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GranBio: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

GranBio: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

January 18, 2015 |

Controlled by Gran Investimentos S.A., a holding company of the Gradin family, GranBio is a 100% Brazilian industrial biotech company that was born of the vision to bring about a green revolution capable of transforming the real potential of Brazilian biomass into energy abundance. Created in June of 2011, the company was the first to […]

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Industrial biotechnology’s 2014 in pictures: The Year of Steel

Industrial biotechnology’s 2014 in pictures: The Year of Steel

October 21, 2014 |

When we think of the past 12 months and the remainder of 2014, we’re going to look back on it as the Year of Steel for the advanced bioeconomy. October 9, 2013: Beta Renewables’ 20 million gallon cellulosic ethanol plant opens in Crescentino, Italy. At the time, the world’s largest. May 29, 2014: Solazyme’s 100,000 […]

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GranBio to soon announce partner for second cellulosic ethanol plant

GranBio to soon announce partner for second cellulosic ethanol plant

October 15, 2014 |

In Brazil, GranBio’s CEO says it is close to announcing the partner for its second cellulosic ethanol plant, which will be similar in size to the 22 million gallon, $190 million facility it recently opened. He didn’t reveal specifics about the new project but says the company expects to invest $1.7 billion through 2020 in […]

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The Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy: Winning Photo Votes for October 10, 2014

The Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy: Winning Photo Votes for October 10, 2014

October 12, 2014 |

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

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Earth to Cellulosic ethanol: Glad you’re here, buddy, what took so long?

Earth to Cellulosic ethanol: Glad you’re here, buddy, what took so long?

October 9, 2014 |

Cellulosic ethanol arrives at scale — “The five years away forever” put to rest — but are there troubling waters still ahead? For whom, and why? Part I of II Part II of our story is here. There’s a gigantic disconnect between two sections in the country as to whether the United States should be celebrating […]

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Granbio teams with local company on co-generation at 2G plant

Granbio teams with local company on co-generation at 2G plant

October 9, 2014 |

In Brazil, Granbio and Caeté have created a JV whereby a co-generation facility is co-located at the second generation ethanol plant, fed by bagasse and lignin left over from the 2G conversion process, to produce process steam and electricity that is supplied to the grid. About 135 GWh of electricity will be sold onto the […]

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The Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy: Winning Photo Votes 10/6/2014

The Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy: Winning Photo Votes 10/6/2014

October 5, 2014 |

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

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4 Minutes With…Manoel Carnauba, COO, GranBio

4 Minutes With…Manoel Carnauba, COO, GranBio

September 30, 2014 |

It’s been the most amazing month for GranBio, highlighted by the official opening of the world’s largest cellulosic biofuels refinery, in Alagoas, Brazil. The venture has moved so fast that even industry insiders have had little time to get to know the technologists and executives bringing this venture to life. Here, we’re delighted to be […]

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GranBio starts cellulosic ethanol production at 21 million gallon plant in Alagoas, Brazil

GranBio starts cellulosic ethanol production at 21 million gallon plant in Alagoas, Brazil

September 24, 2014 |

World’s largest-known cellulosic ethanol project to date comes online in Brazil in record time. In Brazil, GranBio has initiated production at the first commercial-scale plant for second-generation ethanol in the Southern Hemisphere.  The Bioflex 1, unit built in São Miguel dos Campos, Alagoas, has an initial production capacity of 82 million liters of ethanol per […]

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4 Minutes With…Vonnie Estes, Managing Director, US, GranBio

4 Minutes With…Vonnie Estes, Managing Director, US, GranBio

September 22, 2014 |

If you haven’t met Vonnie, you probably haven’t been in the field long, or in the US very often. One of the industry’s best-known “connector nodes” and the person who did the most to put GranBio into the top echelon in the US market over the past year — previously known for her work with DuPont […]

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