Exxon $600 Million Algae Investment Makes Khosla See Pipe Dream – Bloomberg.com

June 3 (Bloomberg) — Inside an industrial warehouse in South San Francisco, California, Harrison Dillon, chief technology officer of startup Solazyme Inc., examines a beaker filled with a brown paste made of sugar cane waste. While the smell brings to mind molasses, this goo, called bagasse, won’t find its way into people-pleasing confections. Instead,...

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Mansfield Oil Acquires Western Ethanol

Mansfield Oil Acquires Western Ethanol Addition of established ethanol wholesaler and logistics provider broadens company service offering in Western US Atlanta, GA (Vocus/PRWEB ) June 2, 2010 — Today, Mansfield Oil Company announces the acquisition of substantially all of Western Ethanol’s assets and the addition of Doug Vind to the Mansfield team. Orange County,...

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Is biofuel Hawaii’s next great industry? – Pacific Business News

Potential exists to turn state’s renewable-energy needs into a cash crop Hawaiian Electric Co.’s search for long-term suppliers of biofuels derived from local feedstocks stands to ignite a new form of agriculture in Hawaii. But major challenges lie ahead for both the utility and potential producers. Acres of fallow pineapple and sugar fields across...

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