Tag: California

US District Court judge hits American Biodiesel hard for Clean Water Act violations

US District Court judge hits American Biodiesel hard for Clean Water Act violations

July 15, 2019 |

In California, on July 8, a United States District judge sentenced the corporation known as American Biodiesel, Inc. for violations of the Clean Water Act. American Biodiesel, Inc., registered in San Joaquin County as Community Fuels, manufactured biodiesel fuel on property leased from the Port of Stockton. According to court documents, American Biodiesel, Inc. admitted […]

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Vertimass completes first technology license agreement with Alliance BioEnergy Plus

Vertimass completes first technology license agreement with Alliance BioEnergy Plus

July 3, 2019 |

In California, Vertimass completed its first technology license agreement with Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. in West Palm Beach, Florida, to produce renewable jet fuel along with Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, and Xylenes (BTEX). Vertimass’ technology allows sustainable production of these vital fuels and chemicals from ethanol with high yields that can dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions […]

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Greenbelt teams with dairy waste company to develop new bioproducts system

Greenbelt teams with dairy waste company to develop new bioproducts system

July 2, 2019 |

In California, Greenbelt Resources Corporation, the developer of an award-winning sustainable ECOsystem model that transforms food, beverage and agricultural industry wastes into revenue producing bioproducts, and New Age Renewable Energy, LLC. (NARE), an innovator in dairy waste processing projects, announced a technology collaboration agreement combining the NARE fermentation formulation with the efficiency of Greenbelt’s ECOsystem […]

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Oberon Fuels wins nearly $2.9 million grant from CEC for DME production

Oberon Fuels wins nearly $2.9 million grant from CEC for DME production

July 1, 2019 |

In California, Oberon Fuels, a producer of clean-burning dimethyl ether (DME) transportation fuel, has been officially awarded a grant for $2,876,139 from the California Energy Commission (CEC) for a first-of-its-kind, multi-phase project to produce the first renewable dimethyl ether (rDME), a clean-burning, ultra-low-carbon transportation fuel, in the U.S. The CEC formally approved the award at […]

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Chevron, CalBio, California dairy farmers partner for renewable compressed natural gas

Chevron, CalBio, California dairy farmers partner for renewable compressed natural gas

June 26, 2019 |

In California, Chevron, California BioEnergy (CalBio) and California dairy farmers will deploy digesters on dairy farms to create renewable compressed natural gas (R-CNG), a clean vehicle fuel. Under the partnership, Chevron funding will bolster R-CNG infrastructure investments while helping bring the fuel to market in California. The project aims to unlock new income streams for […]

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Aromyx raises $3M in seed round, has the company cracked the code for sensing taste, smells?

Aromyx raises $3M in seed round, has the company cracked the code for sensing taste, smells?

June 26, 2019 |

In California, Aromyx has closed a $3M Series Seed equity financing round. The round was led by Ulu Ventures with participation from Rationalwave Capital Partners, Merus Capital, CE Venture Capital, Stanford University and Radicle Growth. The investment will be used to grow the scientific team, as well as to continue to execute on a number […]

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Del Taco adds Beyond Burritos after Beyond Taco sales hit 2MM mark

Del Taco adds Beyond Burritos after Beyond Taco sales hit 2MM mark

June 26, 2019 |

In California, Del Taco said that it will introduce Beyond Burritos after huge sales for the new Beyond Taco product utilizing Beyond Meat’s alternative meat products. “The enthusiasm shown by our fans during the first weeks of our Beyond Meat offerings was undeniable,” said John Cappasola, President and Chief Executive Officer of Del Taco. “To […]

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Engineering Biology Research Consortium launches new synthetic biology roadmap

Engineering Biology Research Consortium launches new synthetic biology roadmap

June 20, 2019 |

In California, genetically engineered trees that provide fire-resistant lumber for homes. Modified organs that won’t be rejected. Synthetic microbes that monitor your gut to detect invading disease organisms and kill them before you get sick. These are just some of the exciting advances likely to emerge from the 20-year-old field of engineering biology, or synthetic […]

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Lawrence Lab and JBEI identify molecular mechanism in bacteria to help boost biofuel production

Lawrence Lab and JBEI identify molecular mechanism in bacteria to help boost biofuel production

June 19, 2019 |

In California, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists and collaborators at the Joint BioEnergy Institute have identified a molecular mechanism in bacteria that can be manipulated to promote tolerance to imidazolium ionic liquid (IIL) solvents, and therefore overcome a key gap in biofuel and biochemical production processes. The research appears in the Journal of Bacteriology. […]

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CARB settles with Tesoro for $1.36 million for violating LCFS

CARB settles with Tesoro for $1.36 million for violating LCFS

June 6, 2019 |

In California, the California Air Resources Board announced a $1.36 million settlement with Tesoro Refining & Marketing, LLC for violating the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). The LCFS requires that regulated fuel producers report the carbon generated in the production of transportation fuels sold in California. In this case, the company misreported 1.9 billion gallons […]

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