Tag: Virent

Top 10 Transformations – Pivotal Pivots for survival in the bioeconomy

Top 10 Transformations – Pivotal Pivots for survival in the bioeconomy

July 15, 2018 |

We frequently hear that the only constant is change and in today’s bioeconomy world, we see this lived out all the time. Companies come and go but some evolve, transform, and change. Today we focus on some of these pivotal pivots and the transformations with these leaders who live and breathe change to survive. Some […]

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Maximizing diesel and jet fuel yields: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Multistage Hydrothermal Liquefaction

Maximizing diesel and jet fuel yields: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Multistage Hydrothermal Liquefaction

February 1, 2017 |

If you’ve been following our coverage of Shell and Virent, you’ll know that there’s a broad-based effort to bring forward (at massive, Shellesque scale) Multistage Hydrothermal Liquefaction (HTL) of biomass that would be integrated with Virent’s Catalytic BioForming Process to efficiently produce cost effective “drop-in” fuels. The feedstocks in focus include woody biomass and corn stover — […]

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Sugars to drop-in fuels & chemicals: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Virent

Sugars to drop-in fuels & chemicals: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Virent

January 9, 2017 |

Virent is in the business of replacing crude oil by applying clever chemistry to create the fuels and chemicals the world demands using a wide range of naturally-occurring, renewable resources. Virent’s patented technology features catalytic chemistry to convert plant-based sugars into a full range of products identical to those made from petroleum, including gasoline, diesel, jet […]

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Tesoro to Acquire Virent 

Tesoro to Acquire Virent 

September 6, 2016 |

In Wisconsin, Tesoro reached an agreement for Tesoro to acquire Virent. The acquisition, the partners said, will support the scale up and commercialization of Virent’s BioForming technology for the production of low carbon bio-based fuels and chemicals. As a result of the acquisition, Virent will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Tesoro and remain in […]

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Bioforming the future: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Virent

Bioforming the future: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Virent

June 5, 2016 |

Virent is in the business of replacing crude oil by applying clever chemistry to create the fuels and chemicals the world demands using a wide range of naturally-occurring, renewable resources. Virent’s patented technology features catalytic chemistry to convert plant-based sugars into a full range of products identical to those made from petroleum, including gasoline, diesel, jet […]

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World’s first plant-based polyester t-shirt created from Virent’s BioFormPX paraxylene

World’s first plant-based polyester t-shirt created from Virent’s BioFormPX paraxylene

April 25, 2016 |

In Wisconsin, Virent’s BioFormPX paraxylene was used in the world’s first 100% plant-based polyester shirts, demonstrating the potential of bio-based polyester for production of garments and textiles. A key raw material for the production of polyester is paraxylene, which today comes exclusively from crude oil.  Virent’s technology produces BioFormPX paraxylene from plant-based materials, resulting in […]

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Tesoro makes its move on renewable biocrude

Tesoro makes its move on renewable biocrude

January 21, 2016 |

Major refiner advancing on biofuels with Fulcrum BioEnergy, Virent, Ensyn. In Texas, Tesoro has unveiled its plan to foster the development of biocrude made from renewable biomass, which can be co-processed in its existing refineries, along with traditional crude oil. And the company has identified three new partners in the process: Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc.: Fulcrum […]

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The Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy: Winning Photo Votes for October 13, 2015

The Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy: Winning Photo Votes for October 13, 2015

October 13, 2015 |

Here are the winning Photo Votes for the week in this years’s competition for the Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy. This week, with the Hot 40 roaring swiftly to a close, we’re focused on Hot 40 Photo Votes. All Hot 50 photo votes for this week will join the competition next week. “There’s nothing like […]

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The Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy: Winning Photo Votes for October 5, 2015

The Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy: Winning Photo Votes for October 5, 2015

October 4, 2015 |

Here are the winning Photo Votes for the week in this years’s competition for the Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy. “There’s nothing like a photo vote to help a company,” said Digest editor Jim Lane, “in the strange and microscopic world of industrial biotechnology — to visualize its creativity, company spirit, and communicate a fun, positive […]

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The Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy: VIrent Photo Votes for 2015-16

The Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy: VIrent Photo Votes for 2015-16

September 28, 2015 |

Here are the photo votes received for Virent in this years’s competition for the Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy. More on photo voting in this years’ rankings process, here.  

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