Tag: California

Stanford scientists find new type of cellulose in bacteria

Stanford scientists find new type of cellulose in bacteria

January 22, 2018 |

In California, Stanford scientists have found a new type of cellulose in bacteria with properties that could make it an improvement over traditional cellulose for fuels and other materials, or for better understanding and treating bacterial infections. They describe this modified cellulose, called pEtN, and its possible applications in the Jan. 18 issue of Science. […]

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Amyris wins two grants for about $25 million

Amyris wins two grants for about $25 million

January 18, 2018 |

In California, Amyris announced two grants that have been awarded, valued in aggregate at approximately $25 million, to accelerate innovation and enable the company to further extend its leadership position in the industrial biotechnology sector. The first grant is in Europe and focused on furthering the company’s current artificial intelligence (AI) and Informatics platform at […]

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Two institutional investors buy more than $1 million each of Aemetis

Two institutional investors buy more than $1 million each of Aemetis

January 16, 2018 |

In California, two institutional investors each bought more than $1 million in securities in Aemetis during Q3 2017, the largest institutional investor buy in in eight quarters, according to the Lincolnian. With 17.73% of the company’s shareholding held by institutional investors as of the most recent reporting, Atlantic Trust Group bought $1.278 million worth while […]

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Salk Institute scientists find how a plant protein makes plants less resistant to infection

Salk Institute scientists find how a plant protein makes plants less resistant to infection

January 10, 2018 |

In California, Salk Institute scientists studying a plant protein called SOBER1 recently discovered one mechanism by which, counterintuitively, plants seem to render themselves less resistant to infection. The work, which appeared in Nature Communications, sheds light on plant resistance generally and could lead to strategies to boost plants’ natural immunity or to better contain infections […]

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The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to unlocking value via California low-carbon policy

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to unlocking value via California low-carbon policy

January 10, 2018 |

In this extraordinary white paper on value and values, a team at Propel Fuels — Rob Elam, Will Faulkner, Chris LaPlante, Parker Chase look at the problem of fairness in carbon policy. They write: Through the flagship Clean Vehicle Rebate Program, Californians have received $448 million in state rebates for purchases of EVs (hybrids too), with a […]

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E-Fuel launches new hydrous ethanol-based gensets for homes and offices

E-Fuel launches new hydrous ethanol-based gensets for homes and offices

January 9, 2018 |

In California, E-Fuel Corporation released for preorder sales the new Personal Energy System (PES) that will begin shipping second quarter of 2018. The PES is the industry’s first hydrous fuel combustion powered generator (genset) that can power and use the excess waste energy to heat homes or offices without the local power and heating fuel […]

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US Navy researchers develop new class of renewable diesel

US Navy researchers develop new class of renewable diesel

January 3, 2018 |

In California, researchers from the US Navy at China Lake have developed a new class of drop-in renewable diesel from biomass using acid catalyzed condensation of 2-tridecanone with a series of diols through fermentation that provide similar energy levels as traditional biodiesel while providing up to a third more octane levels and nearly double those […]

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EPA settles with SeQuential a $31,893 penalty for several federal Clean Water Act violations

EPA settles with SeQuential a $31,893 penalty for several federal Clean Water Act violations

January 2, 2018 |

In California, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reached a settlement with Encore Oils, LLC and Ottone-Salinas, Inc., to take steps to reduce the risk of oil spills from their biodiesel processing facility in Salinas, CA to the Monterey Bay watershed. The agreement, which includes a $31,893 penalty, resolves several federal Clean Water Act violations. Encore […]

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Aemetis sees repeat investments boost its equity participation

Aemetis sees repeat investments boost its equity participation

November 27, 2017 |

In California, Ninepoint Partners invested just over $1 million for 1,151,373 of shares in Aemetis, adding to the 5.81% shareholding it had in the company as of the most recent SEC filing. During Q2, Geneva Partners boosted its shareholding to 1,562,431 shares worth $2,078,000 following a purchase of 50,800 shares during Q3. Last Friday, Aemetis […]

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UC Riverside researchers streamline process to make 2G ethanol competitive with 1G

UC Riverside researchers streamline process to make 2G ethanol competitive with 1G

November 16, 2017 |

In California, University of California-Riverside researchers have developed a streamlined process that could finally make the ethanol production cost from abundant second-generation plant wastes competitive with first-generation ethanol made from sugars. UCR researchers have identified a way to improve the yield of ethanol from biomass. It involves direct fermentation of solid biomass, moving straight from […]

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