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Opening doors to innovation: Chemical companies are increasingly using specialist investment arms to nurture new ideas

Written by Anthony King | 17 January 2017


Scale And Speed: China’s USP In Cleantech. Tackling China’s Polluted Arable Land Problem

Scale And Speed: China’s USP In Cleantech. Tackling China’s Polluted Arable Land Problem November 12th

12th November

Written by Richard Youngman for cleantech.com



NexSteppe Starts To Supply Sorghum For Biogas In Brazil

NexSteppe Starts To Supply Sorghum For Biogas In Brazil November 8th

8th November

NexSteppe believes they have to the potential to generate 23 billion cubic meters of biogas in Brazil and bets on sorghum as raw material for fuel in agriculture.



The 40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy, 2016-17

The 40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy, 2016-17 November 4th

4th November

NexSteppe is ranked #10 on the latest Biofuels Digest’s Hot 40 — “The 40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy, 2016-17″. Check out the whole list here.



A Conversation with Anna Rath

A Conversation with Anna Rath July 6th

6th July

INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY, June 2016



Reliable, affordable, scalable, sustainable: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to NexSteppe

Reliable, affordable, scalable, sustainable: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to NexSteppe May 4th

4th May

NexSteppe’s CEO Anna Rath — on BioChannel.TV with an address recorded as she accepted the Rosalind Franklin Award from BIO — gave this slide deck at ABLC on NexSteppe, its markets and tech.



Anna Rath, 2016 BIO Rosalind Franklin Award winner, provides remarks at #BIOWC16

Anna Rath, 2016 BIO Rosalind Franklin Award winner, provides remarks at #BIOWC16 April 28th

28th April

President and CEO of NexSteppe Anna Rath was presented the 2016 BIO Rosalind Franklin Award at the 2016 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in San Diego on Tuesday April 19



Biotechnology Innovation Organization Selects NexSteppe CEO Anna Rath as 2016 Rosalind Franklin Award Recipient

Biotechnology Innovation Organization Selects NexSteppe CEO Anna Rath as 2016 Rosalind Franklin Award Recipient April 1st

1st April

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) announced today that President and CEO of NexSteppe, Anna Rath, has been selected by a committee of her peers to be the recipient of the 2016 BIO Rosalind Franklin Award.



Bioeconomy in Europe

Bioeconomy in Europe February 1st

1st February

Outside of Brazil, today Europe has the most existing infrastructure, some of the most developed technologies and the most favorable policy supporting the bioeconomy.



Aemetis Achieves Milestones in Advanced Feedstock for Biofuels

Aemetis Achieves Milestones in Advanced Feedstock for Biofuels September 30th

30th September

Aemetis, Inc. AMTX, +1.85% an advanced renewable fuels and biochemicals company, announced the harvesting of 12- to 15- foot tall biomass sorghum grown in Central California that was produced using proprietary Nexsteppe seed genetics.



Entrepreneurs See A New Field Of Dreams In Agriculture

Entrepreneurs See A New Field Of Dreams In Agriculture May 16th

16th May

When it comes to technology investing, the smart money seeks big markets with strong growth prospects.



NexSteppe Takes Biomass Sorghum to Commercial-scale in Brazil

NexSteppe Takes Biomass Sorghum to Commercial-scale in Brazil April 17th

17th April

Next-gen feedstock developer records 1000% year-on-year growth for its Palo Alto Biomass Sorghum hybrids in Brazil.



Agronegócio Movimenta o Mercado Executivo

Recrutadores afirmam que setor será um dos mais aquecidos em 2015, especialmente no Centro-Oeste. Por Edson Valente, de São Paulo


Have Energy Crops Found the Inflection Point? NexSteppe Raises $22M in Series C Financing

Have Energy Crops Found the Inflection Point? NexSteppe Raises $22M in Series C Financing November 1st

1st November

New Investors Total Energy Ventures and ELFH Holding join existing investors Braemar Energy Ventures, CYM Ventures and DuPont Ventures



17 Advanced Bioeconomy Companies Make 2014 Cleantech 100 List

17 Advanced Bioeconomy Companies Make 2014 Cleantech 100 List November 1st

1st November

According to the Cleantech Group, a record number of nominations were received: 5,995 distinct companies from 60 countries.



Biomass is Best

Biomass is Best October 23rd

23rd October

A recent United Nations (UN) report suggests that, by 2030, biomass will be responsible for up to 60% of all renewable energy produced on the planet, and Brazil will be one of the highlights.



New Energy-Rich Sorghum Offers Ethanol Without the Corn

New Energy-Rich Sorghum Offers Ethanol Without the Corn August 12th

12th August

California startup NexSteppe presents a new brand of sorghum, bred for optimal energy production, designed as a greener alternative to corn for ethanol fuels and biomass boilers.



NexSteppe Featured in Cleantech Group’s Biofuels & Biochemicals Report

NexSteppe Featured in Cleantech Group’s Biofuels & Biochemicals Report June 23rd

23rd June

Biofuels, biopower and bio-based products are rapidly emerging and maturing industries providing significant contributions to growing energy needs around the globe.



Texas A&M Study: Shows Sorghum Sequesters More Soil Organic Carbon than Previously Known

Texas A&M Study: Shows Sorghum Sequesters More Soil Organic Carbon than Previously Known June 6th

6th June

Bioenergy sorghum may offer more than another energy supply; it may offer a “sink” for greenhouse gases, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research study.



NexSteppe Sells its Palo Alto Biomass Sorghum in Brazil

NexSteppe Sells its Palo Alto Biomass Sorghum in Brazil April 24th

24th April

Nexsteppe recently announced that it sold more than 1,000 hectares (2,500 acres) of its Palo Alto high biomass sorghums for biopower in Brazil this past growing season.