Tag: Fulcrum

Fulcrum’s $200 million pick: Abengoa for EPC contractor of first MSW-to-jet fuel project in the US

Fulcrum’s $200 million pick: Abengoa for EPC contractor of first MSW-to-jet fuel project in the US

May 6, 2015 |

The historic performance guarantee that’s at the centerpiece of the deal; the partnership that could lead to eight projects; Cathay Pacific, Waste Management and the US Navy in the mix. In California, Fulcrum BioEnergy has selected Abengoa to build the first biorefinery using gasification technology to convert municipal solid waste into syncrude that will be upgraded into jet […]

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Feedstocks in Focus for March 30: Municipal Solid Waste and urban residues

Feedstocks in Focus for March 30: Municipal Solid Waste and urban residues

March 29, 2015 |

10 weeks out from ABFC, this week’s Feedstock in Focus is “MSW and Industrial residues”. Also known as “Urban waste”, it’s nasty, here, inevitable and aggregated. The feedstocks are available at fixed, affordable prices and in long-term supply contracts from credit-worthy entities. Everyone loves the idea. So, when will we have it? Learn All About It […]

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Who said what: The hottest slides from ABLC 2015

Who said what: The hottest slides from ABLC 2015

March 15, 2015 |

ABLC 2015 has come and gone. Here are new priorities, lessons learned, new advances, and cautionary tales. ABLC 2015 ended last Friday, and from the annual bioeconomy leadership conference in Washington DC., we have selected slides presented by CEOs from Abengoa, Algenol, Amyris, Aventine, Enerkem, Fulcrum, GranBio, Green Biologics, Iogen and LanzaTech — at the top rank in terms of […]

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USDA receives flack for $105 million loan guarantee to Fulcrum in the fading wake of Solyndra

USDA receives flack for $105 million loan guarantee to Fulcrum in the fading wake of Solyndra

September 9, 2014 |

In Washington, in the wake of the $105 million loan guarantee to Fulcrum Sierra Biofuels announced last week, the USDA has received flack from the Taxpayers Protection Alliance. President David Williams criticized the guarantee, alluding to the 2011 Solyndra collapse: “Washington is used to flushing taxpayer money down the toilet, but now they’re having taxpayers […]

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Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide to Loan Guarantees: who got ’em, what’re they doing?

Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide to Loan Guarantees: who got ’em, what’re they doing?

July 29, 2013 |

The Landscape   In today’s Digest – visit our 5-Minute Guide to Loan Guarantees — INEOS Bio, Myriant, Sapphire Energy, Abengoa, Chemtex, Enerkem, Fiberight, Fulcrum, ZeaChem – Plus POET-DSM, Diamond Green Diesel, Coskata and Range Fuels – by following the page links below.

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Frugal Fuels: Top 12 ways to transform biofuels using materials already around us

Frugal Fuels: Top 12 ways to transform biofuels using materials already around us

May 31, 2013 |

REduce, REuse, REcycle. REnewable energy sometimes means REthinking, REfocusing. Great ideas abound for new feedstocks, and novel infrastructure. We admire so many of them. Jatropha, carinata, switchgrass, sweet sorghum, blender pumps, systems-at-sea. And so much more. But what about technologies that bolt-on a different processing unit, but keeps everything else the same. Or uses an […]

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Looking back at ABLC 2013

Looking back at ABLC 2013

April 18, 2013 |

As ABLC 2013 closes, we look back at 10 slides that caught our eye. ABLC 2013 has closed, and the delegates are now departing until May 18-20, 2014 when the latest in advanced biofuels goes again on display and under the microscope at ABLC 2014. After three intense days of activity, with two cabinet secretaries, […]

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The Force: the Cellulosic biofuels tax credit is back, but is it really needed?

The Force: the Cellulosic biofuels tax credit is back, but is it really needed?

January 3, 2013 |

Finding it hard to explain to taxpayers why the PTC is needed, for the jump to cellulosic biofuels lightspeed, or to ward off predatory fossil-fuel evildoers? Turns out, The Force may not be needed after all.  So, the fiscal cliff was averted in a last minute-deal by DC lawmakers. Sort of. For now. Or […]

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“Another Obama Donor gets kickback.”

“Another Obama Donor gets kickback.”

August 10, 2012 |

Today on Twitter. 328jet: Another Obama Donor gets kickback;The DOA has awarded Fulcrum Sierra BioFuels $105,000,000 loan.And people still vote for this guy..Amazing! kaplanikids: Global food prices rise in July due 2 extreme weather  #FAO #Oxfam #UK #biofuels #Nestle #monsanto #drought #commodities NETL_News: Second Phase of Innovative Technology Project to Capture CO2, Produce Biofuels Launched […]

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What happens in Vegas…the biofuels edition

What happens in Vegas…the biofuels edition

August 5, 2012 |

Creative financing keeping numerous advanced biofuels companies on the march, despite political uncertainty. Fiberight, Zeachem in focus. Which strategics are next? What rule changes can USDA make to accelerate commercialization? Although the USDA is trying to inject some mystery into the announcement, tomorrow USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development Dallas Tonsager and Senate Majority Leader […]

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