Tag: California

Intrexon teams with Dominion Energy on renewable GTL roll out

Intrexon teams with Dominion Energy on renewable GTL roll out

August 20, 2015 |

In California, Intrexon Corporation announced that Intrexon Energy Partners (IEP), and Dominion Energy, a subsidiary of Dominion Resources, have entered into an agreement to explore the potential for commercial-scale biological conversion of natural gas to isobutanol, a drop-in fuel with numerous advantages over other clean burning gasoline blendstocks. Intrexon’s proprietary methanotroph bioconversion platform has the […]

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Pearson Fuels to supply E85 to five more gas stations around Sacramento

Pearson Fuels to supply E85 to five more gas stations around Sacramento

August 12, 2015 |

In California, Pearson Fuels is announcing its new supply agreements with five additional gas stations in and around the Sacramento metropolitan area. On Wednesday, August 12, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pearson and their retail station partners will offer E85 ethanol flex fuel for 85 cents per gallon. The event is intended to introduce more […]

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VIASPACE teams with PCS Biofuels to convert Giant King Grass into drop-in coal replacement

VIASPACE teams with PCS Biofuels to convert Giant King Grass into drop-in coal replacement

August 11, 2015 |

In California, VIASPACE announced that PCS Biofuels Inc. of Vancouver, Canada has converted Giant King Grass into a high-energy, carbon neutral, drop-in replacement for coal using its patented Polymer Carbon Solid (PCS) thermal catalytic process. The resulting PCS Giant King Grass biofuel has the same energy density as metallurgical coal, and is environmentally friendly as […]

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Amyris teams with Genome Compiler for open source testing program

Amyris teams with Genome Compiler for open source testing program

August 10, 2015 |

In California, Amyris, Inc. and Genome Compiler Corp. announced the availability of an open testing program for pharma and biotech companies to explore DNA design and construction solutions. The two companies announced a collaboration agreement in March 2015 to integrate Amyris’s automated lab services with Genome Compiler’s online design tools and e-commerce platform to enable […]

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Ener-Core´s Power Oxidizer passes Sub Scale Acceptance Test

Ener-Core´s Power Oxidizer passes Sub Scale Acceptance Test

August 3, 2015 |

In California, Ener-Core announced that it has successfully achieved all of the Sub Scale Acceptance Test (SSAT) criteria required by Dresser-Rand with regard to scaling up Ener-Core’s Power Oxidizer technology to the 1.75-2 MW size/power capacity. Since January 2015, Ener-Core and Dresser-Rand engineers have been working together to scale up Ener-Core’s Power Oxidizer and integrate […]

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Pacific Ethanol sells record volumes of ethanol in Q2, but falling oil prices hit margins

Pacific Ethanol sells record volumes of ethanol in Q2, but falling oil prices hit margins

July 30, 2015 |

In California, Pacific Ethanol reported Net sales of $227.6 million, Gross profit of $6.3 million and Adjusted EBITDA of $5.4 million for Q2 2015, and reported record total gallons sold of 140.7 million.  Neil Koehler, the company’s president and CEO, stated: “We closed our stock-for-stock acquisition of Aventine Renewable Energy, establishing Pacific Ethanol as the […]

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Shampoo, New and Improved! BASF and Solazyme Launch the First Commercial Microalgae-Derived Betaine Surfactant

Shampoo, New and Improved! BASF and Solazyme Launch the First Commercial Microalgae-Derived Betaine Surfactant

July 29, 2015 |

In California, BASF and Solazyme have launched of the first commercial surfactant derived from microalgae oil, a high performance algal betaine for use in home and personal care applications. Generally speaking, surfactants, which are the “lifting agents,” if you will, that power the work of detergents and shampoos, are made from C12 to C14 medium […]

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Pacific Ethanol switches on Corn Oil production at its Boardman, Oregon plant

Pacific Ethanol switches on Corn Oil production at its Boardman, Oregon plant

July 29, 2015 |

In California, Pacific Ethanol has begun commercial production of corn oil utilizing Valicor’s corn oil recovery system at its Columbia ethanol plant located in Boardman, Oregon. With the completion of this 2-year initiative, all four of the western Pacific Ethanol plants are now producing corn oil. In May, Pacific Ethanol began commercial production of corn […]

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Amyris converts $175M of debt to equity and lands $25M Private Placement

Amyris converts $175M of debt to equity and lands $25M Private Placement

July 28, 2015 |

In California, Amyris has signed definitive agreements for the conversion and restructuring of approximately $175 million of debt, to be converted to Amyris common stock, with an additional $5 million of debt converted into joint venture ownership by its joint-venture partner, Total. Simultaneously, Amyris signed definitive agreements for a $25-million private placement led by long-term […]

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VIASPACE completes design, engineering for biogas project in Papua New Guinea

VIASPACE completes design, engineering for biogas project in Papua New Guinea

July 28, 2015 |

In California, VIASPACE has completed the engineering and design work for a 2 MW biogas power plant in Papua New Guinea for Clean Energy Solutions Pacific (CES), the company said.  The CES project located in Papua New Guinea is to own and operate a biogas power plant and Giant King Grass plantation that delivers reliable, […]

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