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Archive for March, 2013

Time for investors to revisit jatropha?

SGB on track for 5.5 metric tons of Jatropha in India. “Has far surpassed anything we have previously seen with the crop,” says Biodiesel Association of India. Time to revisit the wonder crop? If you invested money in D1 Oils, you’ll remember jatropha, all right. It was the “wonder crop” of the mid-2000s that became […]

March 27, 2013 More

Metabolix announces fourth quarter and full year 2012 financial results

In Massachusetts, Metabolix reported a net loss of $9.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to a net loss of $9.6 million, with a net income of $3.6 million as compared to a net loss of $38.8 million for 2011. Total revenue for the full year 2012 was $42.3 million, compared to $1.4 […]

March 27, 2013 More

ZeaKal raises $3.8M for biotechnology traits to increase crop yield

In California, ZeaKal, a plant science company incubated from the pipeline of Kapyon Ventures, announced that it has completed a $3.8M Series A raise to develop its HME technology platform across major crops. The investment, led by Finistere Ventures, Two Oceans and the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council provides ZeaKal the means to focus on specific […]

March 27, 2013 More

Harbinger Capital Partners announces JV with BS Enviro Solutions

In New York, Harbinger Capital Partners, a multi-billion dollar private investment fund, announced they have formed a joint venture with BS Enviro Solutions to operate Skywater India. Under the JV agreement, BS Enviro has acquired a 51% stake in Skywater India and will act as Harbinger’s operating partner by managing Skywater’s day-to-day operations. Harbinger retains […]

March 27, 2013 More

Intercapital Partners indicates interesting in make $6 million investment in Vista International

In the United Kingdom, Intercapital Partners Limited, a general private equity firm, has sent Colorado-based Vista International Technologies a letter of interest regarding an investment of up to $6 million. Both parties are interested in closing the transaction in the near term. Terms and conditions of the investment are currently being finalized. Vista International Technologies h […]

March 27, 2013 More

Solutions4CO2 Signs PDA With Quinlan Brothers

In Canada, Solutions4CO2 has executed a Project Development Agreement with Quinlan Brothers to build a waste to co-products facility to extract oil containing eicosapentaenoic acid, docosahexaenoic acid, and astaxanthin from Quinlan’s waste streams.  Quinlan processes and exports cold water shrimp, capelin, snow crab, mackerel, squid and turbot at its plant located at Bay De Verde, […]

March 27, 2013 More

DuPont and Monsanta technology licensing agreement will expand range of seed products

In Delaware, DuPont and Monsanto announced a series of technology licensing agreements that will expand the range of seed products they can offer. Through these agreements, DuPont Pioneer will be able to offer Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans, and Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Xtend glyphosate and dicamba tolerant soybeans. DuPont Pioneer also will receive […]

March 27, 2013 More

SDTC congratulates the Government of Canada on 2013 budget investment

In Canada, Sustainable Development Technology Canada congratulated the Government of Canada on the additional $325 million over eight years committed in Budget 2013 for investment in Canadian cleantech companies. “The investment announced today will continue Canada’s leadership in commercializing innovative clean technologies, supporting a thriving part of Canada’s economy, a source of high-paying jobs and growth […]

March 27, 2013 More

Global Bioenergies receives 740,000 euros loan from OSEO

In France, Global Bioenergies has received 740,000 euros in financing from OSEO, a French SME-funding state agency, to support the creation of an isobutene production strain compatible with industrial pilot testing. This financing comes in the form of a 740,000 euros interest-free loan to be reimbursed from 2016 onwards. OSEO’s financing of various development stages […]

March 27, 2013 More

Rentech’s net loss for FY 2012 shrinks to $14 million from $67.7 million for FY 2011

In California, for the twelve months ended December 31, 2012, Rentech reported consolidated net loss of $14.0 million, or $0.06 per share. This compares to a net loss of $67.3 million, or $0.30 per share, reported in the prior year. Excluding loss on debt extinguishment and non-recurring items, the Company generated net income of $0.03 […]

March 20, 2013 More