IntelinAir, a San Jose-based automated aerial imagery analytics startup, closed its seed round consisting of $3 million in equity and $500k in venture debt from Midwest high-growth tech funders Hyde Park Venture Partners, early- and mid-stage tech business investors Western Technology Investments, Harvard Business School Angels of Chicago, Holdsworth & Company, seed-stage multi-industry funders HiveFund, and other angel investors.
Godavari Biorefineries recently announced the close of a $15 million equity financing deal with Mandala Capital, a private equity firm that invests in agribusiness companies located in the Indian subcontinent.
On May 11, 2015, Joule Unlimited announced a new $40 million funding round geared toward increasing commercialization of its fuel conversion technologies. The funding round consists of a mix between private equity and venture debt financing, including return investor Flagship Ventures, and will be primarily allocated toward construction of the company’s production facility in Hobbs, New Mexico.
Arvegenix announced recently that it has received $2.5 million in aggregate funding from Monsanto, Cultivation Capital, The St. Louis Arch Angels, and BioGenerator. Located in St. Louis, Arvegenix is exploring the use of Pennycress as an oil-producing crop with ancillary benefits, like livestock feed.
Rochester, NY based Sweetwater Energy announced the closing of $10 million in debt financing, which will help secure the company’s operations as it begins the construction of its first commercial biomass-to-biochemical conversion facility.
Blume Distillation, which produced biorefinery equipment for bioethanol and other ethanol based end products, announced a $1 million Series B round led by GreenTech seed, and VC fund CC3IC (Climate Change Investigation Innovation and Investment Company).
Chicago-based Chromatin, which produces sorghum seed for food and feedstock for both animals and biofuels, announced last week that they had raised another $12 million in a Series F from Illinois Ventures and Wood Creek Capital Management.
When you hear the word “tobacco” you may not think “clean.” But, after just one flight, you may soon.
SkyNRG, an aviation fuel company, has partnered with Boeing and South African Airways to make clean fuel from Solaris, a hybrid tobacco plant.
Maybe scum isn’t such a bad thing.
Over the last few weeks, studies and stories from around the world have indicated that both microscopic and macro-algae may actually be great sources of biofuel.
Soon it might not just be you buzzing on your morning coffee, but also your car.
A new study from the University of Bath suggests that coffee grounds may be a great source of biodiesel fuel.
New research says there’s a better way to make biofuel and paper.
Scientists at the University of British Columbia have genetically modified trees to more easily break down for paper and biofuel production, significantly reducing the amount of necessary chemicals and energy for processing.
Thanks to a recent $100 million investment, you might soon reduce CO2 by driving a car, and increase crop productivity by using a carbon-negative soil.
Cool Planet Energy Systems, a company producing green biofuels and ag-products, has raised $100 million in a Series D financing.
Scientists are working on a greener alternative for JP-10 fuel, or more commonly known as missile fuel.
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Joint BioEnergy Institute have used bio-engineered bacterium to create synthesized pinene, which is naturally a plant-energy source.
This week, we’re featuring the fall news letter from our friends at Investeco.
The agricultural sector is going through a time of unprecedented innovation and change, brought about by a growing awareness of issues relating to the environment, health and resource efficiency.