Tag: Cool Planet

Cool Planet to tender for Louisiana plant construction later this year

In Louisiana, Cool Planet expects to put out to tender later this year for construction of its $56 million waste-to-gasoline facility. It has already begun ground clearing ahead of the process. Front-end design work should be finished by November. The facility should start producing 1 million gallons per year beginning in 2016, later scaling up […]

August 15, 2014 More

On the Move in Biofuels: Cool Planet

In Colorado, Cool Planet Energy Systems announced 4 key appointments for construction and operations of its first commercial plant in the U.S.  Randy Tucker will serve as Vice President, Capital Projects, with overall responsibility for directing the project.  Robert Djelveh will serve as Vice President, Supply Chain, and Rex Downen will serve as Construction Manager […]

August 3, 2014 More

Sweet 16: the hottest slides on biofuels’ key technologies, regions, policies, from ABLC

Experts from Coca-Cola, Avantium, Virent, American Process, DSM, ICM, Imperium, Liquid Light, Maverick Synfuels, Beta Renewables, Algenol, Cool Plant, Clariant — as well as top management at the USDA and US Department of Energy were among the highlight presenters on the second day at ABLC, the annual bioeconomy leadership conference in Washington, DC. ABLC this […]

April 24, 2014 More

ABLC buzzes about finance, government actions, chemicals, carbon, and technology advances

As ABLC completes its second day, companies, agencies, financiers step forward to detail advances toward scale, new programs. In Washington, more than 35 companies came under the microscope as delegates at ABLC, the annual bioeconomy leadership conference which continues through Wednesday with more than 100 speakers on the agenda, moved from policy considerations to a […]

April 23, 2014 More

Calling Tony Stark: Miniaturizing biofuels’ hot technologies

Scale-up, scale-up, scale-up. But what about scale-down? The Digest looks at how some technologists are aiming to bring the machines to the biomass, and transforming costs and options along the way. Scale-up — it’s the most exciting, yet dreaded phrase in advanced industrial biotechnology. It’s the period when a technology comes out of the lab […]

April 15, 2014 More

10 Bellwether Biofuels & Biobased Projects for 2014

Advanced biofuels – are plans turning into reality? Are development plans realistic? When these 10 projects open for business (or not) in 2014, you’ll know for sure. We wrote in 2012: “If, by this time next year, we have all of these projects completed and in operation, it will go a long way towards substantiating […]

April 14, 2014 More

Cool Planet: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

Cool Planet is a technology company that is developing sustainable products to address three of the world’s largest markets: energy, food and water. Currently they are commercializing a technology to create drop-in green fuels and biochar in a way that can change the world for good. The biochar products sequester carbon and deliver transformative benefits […]

April 8, 2014 More

Cool Planet surges into leads in Transformative Technologies 2014 early voting

Fresh faces and major players among the early leaders as voting gets underway. In Florida, The Digest announced that Cool Planet is now leading in two categories in early-voting for Transformative Technologies 2014. The Colorado-based early stage company is ahead for Conversion technology (liquid) and Transformative biomased material. DuPont continues to lead for Organic Catalyst […]

March 18, 2014 More

Top 10 visuals for Cool Planet, as it breaks ground on commercial-scale advanced biofuels plant

Louisiana facility to produce green fuels and biochar from sustainable wood residues. Here — the project, and the products, in pictures. In Louisiana, Cool Planet Energy Systems broke ground on the company’s first commercial facility in Alexandria, Louisiana, dubbed Project Genesis. Permits have been received to begin earthwork and grading, with construction to immediately follow. […]

February 27, 2014 More

It’s 2014: get cracking!

Hydrotreating, catalytic cracking, pyrolysis, metathesis, supercritical, and catalytic reforming. It’s the big new wave heading for biofuels and biobased chemicals at scale. The secret word in the bioeconomy for 2014 starts with a C. Carbon? Chemicals? Cellulosic? Close, but guess again. Yep, it’s cracking. That is, breaking down the biobased feedstock with heat, pressure and […]

January 29, 2014 More