Tag: ZeaChem

The Hillary Step: 7 Biofuels Contenders, 7 Routes to Scale, Who’s Near the Summit, Who Will Plant the Flag?

The Hillary Step: 7 Biofuels Contenders, 7 Routes to Scale, Who’s Near the Summit, Who Will Plant the Flag?

October 8, 2012 |

The Hillary Step. It’s the last big technical obstacle between a mountaineer and the summit of Mount Everest. Every biofuels contender has its own route to the top – with unique advantages and technical challenges. Who is nearing the Summit, what’s their Hillary Step, who’s got Sherpas, who’s got oxygen? It’s the race for scale […]

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LanzaTech raises $15M, ZeaChem $5.1M in Series C sweeteners – lead 15 biobased companies in the 2012 Cleantech 100

LanzaTech raises $15M, ZeaChem $5.1M in Series C sweeteners – lead 15 biobased companies in the 2012 Cleantech 100

October 3, 2012 |

LanzaTech and ZeaChem, two of last year’s new entrants in the top 10 among the 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy, raise fresh capital as they head for commercialization. Plus, both are among 15 biobased companies that made this year’s Cleantech 100 list, as selected by the Cleantech Group. We look at the honorees. In Illinois, […]

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Dating Your Feedstock and Never Marrying: The 6 Hottest Ways to Alleviate Food vs Fuel

Dating Your Feedstock and Never Marrying: The 6 Hottest Ways to Alleviate Food vs Fuel

August 21, 2012 |

With the US drought, food vs fuel has returned as an issue. What alternatives are scientists, entrepreneurs developing to take us beyond the old debate? In the past week we published a report that the chairman of Nestle, Peter Brabeck-Lemathe, has called anew for a ban on making biofuels from feedstocks that can also be […]

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What happens in Vegas…the biofuels edition

What happens in Vegas…the biofuels edition

August 5, 2012 |

Creative financing keeping numerous advanced biofuels companies on the march, despite political uncertainty. Fiberight, Zeachem in focus. Which strategics are next? What rule changes can USDA make to accelerate commercialization? Although the USDA is trying to inject some mystery into the announcement, tomorrow USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development Dallas Tonsager and Senate Majority Leader […]

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On the Move in Biofuels: ZeaChem

On the Move in Biofuels: ZeaChem

May 2, 2012 |

In Colorado, ZeaChem named Peter H. Cheesbrough as CFO. Before joining the ZeaChem executive management team, Cheesbrough served as CFO of Ciber, Inc. (NYSE: CBR)

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The Olive Economy

The Olive Economy

March 21, 2012 |

If the long-term is green, and the present is based on carbon-intense “black” technologies – the near term is going to be shades of olive, and technologies that combine green and black may be the big winners. Today, 5 strategies at the nexus of green and black, exemplars of the Olive Economy A couple of […]

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Itochu invests in ZeaChem; commercializing in 2014

Itochu invests in ZeaChem; commercializing in 2014

March 6, 2012 |

In Colorado, Itouchu announced that it has acquired shares in ZeaChem. Together, ITOCHU and ZeaChem will acquire partners in each region to investigate the expansion of the technology worldwide, in second generation bioethanol business sectors that use ZeaChem’s technology, and in the future in chemicals business sectors that produce from biomass (green chemicals industry), with […]

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USDA gives ZeaChem conditional commitment on $232M loan guarantee

USDA gives ZeaChem conditional commitment on $232M loan guarantee

January 27, 2012 |

In Colorado, Zeachem has received a conditional commitment for a $232.5 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 9003 Biorefinery Assistance Program. The total project cost for the 25 million gallon per year biorefinery is estimated to be $390.5 million, and the remainder of the project cost will be covered through equity contributions […]

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ZeaChem, and the Renewable Fuel Standard

ZeaChem, and the Renewable Fuel Standard

January 9, 2012 |

  ZeaChem launches its 250,000 gallon per year core process. How could this possibly matter, in the context of a 500 million gallon cellulosic biofuels target for 2012, that was waived down to 10 million? As it turns out, a lot. The RFS is in much better shape than its critics advertise. Here’s why. In […]

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On the Move in Biofuels: ZeaChem, OriginOil

On the Move in Biofuels: ZeaChem, OriginOil

December 1, 2011 |

In Colorado, ZeaChem added Nancy Buese as the third independent board member and audit chair on its Board of Directors. Buese brings 20 years of financial leadership to the ZeaChem Board. She currently serves as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Denver-based MarkWest Energy Partners L.P. (NYSE: MWE), a leading provider of midstream […]

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