Tag: Cobalt

Diamond in the rough: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Cobalt’s technology

Diamond in the rough: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Cobalt’s technology

October 14, 2015 |

Cobalt Technologies was commercializing cellulosic biobutanol, a versatile platform molecule for the renewable chemicals and fuels. The Company’s technology efficiently converts diverse non-food feedstocks – initially, lignocellulosic extracts from woody biomass and sugar cane bagasse – into biobutanol. Cobalt offered complete systems for sugar mill, pulp and paper, and biomass power facility retrofits with a […]

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RIP Cobalt Technologies or…How Commercializing Butanol Technology is Like Riding the Tour de France

RIP Cobalt Technologies or…How Commercializing Butanol Technology is Like Riding the Tour de France

June 24, 2015 |

By Sam Nejame & James Evangelow, special to The Digest Sad to say Cobalt Technologies is dead – no really they’re dead – it’s not just double secret probation anymore. Although you’d almost not even know it given how quiet the company’s been over the last few years. And after the venture guys cleared out […]

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Cobalt, Andritz sign exclusive partnership to integrate biobutanol, pre-treatment processes

Cobalt, Andritz sign exclusive partnership to integrate biobutanol, pre-treatment processes

July 10, 2014 |

Cobalt Technologies signed an exclusive global cooperation and supply agreement with Andritz to integrate Cobalt’s proprietary lignocellulosic process for the production of n-butanol with Andritz’s customized pre-treatment systems. The primary alcohol, n-butanol is a widely used industrial chemical found in paints, lacquers, and other surface coatings. It has traditionally been produced from fossil fuels. Engineered […]

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Cobalt Technologies: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

Cobalt Technologies: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

March 11, 2014 |

Cobalt Technologies is commercializing cellulosic biobutanol, a versatile platform molecule for the renewable chemicals and fuels. The Company’s technology efficiently converts diverse non-food feedstocks – initially, lignocellulosic extracts from woody biomass and sugar cane bagasse – into biobutanol. Cobalt will offer complete systems for sugar mill, pulp and paper, and biomass power facility retrofits with […]

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Bunge signals a shift from sugar; what’s the impact for advanced biofuels?

Bunge signals a shift from sugar; what’s the impact for advanced biofuels?

October 25, 2013 |

In New York, in the wake of a $37 million Q1 loss in its sugar unit, Bunge CEO Soren Schroder, who took the reins of the company in June, announced yesterday that the trading giant is commencing what he termed a “thoughtful comprehensive review” for its sugar business, including a potential sale of all the […]

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GranBio and Rhodia ink pact for biobased n-butanol, in Brazil, from bagasse

GranBio and Rhodia ink pact for biobased n-butanol, in Brazil, from bagasse

August 12, 2013 |

In Brazil, GranBio and Rhodia have signed an agreement to create a partnership to produce bio n-butanol. Bio n-butanol is made from sugar cane straw and bagasse, the same raw material that is used to manufacture second-generation ethanol and which is abundant in Brazil. Under the partnership, the companies plan to build the world’s first […]

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NREL Teams with Navy, Cobalt Technologies, Show Me Energy to Make Jet Fuel from Switchgrass

NREL Teams with Navy, Cobalt Technologies, Show Me Energy to Make Jet Fuel from Switchgrass

June 10, 2013 |

In Colorado, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is partnering with Cobalt Technologies, U.S. Navy, and Show Me Energy Cooperative to demonstrate that jet fuel can be made economically and in large quantities from a renewable biomass feedstock such as switchgrass. NREL’s pretreatment reactor and enzymatic digester reactors will process switchgrass into fermentable sugars. NREL’s […]

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New 5-Minute Guides to Cobalt Technologies, Joule Unlimited, Mascoma

New 5-Minute Guides to Cobalt Technologies, Joule Unlimited, Mascoma

October 25, 2012 |

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, […]

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Cobalt Technologies: Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide

Cobalt Technologies: Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide

October 25, 2012 |

Address: 500 Clyde Avenue
, Mountain View, CA 94043 Year founded: 2006 Company description: Cobalt Technologies is commercializing cellulosic biobutanol, a versatile platform molecule for the renewable chemicals and fuels. The Company’s technology efficiently converts diverse non-food feedstocks – initially, lignocellulosic extracts from woody biomass and sugar cane bagasse – into biobutanol. Cobalt will offer complete systems […]

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The Big Bagasse Biofuels Boom

The Big Bagasse Biofuels Boom

October 23, 2012 |

Deployment of next-gen bagasse-to-biofuels technologies could expand ethanol production in Brazil, India by 35 percent without land, water intensification. After several years of technology and partnership development — advanced biofuels are coming to Brazil in a big way, and India may not be far behind. The reason? Opportunities with bagasse, the leftover from crushed cane […]

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