Tag: Chromatin

The Sherpas: 7 biofuels feedstock developers clearing paths to the summit

The Sherpas: 7 biofuels feedstock developers clearing paths to the summit

October 9, 2012 |

Sherpas – the high-altitude companions that see Himalayan hopefuls safely to the top (and back again). Every great biofuels technology has its own companion feedstock strategy – with unique advantages and technical challenges. Who’s got what it takes to be a great Sherpa, providing that feedstock or intermediates edge that puts a processing technology first […]

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Que SARA, será (whatever is sustainable, will be): sorghum, water and biofuels

Que SARA, será (whatever is sustainable, will be): sorghum, water and biofuels

April 13, 2012 |

There’s water, water everywhere, hardly a drop to use. The latest on Sustainable, Affordable, Reliable, Available biomass feedstocks that keep down the stress on our water tables. Among the compelling presentations at ABLC this month, Daphne Preuss, CEO of Chromatin, one of the leading seed developers, gave one of the real waker-uppers, this on feedstock […]

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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 end of commodity crops?

The end of commodity crops?

September 23, 2011 |

Will the rise of designer fuels, chemicals and biomaterials put an end to commodity crops (as we’ve known them)? Will customers vie for value, differentiation, and performance? A new sorghum deal between Constellation Energy and Chromatin may point the way. Earlier this week in California, Constellation Energy and Chromatin announced a memorandum of understanding to […]

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Sorghum rising: Land O' Lakes, Chromatin to develop, deploy hybrid forage sorghum seeds

Sorghum rising: Land O' Lakes, Chromatin to develop, deploy hybrid forage sorghum seeds

August 1, 2011 |

In Illinois, Winfield Solutions, a subsidiary of Land O’ Lakes and Chromatin announced a partnership to market and develop hybrid forage sorghum seed products that will be marketed and distributed through the Winfield Solutions network of customers in North America. In addition, the agreement calls for Chromatin and Sorghum Partners to provide Winfield Solutions with […]

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Cadillac sugars, Chevrolet prices

Cadillac sugars, Chevrolet prices

[ 2 ] April 22, 2011 |

A new generation of technologists aim high in value, low in cost, as the race for sugars to process into biofuels amps up a notch or three “You know, we hear numbers like this,” said Daphne Preuss, the CEO of Chromatin, “70 million new acres of cultivation by 2030 to meet all our expected global […]

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Chromatin launches new SweetFuel sorghum hybrids at BioPro

Chromatin launches new SweetFuel sorghum hybrids at BioPro

[ 0 ] March 15, 2011 |

Chromatin announced its dual‐purpose SweetFuel sorghum hybrids, which combine High yields of both fermentable sugar and biomass per acre. Chromatin’s SweetFuel hybrids are ideal for capturing the value of sugars produced in sorghum juice as well as the additional value of the energy stored in biomass or bagasse. Jessen’s presentation at the session on Transformative […]

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Chromatin sorghum hybrids top trials for sugar yields

Chromatin sorghum hybrids top trials for sugar yields

[ 0 ] February 16, 2011 |

In Illinois, Chromatin announced that its sorghum hybrids outperformed biomass sorghum and sweet sorghum hybrids from public, private, and commercial sorghum collections. A number of Chromatin’s sorghum materials generated more fermentable sugar per acre than most of the competitors. “These tests show that our biomass has a combination of qualities that are high priority for […]

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On the Move in Biofuels: Chromatin, Donald Danforth Plant Center

On the Move in Biofuels: Chromatin, Donald Danforth Plant Center

[ 0 ] February 8, 2011 |

In Missouri, Dr. James Carrington takes on a new role as President of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center during exciting and topical times. The Danforth Center recently received a $70 million grant to accelerate the Center’s ascent as the world’s leading independent plant science research center. Chromatin announced the addition of Jeff Widder to […]

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Chromatin's Yield Machine: is instant gene-stacking a game-changer for energy crops?

Chromatin's Yield Machine: is instant gene-stacking a game-changer for energy crops?

[ 0 ] January 19, 2011 |

In Illinois, Chromatin announced the successful first demonstration that genes can be assembled, stacked, and expressed in sugarcane using the company’s mini-chromosome technology. Now, what exactly is a gene stack and why should I care? Most of what we eat or use in commodity crops – for biofuels and everything else – utilizes genetically modified […]

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