Tag: California

Sugarlogix researchers go from fuel to food

Sugarlogix researchers go from fuel to food

July 22, 2017 |

In California, two cofounders of Sugarlogix went from engineering yeast for cellulose based fuel production and refining biofuel fermentation processes to cultivating prebiotic sugars that could be good for your gut. Their goal is to develop prebiotic sugars that feed the good probiotics in your gut, especially for people who have taken antibiotics or infants […]

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Indonesia gives Greenbelt’s ECOsystem technology the green seal of approval

Indonesia gives Greenbelt’s ECOsystem technology the green seal of approval

July 19, 2017 |

In California, the Indonesian government’s Technical Committee on Verification of Environmentally Friendly Technology has officially recommended that be awarded “Eco Friendly Technology” registration for Greenbelt Resources’ proprietary waste-to-energy systems process “ECOsystem” technology. When awarded, the registration will designate Greenbelt’s technology as environmentally friendly. The registration will apply to all food waste applications including the technology’s […]

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Amyris enters first production development and production agreement with DSM

Amyris enters first production development and production agreement with DSM

July 17, 2017 |

In California, Amyris announce it has entered into its first product development and production agreement with Koninklijke DSM N.V. (Royal DSM), the global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, to develop a food and nutrition molecule for which DSM is a major market provider. As part of the previously announced equity investment DSM […]

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JBEI researchers sequence genes of mutant rice to learn how to improve bioenergy crops

JBEI researchers sequence genes of mutant rice to learn how to improve bioenergy crops

July 5, 2017 |

In California, in a paper published in The Plant Cell, a team led by the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) with collaborators from UC Davis and the DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI), reported the first whole-genome-sequenced, fast-neutron-induced mutant population of Kitaake, a model rice variety with a short life cycle. Kitaake (Oryza sativa L. ssp. japonica) completes […]

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Pacific Ethanol buys ICP for $76M, diversifies into beverage alcohols

Pacific Ethanol buys ICP for $76M, diversifies into beverage alcohols

June 28, 2017 |

In California, Pacific Ethanol will acquire Illinois Corn Processing, LLC (ICP) from SEACOR Holdings and MGPI Processing for $76 million, which includes $15 million in working capital. adding 90 million gallons in capacity adjacent to the company’s Pekin, IL plant. The plant can produce gin/vodka, ethanol as well as proteins The acquisition will be funded […]

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“Not worth reducing indirect land use emissions” using California’s approach: new study

“Not worth reducing indirect land use emissions” using California’s approach: new study

June 27, 2017 |

In Illinois, a team of researchers writing in Nature Communications concluded California’s indirect land use change factors in the Low Carbon Fuel Standard, applied nationally, would imply that the cost of reducing a ton of carbon is 20 percent higher than the avoided damages from those emissions. Lead researcher Madhu Khanna found that “It penalizes […]

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Ethanol from thin air advances with catalyst breakthrough

Ethanol from thin air advances with catalyst breakthrough

June 26, 2017 |

In California, Stanford University scientists reported on a promising technology to make renewable ethanol from water, carbon dioxide and electricity delivered through a copper catalyst. The results are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). For the PNAS study, the Stanford team chose three samples of crystalline copper, known as copper […]

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Federal judge rules California’s LFCS may discriminate against Midwestern fuels

Federal judge rules California’s LFCS may discriminate against Midwestern fuels

June 21, 2017 |

In California, a federal judge has ruled that the state’s low carbon fuel standard can’t discriminate against Midwest fuels in favor of California ones, but pretty much the rest of the policy can continue. He ruled that the LFCS does not in fact go against the constitution nor was the law in conflict with federal […]

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Stanford scientists use copper catalysts to make ethanol from CO2 and water

Stanford scientists use copper catalysts to make ethanol from CO2 and water

June 20, 2017 |

In California, a recent discovery by Stanford University scientists could lead to a new, more sustainable way to make ethanol without corn or other crops. This promising technology has three basic components: water, carbon dioxide and electricity delivered through a copper catalyst. The results are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences […]

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ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics modify algae doubling oil production

ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics modify algae doubling oil production

June 19, 2017 |

In California, ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Inc. announced a breakthrough in joint research into advanced biofuels involving the modification of an algae strain that more than doubled its oil content without significantly inhibiting the strain’s growth. Using advanced cell engineering technologies at Synthetic Genomics, the ExxonMobil-Synthetic Genomics research team modified an algae strain to enhance […]

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