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Verenium: BP responds

I’ve just had this email from the press office at BP about its joint venture with Verenium which was mentioned in an earlier post today. We remain focused on commercializing the technology that we are developing jointly with Verenium and continue to progress development activities with the commercial JV that we announced in February in order to […]

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UPDATED: Verenium and Aventine in difficulties: Reuters

Verenium could have jhad difficulty continuing as a company, its auditors say in a report from Reuters yesterday and carried in the UK’s Guardian Business Feed.The same report says Aventine may need to take Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Key points from the Reuters report: Verenium’s outside auditor, Ernst & Young, saidin a U.S. Securities and […]

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More on BP Vereneum

Last night the press office at BP emailed me with more details on the agreement with Verenium. I like the way they talk about “energy cane” and “energy grasses” presumably energy cane is the stuff left behind after sugar processing, or in the fields. I’m not so clear about energy grasses will that be switchgrass?Here’s […]

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Corrected: BP ups Verenium investment

Corrected: Corrected amount of new investment by BP in Verenium from press release received from BP on 23 Feb 2009. BP is upping its investment in Verenium by $22.5m, according to Gas 2.0 blog, which has more details. Key point for me is that this is a non-food route to biofuel, though the source, the […]

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BP invests in Verenium

There’s a Wall Street Journal article about BP investing $90 m in Verenium a US cellulosic ethanol technology company. Both firms hope to start a jointly making biofuel in a few years. The WSJ says this is BP’s first venture into cellulosic biofuel.

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Cellulosic ethanol from bagasse

Here’s one way to access the sugars in cellulose, which is being trialled by Verenium in its plant in Jennings, Louisiana .There is an outline of the Verenium‘s cellulosic ethanol process on TechnologyReview The process begins when the cane is ground up and cooked under highpressure with a mild acid to hydrolyze the hemicellulose and […]

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