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The Business Case

Solazyme and Unilever Sign Commercial Supply Agreement for Tailored Algal Oil

Initial supply of 10,000 metric tons; takes up to 10% of capacity of new Solazyme Bunge project in Brazil. In California, Solazyme announced that they have executed a commercial supply agreement for the first partnered Solazyme Tailored Algal Oil. The companies have been collaborating for five years on multiple projects with increasing levels of success […]

September 25, 2013 More

Green Plains, greening the bottom line

In Nebraska, Green Plains Renewable Energy announced the pricing of its offering of $100 million aggregate principal amount of Convertible Senior Notes due 2018, upsized from a previously announced $75 million total. The Company has also granted the initial purchasers of the notes a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional $20 million aggregate […]

September 18, 2013 More

SDTC looking for Canada’s next Cleantech Innovators

In Canada, Sustainable Development Technology Canada announced they are for the next wave of innovative cleantech entrepreneurs.  Its SD Tech Fund is open for applications from August 28th to October 16th, 2013. On behalf of the Government of Canada, SDTC finances and supports the late-stage development and pre-commercial demonstration of clean technologies. Through its SD […]

September 4, 2013 More

Venture News

Ceres reports loss of $32.5 for FY ending August 31, 2013

In California, Ceres reported a net loss of $32.5 million for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2013, compared to $29.4 for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2012. Ceres also reported that plantings for the 2013-2014 sorghum growing season in Brazil have commenced and are expected to continue through December. With industrial processing of […]

November 27, 2013 More

FutureFuel declares special dividend for 2013 and quarterly dividend program for 2014

In Missouri, FutureFuel announced that it has declared a special cash dividend of U.S. $0.25 per share on its common stock, with a record date of December 2, 2013 and a payment date of December 16, 2013 to be made concurrently with its previously announced regular quarterly dividend of $0.11 per share for a total […]

November 27, 2013 More

Z Trim Holdings closes $1.4 Million Public Offering

In Illinois, Z Trim Holdings announced that it completed a registered public offering of 1,866,667 shares of common stock at a price per share of $0.75 and warrants to purchase 1,400,000 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $1.00 per share, representing gross proceeds to Z Trim of $1,400,000. Z Trim intends to […]

November 20, 2013 More

Projects & Locations

Evonik officially starts up expanded ThreAMINO facility

In Germany, Evonik has has increased production capacity for ThreAMINO (L-Threonine) at Evonik Agroferm in Kaba, Hungary, to 30,000 metric tons. The plant expansion officially came on stream on November 22 in the presence of representatives of the Hungarian government. The fermentation and processing capacity was also increased as part of the expansion. Thanks to […]

November 27, 2013 More

Arcadia Biosciences and DuPont Pioneer to collaborate on sorghum technology development

In California and Iowa, Arcadia Biosciences and DuPont Pioneer announced their intention to collaborate to develop enabling technology to help manage pollen flow in sorghum. This technology will help facilitate the development and deployment of agronomic and quality traits in the crop. Under the agreement, Arcadia receives exclusive global rights to develop specified Pioneer technology […]

November 27, 2013 More

Sterling completes purchase of Niagara Falls power plant

In Indiana, Sterling Energy Group announced they have completed the purchase of Niagara Generation, LLC from US Renewables Group. Originally a coal fired power plant, USRG converted the plant to burn wood and tire derived fuel. After a scheduled deferred maintenance outage, Sterling intends to predominantly fuel the plant with wood fuel, augmented by a […]

November 20, 2013 More


Credit Suisse Securities and Deutsche Bank Securities jointly book-run manage Evogene IPO

In Israel, Credit Suisse Securities and Deutsche Bank Securities acted as joint book-running managers for Evogene’s IPO in the U.S., raising gross proceeds of approximately $84.8 million. Oppenheimer & Co. and Piper Jaffray & Co. acted as co-managers. The IPO offered 5,750,000 ordinary shares at the price to the public of $14.75 per share, which […]

November 27, 2013 More

B of A issues $500 million “Green Bond”

In North Carolina, Bank of America announced that it has issued a “green bond” consisting of a three-year, fixed-rate bond that is $500 million in aggregate principal amount. This issuance of bonds is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to advance renewable energy initiatives and promote energy efficiency. Bank of America’s green bond is a […]

November 27, 2013 More

XPV Capital closes $7.5 million equity financing round with Therma-Flite

In California, XPV Capital Corporation closed a $7.5 million equity financing round with Therma-Flite. XPV Capital is a Toronto-based firm focused on “Making a Difference in Water.” By combining proven water entrepreneurs with seasoned investment professionals, XPV is a true value-added financial partner for both investors and companies aiming to capitalize on the sweeping transformation […]

November 20, 2013 More

Policy & Policymakers

Coimbatore municipal corporation to install first waste to energy plant

In India, the city municipal corporation for Coimbatore has selected a private firm based in Pune to set up a bio methanation plant with a capacity to process 5 tonnes of vegetable and other organic waste. The plant will use the resulting biogas for use by local community kitchens and to power street lights. According […]

November 27, 2013 More

Harper Government Invests $12 million in anaerobic treatment of mill effluent streams

In Canada, the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development announced $12 million in funding to go to AV Cell Inc. in Atholville, New Brunswick, for capital upgrades to treat two mill effluent streams using an anaerobic process. This form of effluent treatment will allow the mill to produce more renewable energy […]

November 27, 2013 More

UK and India collaborate in sustainable bioenergy research

In the United Kingdom and India, Sir Mark Walport, the Government Chief Scientific Adviser, has announced funding towards sustainable fuels during a visit to India. Over £4M of UK funding, with matched resource from India, has been awarded to four research projects. The University of Nottingham and the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology […]

November 20, 2013 More

Biofuels Digest Index

BioAmber, Metabolix, Neste Oil, Total, Global Clean Energy, Sacom, BASF, and Eni added to Biofuels Digest Index

Biofuels Digest Index adds 8, grows to 36 companies, expands roster of renewable chemicals and drop-in fuels players. In Florida, Biofuels Digest announced that it has added BioAmber, Metabolix, Neste Oil, Total, Global Clean Energy, Sacom, BASF, and Eni to the Biofuels Digest Index. The overall Index now stands at 36 companies with the new […]

May 15, 2013 More

Biofuels Digest Index by component, 1/2/13 – 1/8/13

The Biofuels Digest Index™ (BDI), a basket of public biofuels stocks, edged up 0.15 percent to 66.66 as large caps recovered. For the day, Amyris (AMRS) retreated 4.99 percent to $3.62, while Monsanto gained 2.67 percent to $98.50. Among other equities, Codexis (CDXS) srebounded 6.25 percent to $2.55. Overall, advances led declines 2 to 1 […]

January 11, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Biofuels Digest Index: 2013′s start, in detail

US Markets were closed yesterday (Jan 1) for the New Year Holiday. On Monday, the Biofuels Digest Index™ (BDI), a basket of public biofuels stocks, jumped 1.82 percent to 63.87 as advanced biofuels soared. For the day, Amyris (AMRS) soared 27.35 percent to $3.12, while Syntroleum (SYNM) surged 14.29 percent to $0.40. Among other equities, […]

January 2, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Other Recent Articles

Dyadic reports on Q3 2013 and first nine months of 2013

In Florida, Dyadic International reports that during the third quarter of 2013, the Company recognized a loss of $313,000 on settlement of litigation, while net income for the nine months was $121,000, compared to a net income of $2.8 million for the same period a year ago. Dyadic reports that for the 2013 full-year outlook, […]

November 20, 2013 More

Breakout Labs funds Pareto Biotechnologies

In California, Thiel Foundation’s Breakout Labs selected Pareto Biotechnologies for funding. Breakout Labs is a philanthropic revolving fund financed by investor Peter Thiel to promote novel scientific ideas with promising commercial applications, awarding up to $350,000 to early-stage companies with cutting-edge technologies. Breakout Labs supports these companies in their quest to achieve specific milestones that are necessary to […]

November 20, 2013 More

Saudi Arabia starts algal production project

In Saudi Arabia, MENAFN News reports that by 2014, Saudi Arabia will be producing as much as 30,000 tons of algae. According to Jaber Al-Shehri, the Ministry of Agriculture undersecretary of research and agricultural development, this is part of a project that will continue through 2029 at a cost of SR25 million. The project is […]

November 20, 2013 More