Tag: California

Berkeley Lab researchers show sustainable aviation biofuel can be competitive with A1 Jet

Berkeley Lab researchers show sustainable aviation biofuel can be competitive with A1 Jet

March 19, 2019 |

In California, a new analysis by scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) shows that sustainable plant-based bio-jet fuels could provide a competitive alternative to conventional petroleum fuels if current development and scale-up initiatives continue to push ahead successfully. “Techno-economic analysis and life-cycle greenhouse gas mitigation cost of five routes to […]

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Pacific Ethanol hires Piper Jaffray to help sell off assets ahead of debt refinancing

Pacific Ethanol hires Piper Jaffray to help sell off assets ahead of debt refinancing

March 18, 2019 |

In California, the Sacramento Business Journal reports that Pacific Ethanol has hired Piper Jaffray to help sell off assets in an effort to be able to refinance $67 million in debt by year’s end but the company didn’t say which assets it may be looking to dispose of. The company may also look at doing […]

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Calgren Dairy Fuels injects bio-RNG into Southern California Gas pipelines

Calgren Dairy Fuels injects bio-RNG into Southern California Gas pipelines

February 20, 2019 |

In California, Southern California Gas Co. and biogas producer Calgren Dairy Fuels announced Feb. 14 that renewable natural gas produced at Calgren’s dairy digester facility in Pixley, California, is being injected into SoCalGas pipelines. The project marks the first time that carbon-negative renewable natural gas produced from cow manure has been injected directly into SoCalGas’ natural gas system. […]

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Amyris part of major NIH project to bioengineer vaccine adjuvants alternative

Amyris part of major NIH project to bioengineer vaccine adjuvants alternative

February 12, 2019 |

In California, Amyris, Inc. and IDRI (Infectious Disease Research Institute announced IDRI’s receipt of a $4.4 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health) to discover sustainable alternatives to shark squalene to use as vaccine adjuvants (grant number: R01AI135673). Funding is provided by a […]

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Aemetis starts permitting and construction of multi-dairy renewable biomethane digester cluster

Aemetis starts permitting and construction of multi-dairy renewable biomethane digester cluster

February 7, 2019 |

In California, Aemetis, Inc. announced it has initiated the permitting and construction phase of its multi-dairy renewable biomethane digester cluster.  In July 2018, the California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) awarded two matching grants for a total of $3 million to build biomethane digesters at the first two dairies in the Aemetis biogas project. […]

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Replacing petroleum diesel by 2030 with biomass-based diesel seen feasible

Replacing petroleum diesel by 2030 with biomass-based diesel seen feasible

February 7, 2019 |

In California, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stated goal of eliminating petroleum diesel emissions in California by 2030 is achievable through the growth in the market for clean, sustainable diesels, according to a new report from the California Advanced Biofuels Alliance. Transitioning to sustainable diesels will represent a 71 percent decrease in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions compared to […]

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Amyris seals $255 million development and commercialization deal for cannabinoids

Amyris seals $255 million development and commercialization deal for cannabinoids

February 6, 2019 |

In California, Amyris announced that it has signed a binding term sheet for a planned cannabinoid development, licensing and commercialization partnership valued at up to $255 million (not including significant royalties once the products are commercialized) with a confidential partner. The $255 million in payments include an upfront payment and the remainder are linked to milestones […]

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UC Santa Barbara researcher says biofuels rarely have environmental benefits

UC Santa Barbara researcher says biofuels rarely have environmental benefits

February 4, 2019 |

In California, in efforts to curb our use of greenhouse gas-generating fossil fuels, plant-based biofuels are among the top contenders as alternative liquid energy sources for transportation. However, strategies to produce high yields of biomass for fuels are not a one-size-fits-all proposition, according to a study led by UC Santa Barbara professor of ecology David […]

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Biofuels and Energy’s Colorado project site location selection

Biofuels and Energy’s Colorado project site location selection

January 29, 2019 |

In California, Greenbelt Resources Corporation (Greenbelt), announced that Biofuels and Energy, LLC (B&E), a New Mexico based project development company planning to leverage and advance Greenbelt’s proprietary ECOsystem model for its SLV Biopro Project, has selected a site location in the San Luis Valley region of Colorado –  Center, Colorado –  on which to locate […]

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Aemetis scores Customs OK for $50 million funding round

Aemetis scores Customs OK for $50 million funding round

January 23, 2019 |

In California, Aemetis, Inc. announced that the US Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS) has issued an I-924 Exemplar Approval for its $50 million EB-5 Phase II funding related to the Aemetis Riverbank cellulosic biorefinery project in California.  Three EB-5 investors filed with the USCIS and funded $1.5 million to the Aemetis project in December 2018 […]

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