Tag: Gates

Gates Backs Renmatix; Total takes 1 million ton/year cellulosic sugar license

Gates Backs Renmatix; Total takes 1 million ton/year cellulosic sugar license

September 15, 2016 |

In Pennsylvania, Bill Gates is leading the latest investment round into the pioneering cellulosic sugars producer Renmatix as energy giant Total joins in with second investment and a 1 million ton per year license. Gates is the chairman of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition— along with Zuckerberg, Branson, Bezos, Steyer, Khosla, Doerr, and 20 others who […]

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Bill Gates, Vinod Khosla up the ante in cellulosic biofuels pioneer KiOR

Bill Gates, Vinod Khosla up the ante in cellulosic biofuels pioneer KiOR

October 21, 2013 |

In Texas, KiOR announced the execution of $100 million in committed equity related financing in two separate private placement transactions to support the Company’s recently announced expansion of production capacity in Columbus, Mississippi, called  the Columbus II Project. Once completed with the planned technology enhancements for both Columbus facilities, the Columbus II Project is expected to achieve overall positive cash flow from operations […]

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Financing as innovative as clean energy technology

Financing as innovative as clean energy technology

August 3, 2011 |

Financing of clean energy got you down? The Green Bank clears a key Senate hurdle, and Bank of America chairman Chad Holliday helps explain why that’s important Last month, amidst the brouhaha of the US debt ceiling crisis, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, under the leadership of Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico, passed […]

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Gates Foundation awards $1.5M for waste-to-biodiesel project in Ghana

Gates Foundation awards $1.5M for waste-to-biodiesel project in Ghana

June 17, 2011 |

In New York, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded a $1.5 million award for a “Next-Generation Urban Sanitation Facility” in Accra, Ghana, that will develop the biotechnologies to turn the fecal sludge in sewage into methane and biodiesel. Kartick Chandran, associate professor of Earth and Environmental Engineering at Columbia Engineering heads up the project. […]

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