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Joanna Schroeder

  • Amyris, Inc. and the Government of Queensland, Australia have announced a partnership to create a southeast hub of sustainable ingredients production for the rapidly-growing personal care sector in Asia, while supporting Queensland’s local economy and sugarcane industry. The partnership aims to develop a new production plant with support from local partners. The plant will produce Amyris’s high-value personal care and nutraceutical actives, as well as farnesene-derivative products.
  • Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas has closed the $48.5M sale of its cellulosic ethanol plant located in Hugoton, Kansas, to Synata Bio, a renewable energy company that was the successful bidder in an auction conducted under the US Bankruptcy Code. Ocean Park acted as exclusive sell-side advisor to Abengoa.
  • Cellulosic and biorefining technology company, Edeniq Inc, has joined the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association as a vendor member. “Minnesota is one of the most forward-thinking states when it comes to supporting next generation biofuels,” said Cam Cast, chief operating officer of Edeniq. “We are excited to join the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association to reach new customers by better understanding the needs of local ethanol producers interested in increasing ethanol yield by producing EPA-approved cellulosic ethanol.”
  • Advanced sensor technology has been developed for the accurate determination of the biofuel content of diesel blends used in a wide range of automotive and industrial power applications. Hand held DieselProve technology from Salunda Limited is designed to provide a fast and simple diagnostic tool to assess the biofuel content in biodiesel fuels, as well as identifying other impurities such as vegetable oil, white spirit and water.
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