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“Pentagon is moving full green ahead.”

Today on Twitter: ENERGY: WATCH: @ARPAE #innovator CERES is rethinking #biofuels without competing w/ food crops. renrginvestment: Inside the U.S. military’s #CleanEnergy revolution – Pentagon is moving full green ahead oil_news1: U.S. Air Force Report to Congress Bashes Navy’s Biofuels Program EnergyCollectiv: Encouraging Advanced Biofuels Development in a Low Carbon Economy by @JKessler_UCD

February 27, 2013 More

Biofuels Digest’s 2012 New Feedstock (Trial) Award: Ceres, sweet sorghum

Last month, Ceres announced that it has signed a sweet sorghum market development agreement with Syngenta. The companies will work together to support the introduction of sweet sorghum as a source of fermentable sugars at Brazil’s 400 or more ethanol mills. Last season, Brazilian mills planted Ceres sweet sorghum on more than 3,000 hectares (7,400 […]

December 31, 2012 More

UnNintendoed Consequences: Biofuels and the feedstock challenge

It’s been years of struggle to get cellulosic feedstock supply chains downfield. Now, companies like Woodland Biofuels, Sweetwater Energy, Ceres, Delta BioRenewables and Commonwealth Agro-Energy are moving the chains. For grownups of a certain age, memories of December past take us back to childhoods before Madden Football and XBox, when Electric Football sets were found […]

December 12, 2012 More

Active and Passive: Competing Voices in Biofuels Design

Biofuels technologies aim for passive design, active reactions as they aim to compete at world-scale. Where is passive design making a difference – and where are activity rates changing outcomes? Extraction, extraction, extraction – there’s the ultimate competitive foe. Generally, renewables compete in the short term against fossil fuel prices – but in the long-term, […]

November 28, 2012 More

Sweet sorghum: the engine for Brazil’s biofuels expansion?

Ceres and Syngenta sign a major deal to stimulate sweet sorghum adoption. Brazilian producers seek paths for expanding ethanol production. What are sorghum’s chances of being the darling of the expansion story? In California, Ceres announced that it has signed a sweet sorghum market development agreement with Syngenta. The companies will work together to support […]

November 27, 2012 More

Ceres’ Q4 results are better than expected at $0.27 net loss per share

In California, Ceres’ Q4 numbers look better than expected, with the company reporting a net loss per share of $0.27. Estimates had placed that number at $0.34 per share; the company has been bringing in revenue from R&D projects. Cash on hand was $60M, down from $68M, but representing enough capital to get the company […]

November 23, 2012 More

Ceres lands $3.5 million USAID grant to develop rice traits for Asia.

In California, Ceres announced that the U.S. Agency for International Development has expanded its grant to the company to develop traits in rice for Asia. Based on Ceres’ success to date, USAID will provide an additional $3.5 million to Ceres over the next four years to extend field trialing and development of the company’s biotech […]

November 9, 2012 More

New 5-Minute Guides to KiOR, Virdia, Ceres, Renmatix, Neste Oil, Abengoa Bioenergy

Biofuels Digest has released the next wave of its 5-Minute Guides – a “news you can use” digest on the leading companies in biofuels. Each 5-Minute Guide provides a company description, 3 top milestones for 2010-12 and projected for 2012-14, description of the business model; plus project info (location, feedstocks, product set, processing technology, capacity, […]

November 6, 2012 More

Ceres: Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide

Address: 1535 Rancho Conejo Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 Founded: 1996 Annual Revenues: $6.6 million (Fiscal Year ended Aug. 31, 2011) Type of technology: Plant biotechnology, gene marker-assisted breeding and other genomics Fuel Type: Biomass is the common denominator to advanced biofuels, biopower and bioproducts and is independent of the end-fuel molecule. Major investors: Ceres […]

November 6, 2012 More

Texas A&M presentation points to southeast as “Saudi Arabia” of energy crops

In Texas, Texas A&M executive associate director of AgriLife Research Bill McCutchen, made a presentation indicating that the southeast has the potential to become the “Saudi Arabia” of energy crops. He emphasized the importance of the Texas Gulf Coast as the “sweet spot” for growing energy crops that are drought tolerant and for production biofuels. […]

October 22, 2012 More