Tag: California

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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Chevron invests in Cosan and Amyris’ Novvi producing bio-based hydrocarbon molecules

Chevron invests in Cosan and Amyris’ Novvi producing bio-based hydrocarbon molecules

December 19, 2016 |

In California, Chevron Products Co., a division of Chevron U.S.A. Inc., and Novvi LLC—a joint venture of Amyris Inc., Cosan S.A. and American Refining Group—announced that Chevron has made an equity investment into Novvi. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Novvi produces targeted hydrocarbon molecules from plant sugar for automotive, industrial, marine, and construction […]

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Japan’s NIKKOL agrees to buy 50% of Amyris Neossance business

Japan’s NIKKOL agrees to buy 50% of Amyris Neossance business

December 13, 2016 |

In California, Amyris announced it has signed a definitive agreement to establish a cosmetic ingredients joint venture with NIKKOL GROUP (“NIKKOL”), a leading Japanese cosmetic specialty chemical provider. NIKKOL is purchasing 50% of the Amyris Neossance business for up to $20 million in total. Amyris will receive $10 million of the purchase price upfront and […]

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Pacific Ethanol refinances $155.1 million in principal term debt

Pacific Ethanol refinances $155.1 million in principal term debt

December 12, 2016 |

In California, Pacific Ethanol is refinancing its $155.1 million principal term debt, due in September 2017, and expanding its business through the following transactions: • Pacific Ethanol will obtain a new five-year term amortizing loan from CoBank and First Farm Credit in the amount of $64.0 million and a revolving line of credit of $32.0 […]

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Berkeley Lab researchers use atomic science to improve biofuel production

Berkeley Lab researchers use atomic science to improve biofuel production

November 30, 2016 |

In California, researchers have revealed new atomic-scale details about pesky deposits that can stop or slow chemical reactions vital to fuel production and other processes. This disruption to reactions is known as deactivation or poisoning. The research team employed a combination of measurements, including X-ray experiments at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory […]

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