Tag: Colorado

DMC raises $10.3 million Series A equity financing led by Sofinnova Partners

DMC raises $10.3 million Series A equity financing led by Sofinnova Partners

July 11, 2019 |

In Colorado, DMC, an early-stage biotechnology company, announced that is has raised a $10.3 million Series A equity financing led by Sofinnova Partners. The company also announced the addition to its Board of Directors of Josko Bobanovic, Partner and Manager of the Sofinnova Industrial Biotech Fund. Current investors Capricorn Venture Partners and Breakthrough Energy Ventures […]

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CoBank report says ethanol margins likely to remain weak for rest of 2019

CoBank report says ethanol margins likely to remain weak for rest of 2019

July 2, 2019 |

In Colorado, operating margins for ethanol producers will likely remain weak for the remainder of 2019 under the weight of abundant production. Declining corn production this year will also squeeze margins and some ethanol plants will be forced to shut down or idle their production due to high corn prices or insufficient supplies. According to […]

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CU Boulder researchers develop nanobio-hybrid organisms for plastics and fuels production

CU Boulder researchers develop nanobio-hybrid organisms for plastics and fuels production

July 2, 2019 |

In Colorado, CU Boulder researchers have developed nanobio-hybrid organisms capable of using airborne carbon dioxide and nitrogen to produce a variety of plastics and fuels, a promising first step toward low-cost carbon sequestration and eco-friendly manufacturing for chemicals. By using light-activated quantum dots to fire particular enzymes within microbial cells, the researchers were able to […]

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Gevo supplied fuel to first ever European Fueling the Future: SAJF demonstration

Gevo supplied fuel to first ever European Fueling the Future: SAJF demonstration

May 20, 2019 |

In Colorado, Gevo, Inc.  announced last week that it is supplying its sustainable and renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) to World Fuel Services Corporation, for use in business jets at the first ever European Fueling the Future: SAJF demonstration held at TAG Farnborough Airport. Although World Fuel has delivered nearly 17k tons of sustainable alternative jet fuel (SAJF) […]

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Waste Resource Technologies to deploy SynTech Bioenergy’s BioMax® power generation solution

Waste Resource Technologies to deploy SynTech Bioenergy’s BioMax® power generation solution

April 22, 2019 |

In Colorado, SynTech Bioenergy signed an agreement with Waste Resource Technologies, Inc. (WRT) to immediately begin deploying SynTech’s proprietary BioMax® power generation solution to convert green waste collected by WRT, as well as fruit processing waste from certain agricultural operations on Oahu, HI, to renewable energy. “We have extensive, exciting plans in place for our […]

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Gevo signs construction license agreement with Praj for sugary-based isobutanol

Gevo signs construction license agreement with Praj for sugary-based isobutanol

April 9, 2019 |

In Colorado, Gevo, Inc. announced that it has signed a binding, definitive Construction License Agreement with Praj Industries Ltd., dated April 4, 2019, to commercialize the production of renewable isobutanol using sugary-based feedstocks, such as juice, syrup and molasses made of sugarcane and sugar beets (the “Construction License Agreement”).  Pursuant to the Construction License Agreement, […]

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Colorado resident pleads guilty to money laundering using biofuel tax credits

Colorado resident pleads guilty to money laundering using biofuel tax credits

March 25, 2019 |

In Colorado, a Colorado resident pleaded guilty last week in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado to conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and money laundering, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division. Matthew Taylor and co-conspirators worked together to […]

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Gevo teams with HCS Group on renewable isooctane purchase and sale agreement

Gevo teams with HCS Group on renewable isooctane purchase and sale agreement

February 28, 2019 |

In Colorado, Gevo announced that it and HCS Group have entered into a long-term, definitive, binding and bankable renewable isooctane purchase and sale agreement, dated February 21, 2019. HCS Group will be supplied exclusively for sales of Gevo’s renewable isooctane into high-end applications ranging from high purity solvents to specialty fuels under its Haltermann Carless […]

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NREL researchers find way to upcycle plastics into higher value greener products

NREL researchers find way to upcycle plastics into higher value greener products

February 28, 2019 |

In Colorado, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have discovered a method of plastics upcycling—transforming discarded products into new, high-value materials of better quality and environmental value—that could economically incentivize the recycling of waste plastics and help solve one of the world’s most looming pollution problems. Published in Joule, […]

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Gevo develops proprietary catalytic process to produce renewable isoprene

Gevo develops proprietary catalytic process to produce renewable isoprene

January 28, 2019 |

In Colorado, Gevo announced that it has developed a proprietary, breakthrough catalytic process that transforms low-cost commercially available, or even waste by-product, renewable alcohols into renewable isoprene that would be expected to compete head-to-head on price with natural and petroleum-based chemical equivalents while reducing CO2 emissions. Isoprene is predominantly used in the production of synthetic-based […]

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