Tag: Siluria

Notes from Scaleville: the Global Bioenergies, Gevo and Siluria stories

Notes from Scaleville: the Global Bioenergies, Gevo and Siluria stories

December 17, 2017 |

This week we’ve received news from three companies that have struck out in search of new markets for their fundamental processes, and new applications for biotechnology in some ancient and ossified markets such as jet fuel, C3 chemicals and gasoline. The News from Global Bioenergies In France, Global Bioenergies has started the start of the […]

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Siluria Technologies: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

Siluria Technologies: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

April 22, 2015 |

Siluria’s catalytic process transforms methane into transportation fuels and commodity chemicals in an efficient, cost-effective, scalable manner using processes that can be seamlessly integrated into existing industry infrastructure. Siluria’s oxidative coupling of methane (OCM) technology, catalytically converts methane (and can co-feed ethane) into ethylene and water. Ethylene is the world’s largest petrochemical building block used in the […]

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Siluria Technologies’ President Alex Tkachenko will step down

Siluria Technologies’ President Alex Tkachenko will step down

November 24, 2014 |

In California, Siluria Technologies’ co-founder Alex Tkachenko will step down as President and join the company’s advisory committee. Said Ed Dineen, CEO of Siluria, “In its first five years under Alex’s leadership, Siluria grew from an incubation effort to a world leader in the development of natural gas-based chemical processes; tackled numerous technology challenges, advancing […]

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Saudi Aramco invests in Siluria: will BIO rescue OCM and put the ROI back into GTL?

Saudi Aramco invests in Siluria: will BIO rescue OCM and put the ROI back into GTL?

August 20, 2014 |

Can a small California start-up transform the gigantic Gas-to-Liquids business by pioneering industrial-strength throughput at nanoscale? In California, we learned that one of the brightest lights in cleantech these days, Siluria Technologies, is receiving a strategic investment from Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV), the venture investment subsidiary of Saudi Aramco. The total raise for this initial […]

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Ethane vs methane, carbon storage vs carbon use: which are the bad trades?

Ethane vs methane, carbon storage vs carbon use: which are the bad trades?

June 24, 2014 |

Should we be looking to methane for vehicles, or ethane? Should we be looking to carbon storage or carbon use? Are the modern orthodoxies leading us in the wrong direction? It’s summer now in the northern hemisphere — the high season for sports. As any fan of any game will tell you, perhaps the only […]

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Siluria, Linde’s M2E partnership: why methane, why ethylene, why now?

Siluria, Linde’s M2E partnership: why methane, why ethylene, why now?

June 9, 2014 |

In a world filled with expectations that abundant natural gas will replace coal for power gen, and everyone will build ethane crackers to make ethylene — Siluria and Linde spot a niche in methane-to-ethylene. Could all that dry gas out there prove to be a bonanza for this biobased technology? Siluria CEO Ed Dineen visits with the […]

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The Gas Boom, Siluria, and A Whiter Shade of Pale

The Gas Boom, Siluria, and A Whiter Shade of Pale

January 15, 2014 |

What’s a biobased technology doing in the middle of the shale boom? Siluria’s biobased technology lands a signature partnership with Braskem as it heads for demo scale in the race to turn natural gas into ethylene, affordably. Over the years, I have never found a more reliable method for promoting Depend adult diapers than to […]

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Siluria taps new CEO in the race to replace oil with natural gas, via biotech

Siluria taps new CEO in the race to replace oil with natural gas, via biotech

March 6, 2013 |

LS9’s former CEO joins Siluria — “the first company to come up with an economical, practical way to turn natgas into liquid fuels and chemicals”. In and around the world of money, there is the concept of an “investment thesis” — and to the extent that a news service guide by a thesis, our coverage […]

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The Flaring of Energy Freedom

The Flaring of Energy Freedom

October 17, 2012 |

$100 billion in stranded gas, flared each year – bad for economics, bad for climate. Now, along comes Siluria with biotechnology that changes the economics, and opens new opportunities to make high-value ethylene from all that low-cost natural gas. If you were watching the second Obama-Romney presidential debate last night, or heard about it, it […]

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Siluria raises $20M for methane to biofuels & chems platform

Siluria raises $20M for methane to biofuels & chems platform

October 4, 2011 |

In California, Siluria has attracted $20 million for a technology platform to convert methane to chemicals, plastics, and fuels. Siluria’s Series B financing was led by the U.K. based  Wellcome Trust, joining Siluria’s founding investors Alloy Ventures, ARCH Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Altitude Life Science Ventures, Lux Capital, and Presidio Ventures in […]

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