Tag: Waste Management

Enerkem raises $37.5M for landmark waste-to-biofuels plant in Edmonton

Enerkem raises $37.5M for landmark waste-to-biofuels plant in Edmonton

January 17, 2013 |

The long and sometimes perilous journey to financing Enerkem’s first commercial project appears to have reached the sunny shores of Completionland. We look at what it took. In Canada, Enerkem announced that it has closed a $37.5 million financing with Waste Management of Canada Corporation, a subsidiary of Waste Management, and EB Investments for Enerkem […]

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Advanced biofuels pioneer Terrabon files for chapter 7 bankruptcy: One-off or trend?

Advanced biofuels pioneer Terrabon files for chapter 7 bankruptcy: One-off or trend?

September 10, 2012 |

Closely-watched green gasoline producer collapses as Waste Management declines next financing round. What does it mean for companies like Fulcrum Bioenergy, Enerkem, Agilyx, Agnion, Renmatix, Genomatica, and InEnTec? The Digest looks at the inside story. In Texas, Terrabon filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection; the company’s operations will cease and a trustee will be tasked […]

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The Trash Spread: Enerkem heads for scale, with advanced biofuels from MSW

The Trash Spread: Enerkem heads for scale, with advanced biofuels from MSW

September 7, 2012 |

Breakthroughs in making consistent syngas from negative-cost municipal solid waste spells “big prospects” for Enerkem in biobased fuels and chemicals. “A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.” Ralph Waldo Emerson In oil we have the crack spread, corn ethanol and soy-based biodiesel we have the crush spread; with municipal solid […]

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Waste Management awards $100K Think Green Prize to Mimas for nanomaterial technology

Waste Management awards $100K Think Green Prize to Mimas for nanomaterial technology

June 1, 2012 |

In Texas, Waste Management has awarded its annual $100,000 Think Green prize in the Rice University Business Plan Competition to Mimas, an Illinois-based start-up that develops advanced nanomaterials from plastic waste. Mimas manufactures a suite of low-cost, high performance particles and carbon nanotubes using everyday post-consumer plastic waste, like the plastic bags you find in […]

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Waste Lines: The hottest trends with bio’s coolest feedstock

Waste Lines: The hottest trends with bio’s coolest feedstock

May 22, 2012 |

There’s nothing growing faster in the bio-based world than waste-based projects. Or, rather, is there any disappearing faster than the concept of waste, as bioenergy projects show us how to re-use and re-use and re-use? There are some names that have gone wrong – badly wrong – in bioenergy feedstocks. For example, vomit nut doesn’t […]

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Enerkem’s $125M IPO: The 10-Minute Version

Enerkem’s $125M IPO: The 10-Minute Version

February 6, 2012 |

  The second technology focused on unlocking value in municipal solid waste comes to the public markets. Here’s our 10-minute version of the filing, with a translation of the risks into English. In Canada, Enerkem has filed an F-1 registration statement for a proposed $125 million initial public offering. The number of shares to be […]

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Hack this voice mail

Hack this voice mail

December 15, 2011 |

Following a stinging WSJ editorial board critique on cellulosic biofuels, we leave a fact-filled voice mail for News Corp to hack. Meanwhile, Mascoma lands $80M and heads for scale. The Wall Street Journal editorial page writers published a stinging indictment of cellulosic biofuels this week. Bottom line: the Journal is offering the shortfall in the […]

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Waste Management invests in Fulcrum, provides $70M debt for first commercial project

Waste Management invests in Fulcrum, provides $70M debt for first commercial project

November 21, 2011 |

Waste Management steps up with another investment in advanced biofuels from MSW. This time, the IPO-bound Fulcrum Bioenergy. Decks now cleared for Fulcrum’s first commercial project? Smooth sailing ahead for the IPO? In Texas, Waste Management announced that it has closed an equity investment in Fulcrum BioEnergy.  In connection with this investment, WM agreed to […]

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Waste Management swaps shares in S4 Energy Solutions for stake in InEnTec

Waste Management swaps shares in S4 Energy Solutions for stake in InEnTec

October 14, 2011 |

In Texas, Waste Management has taken an equity position in InEnTec by exchanging its equity interest in S4 Energy Solutions, for an equity position in InEnTec. S4 was formed by the two companies in 2009 to design, construct and operate a waste gasification plant using InEntec’s Plasma Enhanced Melter technology. The technology converts waste into […]

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Waste Management vs Virent: Who's the Best?

Waste Management vs Virent: Who's the Best?

August 20, 2011 |

Background: This is a second round, Central Regional match-up between #2 seed Virent and #7 seed Waste Management, in the 2011 Transformative Technologies tourney, from Biofuels Digest. Voting: Open to all Biofuels Digest subscribers. Voting links are in the Biofuels Digest daily newsletter. To subscribe (free), visit here. The winner gets: Most votes advances to the […]

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