February 25th, 2009
Green Tech Media: Genetic engineering startup Genomatica says it's devised a way to get microbes to make methyl ethyl ketone, a solvent with a $2 billion market – and the company says it can use shuttered ethanol plants to make the stuff.
February 25th, 2009
Cleantech Group: California licensor of technology thinks solvent MEK could get to market in 2010, reviving now-closed ethanol plants and serving significant markets in China.
February 23rd, 2009
Earth2Tech: With many of the next-generation ethanol makers being forced to drag their heels on plant construction during the downturn, it’s becoming rare to hear about progress on cellulosic ethanol plants.
February 20th, 2009
MediaPost: Revenue Science has been remanded AudienceScience in an effort to better describe the company's focus in behavioral targeting, according to President and CEO Jeff Hirsch.
February 18th, 2009
UC Berkeley College of Chemistry: Rachel A. Segalman, the Charles Wilke Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, and Richmond Sarpong, assistant professor of chemistry, have been selected as Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows.
February 10th, 2009
New York Times: These days, venture capitalists are ever more cautious with their money.
January 29th, 2009
Green Tech Media: It's the "Fat Boy of Feedstocks," says Jim Imbler, CEO of Zeachem, which hopes to use the trees to produce fuel.
January 29th, 2009
Earh2Tech: In an inauspicious building on a strip of offices in Menlo Park, Calif., I recently met with the team behind ZeaChem, a 25-person startup that’s using a common microbe found in termite guts and regular soil to breakdown trees and plants into the next-generation of ethanol.
January 28th, 2009
Green Tech Media: In Silicon Valley, the concern isn't over whether or not President Obama's stimulus package will work, but what the final bill in his package will contain, writes Josh Green, General Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures.
January 28th, 2009
Tech Crunch: VirtuOz, a company that develops virtual support agents, has closed a $11.4 million Series B funding round led by Mohr Davidow Ventures, with Galileo Partners and Eric Hahn with Inventures Group also participating.