Tag: WM

Black Swans, White Swans, Shell’s shale, Waste Management and biofuels

Black Swans, White Swans, Shell’s shale, Waste Management and biofuels

October 7, 2013 |

What could be more alluring than a colossal opportunity in the biggest game of all — energy investing? So goes the siren song. But in the real world of chasing black swans, we may be overlooking the wonders of the white ones. In the world of venture capital, black swans are a big deal. For […]

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The Beverly Landfillies: new technologies turning “Yuk” to “Ka-Ching!”

The Beverly Landfillies: new technologies turning “Yuk” to “Ka-Ching!”

December 4, 2012 |

“Then one day he was dumpin’ off some food, and out of it all came a bubblin’ crude. Fuel that is…landfill gold, Texas tea…” Is it landfill or jet fuel? New technologies blur our ideas about waste. One of the least-viewed articles in yesterday’s Digest offered proof positive on how great a job the advanced biofuels […]

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Waste Management invests in Renmatix, inks development agreement

Waste Management invests in Renmatix, inks development agreement

August 24, 2012 |

In Texas, Waste Management and Renmatix announced they have entered into a joint development agreement  to explore the feasibility of converting post-consumer waste into affordable, sufficient-quality sugars for manufacturing biobased materials. In addition, WM has joined global chemical giant BASF and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in Renmatix’s Series C raise, now totaling $75M. The strategic investment and alliance […]

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