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Genomatica raises $45 million to bring green chemical to commercial scale
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 10 2011

San Diego-based Genomatica, a sustainable chemicals company, has reportedly raised an additional $45 million to bring its first green chemical to market with clean-tech investors that include VantagePoint Venture Partners, Bright Capital and Waste Management


Senators request corn ethanol waiverPJP
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 10 2012

U.S. Senators Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) and Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) recently wrote a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson, asking the agency to use its waiver authority “to adjust the corn grain-ethanol mandate of the Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS)” in light of ongoing drought conditions


USDA invests $25 million in bioenergy research
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 24 2013

According to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has selected four projects that will receive a total of $25


Macro-algae attracting millions in government and industry financing
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 21 2010

According to news reports, macro-algae, or seaweed, is being viewed by major investors as a better source of sugars for ethanol, biofuels, biochemicals, and biopolymers than land-based crops, because it grows faster, has a higher sugar content, absorbs more airborne carbon, and can be harvested up to six times each year


Energy interests and investors concerned about new derivatives regulation
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 21 2010

While European and U.S. regulators develop new rules to govern derivative transactions, energy companies and investors are reportedly expressing concerns about the potential for measures that are intended to rein in the risks taken by financial institutions to affect their business


Strategic partnership formed to develop algae biofuels
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 15 2012

Sapphire Energy will reportedly partner with the Institute for Systems Biology to bring systems biology solutions to the development of algae biofuels, an effort that is expected to significantly increase oil yield and improve resistance to crop predators and environmental factors


PHAI questions “hidden costs” of school vending machines
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 15 2012

The Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI) has issued a June 7, 2012, fact sheet calling on school districts to consider the energy costs of cold beverage vending machines when deciding whether to renew vending contracts


USDA establishes 50,000 acres in midwest for biofuels crops
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2011

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced it will designate 50,000 acres in 39 contiguous Kansas and Missouri counties “for the production of dedicated feedstocks for bioenergy.”


G20 agriculture ministers sidestep biofuels issues in Paris
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2011

While the U.S. Congress is trying to balance the budget with cuts to programs subsidizing bio-based fuels and infrastructure, G20 agricultural ministers meeting in Paris to address a continuing global food supply crisis issued a declaration that failed to reach an accord on whether or how to cut or end biofuel subsidies


Commercial airlines receive preliminary approval to use bio-based fuel
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Global, USA
  • June 16 2011

The ASTM International Committee on Petroleum Products and Lubricants has reportedly given preliminary approval to the use by airlines of a new jet fuel that blends traditional fuel with biofuel from organic waste and inedible plants