Tag: California

Aemetis agrees three-year biodiesel deal with BP Singapore

Aemetis agrees three-year biodiesel deal with BP Singapore

May 25, 2017 |

In California, Aemetis, Inc. announced that its Universal Biofuels subsidiary in India has signed a three-year biofuels supply agreement with BP Singapore Pte Limited (BPS), the regional trading arm of BP Plc, which has an expanding biofuels portfolio. The Aemetis plant in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh has a capacity of 50 million gallons per year and […]

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California researchers strike gold by sequencing green alga’s genome

California researchers strike gold by sequencing green alga’s genome

May 24, 2017 |

In California, plant biologists and biochemists from UCLA, UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco have produced a gold mine of data by sequencing the genome of a green alga called Chromochloris zofingiensis. Scientists have learned in the past decade that the tiny, single-celled organism could be used as a source of sustainable biofuel and that […]

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Ryder System begins retailing renewable diesel in San Francisco

Ryder System begins retailing renewable diesel in San Francisco

May 16, 2017 |

In California, Ryder System announced that it has begun to offer renewable diesel (RD) fuel, at its San Francisco fueling facility, located at 2700 3rd Street. With this implementation, Ryder customers will be better able to address their sustainability goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions while still utilizing diesel vehicles. Based on production levels and […]

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First $47 million investment tranche led by Royal DSM into Amyris closed

First $47 million investment tranche led by Royal DSM into Amyris closed

May 15, 2017 |

In California, Amyris, Inc. announced the closing of the first tranche of up to $95 million in planned equity financing that the company previously announced on May 8, 2017. The first tranche was approximately $47 million and was led by Koninklijke DSM N.V. (Royal DSM) with participation by qualified institutional buyers and accredited investors, including […]

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Amyris says “double the revenue” in sight with Nenter Vitamin E Partnership as DSM Vitamin A partnership unveiled

Amyris says “double the revenue” in sight with Nenter Vitamin E Partnership as DSM Vitamin A partnership unveiled

May 11, 2017 |

In California, Amyris said it expects revenue related to its Vitamin E partnership with Nenter to more than double based on the current success of the program. During 2016, the company shipped approximately $9 million of farnesene to Nenter for conversion to Vitamin E and expects 2017 shipments to Nenter to be about $20 million. […]

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Aemetis wins $6M biodiesel supply contract with India state oilcos

Aemetis wins $6M biodiesel supply contract with India state oilcos

May 11, 2017 |

In California, Aemetis’ Universal Biofuels subsidiary has won its first contract to supply biodiesel to the India government-owned Oil Marketing Companies in a public tender process.  The total diesel market in India is approximately 25 billion gallons per year, of which less than 250 million gallons per year of biodiesel is currently blended.  The OMC’s […]

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DSM invests $25 million in Amyris

DSM invests $25 million in Amyris

May 8, 2017 |

In California, Amyris, Inc. the industrial bioscience company, and Koninklijke DSM N.V., the global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, announced that they have agreed for DSM to make an equity investment in Amyris. At the same time, the companies will enter into a development cooperation focused on products for the global health […]

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California Coastal Commission set to vote on Marine Bioenergy’s kelp project

California Coastal Commission set to vote on Marine Bioenergy’s kelp project

May 4, 2017 |

In California, the California Coastal Commission is set to vote on May 10 whether Marine Bioenergy’s ARPA-E funded open sea kelp farming project in conjunction with the University of Southern California’s Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies can go forward. The team seeks to trial commercial-scale kelp farming using the technique it has developed for biofuel […]

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Calgren Renewables scaling up use of methane from nearby dairies

Calgren Renewables scaling up use of methane from nearby dairies

April 24, 2017 |

In California, Calgren Renewables is scaling up its methane replacement program by tapping into several nearby dairies, connected through 20 miles of pipeline, in order to power its ethanol plant. The company has been sourcing methane from one nearby dairy, and satisfied with the results, is scaling up the program. In addition to reducing the […]

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Amyris teams with Blue California to manufacture ingredients in China

Amyris teams with Blue California to manufacture ingredients in China

April 19, 2017 |

In California, Amyris announced that it has expanded the scope of its relationship with Phyto Tech Corp (D/B/A “Blue California”). Blue California is based in Southern California and is a global leader in food, flavor and fragrance ingredients and nutraceuticals. Amyris No Compromise® ingredients into China have been more than doubling in sales and are […]

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