgrade that […]

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New Standard bioengineering center to include cell engineering to boost algae yields

New Standard bioengineering center to include cell engineering to boost algae yields

October 11, 2016 |

In California, two Stanford faculty are part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers who will share a $24 million Science and Technology Center grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant will found a bioengineering research and education center. SINDY TANG, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, said work at this center will reveal how […]

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