Tag: NexSteppe

Have energy crops found the inflection point? NexSteppe Raises $22M in Series C Financing

Have energy crops found the inflection point? NexSteppe Raises $22M in Series C Financing

September 23, 2014 |

New Investors Total Energy Ventures and ELFH Holding join existing investors Braemar Energy Ventures, CYM Ventures and DuPont Ventures In California, NexSteppe, announced that it has raised $22M in its third round of funding. New investors Total Energy Ventures and ELFH Holding GmbH, a vehicle of the Berninghausen family in Germany, a serial founder and […]

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The Greensome Foursome: POET, Novozymes, Abengoa, NexSteppe on the industry outlook for 2014

The Greensome Foursome: POET, Novozymes, Abengoa, NexSteppe on the industry outlook for 2014

July 1, 2014 |

As several major cellulosic biofuels ventures head for scale in 2014, we look at the companies, the major barriers (as they see them) for further capacity-building, sources for future investment, and a focus on feedstock. In California, NexSteppe CEO Anna Rath, Novozymes North American president Adam Monroe, POET VP Doug Berven, and Abengoa Bioebnergy EVP […]

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9 Top Mindbending slides from ABLC

9 Top Mindbending slides from ABLC

April 28, 2014 |

Today: NREL, NexSteppe, Oberon, Cellana, Heliae and industry consultants Paul Bryan and David Dodds with some mindbending insights into the biobased fuels & chemicals markets. In our final wrap-up from 2014 ABLC, the annual bioeconomy leadership conference in Washington DC., we selected slides presented by CEOs from NexSteppe, Oberon, Cellana, Heliae, plus NREL’s Rich Bolin […]

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NexSteppe: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

NexSteppe: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

March 26, 2014 |

NexSteppe is dedicated to pioneering the next generation of scalable, reliable, cost-effective feedstock solutions for the biofuels, biopower and biobased products industries. Using advanced breeding techniques and cutting-edge analytical technologies, NexSteppe is developing Malibu sweet sorghum and Palo Alto high biomass sorghum to produce feedstocks tailored for these biobased industries. Named for the city where […]

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Why have expectations for sweet sorghum soured?

Why have expectations for sweet sorghum soured?

November 25, 2013 |

As Ceres points towards minimal plantings of its sweet sorghum hybrids in its key market of Brazil for next year, investors ask two questions. Will sweet sorghum realize its vast potential, and when? Just when many observers hoped that Ceres would dramatically expand hectares planted with its Blade hybrid sweet sorghum, the 2014 planting outlook […]

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NexSteppe launches purpose-designed crops for biofuels, biopower and biobased products

NexSteppe launches purpose-designed crops for biofuels, biopower and biobased products

April 17, 2013 |

Malibu and Palo Alto Sorghum Hybrids Provide Scalable, Reliable, and Sustainable Feedstock Options for the Biobased Industries In Washington, at the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference (ABLC), NexSteppe announced the launch of its first sorghum hybrid products in the U.S. and in Brazil. NexSteppe’s new Malibu sweet sorghum hybrids and Palo Alto high biomass sorghum hybrids […]

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Biofuels Digest 5-Minute Guides released for Altranex, Muradel, NexSteppe, Oxford Catalysts Group, Velocys, SG Biofuels

Biofuels Digest 5-Minute Guides released for Altranex, Muradel, NexSteppe, Oxford Catalysts Group, Velocys, SG Biofuels

December 17, 2012 |

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, top development and commercialization, milestones for from 2010 through today, description of the business model; plus project info (location, feedstocks, product set, processing technology, […]

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The quick lowdown on energy crops and low-cost sugars

The quick lowdown on energy crops and low-cost sugars

January 12, 2012 |

In Texas, Raymond James analyst Pavel Molchanov issued a new report, “Gen2 Biofuel Feedstocks: The Coming Surge in Energy Crops and Cellulosic Sugars.” Molchanov writes:  As energy investors know well, it is much better to own the oil than to refine it. In other words, the bulk of the value is in the upstream of […]

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NexSteppe raises $12M in Series B venture round

NexSteppe raises $12M in Series B venture round

December 23, 2011 |

In California, NexSteppe raised $14 million in Series B Funding.  The new round of funding was led by Braemar Energy Ventures, and as a result, Dennis Costello, Partner at Braemar, has joined the company’s Board of Directors. NexSteppe will use the proceeds from the round to scale up its sweet sorghum, high biomass sorghum and […]

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