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Bill Gates, Total Invest $14M in Bioproduct Technology

Microsoft founder Bill Gates and global energy giant Total are investing $14 million to help commercialize a technology that may produce cheaper bioplastics and biofuels. Renmatix’s Platrose technology converts waste biomass to cellulosic sugars, which then can be used as feedstock for chemicals and fuels. This process uses supercritical water … Read more »

Green Chemistry Challenge

Presidential Green Chemistry Winners Announced

LanzaTech and Renmatix are among the companies to win 2015 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards. Jim Jones, the EPA’s assistant administrator for chemical safety and pollution prevention, says the winning technologies reduce energy, hazardous chemicals and water use, cut manufacturing costs and, in some cases, turn pollution into useful products. … Read more »

Biofuel Developers Can Thrive Despite Cheap Oil

Biofuel Developers Can Thrive Despite Cheap Oil

Renewable diesel producers Neste Oil and Diamond Green Diesel, gasification specialist Red Rock Biofuels, and Edeniq, which makes cellulosic ethanol, were among 13 producers of alternative fuels best positioned to compete with cheap oil, according a report from Lux Research. How Alternative Fuel Companies Will Compete with $50 Oil evaluated … Read more »

BASF, Renmatix to Develop Biobased Industrial Sugars

BASF and Philadelphia-based technology company Renmatix have signed a non-exclusive joint development agreement to scale up the Renmatix Plantrose process for the production of industrial sugars based on lignocellulosic biomass. The collaboration follows BASF’s $30 million investment in Renmatix in January 2012. Renmatix’s Plantrose technology enables industrial sugar to be … Read more »

Waste Management to Deploy DriveCam Across Entire Fleet

Waste Management says it will deploy DriveCam’s fuel management program across its entire fleet, about 18,000 vehicles, for a five-year service contract term. After a six-month DriveCam pilot in two of its market areas, WM says it saw clear benefits that will help the company reduce its “risk-related costs.” For … Read more »

Contract Wins: Viridian Energy, Waste Management, Emcor, 3Tier, IHS

Contract Wins: Viridian Energy, Waste Management, Emcor, 3Tier, IHS

Viridian Energy has purchased 455 metric tons of carbon offsets to counteract the 2.2 million miles that players will travel, by land and air, to reach the US Open in Flushing, NY. The New Bedford Landfill Gas Utilization Project in Dartmouth, Mass., generated the carbon offsets. Waste Management and Renmatix … Read more »