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15 April 2013

TMO Renewables forms joint venture with USM to build next-gen bioethanol plant

Second generation biofuels technology developer TMO Rewnewables, in a joint venture with Usina Santa Maria (USM), is to build the first commercial production plant in Brazil to convert sugar cane waste to cellulosic bioethanol.

9 April 2013

Amyris names Karen Rohde as chief human resources officer

US based renewable chemicals and fuels company Amyris has appointed Karen Rohde as chief human resources officer.

5 April 2013

Michigan University gets $125m funding from DOE for biofuels research

Michigan State University has been awarded $125m from the US Department of Energy to continue their work on advanced biofuels.

11 March 2013

RPM Sustainable Technologies unwraps $2.5m fundraising intentionsp

RPM Sustainable Technologies has opened a $2.5m equity round to progress its biofuels and biochemicals technology development.

11 March 2013

Minnesotan community renewables developer aims to raise $3.6mp

A Minnesota, US-based community green energy developer has revealed it hopes to raise $3.6m in equity.

14 February 2013

Proterro expands executive team, receives US patent

Proterro, a US-based biotech company, has named industry veteran Edi Elizier as the company's engineering vice president.

19 December 2012

Tala Company to invest $650m in Sudan biofuels project

Saudi Arabia's Tala Company has signed a partnership agreement with Sinnar state in the Sudan to develop a 165,000 acre site for the cultivation of sugar, ethanol and biofuel.

11 December 2012

BP to invest $350m in Brazilian ethanol expansion

BP Biofuels will invest $350m to expand its ethanol processing capacity of Tropical, one of its sugarcane processing ventures in Brazil.

10 December 2012

Bioenergy still ‘flawed’ in eyes of expertsp

Power produced from bioenergy is still seen as flawed by some investors and policy advisers despite technological advances with major challenges to overcome before more widespread adoption.

23 November 2012

US aircraft biofuels specialist aims to raise $2.5mp

A US-start-up working in the biofuels for transport space has detailed how it is looking to tap investors to the tune of $2.5m.

29 October 2012

Novazymes invests $115m into Beta Renewables

Novazymes_170SQ Danish biotech company Novozymes has invested $115m to acquire a ten per cent stake in Beta Renewables.

18 October 2012

Reaction: EU biofuels proposals to ‘decimate’ industryp

The European Commission’s proposed changes to biofuels legislation will decimate the industry and threaten multi-million euro investment levels, according to industry experts concerned that the change in law will reduce the bloc’s prominence in the sector.

20 September 2012

Biofuels innovator lays out capital needsp

dna_170_170 An innovator looking to revolutionise the biofuels sector by carrying out complex DNA restructuring has told NewNet it needs to secure an initial $2m before carrying out a larger financing round in 18 months.

19 September 2012

Support for cut to food-crop biofuels mandate gains momentum in Europep

With the European Union considering cuts to biofuels mandates, charity group ActionAid has joined those in supporting such a move, claiming supportive biofuels legislation reinforces the food-versus-fuel debate.

17 September 2012

Cyclone Power teams with B&W to source methane-to-power opportunities

Cyclone_Power_technologies2 Cyclone Power Technologies has formed an agreement with B&W Constructors & Equipment to pursue commercial applications for distributed micro-scale methane-to-power systems.

11 September 2012

Bioenergy business Terrabon files for bankruptcy protection

Houston, US-based bioenergy company Terrabon has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection.

31 August 2012

UK investment consultancy needs retail investors for biofuels projectsp

A UK-based investment consultancy is reaching out to retail investors to fund a biofuels project that aims to make the most of a new government tax relief scheme.

24 August 2012

TMO Renewables secures feedstock for Chinese biofuel plant

Second generation biofuels technology TMO Renewables has secured long-term feedstock for a biofuel production facility in China from Heilongjiang State Farm, the largest state owned farming corporation in China.

21 August 2012

BrasilInvest launches biofuel investment armp

Brazilian asset manager and infrastructure investor BrasilInvest has launched a biofuel investment arm and told NewNet the move has been sparked by rapid growth in the sector.

9 August 2012

FuturaGene launches field trials in China to combat desertification

FuturaGene, a producer of woody crops for biofuels, has launched four field trials for selection and improvement of plant species in Gansu province in north-west China.

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