BacTech eliminates debt through issuance of common shares

In Canada, BacTech announced that it has come to an agreement with holders of both the 12% convertible debenture, that matured on April 26th, 2014 and the 10% bridge loan, that matured on February 15th, 2014. The total outstanding debt of $1,337,146 as of July 31, 2014 will be paid by the issuance of 26,742,934 common […]

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Side-by-side operation of Luverne plant on track as Gevo produces both isobutanol and ethanol

In Colorado, Gevo reported an update on the progress of the implementation of the Side-by-Side operational mode of its plant in Luverne. “The implementation of the SBS is tracking to our plan and validating the underlying premises for switching to this mode of production. Operating all the assets of the plant has aided us greatly in […]

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Gen9 launches new product to enable pathway and genome building

In Massachusetts, Gen9 announced the commercial launch of GeneByte Plus DNA constructs, synthesized at lengths ranging from 3,000 to 10,000 base pairs. This new capacity extends the company’s product portfolio, which also includes synthesized DNA below 3,000 base pairs in length. High-accuracy constructs in the multi-kilobase range will enable scientists in biology and other industrial fields […]

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BioAmber announces exercise in full of underwriters’ option

In Minnesota, BioAmber announced that the underwriters of its common stock offering exercised in full their option to purchase an additional 420,000 shares of common stock at the public offering price of $12.00 per share, less underwriting discounts and commissions. This increases BioAmbers proceeds from the previously announced $33.6 million to $35.8 million.  

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Trellis offered Cereplast’s tax abatements and additional tax abatements, tax credits and grants

In Indiana, representatives from Trellis Earth announced at the Seymour City Council that it had acquired the assets of bio-plastics company Cereplast, and were ready to restart the manufacturing facility with an improved business plan. The Seymour City Council approved the of tax abatement previously awarded to Cereplast, and granted additional abatement for new investment of […]

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Weyerhaeuser and DuPont Pioneer enter technology license agreement

In Washington State, Weyerhaeuser Company announced a technology license agreement with DuPont Pioneer that will advance seed technologies to help meet global demands for food, feed and fiber. The agreement brings together agricultural and forestry know-how to sustainably improve crop productivity for corn growers around the world. “DuPont Pioneer is pleased to work with Weyerhaeuser to […]

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Evolve detergent first to receive new Green Seal GS-51 Laundry Certification

In Florida, Agaia Inc. announced today that the company’s premier industrial laundry detergent, Evolve Laundry Complete 203L, has been certified by Green Seal as the first detergent to meet its recently published GS-51 guidelines for Laundry Care Products for Industrial & Institutional Use. Four other Evolve-based products received Green Seal certifications, including Evolve All Surface […]

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Ceres to expand product development in sorghum and sugarcane under Brazil’s Agricultural Innovation Program

In California and Brazil, Ceres announced it will enhance its product development programs in Brazil and expand its development activities in biotech traits for sorghum and sugarcane over the next four years. The programs will now be funded in part under the Brazilian government’s PAISS Agricola initiative, which promotes agricultural innovations in sugarcane as well […]

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BacTech consolidates issued and outstanding shares

In Canada, the Canadian Securities Exchange reported that BacTech Environmental Corporation has announced its intention to consolidate its issued and outstanding share capital on the basis of five current shares for one new share. Any resulting fractional share entitlement remaining after conversion that is less than one-half of a post-consolidation share will be cancelled and […]

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Evogene and Marrone Bio Innovations Sign Multi-Year Collaborative Agreement

In Israel and California, Evogene Ltd. and Marrone Bio Innovations announced the signing of a multiyear collaborative agreement targeting the joint discovery of novel modes of biological action for insect control, followed by the development and commercialization of new insect control products by each of the companies. The partnership will leverage MBI’s expertise in microbial-based […]

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