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Proterro Process Becoming Scalable

Four months of continuous operation at the pilot plant in Orlando has shown that photobioreactors produced results that Proterro’s patented sugar-making process scalable, the company reported. The company provided an update on its development of a clean sugar feedstock for biofuels and biobased chemicals. While sugar production has begun at … Read more »

Proterro Patents Biosynthetic Sugar-Making Process

Proterro Patents Biosynthetic Sugar-Making Process

Proterro, a biofeedstock company that makes sugar instead of extracting it from crops, has patented its biosynthetic sugar-making process. The US Patent and Trademark Office has issued US Patent No. 8,597,914 to the company for its technology that integrates transgenic sugar-producing microorganisms with a modular photobioreactor made from off-the-shelf materials. … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: GRI, LanzaTech, Recyclebank, Baswood

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Global Reporting Initiative: The issuer of sustainability reporting guidelines has elected institutional investor Christianna Wood as its chairman. Previously, Wood oversaw the management of the $150 billion global equity portfolio of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System. GRI has also appointed five new … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: Newmont Mining, EBI, Barnes Group, McGuireWoods

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. WesTech: The process equipment manufacturer has appointed Les Uhlmeyer (pictured) as head of its new municipal water treatment business unit overseeing the Microfloc and General Filter product lines. Uhlmeyer has more than 30 years’ experience, spending more than two … Read more »