Tag: Calysta

Calysta’s quest to turn salmon into “Happy Little Vegemites” via methane gains momentum

Calysta’s quest to turn salmon into “Happy Little Vegemites” via methane gains momentum

January 14, 2016 |

Soaring fish meal prices, a 9 billion human population on the way, and a world eating more protein per capita every day. A recipe for disaster? Along comes Calysta with a technology to turn abundant natural gas into food. And getting closer to industrialization. If, like the author, you happened to laze away the 1970s […]

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On the Move in the Advanced Bioeconomy: Merrick, Liquid Light, Calysta

On the Move in the Advanced Bioeconomy: Merrick, Liquid Light, Calysta

September 13, 2015 |

In Colorado, Wayne Wajciechowski has accepted the position of director of business development with the energy division of Merrick & Company. With over 36 years of experience in the chemicals and allied products and bio derive products industries, Wajciechowski brings expertise in the areas of design, design-build, operations, and program management.  More on the story. […]

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Calysta and its Happy Meal

Calysta and its Happy Meal

September 2, 2015 |

It’s not just fish meal, it’s happy meal — for investors, we hear. As Calysta pivots towards methane-to-protein and supersizes its business plan, we visit with CEO Alan Shaw to find out who’s lovin’ it. Calysta CEO Alan Shaw doesn’t have a whole heck of a lot in common with Sir Elton John excepting that they are both […]

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Calysta: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide update

Calysta: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide update

May 13, 2015 |

Calysta is using biotechnology to create innovative products from sustainable sources. Calysta Nutrition develops and produces FeedKind ™ protein feed for commercial aquaculture and livestock feed. Calysta Energy is developing high value materials for use in industrial and consumer products with cost and performance advantages over current processes. Calysta proprietary technology uses methane as an […]

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Calysta: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

Calysta: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

April 5, 2015 |

Calysta is using biotechnology to enable development of sustainable consumer products from methane, the principal component of natural gas. Calysta represents the synthesis of biobased technologies and abundant supplies of natural gas, one of the world’s most abundant, economical forms of carbon. Calysta has two business units. Calysta Nutrition, with principal operations in Stavanger, Norway, […]

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Calysta scores $10 million in Series B financing round

Calysta scores $10 million in Series B financing round

January 26, 2015 |

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 […]

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10 Must-See Hot Slides from ABLC Next 2014 – the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference

10 Must-See Hot Slides from ABLC Next 2014 – the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference

November 15, 2014 |

10 hot companies, 10 hot slides explaining where they are, what they’re up to, and where they are going, and when and how and why. Here are new slides from the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference – ABLC Next 2014, as presented in San Francisco. We found these super-hot because they essayed three topics very much on […]

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Building Blocks: LanzaTech, IOC, NatureWorks, Calysta make strides on Omega-3s, lactic acid

Building Blocks: LanzaTech, IOC, NatureWorks, Calysta make strides on Omega-3s, lactic acid

November 3, 2014 |

In Illinois, LanzaTech and a research team from the IOC-DBT Center for Advanced Bio-Energy Research (an entity co-funded by India’s Department of Biotechnology and Indian Oil Corporation Limited) announced the development of a new process to recycle CO2 emissions into omega-3 rich fatty acids. Recycling carbon dioxide (CO2) gases as the sole carbon source for […]

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Calysta produces lactic acid in NatureWorks partnership ahead of schedule

Calysta produces lactic acid in NatureWorks partnership ahead of schedule

June 17, 2014 |

The Digest has heard from California that Calysta has successfully produced lactic acid – a key building block for industrial bioplastics – from methane at lab scale for NatureWorks. NatureWorks is one of the world’s largest makers of bioplastics – used worldwide for industrial and consumer products. Calysta uses natural gas as a feedstock to create […]

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Goodbye Fuel from Food, Hello Food From Fuel: Calysta’s Big Methane-to-Protein Play

Goodbye Fuel from Food, Hello Food From Fuel: Calysta’s Big Methane-to-Protein Play

May 20, 2014 |

Alan Shaw has a one-step solution for making the world food secure, and using up all that spare, cheap, greenhouse-nasty shale gas. Make proteins from methane. Solving two big problems at once — and Alan & Co, ahem, just happen to have the technology in hand. The Digest investigates. When we last left Alan Shaw, […]

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