Tag: California

Pacific Ethanol and Edeniq announce agreement to install Pathway and Cellunator in Madera

Pacific Ethanol and Edeniq announce agreement to install Pathway and Cellunator in Madera

February 16, 2017 |

In California, Pacific Ethanol and Edeniq announced they have entered into a technology licensing and purchase agreement to enable the production of cellulosic ethanol at Pacific Ethanol’s Madera, California plant using Edeniq’s Pathway and Cellunator™ Technologies. The Madera plant has a total annual production capacity of 40 million gallons, and is expected to produce up […]

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JBEI discovers enzyme to break down cell walls

JBEI discovers enzyme to break down cell walls

February 7, 2017 |

In California, the discovery of a specialized enzyme that is highly effective at breaking down rigid plant cell wall components could be harnessed to solve this major challenge. A multi-institutional team of researchers led by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) combined comparative proteomics with biochemical measurements. They then […]

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BDI – BioEnergy to refit American GreenFuels’ Connecticut biodiesel plant

BDI – BioEnergy to refit American GreenFuels’ Connecticut biodiesel plant

February 2, 2017 |

In California, after the successful completion of a project in California, BDI – BioEnergy International begins 2017 with an additional retrofit project on the East Coast of the United States at American GreenFuels, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kolmar Americas, Inc. Kolmar has contracted with BDI to modernize American GreenFuels’ biodiesel plant in New […]

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Researchers separate sugars from byproduct chemicals including toxins

Researchers separate sugars from byproduct chemicals including toxins

February 1, 2017 |

In California, in creating fuels from the woody materials of plants – the most abundant source of biomass on earth – scientists must separate the desirable sugars from byproduct chemicals including toxins. A team from the University of California at Berkeley, Northwestern University, and Hokkaido University discovered a honeycomb-like structure called NU-1000 that selectively adsorbs […]

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Edeniq raises $7 million in equity capital from existing and new investors

Edeniq raises $7 million in equity capital from existing and new investors

January 19, 2017 |

In California, Edeniq, Inc. announced it has raised $7 million in equity capital. The proceeds will be used to support rapid growth in Edeniq’s Pathway cellulosic ethanol business. The Company is focused on customer acquisition, adding resources to support existing customers, and developing technology enhancements that can potentially increase the amount of cellulosic ethanol eligible […]

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Synthetic Genomics and ExxonMobil renew algae research agreement

Synthetic Genomics and ExxonMobil renew algae research agreement

January 19, 2017 |

In California, Synthetic Genomics, Inc. and ExxonMobil announced that they have extended their agreement to conduct joint research into advanced algae biofuels after making significant progress in understanding algae genetics, growth characteristics and increasing oil production. ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics have been jointly researching and developing oil from algae for use as a renewable, lower-emission […]

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General Motors unveils move to boost B20 in 20 different diesel models of all classes

General Motors unveils move to boost B20 in 20 different diesel models of all classes

January 18, 2017 |

In California, General Motors is taking bold steps to expand the U.S. diesel vehicle market beyond its traditional stronghold in full-size pickups, and providing more options than ever before for customers to reap the additional benefits of fueling up with B20 biodiesel blends, America’s Advanced Biofuel. With eight new diesel vehicle options hitting the roadways […]

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Fantastic 5: US States getting it done, making biobased happen

Fantastic 5: US States getting it done, making biobased happen

December 26, 2016 |

Any way you look at the US 2016 presidential elections or the turmoil within the European Union (e.g Brexit, or Italy’s referendum on membership), you can conclude that we are entering into in anti-federal cycle, and the most innovative public-private policies are likely for some time to proceed out of regions, provinces and states. In […]

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University of California, Irvine researchers convert CO2 to CO for biofuel production

University of California, Irvine researchers convert CO2 to CO for biofuel production

December 22, 2016 |

In California, using a novel approach involving a key enzyme that helps regulate global nitrogen, University of California, Irvine molecular biologists have discovered an effective way to convert carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide that can be adapted for commercial applications like biofuel synthesis. The researchers found that they could successfully express the reductase component of […]

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Edeniq gets EPA OK for Flint Hills Resources’ Shell Rock cellulosic ethanol

Edeniq gets EPA OK for Flint Hills Resources’ Shell Rock cellulosic ethanol

December 20, 2016 |

In California, Edeniq, Inc. announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Flint Hills Resources’ registration of its 120 MGPY Shell Rock, Iowa ethanol plant for cellulosic ethanol production using Edeniq’s Pathway Technology. Shell Rock is the second plant to receive a cellulosic ethanol registration from the EPA after deploying Edeniq’s Pathway Technology. […]

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