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Archive for August, 2013

Gevo opens biorefinery for fully renewable paraxylene

What does the Gevo complex in Texas mean for jet fuel, for renewable clear plastic bottles…and for the Gevo investor? In Texas, Gevo held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its demonstration-scale paraxylene plant in Silsbee. The paraxylene facility is located adjacent to Gevo’s existing jet fuel plant, and establishes the site as a biorefinery that […]

August 28, 2013 More

Green Plains announces first cash dividend

In Nebraska, Green Plains’ Board of Directors have approved the initiation of a quarterly cash dividend. An initial dividend of $0.04 per common share will be paid on September 26. “We are pleased to announce the first cash dividend to our shareholders in the Company’s history,” stated Todd Becker, President and CEO. “With four consecutive […]

August 28, 2013 More

Vista International Technologies reports first gasification revenue in five years

In Colorado, Vista International Technologies reports that during the second quarter of 2013 the company recorded gasification revenue for the first time in over five years. This was the result of the shipment of project components to the pilot project site in the northeastern U.S.. Gasification revenue contributed over 25% of total quarterly revenue in […]

August 28, 2013 More

Essex Angel Capital Inc. Announces Sale of Assets to Health Enhancement Products, Inc.

In Canada, Essex Angel Capital sold certain assets of Wellness Indicators, which it obtained through foreclosure proceedings, to Health Enhancements Products Inc. exchange for 1,792,315 shares of common stock of HEPI at a price per share equal to US$0.31.  The sale is subject to receipt of all required regulatory approval, including the approval of the […]

August 28, 2013 More

EQT Infrastructure II acquires Synagro Technologies

In the Netherlands, EQT Infrastructure II has acquired Synagro Technologies, an organic residuals management provider. EQT closed a $465 million enterprise value acquisition of Synagro Technologies, completing the refinancing of Synagro a comprehensive Plan of Reorganization approved by the Court with the full support of the Company’s creditors via the Chapter 11 process. Through working […]

August 28, 2013 More

Covanta and NYC sign 20 year agreement

In New Jersey, Covanta announced a new  20-year agreement with New York City Department of Sanitation to transport and sustainably dispose of municipal solid waste delivered to a pair of marine transfer stations located in Queens and Manhattan.  Covanta will utilize capacity at existing facilities to convert the City’s MSW into clean energy. It is […]

August 28, 2013 More

Synagro to start construction of a $4.3 million bio-recycling facility in Florida

In Maryland, Synagro Technologies announced it will soon begin construction of a new $4.3 million state-of-the-art bio-recycling center in southwest Florida. The new center, to be located in Charlotte County, is scheduled to be in full operation in the first quarter of 2014.  The Charlotte County center will be able to process up to 100,000 […]

August 28, 2013 More

California Energy Commission seeks proposals for Centers for alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technology

In California, the California Energy Commission is asking for proposals to either develop or expand three new centers for both alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technology. A total of $4.7 million will be awarded, in three separate awards of as much as $1.57 million for three regions:  Northern California, Central California, and Southern California. The […]

August 28, 2013 More

NCBiotech awarded $3.58 million in loan and grants for final quarter of 2013

In North Carolina, NCBiotech reports it has awarded $3.58 million in loans and grants from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center during the final quarter of the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.  Recipients include: bioMASON recieved a $50,000 loan, which received temporary office space from NCBiotech before moving into RTP’s First Flight Venture Center, uses microorganisms […]

August 28, 2013 More

Evogene reports a loss of $2.4 million for the first half of 2013

In Israel, Evogene announced that the total comprehensive loss for the first six months ended June 30, 2013, was $2.4 million, compared to a total comprehensive loss of $0.7 million for the same period in 2012. Comprehensive loss for the second quarter of 2013 was $1.9 million, compared to a comprehensive loss of $1.2 million […]

August 21, 2013 More