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Menlo Park, CA – (February 2, 2016) ) – Calysta, Inc. today announced $30 million in Series C funding with Cargill, the Municipal Employee Retirement System (MERS) of Michigan and Old Westbury Global Real Assets Fund LLC. Also participating were current Calysta investors Walden Riverwood Ventures, Aqua-Spark and Pangaea Ventures. Calysta intends to use the Series C investment to advance new product development, commercial manufacturing and continued advances in its proprietary state-of- the-art gas fermentation platform.  more...

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CUMMING, GA (January 27, 2016) – Thanks to a newly formed agreement between Argos of Atlanta, Georgia, and CarbonCure Technologies of Nova Scotia, Canada, Argos was first in the United States to pour concrete manufactured using recycled carbon dioxide.  more...

(January 12, 2016) - Located at the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), Teesside, Calysta will develop the production process for FeedKind™ protein, a new fish feed ingredient to reduce the aquaculture industry’s use of fishmeal. FeedKind™ protein - a natural, safe, non-GMO sustainable fish feed ingredient is approved for sale in the European Union.  more...

The Hague (December 18, 2015) – Vancouver based Pangaea Ventures (www.pangaeaventures.com), an investment firm dedicated to Advanced Materials, has invested Euro 4 million of growth capital in composites specialist Airborne International in The Hague. With this investment, Pangaea joins a total Euro 10 million growth financing round led by existing shareholders including Amsterdam-based HPE Growth Capital. Airborne International is a technology leader in the design, production and industrialization of advanced composite products for aerospace and marine sectors. At the beginning of this year, Airborne entered into a partnership with Siemens, Kuka and Delft Technical University to become a leader in automated composites manufacturing for aeronautics and marine applications.  more...

KALAMAZOO, MI (December 17, 2015) –Vestaron Corporation, the leading developer of peptide-based insecticides, announced today that it has received U.S. EPA approval to delete the bee toxicity warning statement from its SPEAR™ Biopesticide label following a review. The removal of the toxicity statement is supported by third-party topical and feeding evaluations that show SPEAR™ has no increased mortality or detrimental effects to honeybees.  more...

Baltimore, MD (November 18, 2015) - When 23-year old Brendan Quinn took over the family business as interim-CEO of Ernest Maier in 1995, few people would have predicted that he could save a concrete block manufacturing company on the brink of bankruptcy. Fast-forward twenty years to present day, and not only is Ernest Maier a highly successful building solutions provider, but it is leading the charge to bring sustainable innovations to the forefront of the concrete industry.  more...

(Newswise November 11, 2015) - The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted NewLeaf Symbiotics US Patent No. 9,181,541 for its Microbial Fermentation technology. The patent covers compositions comprising Pink Pigmented Facultative Methylotrophs (PPFMs). PPFMs are beneficial bacteria that naturally colonize plants and stimulate their growth.  more...

Springfield, VA (November 10, 2015) - The ready mixed concrete industry is about to get greener thanks to a trailblazing partnership announced today by CarbonCure Technologies of Nova Scotia, and Vulcan Materials Company.  more...

(October 19, 2015) - The US company Vestaron Corporation is the winner of the inaugural Bernard Blum Award. The award ceremony took place on Monday 19th October in Basel, Switzerland, at the opening ceremony of the annual ABIM Congress, the largest Biopesticide industry gathering in the world. The Bernard Blum award was created by IBMA in memory of the association founding father Bernard Blum whom the award and trophy is dedicated to in this 20th anniversary of the formation of IBMA as an association. Dr Robert Kennedy, Chief Scientific Officer at Vestaron Corp, received the award from the hands of Dr Willem Ravensberg, President of IBMA.  more...

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