Tag: Syngest

New 5-Minute Biofuels Digest Guides to TRI, SynGest and Verdezyne

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 milestones for 2010-12 and projected milestone for 2012-14, description of the business model; plus project info (location, feedstocks, product set, processing technology, capacity, […]

January 30, 2013 More

SynGest: Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide

Company description: Production of specialty chemicals using proprietary biomass gasification to produce anhydrous ammonia/urea (nitrogen fertilizer), methanol, dimethyl ether, polypropylene. Address: 310 Green Street, San Francisco, CA 94133 Year founded: 2008 Major Investors: Founder financed. Type of Processing Technology(ies) : The heart of the SynGest process involves a pressurized oxygen-blown biomass gasifier designed for operation in an […]

January 30, 2013 More

Gevo vs SynGest: Who's the Best?

Background: This is a first round, Central Regional match-up between #1 seed Gevo and #16 seed Syngest in the 2011 Transformative Technologies tourney, from Biofuels Digest. Voting: Open to all Biofuels Digest subscribers. Voting links are in the Biofuels Digest daily newsletter. To subscribe (free), visit here. The winner gets: Most votes advances to the […]

August 14, 2011 More

Phase Shift: 12 Hot Gas-based biofuels technologies

Jumpin’ Jack Flash! It’s a gas, gas, gas! New technologies bring gases into the vanguard of advanced biofuels feedstocks. In traditional biofuels, the story to date been all about solids and liquids – grains, juices, mash, slurries and eventually files, chemicals and biomaterials. A lot of the early companies through the advanced biofuels IPO gate […]

August 8, 2011 More

SynGest taps Honeywell for renewable ammonia project design

In Iowa, Honeywell has been selected to help SynGest design a proposed first-of-its-kind processing facility that will produce ammonia from biomass. The southwest-Iowa plant will process as much as 400 tons of biomass each day to produce nitrogen fertilizer, which helps reduce fossil fuel emissions and will be sold to U.S. agricultural companies and farms. […]

June 7, 2011 More

On the Move in Biofuels: SynGest, BlueFire Renewables

In California, SynGest Inc. announced that  it is sponsoring the Iowa State University Biomass Crop Production Workshop to be held on Thursday, March 17, 2011 in Creston, Iowa. Also in California, BlueFire Renewables announced that Joe Sparano has joined the company’s Board of Directors. As former President and, subsequently, Executive Advisor to the Chairman of […]

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On the Move in Biofuels: SynGest names two to Strategic Advisory Board

In California, SynGest announced that  Mike Wilkinson and Emily Heaton have joined the company’s Strategic Advisory Board. Wilkinson is a senior finance executive with transactional and structured finance and development experience, while Dr. Emily Heaton is an Assistant Professor of Agronomy focusing on the production and physiology of biomass crops at Iowa State University. More […]

February 15, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Iowa Power Fund awards $2.5M to SynGest bioammonia project

In California, SynGest announced that the Iowa Power Fund and Iowa Office of Energy Independence have awarded $2.5 million for the design and engineering stage of a biomass ammonia facility to be built and operated in Iowa.  One requirement of the contract is evidence that SynGest has raised an additional $3.5 million in new cash […]

December 13, 2010 | 0 Comments More

The Biorefinery Project of the Future – Part 6 of 10 – Adding Bioammonia

In our Bioenergy Project of the Future, our goals continue to be not only to increase income, but the sustainability of the project and the carbon impact of our community. Within our slipstream of corn or sugarcane feedstocks, one of the quick wins in terms of producing income while reducing carbon intensity is to add […]

September 29, 2010 | 0 Comments More

SynGest on verge of $2.5 million Iowa grant for bioammonia project

In Iowa, SynGest announced that the Iowa Power Fund and Iowa Office of Energy Independence are in final negotiations for a contract in the amount of $2.5 million for the development and commercialization of SynGest’s bioammonia production technology in the state of Iowa. One requirement of the contract is evidence that SynGest has raised an […]

July 23, 2010 | 0 Comments More