BlueFire Ethanol Fuels, Inc. was established to deploy a patented Concentrated Acid Hydrolysis Technology Process for the conversion of cellulosic ("Green Waste") waste materials to ethanol, and other viable alternatives to petroleum derived fuels. BlueFire's technology has demonstrated production of ethanol and other petroleum displacing fuels from urban trash (post-sorted MSW), rice and wheat straws, wood waste and other agricultural residues.
BlueFire is one of four ethanol companies awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to construct a commercial scale cellulosic ethanol production facility. Its biorefineries - [Read more]
The California Biomass Collaborative is a statewide collaboration of government, industry, environmental groups, and educational institutions administered for the state by the University of California, Davis. Sponsored by the California Energy Commission and other agency and industry partners, the Collaborative works to enhance the sustainable management and development of biomass in California for the production of renewable energy, biofuels, and products.
The Collaborative realizes its mission through statewide coordination with government and industry; resource inventory and generation assessment; facility performance reporting and - [Read more]
Sapphire Energy has built a revolutionary platform that uses photosynthetic microorganisms to produce a renewable, high-value replacement for fossil fuel petroleum. This domestic crude oil requires only sunlight, CO2 and non-potable water – and can be produced at massive scale on non-arable land.
Sapphire’s technology and team of renowned experts give the company the unique ability to scale biological systems and produce transportation fuels, including high-octane gasoline, to ASTM certification standards.
The company’s final products will have the same chemical composition as gasoline and will be completely compatible with the - [Read more]
Solazyme is a biotechnology company devoted to harnessing the energy-harvesting machinery of photosynthetic microbes to produce valuable products. Exploiting microbial photosynthesis, a biochemical system benefiting from 2.5 billion years of evolutionary optimization yet brought to genomic light very recently, the Company utilizes proprietary genetic engineering methods to develop commercially relevant, sunlight-driven biochemical pathways. - [Read more]