Tag: Joule

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Joule appoints David Anton as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

In Massachusetts, Joule announced the appointment of David Anton as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Anton is charged with commercializing Joule’s carbon dioxide to fuels technology. He has nearly 30 years of relevant experience, including prior technology and business leadership roles at both DuPont and Codexis. “Joule has gained a tremendous asset with […]

March 3, 2014 More

Joule’s Changing of the Guard: Sims exits as CEO

In Massachusetts, Joule announced that CEO Bill Sims will step out of his management role but will remain a member of the company’s board. Noubar Afeyan, co-founder and Chairman, is assuming the role of interim-CEO while Paul Snaith, who joined the company in 2012, will be promoted to President and COO of Joule. “Bill joined […]

August 19, 2013 More

Capturing Carbon: the role of biocatalysts and biofuels

Carbon capture: much talked-about, less seen. Could biocatalysts and biofuels provide the kicker needed to make this class of technologies feasible? New news and data from Akermin suggests that bio may be just the ticket. In Missouri this week, Akermin, a biocatalyst company developing technology to improve the removal of carbon dioxide from industrial gas […]

August 6, 2013 More

Can electrofuels and electrosugars save the day?

Is the ultimate industrial fuel system going to be based on electricity, waste CO2 and brackish water – to return society to the days of energy abundance? It will take a mighty production microorganism, but R&D is well underway and a path is becoming clearer. In yesterday’s Digest, we explored new research at UCD that […]

May 24, 2013 More

Doing it in the Dark: Fuel from thin air, and beyond light

Beyond fossil fuels, beyond light itself. And now, the direct production of drop-in biofuel blendstocks. All available from a microbial “cow”. This week in California, a research team from Shota Atsumi’s lab at the University of California, Davis have reported that they engineered Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942, a strain of photosynthetic cyanobacteria, to grow without the […]

May 23, 2013 More

Joule demonstrates conversion of waste CO2 into precursors for gasoline, jet fuel

In Washington DC, at the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference (ABLC 2013), Joule President and CEO Bill Sims announced that the company had achieved direct conversion of waste CO2 into the essential components of gasoline and jet fuel. The breakthrough gives Joule the opportunity to expand its Sunflow product line and help address global demand for […]

April 16, 2013 More

In Case You Missed. Biofuels Digest’s 16 Most-Viewed Stories.

12 months, 4400 stories. From 2012, here are the 16 most viewed stories in Biofuels Digest. Biofuels Digest Jobs - Job seeking is always a priority The 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy for 2012-13 are announced - The always popular Hot 50 and Hot 30 lists How Joule may turn biofuels upside down - Joule’s low-cost, drop-in “fuels […]

January 9, 2013 More

Everyday low (fuel) prices: Drop-in advanced biofuels for under $100 per barrel

Brent Crude trades this past week at a transorbital $109 per barrel (West Texas Intermediate at a suborbital, if high, $85). It puts the conventional wisdom that biofuels are too infrastructure incompatible and too costly to the test. Are they? Let’s look today at progress in developing infrastructure-compatible, drop-in advanced biofuels that cost less than […]

November 12, 2012 More

New 5-Minute Guides to Cobalt Technologies, Joule Unlimited, Mascoma

Biofuels Digest has released the next wave of its 5-Minute Guides – a “news you can use” digest on the leading companies in biofuels. Each 5-Minute Guide provides a company description, 3 top milestones for 2010-12 and projected for 2012-14, description of the business model; plus project info (location, feedstocks, product set, processing technology, capacity, […]

October 25, 2012 More

Burning Man, Burning Microbe: Biofuels beyond biomass

Can you have a biofuel without processing an intermediate biomass? Can post-biomass technologies revolutionize fuel and chemical production? Fuels and chemicals can make people mighty uneasy, when you think about them. With fossil fuels, the issues include the uneven distribution of resources and wealth, national security, price and price volatility, and carbon emissions. So along came […]

October 12, 2012 More