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ST. LOUIS, MO - (August 16, 2016) - NewLeaf Symbiotics announced today that both the European and Japanese Patent Offices will grant patents on the company’s foundational production process. In 2015, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted U.S. Patent No. 9,181,541 broadly covering NewLeaf’s proprietary production technology. The technology disclosed in the patents permits rapid, cost-effective production of large quantities of Pink-Pigmented Facultative Methylotrophs (PPFM), a naturally occurring beneficial bacteria which can improve yield and pest tolerance in treated crops.  more...

Kalamazoo, Michigan - (August 3, 2016) - Vestaron Corporation today announced completion of an oversubscribed Series D round of financing totaling $18 million dollars. The Round was completely funded by existing investors in the Company.  more...

ST. LOUIS, MO - (July 19, 2016) - NewLeaf Symbiotics, announced today the appointment of Dr. Janne Kerovuo as Vice President for Research and Discovery. Dr. Kerovuo comes to NewLeaf from Monsanto Co. where he has been leading Microbial Discovery Strategy since 2013. He previously headed up Microbial and Agricultural Solutions at Agradis, a spin-off from Synthetic Genomics, the San Diego-based company founded by Craig Venter. He earned a PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Helsinki in his native Finland.  more...

Vancouver, BC - (July 18, 2016) - Chris Erickson was elected to the board of directors of the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Associate (the CVCA) at its annual general meeting in May. He will serve for a one year term, and possibly more, and provide input and assistance on venture capital, advanced materials, cleantech, corporate venturing and events in Western Canada, among other things.  more...

ATLANTA, GA - (June 20, 2016) - Solidifying its position as an industry leader in sustainability, Thomas Concrete of Atlanta, Georgia has announced the expansion of the CarbonCure technology across four additional concrete plants surrounding the Atlanta metropolitan region.  more...

Menlo Park, CA - (April 12, 2016) - Calysta, Inc. (www.calysta.com) announced that leading sustainability advisors The Carbon Trust (www.carbontrust.com), in a report released today, has assessed Calysta’s FeedKind™ protein against a number of key sustainability metrics, finding that it nearly eliminates the need for two increasingly scarce resources - water and agricultural land - for production of fish feed for the aquaculture industry. In addition, FeedKind protein does not rely on use of wild caught fish, reducing pressure on global fish stocks. FeedKind protein is a natural, safe, non-GMO sustainable fish feed ingredient. It is currently approved for sale in the European Union.  more...

Tokyo, Japan - (March 7, 2016) - Hitachi Medical Corporation, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501) and Redlen Technologies Inc., a Canadian technology company, today announced an agreement to jointly develop a direct conversion semiconductor x-ray detector module required for new photon counting computed tomography systems (PCCT), a promising next generation diagnostic medical imaging modality.  more...

Vestaron Corporation’s interest in spider venom has developed into an award-winning bioinsecticide that won’t harm honeybees. This past December, the EPA removed the bee toxicity label from SPEAR-T, a bioinsecticide developed by Vestaron Corporation. The removal of the label means the product showed no increased mortality or detrimental effects of honeybees.  more...

Halifax, Nova Scotia - (February 22, 2016) - CarbonCure Technologies, a company that recycles CO2 in concrete, today announced it was named in the prestigious 2015 Global Cleantech 100, produced by Cleantech Group, whose mission is to connect corporates to sustainable innovation through its i3 Connect platform and global events.  more...

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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