Tag: California

DOE-funded researchers look at gene from insect gut microbe to break down cellulose

DOE-funded researchers look at gene from insect gut microbe to break down cellulose

May 28, 2015 |

In California, in a study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, a team including researchers from the DOE JGI and the DOE-funded Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center characterized the structure and function of a GH55 protein – SacteLam55A. The gene SACTE_4363 encodes this protein and was isolated from the microbe SirexAA-E in the gut […]

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Ceres awarded US patent for soybean-based genetic sequence

Ceres awarded US patent for soybean-based genetic sequence

May 27, 2015 |

In California, Ceres has been awarded a U.S. patent for a genetic sequence derived from soybean, covering uses of the gene in areas such as research, product development and plant transformation. The company believes that its gene is useful in regulating key biosynthetic processes that are the target of a class of commercial herbicides. Ceres […]

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California is not running out of water, it is running out of cheap water: report

California is not running out of water, it is running out of cheap water: report

May 18, 2015 |

In California, an analysis by Lux Research has concluded that “California isn’t running out of water. It’s running out of cheap water.” The drought damage is estimated as $2.2 billion, which is significant, but hardly the “end of growth” for California’s $2.2 trillion economy. The problem for businesses, however, is that cheap water jeopardizes their […]

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Oakbio announces ecoli model for butanol production

Oakbio announces ecoli model for butanol production

May 14, 2015 |

In California, Oakbio announced the development of a novel Escherichia coli (ecoli) based microbe model for the production of n-Butanol and other chemical products. This new waste carbon conversion platform uses the same expression system used in Oakbio’s successful CO2 capture and conversion system. Unlike other ecoli based systems the Oakbio model requires no antibiotics or […]

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Pacific Ethanol begins production of corn oil at Madera plant

Pacific Ethanol begins production of corn oil at Madera plant

May 10, 2015 |

In California, Pacific Ethanol has begun commercial production of corn oil utilizing Valicor’s proprietary VFRAC corn oil recovery system at its Madera, California plant. Neil Koehler, the company’s president and CEO, stated: “We are pleased to be producing corn oil at our Madera plant, which further diversifies our plant revenue streams and significantly improves operating […]

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Amyris hosts launch preview event for Biossance, moisturizer product

Amyris hosts launch preview event for Biossance, moisturizer product

May 4, 2015 |

In California, Amyris previewed the launch of its new consumer branch, Biossance. The product features the company’s Neossance squalane, an advanced emollient that replenishes moisture in the skin by using a moisturizer already present naturally in the human body. The Biossance products will be distributed beginning in May, 2015. During the launch event, John Melo, […]

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IBISWorld report aims to help procurement professionals choose biodiesel

IBISWorld report aims to help procurement professionals choose biodiesel

April 28, 2015 |

In California, biodiesel has a buyer power score of 3.7 out of 5, which reflects a moderate level of buyer negotiating power stemming primarily from favorable pricing trends over the past three years. For these reasons and to help procurement professionals make better buying decisions faster, business intelligence firm IBISWorld has updated a report on […]

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Extreme Biodiesel designing hemp oil extractor for launch by year’s end

Extreme Biodiesel designing hemp oil extractor for launch by year’s end

April 28, 2015 |

In California, Extreme Biodiesel announced the company’s wholly owned subsidiary XTRM Cannabis Ventures is designing a plant and seed oil extractor with its first version of the residential Hemp and Cannabis Oil extractor by the last quarter of 2015. Oils derived from hemp and/or medical marijuana are in huge demand, but current methods being used […]

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Berkeley Lab unveils system to mimic natural photosynthetic process

Berkeley Lab unveils system to mimic natural photosynthetic process

April 27, 2015 |

In California, a potentially game-changing breakthrough in artificial photosynthesis has been achieved with the development of a system that can capture carbon dioxide emissions before they are vented into the atmosphere and then, powered by solar energy, convert that carbon dioxide into valuable chemical products, including biodegradable plastics, pharmaceutical drugs and even liquid fuels. Scientists […]

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G&M and Pearson to open 13 E85 sites in Southern California in the next year

G&M and Pearson to open 13 E85 sites in Southern California in the next year

April 20, 2015 |

In California, Pearson Fuels and G&M Oil Company are opening an E85 Flex Fuel location in San Diego. The event is intended to kickoff the announcement of 13 E85 site openings over the course of the next 13 months, built through a collaboration between Pearson Fuels and G&M Oil. The stations will all be located […]

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