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    Report: Mascoma backs away from IPO plans

    Mascoma, a cellulosic ethanol maker, has been working on gaining capital investment from just about every funding source out there. But now it looks like the attempts to go public and raise $100 million have been pulled off the market. Gigaom's Katie Fehrenbacher had been puzzled that a company ...

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    GM: Mascoma ethanol process works as promised in laboratory testing

    Back in February, Mascoma opened its first pilot plant for the production of cellulosic ethanol. According to General Motors, which invested in Mascoma and its unique method for producing the alcohol, Mascoma's consolidated bioprocessing process has proven successful in a laboratory ...

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    Mascoma pilot plant starts generating cellulosic ethanol

    Mascoma Corporation's first pilot plant in Rome, New York has now begun to produce cellulosic ethanol. Mascoma is one of two cellulosic ethanol companies that got equity investments from General Motors in early 2008, the other being Coskata. The Rome plant has an annual capacity of 200,000 gallons ...

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    Motor Trend's Top Ten Technologies have a decidedly green tint

    Looking back on 2008, it seems that the biggest stories that shaped the automotive landscape had more to do with gas prices and economic conditions than the vehicles themselves. Regardless, there are quite a few new technologies that are just starting to make waves, and many of them are intended to ...

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    A tale of two ethanol companies: Coskata's up and Mascoma's down

    Sugar cane photo by 91RS. Licensed under Creative Commons license 2.0.
    The two ethanol companies that GM has invested in, Coskata and Mascoma, must be making the automaker proud and frustrated this week, as they have very different news to report. Coskata's got some potentially good news: U.S. ...

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    DOE will invest $26 million in Mascoma's cellulosic ethanol plant in Michigan

    During a conference call this afternoon, Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm announced that the U.S. DOE will invest $26 million dollars in the state's first cellulosic ethanol production plant, being built by Mascoma in the Upper Peninsula. Granholm, speaking with a sore voice thanks to a cold, ...

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    GM Energy Systems director to join Mascoma advisory board

    Massachusetts-based Mascoma Corp. has added Dr. Andreas Lippert to its scientific advisory board. Mascoma, along with Coskata, is one of the two companies working on cellulosic ethanol technology that GM invested in earlier this year. Dr. Lippert is the Director of Global Energy Systems for GM and ...

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    Dartmouth researchers create new ethanol-producing bacteria

    Mascoma Corp is one of the two cellulosic ethanol companies that General Motors invested in earlier this year. Dr. Lee Lynd is one of Mascoma's co-founders and he and his collaborators at Dartmouth College have published a paper that gives some more insight into Mascoma's process. They have created ...

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    Mascoma cellulosic ethanol plant to be built in northern Michigan

    Nearly two months after the announcement by General Motors of its equity investment in Mascoma, the Massachusetts company has announced the location of its first commercial cellulosic ethanol plant. Mascoma CEO Bruce Jamerson and Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm announced a plant would be built ...

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    Mascoma scores another $10m, this time from Marathon Oil

    Last week, Mascoma and GM announced that the automaker would invest an undisclosed amount in the cellulosic ethanol process being developed by Mascoma Corporation. Perhaps its a sign of the times that Marathon Oil Corporation has also ponied up a $10 million equity investment in research and ...

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    More on the GM-Mascoma cellulosic ethanol partnership

    Following this morning's announcement that GM was taking an equity stake in cellulosic ethanol developer Mascoma, the two companies held a conference call. Like the earlier Coskata investment, GM researchers will be working with scientists at Mascoma to refine the process that they have developed ...

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    GM to invest in Mascoma cellulosic ethanol project

    General Motors today announced their second equity investment in a developer of cellulosic ethanol technology in recent months. The automaker is buying into Mascoma Corp. Mascoma has developed a single-step cellulose to ethanol process that apparently requires fewer enzymes and other additives. ...

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    DOE readies $86m in grants for three cellulosic ethanol plants

    Late last week, the U.S. Department of Energy picked three cellulosic ethanol projects as recipients of up to $86m in federal funding for fiscal years 2008-2011. These "small-scale biorefinery projects" are located in Maine, Tennessee and Kentucky and are intended to bring "cost-competitive" ...

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    Mascoma receive $14.8 million award to build cellulosic ethanol plant

    We've mentioned Mascoma a couple of times recently in relation to the cellulosic ethanol conversion technology developed by Prof. Lee Lynd at Dartmouth College that they have been set up to commercialise. The latest news is that they have received a $14.8 million award from the New York State ...

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    Mascoma and Tamarack Energy Partner on Cellulosic Ethanol; Focus on Forestry Waste

    The real potential for ethanol lies not in the corn fields of the Nebraska and Iowa but in cellulose. The amount of sugar that can be converted to alcohol that is locked up in cellulosic biomass far exceeds what is available from corn kernels. The problem is, well, that it's locked in there. The ...

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    Khosla: Ethanol is just a stepping stone

    When I hear the name Vinod Khosla three things immediately come to mind - lots and lots of money, Sun Microsystems and ethanol. If you're not familiar with Mr. Khosla, the first thing you need to grasp is that he's one of Silicon Valley's most influential people. In 1982, he co-founded Sun ...

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    Mascoma getting closer to commercial production of cellulosic ethanol

    Mascoma Corp., a company solely focused on converting cellulosic biomass to ethanol, announced last week that a new partnership with Dartmouth College will bring commercial production of cellulosic ethanol one step closer. The partnership gives Mascoma access to several of Dartmouth's patents, and ...


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