Tag: Proterro

Matrix Genetics, Proterro bring enhanced blue-green algae to Nutrition

Matrix Genetics, Proterro bring enhanced blue-green algae to Nutrition

February 21, 2016 |

In Washington state, Matrix Genetics and Proterro will jointly produce high-value nutritional products in Spirulina. Matrix will develop the Spirulina strains and Proterro will grow these strains on their proprietary production system. Matrix was the first company to offer rapid and efficient genetic methods for modifying Spirulina, which unlocks this organism’s high protein content, rich […]

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All I Need is the Air That I Breathed: Microbial Dairies using CO2, sunlight and water

All I Need is the Air That I Breathed: Microbial Dairies using CO2, sunlight and water

December 4, 2014 |

Take CO2, add water and an energy source: voila, Fuels & Chemicals from Microbial Dairies. We revisit 3 top practitioners of the art and one outlier, and their progress. Elsewhere in the Digest today we have a Sam Rushing’s “CO2 recycling from biofuels and allied chemical and energy projects” — looking at CO2 sources ranging from […]

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Proterro teams with Bunge to trial technology in Brazil

Proterro teams with Bunge to trial technology in Brazil

September 24, 2014 |

In New Jersey, Proterro and Bunge will conduct a pilot study of Proterro’s sucrose-production technology in Brazil. Under a joint development agreement, a pilot plant is being commissioned at Bunge’s Moema Fazenda sugarcane mill, where two of Proterro’s photobioreactors have been installed to cultivate Proterro’s cyanobacteria for production of fermentable sugars for ethanol production. The […]

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Proterro gets patent for proprietary photobioreactor

Proterro gets patent for proprietary photobioreactor

June 25, 2014 |

In New Jersey, The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued Patent No. 8,728,783 to Proterro, Inc., protecting the company’s proprietary photobioreactor, a novel element in Proterro’s patented sugar-making process (U.S. Patent No. 8,597,914). Proterro’s unique photobioreactor is robust, modular and made from off-the-shelf materials. It integrates systems for optimizing light, water supply […]

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Proterro hits Q1 sugar-production pilot milestones

Proterro hits Q1 sugar-production pilot milestones

April 23, 2014 |

In Washington, “Proterro has reached its Q1 sugar-production pilot milestones,” CEO Kef Kasdin reported here today at the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference.  Updating attendees on Proterro’s progress in developing an affordable, clean sugar feedstock for biofuels and biobased chemicals, Kasdin said: “While sugar production has begun at low levels, it has been controllable, meaning that […]

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ABLC buzzes about finance, government actions, chemicals, carbon, and technology advances

ABLC buzzes about finance, government actions, chemicals, carbon, and technology advances

April 23, 2014 |

As ABLC completes its second day, companies, agencies, financiers step forward to detail advances toward scale, new programs. In Washington, more than 35 companies came under the microscope as delegates at ABLC, the annual bioeconomy leadership conference which continues through Wednesday with more than 100 speakers on the agenda, moved from policy considerations to a […]

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Proterro wins key Notice of Allowance for its photobioreactor from USPTO

Proterro wins key Notice of Allowance for its photobioreactor from USPTO

February 19, 2014 |

Photobioreactor is a key innovation in Proterro’s patented sugar-making process now deployed at the company’s pilot plant in Orlando, Florida In New Jersey, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a notice of allowance to Proterro, Inc., for a device patent that protects the company’s proprietary photobioreactor, a novel element in Proterro’s already-patented […]

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Sweetwater, Proterro CEOs commit to ABLC 2014 – addressing Hot Sugars – making industrial sugars into a commercial reality

Sweetwater, Proterro CEOs commit to ABLC 2014 – addressing Hot Sugars – making industrial sugars into a commercial reality

January 14, 2014 |

In Florida, Biofuels Digest announced that Sweetwater Energy CEO Arunas Chesonis and Proterro CEO Kef Kasdin will present addresses on ABLC 2014’s opening morning — addressing the topic of Hot Sugars – making industrial sugars into a commercial reality. “First comes the sugars, then comes the glory,” noted Biofuels Digest editor & publisher Jim Lane. […]

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Proterro granted patent for biosynthetic sugar-making process

Proterro granted patent for biosynthetic sugar-making process

December 10, 2013 |

In New Jersey, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent No. 8,597,914 to Proterro, Inc., protecting Proterro’s unique, biosynthetic sugar-making process. The only biofeedstock company that makes sugar instead of extracting it from crops or deconstructing cellulosic materials, Proterro has developed a process that integrates uniquetransgenic sugar-producing microorganisms with a robust, […]

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Proterro to commission renewable sugars pilot plant in Florida

Proterro to commission renewable sugars pilot plant in Florida

September 29, 2013 |

In New Jersey, Proterro has scaled up its novel photobioreactor design and is in the process of commissioning a pilot plant in Florida. “The modular photobioreactors, which are made from off-the-shelf materials,” said Proterro CEO Kef Kasdin, “including polyethylene, can withstand category 1 hurricane winds,” she explained, adding, “Because of the materials used and the […]

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