Tag: Cobalt Technologies

GranBio, Solvay JV acquires Cobalt Technologies’ assets

GranBio, Solvay JV acquires Cobalt Technologies’ assets

October 14, 2015 |

Price undisclosed. So Cobalt’s array of microbes and know-how finds a new home. What will happen with the technology? What happened with Cobalt? The Digest investigates. We can now affirmatively report that SGBio, a joint venture between the Solvay Group and GranBio, has acquired assets from Cobalt  including the bank of microorganisms and intellectual property […]

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Cobalt, Mercurius, BioProcess Algae, Frontline land $17.7M in military biofuels grants

Cobalt, Mercurius, BioProcess Algae, Frontline land $17.7M in military biofuels grants

April 23, 2013 |

Pilot-scale biorefineries for drop-in military diesel, jet fuel the focus of the DOE’s latest grant round. In Washington, the US Department of Energy announced up to $17.7 million in grants to four pilot-scale biorefinery projects aimed at military-spec hydrocarbon fuels. Cobalt Technologies, Mercurius Biofuels, BioProcess Algae and Frontline BioEnergy were selected for negotiation. Recipients are […]

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LS9 boosts its capacity by running pilot Cobalt Technologies

LS9 boosts its capacity by running pilot Cobalt Technologies

April 17, 2013 |

In Florida, LS9 Inc. announced the expansion of its operations at the company’s Okeechobee after successfully completing a pilot production run at its Florida plant for another advanced bioproducts company, Cobalt Technologies. Fermentation scale-up is an expensive proposition and requires the proper facilities and expertise to make an effective run. The need to run trials is also […]

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C4 explosion: Cobalt Technologies is the latest four-carbon biobased player to expand capacity

C4 explosion: Cobalt Technologies is the latest four-carbon biobased player to expand capacity

April 15, 2013 |

Cobalt expands into Asia and butadiene with two new strategic investors. What’s up with the C4 molecules? Why is everyone building capacity? In California, the Digest has learned that Cobalt Technologies is announcing this morning a strategic relationship with two prominent, but undisclosed, Asian chemical companies for the development of butadiene from a range of […]

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Companies waiting for word on DOD advanced biofuel funding

Companies waiting for word on DOD advanced biofuel funding

October 23, 2012 |

In Washington, Gevo, Syntroleum, Cobalt Technologies, Sustainable Oils and Solazyme are among the companies waiting to find out who will be included in lucrative biofuel programs under the Dept. of Defense’s new Advanced Drop-In Biofuel Production Project. Winning companies will get about $6 million in March and then up to three companies share about $180 […]

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Cobalt pre-treatment test clears way for commercial scale

Cobalt pre-treatment test clears way for commercial scale

March 7, 2012 |

In California, Cobalt Technologies announced that it has successfully demonstrated its dilute acid hydrolysis pretreatment process, the first step of Cobalt’s  process for converting sugars into n-butanol for use as a renewable chemical or fuel. Cobalt’s dilute acid hydrolysis pretreatment process, which extracts sugars from ligno-cellulosic biomass, was validated on woody biomass, bagasse and agricultural […]

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2012 Merger mania gets underway: Green Biologics, Butylfuel merge

2012 Merger mania gets underway: Green Biologics, Butylfuel merge

January 20, 2012 |

Aim is major player in the global biobutanol market. Is this biobutanol’s year? In the UK, Green Biologics Limited  announced the merger between GBL and butylfuel Inc., a US-based renewable chemicals and biofuels company. The new company will operate under the Green Biologics name and continue to be head-quartered in Abingdon, UK with a strong […]

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Am I Next? Where will the biofuels shake-out point to now?

Am I Next? Where will the biofuels shake-out point to now?

November 30, 2011 |

Two leading biofuels CEOs leave office in one week. Who’s next? Our old friend, Brian Westlake, surfaces to explain the nuances, calm fears, stir troops to action, and detail the real story. So my old pal Brian Westlake calls yesterday, after a long absence, and explains that he’s now investing deeply into industrial biotech. “Bloody […]

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Solazyme vs Cobalt Technologies: Who's the Best?

Solazyme vs Cobalt Technologies: Who's the Best?

August 27, 2011 |

Background: This is a Sweet Sixteen (third round), Western  Regional match-up between #1 seed Solazyme and #4 seed Cobalt Technologies, in the 2011 Transformative Technologies tourney, from Biofuels Digest. Voting: Open to all Biofuels Digest subscribers. Voting links are in the Biofuels Digest daily newsletter. To subscribe (free), visit here. The winner gets: Most votes […]

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Cobalt Technologies vs Verenium: Who's the Best?

Cobalt Technologies vs Verenium: Who's the Best?

August 14, 2011 |

Background: This is a first round, West Regional match-up between #4 seed Cobalt and #13 seed Verenium in the 2011 Transformative Technologies tourney, from Biofuels Digest. Voting: Open to all Biofuels Digest subscribers. Voting links are in the Biofuels Digest daily newsletter. To subscribe (free), visit here. The winner gets: Most votes advances to the […]

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