Tag: KiOR

Bitter KiOR dispute boils over online, as six new documents surface

Bitter KiOR dispute boils over online, as six new documents surface

September 9, 2014 |

6 new documents surface in SEC filings, tracing more background in the stormy battle between KiOR and former company director Paul O’Connor.  O’Connor called for entire management team to resign. Pointed to troubles in R&D back in 2012. “I cannot just stand back and watch,” he writes in 2013. In today’s Digest, we publish a series […]

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KIOR — The August 31 2014 O’Connor resignation letter

KIOR — The August 31 2014 O’Connor resignation letter

September 9, 2014 |

In today’s Digest, we publish a series of six documents that were filed in the past week with the SEC, relating to KiOR, and a growing dispute between the company’s Board — and an individual director, Paul O’Connor. It is important to note KiOR’s response: “The Company intends to continue to vigorously respond to allegations […]

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KIOR — The Spring 2013 O’Connor note

KIOR — The Spring 2013 O’Connor note

September 9, 2014 |

In today’s Digest, we publish a series of six documents that were filed in the past week with the SEC, relating to KiOR, and a growing dispute between the company’s Board — and an individual director, Paul O’Connor. It is important to note KiOR’s response: “The Company intends to continue to vigorously respond to allegations […]

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KIOR — The April 30 2012 O’Connor memo

KIOR — The April 30 2012 O’Connor memo

September 9, 2014 |

In today’s Digest, we publish a series of six documents that were filed in the past week with the SEC, relating to KiOR, and a growing dispute between the company’s Board — and an individual director, Paul O’Connor. It is important to note KiOR’s response: “The Company intends to continue to vigorously respond to allegations […]

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KIOR — The March 22 2012 O’Connor technology assessment

KIOR — The March 22 2012 O’Connor technology assessment

September 9, 2014 |

In today’s Digest, we publish a series of six documents that were filed in the past week with the SEC, relating to KiOR, and a growing dispute between the company’s Board — and an individual director, Paul O’Connor. It is important to note KiOR’s response:  “The Company intends to continue to vigorously respond to allegations […]

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KIOR — The March 15 2012 O’Connor email memo

KIOR — The March 15 2012 O’Connor email memo

September 9, 2014 |

In today’s Digest, we publish a series of six documents that were filed in the past week with the SEC, relating to KiOR, and a growing dispute between the company’s Board — and an individual director, Paul O’Connor. It is important to note KiOR’s response:  “The Company intends to continue to vigorously respond to allegations […]

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KIOR — The April 21 2012 O’Connor technology assessment

KIOR — The April 21 2012 O’Connor technology assessment

September 9, 2014 |

In today’s Digest, we are publishing a series of six documents that were filed in the past week with the SEC, relating to KiOR, and a growing dispute between the company’s Board — and an individual director, Paul O’Connor. It is important to note KiOR’s response:  “The Company intends to continue to vigorously respond to allegations […]

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More trouble brewing at KiOR

More trouble brewing at KiOR

September 8, 2014 |

Key figure and company director Paul O’Connor resigns. Allegations relating to possible inside trading, suppression of 3rd party technology report laid by the Board against O’Connor. O’Connor makes allegations concerning “KiOR’s management team and KiOR’s technology”. In Texas, a nasty board-level fight at KiOR spilled over into SEC filings this past week, when director Paul […]

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In Defense of the Bio-Skeptic

In Defense of the Bio-Skeptic

August 24, 2014 |

By Todd Taylor, partner, Fredrikson & Byron Skeptic: from the Greek “skeptikos” meaning “to consider, examine” “Skeptic does not mean him who doubts, but him who investigates or researches as opposed to him who asserts and thinks that he has found.” [Miguel de Unamuno, "Essays and Soliloquies," 1924] “Trust, but Verify” – President Ronald Reagan […]

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KiOR: company warns of bankruptcy potential; strikes forbearance deal with Mississippi

KiOR: company warns of bankruptcy potential; strikes forbearance deal with Mississippi

August 13, 2014 |

KiOR, the struggling cellulosic biofuels producer, issued these statements as part of its most recent SEC 10-Q filing: During the first quarter of 2013, the Company commissioned the Columbus facility’s hydrotreater and fractionation units, and made the Company’s first cellulosic diesel and gasoline shipments in March 2013 and June 2013, respectively. During 2013, the Company […]

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