Tag: Coskata

Burning Man, Burning Microbe: Biofuels beyond biomass

Burning Man, Burning Microbe: Biofuels beyond biomass

October 12, 2012 |

Can you have a biofuel without processing an intermediate biomass? Can post-biomass technologies revolutionize fuel and chemical production? Fuels and chemicals can make people mighty uneasy, when you think about them. With fossil fuels, the issues include the uneven distribution of resources and wealth, national security, price and price volatility, and carbon emissions. So along came […]

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Dating Your Feedstock and Never Marrying: The 6 Hottest Ways to Alleviate Food vs Fuel

Dating Your Feedstock and Never Marrying: The 6 Hottest Ways to Alleviate Food vs Fuel

August 21, 2012 |

With the US drought, food vs fuel has returned as an issue. What alternatives are scientists, entrepreneurs developing to take us beyond the old debate? In the past week we published a report that the chairman of Nestle, Peter Brabeck-Lemathe, has called anew for a ban on making biofuels from feedstocks that can also be […]

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Answers for your biofuels questions: Coskata, LanzaTech, butanol

Answers for your biofuels questions: Coskata, LanzaTech, butanol

August 5, 2012 |

Here in Digestville, we debut this week a content collaboration with Consumer Energy Report, a must-see content site that we recommend you check out and bookmark. Twice a month, we’ll check in with CER and excerpt their latest and greatest – including contributions from CER and Energy Trends editor and noted biofuels commentator Robert Rapier. […]

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Coskata confirms it has dropped its IPO plans

Coskata confirms it has dropped its IPO plans

July 24, 2012 |

In Illinois, Coskata has confirmed that it is dropping its IPO after acknowledging last week $100 million in private placement and switching its feedstock focus to natural gas when it alluded to Biofuels Digest that it might pass on its IPO. The highly volatile nature of the IPO market, with Facebook and other biofuel technology […]

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Coskata switches focus from biomass to natural gas; to raise $100M in natgas-oriented private placement

Coskata switches focus from biomass to natural gas; to raise $100M in natgas-oriented private placement

July 20, 2012 |

Coskata, looking at CAPEX opportunities, political uncertainty, and the investor climate — switches to an “all natural gas” feedstock strategy. Initiates a $100M private placement, puts Alabama project on hold. In today’s Digest, we look at the rationale, the impact and the way forward. “In North America there’s a golden opportunity,” Coskata CEO Bill Roe […]

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The Hot Zone

The Hot Zone

June 11, 2012 |

Thermocatalytic biofuels projects are Going South – here’s who and why In US bioenergy as a whole, most of the attention has deservedly gone to the Midwestern states – by and large, that’s where the corn and soybean production calls home. Efforts to diversify the production of first generation biodiesel have been able to stretch, […]

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Coskata's $100 million IPO: The 10-Minute Version

Coskata's $100 million IPO: The 10-Minute Version

December 20, 2011 |

The first gas fermentation technology to come to the public markets: Coskata files its $100 million IPO. Here’s our 10-minute version of the filing, with a translation of the risks into English. In Illinois, Coskata has filed an S-1 registration statement for a proposed $100 million initial public offering. The number of shares to be […]

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Coskata’s $100 million IPO: The 10-Minute Version

Coskata’s $100 million IPO: The 10-Minute Version

December 20, 2011 |

The first gas fermentation technology to come to the public markets: Coskata files its $100 million IPO. Here’s our 10-minute version of the filing, with a translation of the risks into English. In Illinois, Coskata has filed an S-1 registration statement for a proposed $100 million initial public offering. The number of shares to be […]

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Coskata passes 15,000 hours of cellulosic ethanol demonstration

Coskata passes 15,000 hours of cellulosic ethanol demonstration

October 17, 2011 |

In Pennsylvania, Coskata this week marked 15,000 run hours of operation, using wood biomass and municipal solid waste, at their cellulosic ethanol semi-commercial facility in Madison, Pennsylvania this month. “The data and operating experience cultivated at this pre-commercial scale facility has conclusively demonstrated that the Coskata technology is ready for commercial production today,” said Coskata […]

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Obama says advanced biofuels a part of making America "number one again"

Obama says advanced biofuels a part of making America "number one again"

September 9, 2011 |

In Washington,  President Obama said that building the the next generation of manufacturing, including advanced biofuels, is “how America can be number one again.  And that’s how America will be number one again,’ as he presented a $447 billion jobs package to the Congress. His proposal also called for a national infrastructure bank capitalized with […]

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