In California, Calysta has announced a Series B financing of $10 million. The round saw financing led by Walden Riverwood Ventures and Aqua-Spark, venture firms from the US and the Netherlands, respectively. Nicholas Brathwaite, Walden Riverwood Ventures and Mike Velings, Aqua-Spark, will join the Calysta Board of Directors. Calysta intends to use the Series B investment […]
In California, researchers from the DOE JGI and the Joint Bioenergy Institute identified genes in an E. coli microbial metabolism pathway that could improve the production of terpenes. Terpenes are high-energy compounds produced in microbes and plants that could be used for producing biofuels. Enhancing terpene yields could lead to commercial-scale production of these biofuels.
In California, Amyris announced plans to launch its first industrial cleaning products containing Amyris’s Myralene™ renewable solvents through U.S. AutoForce and U.S. Lubricants, divisions of U.S. Venture, Inc. This planned partnership will enable Amyris’s high performance renewable industrial cleaning products to gain visibility and access to over 35,000 automotive aftermarket and industrial outlets served by […]
In California, Edeniq announced it has raised more than $16 million in equity. Edeniq is a leading provider of technology solutions for biofuel production, developing next generation cellulosic technologies. Edeniq uses combined mechanical and biological processes for maximum efficiency and lowest cost. The equity investment was led by I2BF Global Ventures, an existing investor; Draper […]
ACE White Paper demonstrates improvement in low carbon value of corn ethanol, criticizes EPA and California Air Resources Board
In South Dakota, a new white paper details the impact technology innovations have had on the accuracy of carbon intensity modeling for biofuels, resulting in dramatic improvement in the low carbon value of corn-based ethanol. The white paper, written by Ron Alverson, President of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Board of Directors, also criticized […]
In California, Pacific Ethanol announced its agreement with Dresser-Rand to install a 3.5 megawatt cogeneration system with gradual oxidizer at its Stockton, CA plant for approximately $12 million. The cogeneration system will displace purchased electricity by using Ener-Core, Inc.’s innovative gradual oxidizer technology to convert waste gas from ethanol production and natural gas into electricity […]
In California, four new technologies are available for license from the researchers at the Joint BioEnergy Institute at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The technologies include: Golgi Nucleotide Sugar Transporters as Tools for Cell Wall Modification, a technology to engineer bioenergy plans and make sugars more easily accessible. Increasing Value of Waste Lignin from Biomass […]
In California, Pacific Ethanol and Aventine Renewables announced they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Pacific Ethanol will acquire all of Aventine’s outstanding shares in a stock-for-stock merger transaction. “With this transaction, Pacific Ethanol strengthens its unique production and marketing advantages by diversifying into two additional discrete markets and connecting its Western […]
In California, Baker Commodities plans to build a 20 million gallon biodiesel plant in Vernon co-located with its rendering plant using technology provided by Superior Process Technologies that claims to produce the fuel with less energy and higher yields at under $2 per gallon.
In California, Buckeye Terminals has sued the West Sacramento City Council in Yolo Superior Court following the council’s refusal to renew the company’s rail transport permit for ethanol tankers. The city claims it is too dangerous for ethanol tankers to sit unattended near residential areas, while the company claims it is too dangerous for residential […]