Tag: granbio

Limited Biofuels M&A Activity in 2019, Stage Set for Potentially Busy 2020

Limited Biofuels M&A Activity in 2019, Stage Set for Potentially Busy 2020

February 18, 2020 |

By Bruce Comer, Founder and Managing Director, Ocean Park Special to The Digest Slowdown in North American biofuels Mergers and Acquisitions as thin margins and policy uncertainty hung over industry. Biofuels Merger and Acquisition (M&A) activity in North America was subdued in 2019. Only four operating biodiesel, ethanol and advanced biofuels plants were sold during […]

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“TED for Trees” talk covers how nanocellulose can help solve plastic waste problem

“TED for Trees” talk covers how nanocellulose can help solve plastic waste problem

February 15, 2020 |

In Georgia, Kim Nelson from Brazil-based GranBio gave a “TED-style” educational talk on the marvel and potential of nanocellulose at a “TED for Trees” event sponsored by the U.S. Endowment for Forestry & Communities. She talked about nanocellulose’s potential, with a particular focus on how nanocellulose can help solve our plastic waste problem. Watch the […]

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Brazil’s GranBio Acquires USA’s American Process

Brazil’s GranBio Acquires USA’s American Process

March 17, 2019 |

Acquisitions are often big news but the latest announcement of Brazil-based GranBio’s acquisition of Georgia-based American Process Inc. is particularly fascinating. The acquisition of American Process Inc’s technologies, intellectual property portfolio and physical assets strengthens GranBio’s market position in the deployment of highly competitive industrial processes for conversion of biomass to renewable fuels, chemicals, and […]

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GranBio to resume ethanol plant commercial operations

GranBio to resume ethanol plant commercial operations

January 25, 2019 |

In Brazil, biofuel producer GranBio will resume commercial operations at its 82 million-liters Bioflex 1 cellulosic ethanol plant by the end of January. The plant is expected to produce about 30 million liters of ethanol this year and 50 million liters in 2020. The plant, located in the northeastern state of Alagoas, extracts bagasse and […]

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That was then, this is now: 10 Signature biofuels projects for 2015-16, and where they are

That was then, this is now: 10 Signature biofuels projects for 2015-16, and where they are

October 18, 2015 |

All have soaring ambitions, some will be realized on schedule, some later, some probably not now or possibly ever. Where are 10 key projects that were announced in recent years for deployment in 2015-16. What’s happening and what happened? We’re looking today at status on 10 projects from DuPont Industrial Biosciences, GranBio, Summit Group, Global […]

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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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GranBio, Solvay JV acquires Cobalt Technologies’ assets

GranBio, Solvay JV acquires Cobalt Technologies’ assets

October 14, 2015 |

Price undisclosed. So Cobalt’s array of microbes and know-how finds a new home. What will happen with the technology? What happened with Cobalt? The Digest investigates. We can now affirmatively report that SGBio, a joint venture between the Solvay Group and GranBio, has acquired assets from Cobalt  including the bank of microorganisms and intellectual property […]

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What’s up with cellulosic fuels in Brazil?: The Digest’s 8-Slide Guide to GranBio

What’s up with cellulosic fuels in Brazil?: The Digest’s 8-Slide Guide to GranBio

October 13, 2015 |

GranBio is a Brazilian biotech company that creates solutions to transform biomass into renewable products such as biofuels, biochemicals, nano materials and nutrients. With its innovative business model, the company is the only one in the sector to be active from start to finish in the chain of production – from raw material to distribution […]

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The Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy: Winning Photo Votes for October 5, 2015

The Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy: Winning Photo Votes for October 5, 2015

October 4, 2015 |

Here are the winning Photo Votes for the week in this years’s competition for the Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy. “There’s nothing like a photo vote to help a company,” said Digest editor Jim Lane, “in the strange and microscopic world of industrial biotechnology — to visualize its creativity, company spirit, and communicate a fun, positive […]

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The Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy: Winning Photo Votes for September 28, 2015

The Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy: Winning Photo Votes for September 28, 2015

September 27, 2015 |

Here are the winning Photo Votes for the week in this years’s competition for the Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy. “There’s nothing like a photo vote to help a company,” said Digest editor Jim Lane, “in the strange and microscopic world of industrial biotechnology — to visualize its creativity, company spirit, and communicate a fun, positive […]

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