Tag: California

JBEI develops new tool to genetically engineer energy crops

In California, a powerful new tool that can help advance the genetic engineering of “fuel” crops for clean, green and renewable bioenergy, has been developed by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), a multi-institutional partnership led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). The JBEI researchers have developed an […]

July 31, 2014 More

AgriBeef demands investors pay $3 million default on loan to North Star Biofuels

In California, Idaho’s AgriBeef is demanding its other partners in the North Star Biofuels venture in Watsonville pay $3 million of a $9 million loan the company put up in 2012 to start construction on the facility. The project only came online in June 2014, meaning that the first $3 million in payments were defaulted […]

July 30, 2014 More

24-7 Van Lines upgrades entire fleet to biodiesel engines

In California, 24-7 Van Lines announced that their entire fleet has been upgraded with more energy efficient and environmentally friendly bio-diesel engines. The engines burn cleaner than standard diesel engines and also increase the mile-per-gallon ratio, thus reducing the cost of moving—a savings that is passed onto the commercial and residential customers of the company.

July 24, 2014 More

EDF Green Roads Map shows clean transportation sector in California

In California, the Environmental Defense Fund’s Green Roads Map, completed with assistance from CALSTART, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), plots the companies demonstrating how clean transportation policies help rather than hurt the growth of the clean transportation sector in the California. In addition to the interactive map, an Excel version […]

July 21, 2014 More

Edeniq, Global Bio-chem to collaborate on commercial demonstration plant for industrial sugars

In California, Edeniq and Global Bio-chem Technology Group Company Limited have signed a letter of intent to develop and commercialize processes to convert corn stover to industrial sugars for use in the production of chemicals, fuels, and other bio-based products. The companies intend to integrate their technologies in a commercial demonstration plant to produce 50,000 […]

July 21, 2014 More

Edeniq teams with Global Bio-chem to commercialize process in China

In California, Edeniq has signed a letter of intent with Global Bio-chem Technology Group Company Limited to develop and commercialize processes to convert corn stover to industrial sugars for use in the production of chemicals, fuels, and other bio-based products. Pursuant to the letter of intent, Edeniq and Global Bio-chem intend to integrate their technologies […]

July 16, 2014 More

Codexis inks multi-$M GSK deal

In California, Codexis announced the signing of a platform technology license agreement with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Under the terms of the agreement, Codexis granted GSK a license to use Codexis’ proprietary CodeEvolver® protein engineering platform technology in the field of human healthcare. The license allows GSK to use Codexis’ platform technology to develop novel enzymes for […]

July 15, 2014 More

VIASPACE agrees research deal with UC Agriculture and Natural Resources

In California, VIASPACE announced that the company has entered into a research collaboration with the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Division (UCANR). The objectives of the research are to: ·       Compare the growth of Giant King Grass using subsurface drip irrigation with flood (furrow) irrigation ·       Compare individual node and whole stalk planting […]

July 15, 2014 More

Ceres licenses genome visualization software to Bayer CropScience

In California, Ceres announced that the company has licensed its Persephone genome visualization application to Bayer CropScience. The multi-year software license and collaboration agreement provides a non-exclusive license to Bayer as well as professional services including support, customizations and maintenance. Originally developed for in-house use by Ceres, Persephone allows researchers to rapidly zoom in and […]

July 9, 2014 More

UC Riverside researcher outlines ways companies can profit from waste

In California, a University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering professor is one of the authors of a paper recently published in Science that outlines ways companies can commercialize and profit from what was thought to a waste product created when producing biofuels. In the paper, the researchers outline the discovery of genetic variants […]

July 8, 2014 More