Tag: Virdia

Stora Enso acquires Virdia in (up to) $62M deal

Stora Enso acquires Virdia in (up to) $62M deal

June 23, 2014 |

For $33M upfront and $29M in incentives for meeting milestones — Stora Enso acquires renewable sugars pioneer Virdia — the former HCL CleanTech — as the Finnish giant hones its biobased strategy. We look at the Virdia story, and Stora Enso — in search of The Bottom Line. In Finland, Stora Enso said that it […]

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New 5-Minute Guides to KiOR, Virdia, Ceres, Renmatix, Neste Oil, Abengoa Bioenergy

New 5-Minute Guides to KiOR, Virdia, Ceres, Renmatix, Neste Oil, Abengoa Bioenergy

November 6, 2012 |

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, 3 top milestones for 2010-12 and projected for 2012-14, description of the business model; plus project info (location, feedstocks, product set, processing technology, capacity, […]

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Virdia: Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide

Virdia: Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide

November 6, 2012 |

Company description: Virdia is the developer of the CASE™ process that converts lignocellulose into industrial sugars and lignin. Virdia uses wood chips and other cellulosic biomass to produce non-food based carbohydrates destined for the sector of advanced bio-chemicals and biofuels. Virdia enables the emergence of the bio-based economy, as cellulosic sugars and lignin are essential […]

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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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Super-cali-thali-terpa-butyl-peta what? The hockey-stickin’, flash-mobbin’ growth in biobased intermediates

Super-cali-thali-terpa-butyl-peta what? The hockey-stickin’, flash-mobbin’ growth in biobased intermediates

September 6, 2012 |

The new trend in biofuels is not a biofuel at all – it’s an (usually unpronounceable) intermediate that can be refined into an array of fuels, chemicals, flavors, fragrances, and construction or packaging materials. Ptera-buta-thalic-what? We can hardly pronounce them, but we sure need to know about them. Amyris, KiOR, Renmatix, Virdia, Blue Sugars, Proterro, […]

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Virdia, Virent pioneer new super-performing, parity-cost renewable jet fuel pathway

Virdia, Virent pioneer new super-performing, parity-cost renewable jet fuel pathway

March 27, 2012 |

Virent, Virdia debut super-performing drop-in aviation biofuels made from drop-in cellulosic pine tree sugars; “passed under conditions where conventional jet fuels would fail,” says Air Force. In Wisconsin, Virent and Virdia (formerly HCL CleanTech), announced the successful conversion of cellulosic pine tree sugars to drop-in hydrocarbon fuels within the BIRD Energy project, a joint program […]

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Virdia ups the ante in the Race for the New Sugars

Virdia ups the ante in the Race for the New Sugars

March 6, 2012 |

Low-cost cellulosic sugar maker announces $100 million in financing; name change from HCL CleanTech, support from Mississippi. The race for leadership in low-cost sugars heats up. In California, Virdia, formerly HCL CleanTech, a leading developer of cellulosic sugars, today announced major company milestones, including a new brand and CEO, its latest funding round, and a […]

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