Tag: California

Earth Gen-BioFuel to expand castor for biofuels in Laos

Earth Gen-BioFuel to expand castor for biofuels in Laos

April 27, 2016 |

In California, Earth Gen-BioFuel announced that it has finalized plans for expanding castor bean operations in Laos. Import demand for countries processing Castor Beans continues to be very strong. To capitalize on this trend, Earth Gen plans to upgrade the close to 600 acres of castor beans already planted and expand operation to new locations […]

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Desmet Ballestra sells Cavitation Technologies facility in South America

Desmet Ballestra sells Cavitation Technologies facility in South America

April 26, 2016 |

In California, Cavitation Technologies, Inc. announced that Desmet Ballestra Group, CTi’s strategic partner since 2010, has entered into a new sales agreement with a bio-diesel refinery in South America. This sales contract becomes fully effective after Desmet Ballestra and the refinery fulfill certain technical specifications. This particular refinery processes approximately 100MGPY of Bio-Diesel and the […]

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C-Sharp: Spring’s 3 hottest markets start with C

C-Sharp: Spring’s 3 hottest markets start with C

April 25, 2016 |

California and the green premium One of the biggest myths running is that there is no green premium, which is to say that customers will not pay a cent more for a cleaner fuel than a dirty one, given the choice. Though there is, many contend, a green preference — at the same price, customers […]

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Green Earth Institute Co. receives Series B investment from Sustainable Conversion Ventures

Green Earth Institute Co. receives Series B investment from Sustainable Conversion Ventures

April 25, 2016 |

In California, Green Earth Institute Co. has closed its Series B investment round with an investment agreement from Sustainable Conversion Ventures. GEI is a startup from the Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE) in 2011 to commercialize bioconversion systems featuring growth-arrested Coryneform bacteria strains that achieve near theoretical maximums of chemical production […]

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University of California researchers lead cassava gene work

University of California researchers lead cassava gene work

April 19, 2016 |

In California, a team led by researchers from University of California, Berkeley and including researchers from the DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, have described cassava’s genetic diversity in an April 18, 2016 advanced online publication of the journal Nature Biotechnology. As cassava roots contain 20-40% starch that costs […]

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Genomatica announces expansion of Bioengineering Solutions program

Genomatica announces expansion of Bioengineering Solutions program

April 18, 2016 |

In California, Genomatica has announced an expansion of its Bioengineering Solutions business across the chemical, health, wellness, and food and beverage industries. The new offerings will extend to ten projects that span the product development lifecycle, are spread out internationally, involve both bacteria and yeast, for both large and small companies.In addition, the company added […]

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Calysta’s fish feed provides significant advantages in water and land consumption, says Carbon Trust

Calysta’s fish feed provides significant advantages in water and land consumption, says Carbon Trust

April 18, 2016 |

In California, Calysta has announced that its FeedKind protein nearly eliminates the need for water and agricultural land for production of fish feed for the aquaculture industry, according to a study from the Carbon Trust. The report provides a detailed analysis of FeedKind protein taking into account a variety of environmental sustainability criteria, and concludes […]

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California sues Mendota Bioenergy over $1.7 million in misused grant funds

California sues Mendota Bioenergy over $1.7 million in misused grant funds

April 12, 2016 |

In California, the State has sued Mendota Bioenergy in an attempt to get back $1.7 million in grant money it feels was misspent during a sugarbeet ethanol pilot project. The State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission had a contract with the company to reimburse up to $5 million towards the $11 million project but […]

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New Leaf Biofuel receives BQ-9000 certification

New Leaf Biofuel receives BQ-9000 certification

April 10, 2016 |

In California, New Leaf Biofuel has received the BQ-9000 producer certification administered by the National Biodiesel Accreditation Program. Based out of San Diego, New Leaf utilizes recycled cooking oil collected from area restaurants to produce its fuel. The company also celebrated its ten year anniversary this week. BQ-9000 is a voluntary fuel quality program designed […]

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Intrexon gas-to-isobutanol pilot plant operational

Intrexon gas-to-isobutanol pilot plant operational

March 31, 2016 |

In California, Intrexon announced the pilot plant for its proprietary gas-to-liquids bioconversion platform is operational.  The plant, which is located in South San Francisco, is dedicated to the production of isobutanol, a drop-in fuel with numerous advantages over other clean burning gasoline blendstocks. Intrexon’s methanotroph bioconversion platform is designed to generate high-value products from natural gas, […]

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