Tag: TMO Renewables

What can the biofuels industry learn from TMO’s insolvency?

What can the biofuels industry learn from TMO’s insolvency?

January 12, 2014 |

Why do some biofuels microorganisms fall by the way side? In the case of TMO Renewables, says Hamrick Engineering chief Ed Hamrick, it is not about running out of money. It’s about running out of reasons to be. Last week we reported that, despite a number of high-profile joint ventures and licensing deals, TMO Renewables […]

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The Year of Consolidation: TMO enters receivership

The Year of Consolidation: TMO enters receivership

January 8, 2014 |

So many great technologies, not enough chairs. Or cash, rather. And so the music stops, and cellulosic biofuels pioneer TMO Renewables finds itself entering administrative receivership in the UK. What happened, what’s next. One-off or trend? The story of TMO Renewables is like many in the cellulosic ethanol game. A highly regarded microorganism, a dedicated […]

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TMO and Usina Santa Maria to launch first 2G commercial cellulosic ethanol production plant

TMO and Usina Santa Maria to launch first 2G commercial cellulosic ethanol production plant

April 18, 2013 |

In the United Kingdom and Brazil, TMO Renewables and Usina Santa Maria Ltda have entered into an agreement to form a joint venture to build the first commercial production plant in Brazil to convert sugar cane waste to ethanol. Under the MOU, TMO in joint venture with Usina, will build, own and operate a 10 […]

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New 5-Minute Biofuels Digest Guides to Albemarle, Syngenta, TMO Renewables

New 5-Minute Biofuels Digest Guides to Albemarle, Syngenta, TMO Renewables

January 29, 2013 |

Biofuels Digest has released the next wave of its 5-Minute Guides – a “news you can use” digest on the leading companies in biofuels. Each 5-Minute Guide provides a company description, top milestones for 2010-12 and projected milestone for 2012-14, description of the business model; plus project info (location, feedstocks, product set, processing technology, capacity, […]

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TMO Renewables: Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minite Guide

TMO Renewables: Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minite Guide

January 29, 2013 |

Based in: UK Business: Licensor of a cellulosic microbe that produces up to 15 percent more ethanol than traditional fermentation technology, and reduces energy inputs in the fermentation and distillation process. Model: Licensing, including a royalty on production of additional gallons of ethanol (“the TMO gallons”). Investors include: Jupiter Asset Management, Noble Group, RAB Capital, […]

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The Top 10 Advanced biofuels and biorefining companies in Asia

The Top 10 Advanced biofuels and biorefining companies in Asia

September 3, 2012 |

As the US and Canada take a day off, we look at the hottest advanced technologies developing in Asia. Today, the US and Canada are celebrating Labor Day, but hard work goes on throughout Asia. Advanced biorefineries have a special place in that region’s growth plans, owing to a shortage of fossil fuels, and abundance […]

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Top 10 British biofuels, biochemical companies named

Top 10 British biofuels, biochemical companies named

September 3, 2012 |

In the UK, TMO Renewables, Green Biologics, British Airways, Ensus, BP, Johnson Matthey, Croda, INEOS Bio, Harvest Energy and Greenergy were named to the Top 10 among “Britain’s most progressive biofuel and biochemical companies,” by bioeconomy consulting form NNFCC. More on the story.

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On the Move in Biofuels: TMO Renewables

On the Move in Biofuels: TMO Renewables

May 15, 2012 |

In the UK, TMO Renewables has appointed David Weaver as CEO. Previously, Weaver was the Managing Director in Europe for BP Gas Power and Renewables, where he pioneered BP’s renewable energy program and led the development of BP’s first renewable energy project and wind farm.

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TMO Renewables advances in China with cassava stalk to biofuels process

TMO Renewables advances in China with cassava stalk to biofuels process

May 4, 2012 |

In England, TMO Renewables announced they have advanced to demonstration scale on cassava stalk feedstock with major Chinese fuel and food producers. TMO is now processing an initial shipment of cassava stalk delivered from China, an inexpensive, abundant feedstock underutilized in 2G bioethanol. Improved efficiencies at TMO’s 12,000 sq. ft. demonstration facility are projected to […]

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TMO Renewables completes £7.6 financing round

TMO Renewables completes £7.6 financing round

December 19, 2011 |

In the UK, TMO Renewables announced that it completed a £7.6 round of financing.  Taken in combination with £4.6m raised in January 2010, the proceeds will serve will serve as working capital as the company moves towards commercialisation. Additionally, the company has been involved in detailed and positive discussions in Brazil. A senior delegation of ethanol […]

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