Tag: biofuel

Agtech Funding Sheet: Harvard Angels Invest in IntelinAir, Wheatsheaf Invests in Animal Health Tech, BayoTech Raises $1.5m, more

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.

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Joule Announces new $40 Million Funding Round

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.

BioGenerator Makes $200k Investment in Apse

BioGenerator, a St. Louis based, privately funded, non-profit investment organization whose express focus is on startups and entrepreneurs in the AgTech sector, has made a $200,000 seed investment in Apse, the company announced March 3.

Chromatin adds another $12m in Series F

Chromatin adds another $12m in Series F

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.

Tobacco Hybrid May Be a Source for Aviation Biofuel

Tobacco Hybrid May Be a Source for Aviation Biofuel

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.

Scum Could be the Next Big Biofuel

Scum Could be the Next Big Biofuel

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.