Tag: ZeaChem

Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide to Loan Guarantees: who got ’em, what’re they doing?

Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide to Loan Guarantees: who got ’em, what’re they doing?

July 29, 2013 |

The Landscape   In today’s Digest – visit our 5-Minute Guide to Loan Guarantees — INEOS Bio, Myriant, Sapphire Energy, Abengoa, Chemtex, Enerkem, Fiberight, Fulcrum, ZeaChem – Plus POET-DSM, Diamond Green Diesel, Coskata and Range Fuels – by following the page links below.

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ZeaChem: Operations temporarily minimized at Boardman

ZeaChem: Operations temporarily minimized at Boardman

March 28, 2013 |

There have been rumors flying around the industry in recent days regarding ZeaChem. Anything from “laying off 27 staff and shutting down operations in Boardman” to “the plant is going to get parted out and sold.” Let’s set the record straight. This, from ZeaChem’s Director, Public Affairs, Carrie Atiyeh: “ZeaChem recently had to scale back […]

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ZeaChem Begins Production of Cellulosic Chemicals and Ethanol, Advances Toward Commercialization

ZeaChem Begins Production of Cellulosic Chemicals and Ethanol, Advances Toward Commercialization

March 12, 2013 |

ZeaChem announced that it has produced commercial-grade cellulosic chemicals and ethanol at its 250,000 gallons per year (GPY) biorefinery in Boardman, Ore. Among the first operational cellulosic biorefineries in the world, this demonstration facility showcases the scalability of ZeaChem’s biorefining process and serves as a key stepping-stone toward large-scale commercial production. “ZeaChem is developing the […]

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New 5-Minute Biofuels Digest Guides to  Amyris, Enerkem, Gevo, LanzaTech, LS9, Novozymes, POET, Sapphire Energy, Solazyme, ZeaChem

New 5-Minute Biofuels Digest Guides to Amyris, Enerkem, Gevo, LanzaTech, LS9, Novozymes, POET, Sapphire Energy, Solazyme, ZeaChem

January 8, 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. This release updates 10 guides for the latest developments through Q1 2013. Each 5-Minute Guide provides a company description, latest news, awards, and Biofuels Digest feature stories; 3 top milestones for […]

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ZeaChem: Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide (Q1 2013 update)

ZeaChem: Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide (Q1 2013 update)

January 8, 2013 |

Address: 215 Union Blvd., Suite 500, Lakewood, CO 80228 Year Founded: 2002 Company description: ZeaChem is a developer of highly efficient biorefineries for the conversion of cellulosic biomass into economical and sustainable advanced biofuels and bio-based chemicals. Our indirect approach leapfrogs the yield and carbon dioxide (CO2) problems associated with traditional and cellulosic-based processes. ZeaChem’s […]

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Biofuels Digest’s 2012 Best Project (demonstration) Award: ZeaChem — Boardman, OR

Biofuels Digest’s 2012 Best Project (demonstration) Award: ZeaChem — Boardman, OR

December 31, 2012 |

Like INEOS Bio, ZeaChem is a hybrid that features both gasification and fermentation elements. The mechanical completion of the core of its demonstration-scale project was a highlight this year — on budget, on time. What makes this project even more interesting is that, even after moving through lab to pilot and now demonstration, no one […]

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ZeaChem raises $25M, finishes construction at Boardman biorefinery

ZeaChem raises $25M, finishes construction at Boardman biorefinery

October 29, 2012 |

$25 million Series C closes with new investors ITOCHU Corp. and Macquarie In Oregon, ZeaChem announced at Advanced Biofuels Markets that it has completed construction of its 250,000 gallons per year cellulosic ethanol biorefinery in Boardman. The project was completed on budget and is expected to begin production of cellulosic ethanol by the end of […]

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ZeaChem a finalist for $4.6M 3-carbon platform grant from California Energy Commission

ZeaChem a finalist for $4.6M 3-carbon platform grant from California Energy Commission

October 19, 2012 |

In recent years, the two-carbon (ethanol, ethyl acetate, acetic acid) and four-carbon (butanol, butadiene, butanediol) platforms have been the most highly-chased in the industry. The three-carbon platform has excellent prices and market potential, but development in proproylene, propane, and propanol (among other 3-carbon molecules) has lagged. That may change, following action on proposed grants from […]

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Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guides: first wave of company reports released

Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guides: first wave of company reports released

October 19, 2012 |

Biofuels Digest has released the first 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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Burning Man, Burning Microbe: Biofuels beyond biomass

Burning Man, Burning Microbe: Biofuels beyond biomass

October 12, 2012 |

Can you have a biofuel without processing an intermediate biomass? Can post-biomass technologies revolutionize fuel and chemical production? Fuels and chemicals can make people mighty uneasy, when you think about them. With fossil fuels, the issues include the uneven distribution of resources and wealth, national security, price and price volatility, and carbon emissions. So along came […]

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