Tag: Mascoma

Mascoma: Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide

Mascoma: Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide

October 25, 2012 |

Address: 67 Etna Road, Suite 300, Lebanon, NH 03766 Year founded: 2005 Technology: Consolidated Bio-Processing Fuel type: Ethanol Major investors: Flagship Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Atlas Venture, General Catalyst Partners, Blue Sugarsiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, VantagePoint Venture Partners, General Motors, Marathon Oil Past milestones: First demonstration of CBP technology Opening of demonstration facility in Rome, […]

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Voices from VODville: Lessons learned in the journey towards advanced biofuels

Voices from VODville: Lessons learned in the journey towards advanced biofuels

July 11, 2012 |

What makes a winner in advanced biofuels? Five companies – Abengoa, INEOS Bio, Mascoma, Gevo, and American Process reflect on the essential ingredients for success. “We are industrial technology businesses, making a commodity, we have to control costs everywhere and learn, learn, learn.” – American Process CEO Theodora Retsina You could call it VODville, VOD […]

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Mascoma moves to bid review stage for Michigan cellulosic ethanol project

Mascoma moves to bid review stage for Michigan cellulosic ethanol project

July 2, 2012 |

In Massachusetts, Mascoma remains on track for its planned cellulosic ethanol plant opening in Kinross, and had moved into the bid review stage after receiving numerous bids for its Michigan project. Back in March, the company said, “We anticipate construction of this facility to start in 3 to 6 months and we expect the facility […]

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Lallemand, Mascoma launch TransFerm branded drop-in substitute for conventional fermenting yeast

Lallemand, Mascoma launch TransFerm branded drop-in substitute for conventional fermenting yeast

June 6, 2012 |

In Wisconsin, Lallemand Ethanol Technology and Mascoma Corporation, announced that the Mascoma Grain Technology (MGT) yeast product will be marketed under the commercial name TransFerm for use by the fuel ethanol industry. TransFerm, is manufactured and distributed by Lallemand and jointly marketed and sold by Mascoma and Lallemand through an exclusive partnership. TransFerm has been […]

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Mascoma, Lallemand sign Pacific Ethanol for MGT yeast

Mascoma, Lallemand sign Pacific Ethanol for MGT yeast

March 30, 2012 |

In New Hampshire and Wisconsin, Mascoma and Lallemand Ethanol Technology have both entered into a commercial agreement with Pacific Ethanol.  The agreement covers and pricing for any purchases of the Mascoma Grain Technology, yeast product for use at Pacific Ethanol 40 MGy facility in Boardmen, plus for the extension of these terms and pricing to […]

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Chain, Chain, Chain – Chain of Fuels: Mascoma, Sud-Chemie on short path to parity with gasoline

Chain, Chain, Chain – Chain of Fuels: Mascoma, Sud-Chemie on short path to parity with gasoline

March 2, 2012 |

Can companies like Mascoma and Sud-Chemie, by transforming the economics of cellulosic ethanol, compete at parity with gasoline – no subsidies, no five-years-to-commercial-scale, no kidding? Today, we continue a three-part series, “Shake It Up, Baby: The Rock Stars of Biofuels unveil their latest hits”, looking at some of the newest and hottest alternatives to the […]

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Mascoma’s MGT yeast wins key OK from FDA; higher yields, enzyme savings in sight for ethanol producers

Mascoma’s MGT yeast wins key OK from FDA; higher yields, enzyme savings in sight for ethanol producers

February 28, 2012 |

In New Hampshire, Mascoma announced today that FDA, after scientific review, supports the use of the Mascoma Grain Technology yeast product as a processing aid in the production of animal feed, which is a by-product of the corn ethanol conversion process. MGT is the first commercial application of Mascoma’s proprietary consolidated bioprocessing (CBP) technology platform […]

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Mascoma drops Minnesota project to focus on Michigan, Alberta commercial-scale cellulosic biofuels

Mascoma drops Minnesota project to focus on Michigan, Alberta commercial-scale cellulosic biofuels

February 20, 2012 |

In Minnesota, Mascoma Corporation revealed that a cellulosic ethanol project planned for Little Falls, which the company inherited when it acquired SunOpta’s cellulosic ethanol division, has been abandoned. The company said that the venture was abandoned late last year and that Mascoma will instead forces on commercial projects in Kinross, Michigan and Drayton Valley, Alberta. […]

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The Intrepid Investor: Ceres delays IPO; others in IPO queue shift, accelerate strategies

The Intrepid Investor: Ceres delays IPO; others in IPO queue shift, accelerate strategies

February 10, 2012 |

In this two-part series, we look at the IPO market for industrial biotech stocks. Today, we look at 10 companies in the IPO queue right now. Who’s been revising their prospectus, and what does that mean? In Part II of our series, we look today at Ceres, Myriant, PetroAlgae, BioAmber, Elevance, Genomatica, Enerkem, Mascoma, and […]

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Sierra Club files suit against Mascoma project

Sierra Club files suit against Mascoma project

December 27, 2011 |

In Michigan, the Sierra Club has filed a lawsuit in federal court against Frontier Renewable Resources’ plans to build a wood-to-ethanol project in the Upper Peninsula. The suit, the second against the project, claims that the DOE did not examine all the potential environmental impacts. Frontier Renewable Resources is utilizing Mascoma’s technology. Construction on the […]

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