Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
A previous post, written by guest blogger Tim Stirrup, discussed the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s (WIPO) WIPO GREEN platform, an initiative that recently launched after operating for a while in pilot and test mode.
WIPO GREEN helps to match green technology innovators with commercialization partners by (more…)
Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
When it comes to navigating the advanced biofuels’ winding pathway to commercialization, no company is faring better than Solazyme. Whether delivering biojet fuel for commercial flights or producing hundreds of thousands of gallons of advanced fuels to help the U.S. Navy launch its Green Strike Force in 2016, Solazyme has been on a marketing tear. (more…)
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
As I wrote last month, global biofuels production is nearing 2 million barrels per day – an impressive number that ranks biofuels ahead of Libya among oil producing nations – but most of this consists of conventional biofuels derived from corn starch and sugarcane. While these fuels may meet ground transportation needs, they lack the performance (more…)
Tuesday, March 6th, 2012
The Algal Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the U.S. algae industry, announced the recipients of the second annual Algae Industry Leadership awards.
The annual Algae Industry Leadership Awards recognize those that demonstrate outstanding leadership in helping increase the awareness of, (more…)
Thursday, December 1st, 2011
Facing an uncertain future with biofuels policy under scrutiny, the advanced biofuels industry convened for a three day conference in San Francisco earlier this month. Jointly organized by Green Power Conferences and Biofuels Digest, the Advanced Biofuels Markets conference is one of the few (more…)
Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
Already languishing in the current deficit/debt landscape and facing mounting criticism in the wake of the Solyndra bankruptcy, the much-maligned DOE Section 1705 loan guarantee program came to a close last week with a flurry of activity. Despite frustration with the program in the biofuels industry, centering on delays (more…)
Friday, August 12th, 2011
British AFC Energy, a developer of low-cost alkaline fuel cell technology, yesterday announced that it has completed the commissioning of its first commercial-scale, beta fuel cell system at its premises in the United Kingdom.
The Beta System will now be used primarily for (more…)
Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
In a previous post, I wrote about the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Innovation Portal, an online tech transfer tool designed to link energy technologies developed by U.S. national laboratories and other research institutions with potential licensing and commercialization partners. (more…)
Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
In a previous post, I wrote about the Canadian Intellectual Property Office’s (CIPO) proposal to implement an expedited examination program for green tech patent applications.
Last month CIPO launched the program. Now applicants can have their green patent applications advanced out of turn (more…)
Thursday, July 15th, 2010
On Friday Morning from 10:30 AM EDT to 1 PM EDT, the White House will host a Clean Energy Economy Forum focused on clean energy manufacturing. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke will kick off the event with opening remarks followed by two panel discussions focusing on strategies to advance the development and commercialization of new clean energy (more…)