Tag: SG Biofuels

SG Biofuels inks agreement with IADB for Guatemalan jatropha project

In California, SGB has signed a mandate letter with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for the debt financing of its 25,000 acre Jatropha bioenergy project in Guatemala. The project cost is estimated at approximately US$76 million. The mandate letter enables the bank and SGB to proceed with financial, technical and environmental due diligence on a […]

October 8, 2013 More

SG Biofuels seeking $30.6 million from IDB for jatropha in Guatemala

In Guatemala, SG Biofuels has sought $30.6 million from the Inter-American Development Bank to plant jatropha on 25,000 acres of land unsuitable for food production with the aim of producing 6.2 million gallons of biodiesel annually. The $76 million project is under evaluation by the bank who may provide the financing as a loan as […]

October 8, 2013 More

SG Biofuels aims to expand jatropha footprint into Asia, Africa in 2013

In New York, Bloomberg is reporting that jatropha 2.0 developer SG Biofuels is “seeking a partner in Southeast Asia or Africa and expects to complete a cooperation deal within 180 days” to expand its growth in the hot, “growing zone” for jatropha. SGB has signed up [artners with more than 250,000 acres signed up in […]

April 4, 2013 More

SG Biofuels identified more than 2 million genetic markers in jatropha

In California, SG Biofuels has identified over two million individual genetic markers (SNPs) in its Jatropha curcas germplasm collection, confirming the non-food energy crop has a genetic diversity comparable to corn and other domesticated crops, and validating the ability to drive significant yield and performance gains through molecular breeding. Through the use of emerging genetic […]

March 20, 2013 More

Jatropha Loves to Fly and It Shows

It is becoming increasingly evident that, in the near-term, acute demand for aviation biofuel is going, one way or another, to result in heavy demand for jatropha and jatropha oil-based fuels. New deals for SGB in Brazil are confirming the trend. There, at the head of the pack, well down the track from everyone else […]

January 29, 2013 More

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

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, […]

December 17, 2012 More

SG Biofuels: Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide

Address:  11260 El Camino Real, Suite O, San Diego, CA 92130 Company description: SG Biofuels is a bioenergy crop company using molecular breeding and biotechnology to develop elite, hybrid seeds of Jatropha.  The company has sold more than 250,000 acres of its hybrid Jatropha seed, including orders from two of the top 20 largest energy […]

December 17, 2012 More

Active and Passive: Competing Voices in Biofuels Design

Biofuels technologies aim for passive design, active reactions as they aim to compete at world-scale. Where is passive design making a difference – and where are activity rates changing outcomes? Extraction, extraction, extraction – there’s the ultimate competitive foe. Generally, renewables compete in the short term against fossil fuel prices – but in the long-term, […]

November 28, 2012 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

SG Biofuels expands jatropha platform; confirms $99 per barrel crude jatropha oil

Jatropha 2.0 crude oil costs drops below Brent crude petroleum price In California, SG Biofuels announced at Advanced Biofuels Markets that it has expanded its global network of hybrid trial and agronomic research sites to 15 with the addition of eight new JMax Knowledge Centers in Guatemala, Brazil and India, and has achieved costs of […]

October 31, 2012 More