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Advanced biofuels pioneer Terrabon files for chapter 7 bankruptcy: One-off or trend?

Closely-watched green gasoline producer collapses as Waste Management declines next financing round. What does it mean for companies like Fulcrum Bioenergy, Enerkem, Agilyx, Agnion, Renmatix, Genomatica, and InEnTec? The Digest looks at the inside story. In Texas, Terrabon filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection; the company’s operations will cease and a trustee will be tasked […]

September 10, 2012 More

What happens in Vegas…the biofuels edition

Creative financing keeping numerous advanced biofuels companies on the march, despite political uncertainty. Fiberight, Zeachem in focus. Which strategics are next? What rule changes can USDA make to accelerate commercialization? Although the USDA is trying to inject some mystery into the announcement, tomorrow USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development Dallas Tonsager and Senate Majority Leader […]

August 5, 2012 More

The Coalition of the Unwilling and the Doctrine of Underwhelming Force

Terrabon CEO Gary Luce says the biofuels industry must rethink the Renewable Fuel Standard, to create the stability for capital formation and prevail over a coalition of wealthy, entrenched opponents. “Brace yourselves,” warned Renewable Fuels Association CEO Bob Dinneen in a keynote address this week at the Fuel Ethanol Workshops, noting the the looming battle […]

June 7, 2012 More

Gasoline’s comeback in the bio-based era: 5 cleantech companies vie for green gasoline breakthroughs

Gasoline – the 20th century’s Wonder Fuel, bashed for years over price, source and emissions – ready for a comeback, courtesy of 5 bio-based revolutionaries? In the rush to replace fossil (e.g. ancient algae) gasoline over emissions, and energy security concerns, most of the focus has fallen on technologies that replace the fuel or the […]

March 15, 2012 More

Warburg Pincus, First Green Partners form new $355M venture capital group for biofuels, renewable chemicals and green-black technologies

Cameron, Erickson to head new fund. Seed stage to full commercialization vision. The rise of the green-black economy. Uh, the what economy? In Minnesota, Warburg Pincus announced that it will invest up to $355 million in First Green Partners, a newly formed early-stage venture capital company. First Green will, in turn, invest in early-stage companies […]

December 9, 2011 More

Terrabon nears victory in 2011 Transformative Technologies tournament

In Florida, Terrabon is on the verge of winning the 2011 Transformative Technologies tournament, with a commanding lead over Joule (80-20 expressed as a percentage) in final voting to date. Tournament voting ends at 5pm ET on Friday, September 23rd. Voting is open to all Biofuels Digest subscribers. Voting links are in the Biofuels Digest […]

September 23, 2011 More

Terrabon locks in lead over Joule Unlimited in Transformative Technologies final

In Florida, Terrabon has taken a commanding leads obver Joule Unlimited (80-20 expressed in percentages) in Tournament Final balloting for the 2011 Transformative Technologies tournament.  Tournament voting ends at 5pm ET on Friday, September 23rd. Voting is open to all Biofuels Digest subscribers. Voting links are in the Biofuels Digest daily newsletter. To subscribe (free), […]

September 22, 2011 More

Terrabon takes commanding lead over Joule Unlimited in Transformative Technologies final

In Florida, Terrabon has taken a commanding leads obver Joule Unlimited (82-18, expressed in percentages) in light Tournament Final balloting for the 2011 Transformative Technologies tournament.  Tournament voting ends at 5pm ET on Friday, September 23rd. Voting is open to all Biofuels Digest subscribers. Voting links are in the Biofuels Digest daily newsletter. To subscribe […]

September 21, 2011 More

Transformative Technologies 2011: Final Four voting, what went right and wrong?

Final Four (round five) voting finished on Friday in the Transformative Technologies 2011 tournament. Once again, favorites did not fare well, with both Novozymes and Solazyme falling to Terrabon and Joule Unlimited respectively. What went right and wrong? 1. With a little help from my friends. In the voting, we noted that a lot of […]

September 18, 2011 More

Transformative Technologies 2011: Tournament Final preview

In Florida, Joule Unlimited and Terrabon are squaring off in the Tournament Final balloting for the 2011 Transformative Technologies tournament.  Voting begins at 9am ET on Monday, September 19th and ends at  5pm ET on Friday, September 23rd. “Well here we are at the final with two early-stage but slowely-watched technologies thata have been receiving […]

September 18, 2011 More