EPA awards biomass projects under SBIR program The U.S. EPA has announced more than $2 million in funding to 25 small businesses under its Small Business Innovation Research program. Among those awarded were companies developing new and improved methods to utilize biomass for energy and products.READ MORE SHARE
UPM, Renmatix form JDA for biochemical production Finland-based UPM and Pennsylvania-based Renmatix Inc.have announced a non-exclusive joint development agreement (JDA) to optimize Renmatix's Plantrose process to convert hardwood biomass into cellulosic sugars for biochemical production.
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BioAmber, IMCD sign European distribution agreement BioAmber Inc. and IMCD Group have announced that IMCD is now distributing BioAmber's biobased succinic acid (Bio-SATM) in the Benelux, France, Iberia, Germany, Poland, South East Europe, Switzerland and the United Kingdom and Ireland. READ MORE SHARE
Cool Planet announces $29.9 million in fundingCool Planet Energy Systems announced it closed on $29.9 million of its anticipated $100 million D series financing that will fund construction of its first commercial production facility. The company currently operates a pilot plant in California. READ MORE SHARE
EBI announces first patent, publishes annual report The Energy Biosciences Institute was granted its first patent since the public-private research partnership was established in 2007. It focuses on a method to convert C5 and C6 sugars into biofuel.The institute also published its annual report. READ MORE SHARE
NREL, Navy, private industry team to make biobased jet The U.S. DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory is partnering with Cobalt Technologies, U.S. Navy, and Show Me Energy Cooperative to demonstrate that jet fuel can be made economically and in large quantities from a renewable biomass feedstock. READ MORE SHARE
Green Investment Bank releases AD market reportThe U.K. Green Investment Bank has published a market report on anaerobic digestion (AD) that aims to improve investor understanding of the sector. It includess an overview of market issues and identifies opportunities and barriers for investmentREAD MORE SHARE