Tag: California

Aemetis secures $158 million USDA loan guarantee for 2G ethanol plant

Aemetis secures $158 million USDA loan guarantee for 2G ethanol plant

April 11, 2018 |

In California, Aemetis has secured the $158 million loan guarantee from the USDA it has been seeking to help fund its proposed cellulosic ethanol after passing the last of the required hurdles in early March. The plant will use orchard wood waste as feedstock and could open as soon as 2019. As a result of […]

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American Biodiesel employees indicted by federal grand jury for Clean Water Act violations

American Biodiesel employees indicted by federal grand jury for Clean Water Act violations

April 9, 2018 |

In California, a federal grand jury returned a 17-count indictment on Thursday against American Biodiesel Inc. and two employees at its biodiesel fuel manufacturing plant in Stockton for Clean Water Act violations, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced. American Biodiesel Inc., registered in San Joaquin County as Community Fuels, manufactured biodiesel fuel at 809-C Snedeker […]

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OriginOil starts up wastewater business backed by blockchain

OriginOil starts up wastewater business backed by blockchain

April 5, 2018 |

In California, the folks at OriginOil have been evolving their technology and applications into industrial water treatment as interest in algae biofuels died down earlier in the decade and are now evolving further by integrating blockchain technology into their new business WaterChain in an effort to offer wastewater treatment for industry powered by their own […]

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JBEI and Berkley Lab discover enzyme to produce bio-toluene

JBEI and Berkley Lab discover enzyme to produce bio-toluene

March 28, 2018 |

In California, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have discovered a new enzyme that will enable microbial production of a renewable alternative to petroleum-based toluene, a widely used octane booster in gasoline that has a global market of twenty nine million tons per year. […]

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World Energy buys Delek US Holding’s assets including interests in AltAir Paramount

World Energy buys Delek US Holding’s assets including interests in AltAir Paramount

March 20, 2018 |

In California, Boston-based advanced biofuel producer, World Energy, LLC announced that it has closed on the purchase from Delek US Holdings, Inc. of its interests in renewable jet and diesel producer AltAir Paramount, LLC, its Paramount Petroleum, LLC refinery assets, both collocated in Paramount, CA, as well an adjacent tank farm and most of Delek’s […]

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Aemetis receives third party validation of 2G ethanol and protein yields

Aemetis receives third party validation of 2G ethanol and protein yields

March 15, 2018 |

In California, Aemetis Advanced Products Keyes, Inc. has received third party validation from Leidos Engineering of ethanol and protein yields produced from the successful operation of its Integrated Demonstration Unit (IDU) at InEnTec’s Technology Center in Richland, Washington. Aemetis continuously operated its gas fermentation process for over 120 days, meeting the requirements for a USDA […]

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California LFCS carbon dioxide prices crumble as CARB seeks to slow progress towards 2030 goals

California LFCS carbon dioxide prices crumble as CARB seeks to slow progress towards 2030 goals

March 14, 2018 |

In California, Bloomberg reports that carbon dioxide prices for the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard’s compliance program have been crumbling in light of the Air Resources Board’s rejigging of the fuels policy that would see less ambitious carbon cuts through 2030. Prices for CO2 were quoted in early March at $74 per metric ton, the […]

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Aemetis to begin procurement for cellulosic ethanol facility in California

Aemetis to begin procurement for cellulosic ethanol facility in California

March 13, 2018 |

In California, Aemetis Inc. announced that it has achieved a major engineering milestone with its engineering firm, ATSI, by completing front end loading (FEL) engineering for its 12 million gallon per year cellulosic ethanol plant in Riverbank, California. In early 2017, Aemetis and ATSI began the design of the integrated gas fermentation facility at the […]

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$10.1B in Agrifood tech investment in 2017: new report

$10.1B in Agrifood tech investment in 2017: new report

March 8, 2018 |

In California, the new AgFunder AgriFood Tech Investing Report 2017, tracking agrifood tech investment that has reached $10.1 billion across 924 deals, a 29% year-over-year increase in funding volume. Overall deal activity actually declined but larger, later stage deals pushed up the total in what looks like a new normal for venture-backed agrifood tech. Farm […]

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Vertimass a winner of National Corn Growers Association Competition

Vertimass a winner of National Corn Growers Association Competition

March 8, 2018 |

In California, the National Corn Growers Association named Vertimass LLC as one of six awardees of the “Consider Corn Challenge: New Uses for Field Corn as Feedstock for Making Sustainable Chemicals” Competition.  This prestigious recognition was announced at the Commodity Classic, “Grow Beyond 2018,” Conference in Anaheim, CA on February 28, 2018. Nine Sigma launched […]

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