Tag: Ceres

Land O’Lakes to acquire Ceres

Land O’Lakes to acquire Ceres

June 17, 2016 |

In California, Land O’Lakes will acquire Ceres for a price of $17.2 million, or $0.40 per share. Land O’Lakes is the largest US grower’s co-operative. The price per share of common stock represents an 81% premium to the closing price of Ceres shares of common stock on June 16, 2016. Upon completion of the transaction, […]

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Ceres gets the OK to trial its biotech sugarcane in Brazil

Ceres gets the OK to trial its biotech sugarcane in Brazil

May 3, 2016 |

In Brazil, Ceres announced that the company has received approval to initiate field testing of its biotech sugarcane in the country. The company plans to test its biomass and sugar yield and stress tolerance traits in several commercial sugarcane cultivars adapted to Brazil’s major production areas. The field evaluations, which were approved by Brazil’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, […]

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Ceres refocuses on food, forage options as Brazilian bioenergy results disappoint

Ceres refocuses on food, forage options as Brazilian bioenergy results disappoint

June 27, 2015 |

In California, Ceres announced the a realignment of its business to focus on food and forage opportunities and biotechnology traits for sugarcane and other crops. As part of the realignment, the company will restructure its Brazilian seed operations and is exploring discussions with additional local partners and collaborators to support the continued development and commercialization of […]

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Ceres to focus on sugarcane rather than bioenergy after Brazilian downturn

Ceres to focus on sugarcane rather than bioenergy after Brazilian downturn

June 22, 2015 |

In Brazil, Ceres says the company is pulling back from research into bioenergy crops due to low prices and a sinking domestic economy and will instead focus on sugarcane for food and feed. Unfavorable biofuels policies as well as delays in bringing to market second generation biofuel production technologies have helped to support the decision […]

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Ceres awarded US patent for soybean-based genetic sequence

Ceres awarded US patent for soybean-based genetic sequence

May 27, 2015 |

In California, Ceres has been awarded a U.S. patent for a genetic sequence derived from soybean, covering uses of the gene in areas such as research, product development and plant transformation. The company believes that its gene is useful in regulating key biosynthetic processes that are the target of a class of commercial herbicides. Ceres […]

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Ceres and Raizen announce sweet sorghum partnership for ethanol

Ceres and Raizen announce sweet sorghum partnership for ethanol

March 16, 2015 |

In Brazil, Ceres and Raizen announced that they have signed a multi-year collaboration agreement to develop and produce sweet sorghum on an industrial scale. Sweet sorghum can be grown to complement existing feedstock supplies and extend the operating season of Brazilian sugarcane-to-ethanol mills. Under the collaboration, the companies will each contribute in-kind services and resources […]

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Ceres, Raizen ink multi-year sweet sorghum ethanol deal

Ceres, Raizen ink multi-year sweet sorghum ethanol deal

March 16, 2015 |

In Brazil and California, Ceres and Raízen announced that they have signed a multi-year collaboration agreement to develop and produce sweet sorghum on an industrial scale. Sweet sorghum can be grown to complement existing feedstock supplies and extend the operating season of Brazilian sugarcane-to-ethanol mills. Under the collaboration, the companies will each contribute in-kind services […]

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Ceres offers three new seed products including forage sorghum hybrids

Ceres offers three new seed products including forage sorghum hybrids

February 23, 2015 |

In California, Ceres has announced three new seed product offerings including three forage sorghum hybrids following positive results from commercial evaluations last season. The company’s expansion into the forage market is expected to bring innovative new products to growers and producers, including hybrids with higher yields, greater disease resistance and improved nutrition. Ceres’ products also […]

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Ceres: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

Ceres: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

February 22, 2015 |

Ceres develops & markets low-carbon, non-food grasses for advanced biofuels and biopower. It’s energy crops “can provide more fuel or electricity, new opportunities for growers and a cleaner environment for us all.” Using advanced plant breeding and biotechnology, Ceres is developing dedicated energy crops as raw materials for renewable transportation fuels, electricity and bio-based products. […]

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Ceres licenses genome visualization software to Bayer CropScience

Ceres licenses genome visualization software to Bayer CropScience

July 9, 2014 |

In California, Ceres announced that the company has licensed its Persephone genome visualization application to Bayer CropScience. The multi-year software license and collaboration agreement provides a non-exclusive license to Bayer as well as professional services including support, customizations and maintenance. Originally developed for in-house use by Ceres, Persephone allows researchers to rapidly zoom in and […]

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