Tag: Mendel

Of miscanthus, Kardashians, wolves and fishmatoes: taming, mapping, enhancing genomes for bioenergy

Of miscanthus, Kardashians, wolves and fishmatoes: taming, mapping, enhancing genomes for bioenergy

March 20, 2012 |

Newly-public Ceres makes major breakthrough on miscanthus; is the gigantic energy grass ready for prime-time? Why is miscanthus driving so much attention, yet deserving more? In California, followers of NASDAQ prices noted yesterday that shares in the newly-public Ceres rocketed up 15 percent to close at $17.52. What happened? It was revealed yesterday, in the […]

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BP and Biofuels: Beyond Petroleum, Big Plans, Brazil Principally

BP and Biofuels: Beyond Petroleum, Big Plans, Brazil Principally

March 19, 2012 |

BP to showcase capabilities in low-carbon fuels at 2012 London Olympics. BP Biofuels chief Phil New outlines the BP’s path towards “getting biofuels right”. “6 percent of the entire BP workforce is now working in biofuels,” noted BP Biofuels chief Phil New, in describing the company’s commitment to what he has termed for a long […]

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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 7 Paths of the New Agriculture

The 7 Paths of the New Agriculture

January 5, 2012 |

Biofuels booming? It’s not just the new transformative processing technologies, it’s the new agriculture. Here’s what’s going on, by whom, and where, when and why. In the bioenergy business, no one has nightmares, they have feedstock-mares. You wake up, sweating and panting and shaken, with the unmistakeable sensation that your feedstock of choice is unavailable, […]

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