Tag: Velocys

Flagship invests in Red Rock, cost-competitive aviation biofuels come closer

Flagship invests in Red Rock, cost-competitive aviation biofuels come closer

March 17, 2015 |

Investment from Flagship Ventures brings Red Rock Biofuels closer to construction of its first commercial advanced aviation biofuels refinery In Colorado, Red Rock Biofuels unveiled a strategic partnership with Flagship Ventures that sets the stage for the construction of its first commercial scale refinery in Lakeview, Oregon. Red Rock last year received a $70 million […]

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Velocys: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

Velocys: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

March 17, 2015 |

Velocys enables modular gas-to-liquids (GTL) and biomass-to-liquids (BTL) plants to convert unconventional, remote and problem gas and waste biomass into valuable, drop-in liquid fuels. The Situation After 15 years and some $300 million in investment, Velocys technology is headed for scale. In one direction, there’s the Red Rock Biofuels project which will be producing cost-competitive […]

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Eight under $70: which biofuels ventures can beat out cheap oil?

Eight under $70: which biofuels ventures can beat out cheap oil?

January 12, 2015 |

Oil prices continue to show incredible volatility. $106 in June, $50 today. Which biofuels ventures have the pro-formas to make money in a tough market?  The Digest investigates. We have written it elsewhere that “good companies make money in good markets, but great companies make money in tough markets,” and by most accounts, the $50 oil […]

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Velocys, Waste Management, NRG and Ventech give green light for first commercial gas-to-liquids plant

Velocys, Waste Management, NRG and Ventech give green light for first commercial gas-to-liquids plant

August 3, 2014 |

In Ohio, Velocys advises that the final investment decision has been made to proceed with construction of a commercial GTL plant using the Company’s technology. The project is being funded by a joint venture (JV) between Waste Management, NRG Energy, Ventech Engineers International and Velocys, formed to develop a series of GTL plants in the […]

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Velocys acquires Pinto Energy, stepping up GTL capacity

Velocys acquires Pinto Energy, stepping up GTL capacity

June 30, 2014 |

In Ohio, Velocys, the technology innovator for smaller scale gas-to-liquids (GTL), has announced the acquisition of Pinto Energy LLC and the Ashtabula GTL project. This represents a significant step in the North American oil & gas industry’s adoption of smaller scale GTL and of the Velocys technology, accelerating the development of “shovel ready” projects. As its […]

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British billionaire increases shares in UK biofuels company Velocys

British billionaire increases shares in UK biofuels company Velocys

May 14, 2014 |

In the UK, billionaire and Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich has increased his investment in the biofuel company Velocys by 1.59 million shares. Since Abramovich’s first Velocys investment in 2012, the company’s shares have risen over 33%. In partnership with British Airways, Velocys is currently planning to build a waste biomass to jet fuel […]

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Velocys: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

Velocys: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

February 10, 2014 |

Company description: Velocys enables modular gas-to-liquids (GTL) and biomass-to-liquids (BTL) plants to convert unconventional, remote and problem gas and waste biomass into valuable, drop-in liquid fuels. The Situation: In March 2014, Velocys, Waste Management, NRG Energy, and Ventech Engineers International announced a joint venture to develop gas-to-liquids plants in the United States and other select geographies. […]

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It’s 2014: get cracking!

It’s 2014: get cracking!

January 29, 2014 |

Hydrotreating, catalytic cracking, pyrolysis, metathesis, supercritical, and catalytic reforming. It’s the big new wave heading for biofuels and biobased chemicals at scale. The secret word in the bioeconomy for 2014 starts with a C. Carbon? Chemicals? Cellulosic? Close, but guess again. Yep, it’s cracking. That is, breaking down the biobased feedstock with heat, pressure and […]

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Biorefinery 2015 – The Shape of advanced biofuels to come – Part II

Biorefinery 2015 – The Shape of advanced biofuels to come – Part II

March 26, 2013 |

In Part I of our special two-part series, we looked at changing financial structures. Today in part II, we look at a new set of technologies coming along that are redefining our ideas about scale and cost. As seen in part I of Biorefinery 2015: the first wave of cellulosic biofuels projects are now reaching […]

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

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

December 17, 2012 |

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, […]

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