Khosla Ventures invests $50 million in KiOR, a biofuels maker

News   •   Oct 05, 2013 17:07 BST

Khosla VenturesUS announced that it would invest a further $50 million privately into publicly-traded biofuel maker KiOR. 
The company has missed production targets in the past but the investment is intended to help the company double capacity. KiOR’s stock price jumped 50 percent on the news.

The cleantech space produced several new financing rounds, partnerships, and acquisitions last week. According to Cleantech Insights blog, Khosla Ventures made a new investment in a biofuels maker, KiOR.

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China - Investment in Cleantech

News   •   Oct 05, 2013 16:57 BST

Cleantech Group’s i3 platform tracks over 1000 Chinese cleantech companies with detailed investment and partnership history.

Ductor Announce Industrial Scale Application for Biogas Producers

News   •   Sep 11, 2013 19:14 BST

Ductor's technology enables removal of ammonia from organic material in early stages of biogas production. This optimizes the process and minimizes the related reject water costs, leading to greater efficiency and cost reduction.

Ductor Announce Industrial Scale Application for Biogas Producers

Press Releases   •   Sep 11, 2013 15:17 BST

Ductor a Finnish biotechnology company, is announcing today that it has reached its goal of industrial scale production capability. The first implementation will be an application for biogas producers in order to significantly improve biogas plant economics. This is an example of Ductor's groundbreaking innovations that have the potential to revolutionize the world's energy and food production.

Ductor Corp - Biotechnology for Energy and Food Production

News   •   Sep 06, 2013 09:24 BST

Founded in 2009 in Helsinki, Finland, Ductor Corp. has its own proprietary/patented technology to produce ammonia and phosphates 100 % biologically from recycled materials (eg. food waste, animal by-products)

Finland's Innovations in Cleantech

News   •   Sep 06, 2013 09:06 BST

Finland has a strong cluster of cleantech, biogas and waste management companies and organisations. Below are a few examples of these, based on recent interviews in CCTV, China's state tv.

Shifting Global Investments to Clean Energy

News   •   Jul 31, 2013 10:38 BST

Among others, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett's investment firm, is increasing its investments in clean energy. An important development, as global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions hit a record high in 2012. There are more than 1.2 billion people worldwide still without access to electricity. The global middle class is booming & energy demand is expected to grow by one-third by 2035.

Kiki Tidwell, Cleantech Angel Investor

News   •   Jul 29, 2013 10:01 BST

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Kiki Tidwell, Cleantech Angel Investor

This Women in the Spotlight episode features Kiki Tidwell a cleantech angel investor. Tidwell talks with WCS Founder Lisa Ann Pinkerton about how women are naturally poised to be successful angel investors and covers how other women can learn the skills to be successful angels themselves.

Individually, Tidwell is a Limited Partner in several venture funds: Nth Power Fund IV,CalCEF Angel FundGood Capital’s Social Enterprise Expansion Fund,TrueBridge Capital Fund II, and Aligned Partners. Since 2007, she has been a member of Northwest Energy Angels, a cleantech-focused angel group, and served two years on its board. She was also an adviser to the Fall 2012 Astia Global Entrepreneur Program.

Kiki Tidwell, a cleantech angel investor talking with Lisa Ann Pinkerton, Founder of Women in Cleantech & Sustainability.

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Cleantech Investors Are Not Just VC Firms

News   •   Jul 21, 2013 14:03 BST

According to Cleantech Group, corporate investments in innovative cleantech firms are increasing. Corporate acquisition teams log on to assist their innovation sourcing efforts. In addition to capturing data like revenue, paid-in capital, sector, and location. -Despite the summer recess, Ductor Corp is now fundraising to drive its global growth and commercialization.

Dow Jones: Cleantech VC investments vs. Media Coverage

News   •   Jul 20, 2013 10:54 BST

Dow Jones has published a global comparison for period 2007-2012 between the number of venture-backed clean technology deals and the number of articles discussing cleantech, by industry and by region The data does not match! See details below.

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About Ductor Corporation

Waste to Energy and Algae Farming - Production of Biological Ammonia and Phosphates

Ductor Corp. is a Finnish biotechnology company with a unique portfolio of proprietary and patented technology for biologically producing ammonia and phosphates from recycled materials and a process that can be integrated into many applications, such as energy and algae farming.


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