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JIANGSU, China, (April 20, 2015) - Cnano Technology Limited (http://www.cnanotechnology.com), a world-leader in the manufacturing and commercialization of high quality multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) products for the energy storage, structural and electronics industries, announced the completion of its $15 million Series C funding. Cnano will use the funds to expand its high quality carbon nanotubes manufacturing operation in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, China in order to meet the fast growing demand for its products. The Company continues to leverage and enhance upon technologies it has licensed on an exclusive basis from Tsinghua University.  more...

Richmond, BC, (March 16, 2015) - The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, P.C., Q.C., MP for Delta—Richmond East and Minister of National Revenue, on behalf of the Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today announced investments totalling over $27.3 million for 10 clean technology projects in British Columbia, which will support jobs, economic growth and the environment. The projects announced today are benefitting from the Government of Canada’s Economic Action Plan investment in Sustainable Development Technology Canada’s (SDTC) SD Tech Fund™.  more...

ST. LOUIS, MO, (March 10, 2015) - NewLeaf Symbiotics announced today the appointment of Mike McFatrich as Vice President for Business Strategy and Development. McFatrich joins the company from BASF where he was Global Director for the Seed Solutions business. He will be based at NewLeaf’s BRDG Park offices in St. Louis.  more...

Menlo Park, CA, (January 22, 2015) - Calysta, Inc. (www.calysta.com) today announced completion of a Series B financing round totaling $10 million.  The financing was led by Walden Riverwood Ventures (www.waldenintl.com) and (www.riverwoodcapital.com), a venture firm focused on investing in core technology companies globally, and Aqua-Spark (www.aqua-spark.nl), a Netherlands-based firm focused on sustainable aquaculture investments. Nicholas Brathwaite, Walden Riverwood Ventures and Mike Velings, Aqua-Spark, will join the Calysta Board of Directors.  more...

KALAMAZOO, MI, (Marketwired - Oct 28, 2014) - Vestaron Corporation, a company that designs environmentally friendly insecticides, announced today the final close of its Series C Financing. Anterra Capital, based in the Netherlands, added $4M to the $10M previously announced to bring total funding to $14M. Anterra Capital is jointly funded by Moonray Investors, the proprietary investment arm of FIL Limited, the parent company of Fidelity Worldwide Investment, and Rabo Private Equity, the proprietary private equity arm of Rabobank. The round also included Cultivian Sandbox Ventures, Southwest Michigan First Life Science Venture Fund, Open Prairie Ventures, Pangaea Ventures, Michigan Accelerator Fund and others.  more...

Golden, Colorado, (October 24, 2014) – CoorsTek Specialty Chemicals announced today that it has acquired Boulder Ionics Corporation, of Arvada, Colorado. Boulder Ionics is a developer and manufacturer of high-performance electrolytes for batteries and ultracapacitors. The acquisition is part of CoorsTek’s continued expansion from its technical and market leadership position in engineered ceramics into a broader array of high-technology materials.  more...

Albuquerque, NM, (September 9, 2014) - ACME Advanced Materials, Inc. today announced the successful commercialization of its process to produce large quantities of low loss, electrically defect free (EDF) Silicon Carbide (SiC) wafers in a microgravity environment. This development creates a new grade of SiC wafer, S Grade, that are electrically defect free of the mid-gap states known to cause power loss and reliability issues in SiC devices by impeding current flow through these electrical scattering centers. The vastly improved electrical wafer characteristics means that device makers can expect superior performance from their Schottky Diodes, MOSFETs, and other high power switching technology enabled by these S Grade wafers. This technology is also expected to lead the way towards fabrication of very large scale devices such as microprocessors and ASICs on SiC.  more...

ST. LOUIS, MO, (September 15, 2014) – NewLeaf Symbiotics, a St Louis, Missouri-based agricultural biotechnology company focused on the commercialization of beneficial plant bacteria, announced today that it has closed a $17 million Series B round of financing. The proceeds will be used to further accelerate its successful R&D program, ramp up production from pilot to commercial scale, and go to market with its first biological products. Otter Capital led the round and was joined by existing investors RockPort Capital, Open Prairie Ventures and Pangaea Ventures. NewLeaf closed a $7 Million Series A round in January 2013.  more...

KALAMAZOO, MI (Marketwired - Aug 21, 2014) - Vestaron Corporation, a company that designs environmentally friendly insecticides, announced today a first close on the sale of its Series C Preferred Stock. This $10M round, which was led by new investor Cultivian Sandbox Ventures, a fund specializing in food and agricultural companies, also included major current investors including Southwest Michigan First Life Science Venture Fund, Open Prairie Ventures, Pangaea Ventures, Michigan Accelerator Fund, and others.  more...

(July 30, 2014) – Pollination is responsible for providing us with a wide variety of food, as well as the survival of many species of flora and fauna. Pollinators such as bees, that pollinate nuts, fruits and vegetables, are directly or indirectly responsible for a significant part of the world’s crop production. The decline of pollinators can impact future food production capabilities. Therefore the diminishing bee population is a serious concern. Bees have diminished drastically in recent years due to a variety of factors including pesticides, diseases and habitat degradation resulting in a loss of genetic diversity. Come and join the conversation at the July GTEx Forum to discuss safer and more sustainable options that are being pursued by BC based researchers and companies.  more...

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