Tag: California

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Aemetis seeking approval for reverse stock split

In California, Aemetis has filed a preliminary proxy for a consent solicitation seeking approval from its stockholders for a 1-for-10 reverse stock split of Aemetis common stock in anticipation of listing on a national exchange. Founded in 2006, Aemetis has grown revenues to $178 million (2013). We understand that a move to NASDAQ may be […]

April 24, 2014 More

Springboard Biodiesel to open processing facility on May 1

In California, Springboard Biodiesel announced that it will officially enter a new phase of biodiesel production with the grand opening of its model processing facility in Chico, California on May 1. Until now, the Company has focused exclusively on manufacturing small-scale, standalone biodiesel production systems sold under the BioPro™ and SpringPro™ brands. With equipment currently operating […]

April 24, 2014 More

OriginOil teams with Catalina Sea Ranch to research off-shore algae production

In California, OriginOil will provide its demonstration-scale EWS Algae Model 12 system to Catalina Sea Ranch, which will use it to treat incoming seawater and harvest algae to feed its shellfish nursery and selective breeding program. Catalina Sea Ranch will provide independent data on the efficiency and use of the machine, and will give OriginOil access to […]

April 23, 2014 More

Carnegie researchers create tool to ID photosynthesis genes

In California, researchers at the Carnegie Institute for Science team including developed a highly sophisticated tool that will transform the work of plant geneticists by making large-scale genetic characterization of Chlamydomonas mutants possible for the first time. Their work is published by The Plant Cell. Their tool is a major step forward in the goal […]

April 23, 2014 More

NASA to host briefing on alternative fuels for flight

In California, news media representatives are invited to attend a behind-the-scenes tour of the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s hangar in Palmdale, Calif., and the center’s main campus at Edwards Air Force Base on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. A morning briefing will focus on the Alternative Fuel Effects on Contrails and Cruise Emissions (ACCESS-II) flight experiment in Palmdale, followed […]

April 17, 2014 More

Leading San Diego research institutes top national algae programs

In California, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and UC San Diego are taking the lead in developing an energy source that has the potential to be both cheaper and cleaner than fossil fuels: algae biofuels. A new report issued by the U.S. DOE ranked algal biofuels research programs at UC San Diego as the two best in the […]

April 15, 2014 More

Stanford research co-locates solar with agave for biofuel production

In California, growing agave and other carefully chosen plants amid photovoltaic panels could allow solar farms not only to collect sunlight for electricity but also to produce crops for biofuels, according to new computer models by Stanford scientists. This co-location approach could prove especially useful in sunny, arid regions such as the southwestern United States where […]

April 14, 2014 More

Cargill to source palm oil responsibly

In California, Cargill has sent a letter to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil indicating it will commit to a new and improved responsible palm oil policy to address the issues of deforestation, human rights violations and carbon pollution documented within its palm oil supply chains. Nearly a decade after being made aware of serious […]

April 14, 2014 More

Stanford researchers produce ethanol straight from carbon monoxide gas

In California, Stanford University scientists have found a new, highly efficient way to produce liquid ethanol from carbon monoxide gas. This promising discovery could provide an eco-friendly alternative to conventional ethanol production from corn and other crops, say the scientists. Their results are published in the April 9 advanced online edition of the journal Nature.

April 9, 2014 More

Amyris strikes R&D deal with BASF

In California, Amyris announced that it is entering into a collaborative research and development agreement with BASF. Under the agreement, Amyris will use its strain engineering technology to develop a microorganism capable of producing a target molecule identified by BASF. Based on success of the initial development program, the companies expect to collaborate further on […]

April 3, 2014 More