Tag: Colorado

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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NREL, PNNL and ANL find ways to reduce costs of biofuel production

NREL, PNNL and ANL find ways to reduce costs of biofuel production

January 9, 2019 |

In Colorado, Researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) have identified an approach to improve the efficiency and reduce costs of biofuel production that moves beyond conventional strategies. A culmination of years of catalyst development research, “Driving towards cost-competitive biofuels through catalytic fast pyrolysis […]

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Inscripta™ says proprietary CRISPR enzyme achieved wide adoption during first year on the market

Inscripta™ says proprietary CRISPR enzyme achieved wide adoption during first year on the market

January 1, 2019 |

In Colorado, Inscripta™, a leading gene-editing technology company, announced that MAD7, its proprietary CRISPR enzyme, has achieved wide adoption by academic, commercial, and government researchers in its first year of availability. MAD7 was recently recognized by the Scientist magazine as one of the “Top 10 Innovations of 2018.” To build on the progress that Inscripta […]

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Gevo and Renmatrix team on developing commercial renewable jet fuel

Gevo and Renmatrix team on developing commercial renewable jet fuel

December 6, 2018 |

In Colorado, Gevo and Renmatix announced a joint development agreement to evaluate the commercial feasibility of creating renewable jet fuel by integrating Renmatix’s Plantrose® Process with Gevo’s GIFTTM technology and alcohol to jet process. Renmatix’s Plantrose Process converts cellulosic feedstocks such as wood, agricultural residues, or other cellulosic raw materials to cellulosic-based sugars, the basic […]

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NREL researchers making carbon fiber from biomass a reality

NREL researchers making carbon fiber from biomass a reality

November 15, 2018 |

In Colorado, taking a page from history, National Renewable Energy Laboratory researchers successfully produced 50 grams of bio-derived acrylonitrile (CAN). That capped the first phase of a DOE-funded program. The second phase, now underway, calls for the production of 50 kilograms of ACN that will be converted into carbon fiber and tested. The nitrilation process, […]

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Colorado State leads $2.1 million DOE project to improve CO2 utilization of algae

Colorado State leads $2.1 million DOE project to improve CO2 utilization of algae

October 29, 2018 |

In Colorado, though algal biofuels are a more sustainable alternative to fossil fuels, there remains room to improve the production of the algae used to create them. Researchers at Colorado State University are leading a $2.1 million project that aims to increase algae yield by improving carbon dioxide utilization. The three-year project is part of […]

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Gevo to install Shockwave’s Thermodynamic Corn Fractionation Process at Luverne facility

Gevo to install Shockwave’s Thermodynamic Corn Fractionation Process at Luverne facility

August 14, 2018 |

In Colorado, Gevo, Inc. announced that it has entered into two separate operating leases and service agreements with Shockwave LLC to install Shockwave’s Thermodynamic Corn Fractionation Process as well as related technology and equipment at Gevo’s production facility in Luverne, MN whereby Shockwave is financing its equipment required for this multi-million dollar project and is providing […]

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Biofuels boosts Colorado’s alternative energy economy

Biofuels boosts Colorado’s alternative energy economy

August 11, 2018 |

In Colorado, the state really stands out when it comes to biofuels with 5,900 workers involved in making fuels from corn and biomass, according to a new report from the business group Advanced Energy Economy. The alternative energy sector employs 3.2 million people in the United States, including 62,800 people in Colorado, with most of […]

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Colorado business owner pleads guilty to renewable fuel tax credit fraud

Colorado business owner pleads guilty to renewable fuel tax credit fraud

August 8, 2018 |

In Colorado, a local business owner pleaded guilty to conspiracy to impair and impede the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for his role in a $7.2 million renewable fuel tax credit scheme, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division. According to court documents, Calvin Glover of Parker, Colorado, […]

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Gevo boosts sales in Q2 by nearly 29% on year

Gevo boosts sales in Q2 by nearly 29% on year

August 8, 2018 |

In Colorado, Gevo reported that sales of its products increased by 28.9% for the three months ended June 30, 2018 compared to the same period in 2017, primarily due to increased production of ethanol and distiller grains. Gevo continued to benefit from the results of its ongoing efforts to reduce its overall cash burn, as […]

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