Tag: California

Greenbelt Resources secures $550,000 in investment round

Greenbelt Resources secures $550,000 in investment round

December 11, 2014 |

In California, Greenbelt Resources announced it has successfully achieved its goal of raising $550,000 from individual qualified accredited investors. The investments were offered in the form of either restricted common stock or unsecured interest bearing convertible debentures, with substantially all of the proceeds directed to common stock purchases. The net proceeds will be used for […]

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Vertimass secures $2 million DOE grant for aviation biofuel

Vertimass secures $2 million DOE grant for aviation biofuel

December 2, 2014 |

In California, Vertimass announced it has received a grant of up to $2 million from the U.S. Department of Energy. The grant was awarded to aid the organization in its mission to commercialize “green” catalyst technology that converts ethanol into gasoline, diesel and jet fuel blend stocks, while retaining compatibility with the current transportation fuel […]

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Edeniq signs R&D agreement with China’s Global Bio-Chem Technology Group

Edeniq signs R&D agreement with China’s Global Bio-Chem Technology Group

December 2, 2014 |

In California, Edeniq announced a Joint Development Agreement with Global Bio-chem Technology Group Limited Following a letter of intent forged in July, the companies further cement their cooperation on developing the lowest cost process for converting corn stover to cellulosic sugars for use in the production of bio-based chemical products. Edeniq and Global Bio-chem plan […]

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JBEI boosts E. coli methy ketone production 160-fold in two years

JBEI boosts E. coli methy ketone production 160-fold in two years

December 2, 2014 |

In California, two years ago, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) engineered Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria to convert glucose into significant quantities of methyl ketones, a class of chemical compounds primarily used for fragrances and flavors, but highly promising as clean, green and renewable blending agents for diesel fuel. […]

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E2 data shows 3Q biofuel job creation second-highest since 2011

E2 data shows 3Q biofuel job creation second-highest since 2011

November 26, 2014 |

In California, Energy Entrepreneurs (E2) has released its third quarter clean energy jobs study that shows 849 advanced biofuel jobs were created during the period, the second-highest quarter on record since the organization began tracking jobs data in 2011. Most of those jobs came from the announcement of the Fulcrom Sierra Biofuels plant, which will […]

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New global bio-based Polypropylene report released

New global bio-based Polypropylene report released

November 26, 2014 |

In California, GrandViewResearch.com has announced the addition of “Global Bio-based Polypropylene (PP) Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020″ Market Research report to their Database. Bio-based polypropylene (PP) market is expected to grow on account of its sustainable nature as a feasible drop-in replacement to the synthetic counterparts.  

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Vitruvian Energy launches IndieGoGo campaign to test 20% EBB blend

Vitruvian Energy launches IndieGoGo campaign to test 20% EBB blend

November 25, 2014 |

In California, Vitruvian Energy is seeking $200,000 through an IndieGoGo campaign to demonstrate its ethyl-3-ethoxybutyrate (EEB) production process and to test the fuel in a 20% blend in Seattle during a year. The company produces EBB by fermenting biosolids from wastewater treatment plants and adding them to a bacteria that turns them into PHA, which […]

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Siluria Technologies’ President Alex Tkachenko will step down

Siluria Technologies’ President Alex Tkachenko will step down

November 24, 2014 |

In California, Siluria Technologies’ co-founder Alex Tkachenko will step down as President and join the company’s advisory committee. Said Ed Dineen, CEO of Siluria, “In its first five years under Alex’s leadership, Siluria grew from an incubation effort to a world leader in the development of natural gas-based chemical processes; tackled numerous technology challenges, advancing […]

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Mendota Bioenergy pilot project to commission in December

Mendota Bioenergy pilot project to commission in December

November 20, 2014 |

In California, construction is underway at the pilot plant Mendota Advanced Bioenergy Beet Cooperative is building to produce ethanol from beets. The pilot plant should be commissioned in December and run for nine months before it pushes to scale up to 15 million gallons annually with a commercial facility, aiming for commission during 2017 or […]

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California Energy Commission approves $5.4 million in grants for biofuel

California Energy Commission approves $5.4 million in grants for biofuel

November 18, 2014 |

In California, the state’s Energy Commission approved grants and contracts through the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP), which supports the development and use of alternative and renewable fuel projects and advanced transportation technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on petroleum-based fuels. Awardees for the $7.7 million include: Pacific Ethanol […]

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