September 4, 2015

DOE Announces Funding For Two Next-Generation Biofuel Projects

On August 27, 2015, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced funding for two projects focused on the development of next-generation biofuels. Texas A&M University will receive up to $2.5 million to support its efforts in developing a single-unit process to convert lignin in the production of bioplastics, and Ohio University will receive up to $1.5 million for its work in developing a continuous flow electrochemical reactor that upgrades waste lignin to biobased phenol substitutes....
August 21, 2015

Weekly Roundup of Other Biobased News

? Abengoa, "Abengoa Selected to Build the World's Largest Biomass Combined Heat and Power Plant in The UK" ? Scottish Association for Marine Science, "Scientists Reveal Algal Oil Potential as Fuel for the Future" ? Kansas State University, "Biochemist Studies Oilseed Plants for Biofuel, Industrial Development" ? Solegear, "Solegear to Collaborate With Dr. Scholl's® on Bioplastic Packaging Solutions" ? PR NewsWire, "VIASPACE Giant King®...
January 10, 2014

Institutional Investor Launches Green Initiative

On December 31, 2013, Ironridge Global Partners, LLC, an institutional investor based in Los Angeles, California, announced that it has launched a green initiative designed to fund sustainable businesses, including emerging growth companies focused on environmental sustainability and environmentally-friendly products and services. As part of the initiative, Ironridge has provided over $6 million to Cereplast, Inc., a leading manufacturer of proprietary biobased, compostable and sustainable...