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Agrivida closes $20.4-million funding round 

Agrivida closes $20.4-million funding round 

September 11, 2016 |

Agritech company Agrivida has raised $20.4 million in a Series E funding that will be used to commercialize its Grainzyme feed enzyme for poultry and swine as well as develop the product for use in dairy and beef cattle. According to Spencer Swayze of the University of Texas Investment Management Company, which led the round, […]

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7 Bleeding-Edge Technologies unlocking Mighty Value in the first-gen ethanol fleet

7 Bleeding-Edge Technologies unlocking Mighty Value in the first-gen ethanol fleet

January 11, 2013 |

The US Ethanol Fleet reinvents as super-advanced technologies target the old fleet for new purposes. For some time, perhaps one of the toughest assets to manage in the Western World — possibly the Milky Way Galaxy or even the local galaxy group — has been a starch ethanol plant. They’ve been through it all, just […]

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Active and Passive: Competing Voices in Biofuels Design

Active and Passive: Competing Voices in Biofuels Design

November 28, 2012 |

Biofuels technologies aim for passive design, active reactions as they aim to compete at world-scale. Where is passive design making a difference – and where are activity rates changing outcomes? Extraction, extraction, extraction – there’s the ultimate competitive foe. Generally, renewables compete in the short term against fossil fuel prices – but in the long-term, […]

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South Dakota’s biofuels and economic boom

South Dakota’s biofuels and economic boom

August 29, 2012 |

South Dakota has become one of the fastest-growing states in the US, at the same time as it has achieved energy independence through development of its biofuels fleet. Coincidence, or correlation? We look at the data, and the trends powering South Dakota’s biofuels industry. If you happen to be a devotee of spreadsheets released by […]

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Poet teams with Agrivida on cellulosic ethanol research

Poet teams with Agrivida on cellulosic ethanol research

August 22, 2012 |

In South Dakota, POET Research Inc and Agrivida, Inc have announced the signing of a technology collaboration joint development agreement in the field of cellulosic ethanol. Under the terms of the four-year agreement POET and Agrivida will develop Agrivida’s technology platforms with the goal of significantly reducing the capital and operating costs of commercial cellulosic ethanol […]

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Agrivida starts field trials for in-corn enzymes

Agrivida starts field trials for in-corn enzymes

June 6, 2012 |

In Massachusetts, Agrivida has launched its first significant field production of research materials in  USDA-permitted field trials. “Agrivida has created a proprietary INzyme molecular engineering technology that allows the renewable chemicals, fuels and other industries to grow a substrate of non-food energy crops that contain dormant enzymes, “said Agrivida’s Dr. Michael Lanahan.  “These enzymes accumulate in […]

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The quick lowdown on energy crops and low-cost sugars

The quick lowdown on energy crops and low-cost sugars

January 12, 2012 |

In Texas, Raymond James analyst Pavel Molchanov issued a new report, “Gen2 Biofuel Feedstocks: The Coming Surge in Energy Crops and Cellulosic Sugars.” Molchanov writes:  As energy investors know well, it is much better to own the oil than to refine it. In other words, the bulk of the value is in the upstream of […]

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The 7 Paths of the New Agriculture

The 7 Paths of the New Agriculture

January 5, 2012 |

Biofuels booming? It’s not just the new transformative processing technologies, it’s the new agriculture. Here’s what’s going on, by whom, and where, when and why. In the bioenergy business, no one has nightmares, they have feedstock-mares. You wake up, sweating and panting and shaken, with the unmistakeable sensation that your feedstock of choice is unavailable, […]

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The (Next) Next-Gen Cellulosic Biofuels

The (Next) Next-Gen Cellulosic Biofuels

September 29, 2011 |

8 billion gallons of new cellulosic biofuels capacity is mandated for 2016-2019 – here’s a sneak peek at technology that could transform the economics. With ethanol trading at $2.53 per gallon for the October contract on the Chicago Board of Trade, fans (and stakeholders) of cellulosic ethanol have reason to be hugely excited by the […]

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Agrivida aims for $0.80 corn ethanol, inserting fast-acting enzymes into plants

Agrivida aims for $0.80 corn ethanol, inserting fast-acting enzymes into plants

[ 0 ] May 23, 2011 |

In Massachusetts, Agrivida plans to deliver three enzymes to bring down the cost associated with corn-based ethanol to $0.80 per gallon. After receiving $6.8 million in grants from the USDA and the Department of Energy’s ARPA-E program earlier this year, Agrivida plans to deliver these three enzymes for corn this fall. Agrivida’s technology triggers enzymes […]

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