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Solazyme Raises $52M Series D

Solazyme, a research and development-focused algae-based biofuel company in South San Francisco, Calif., has raised $52 million as part of a Series D financing round led by Braemar Energy Ventures and Morgan Stanley, a new investor.

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Exxon, Synthetic Genomics Open Greenhouse to Test Algae Biofuels

ExxonMobil and its biofuels partner Synthetic Genomics opened a greenhouse facility in La Jolla, Calif. today devoted to research into algae-based biofuels

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Shell Invests in Old School Sugar Ethanol

Earlier this week Royal Dutch Shell announced a joint venture with Cosan, one of�Brazil�s largest producer of sugar-based ethanol. The deal confirms what’s been known for a while. When it comes to renewable energy, for Shell, it’s all about biofuels.�

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Shell�s Voser: Second Generation Biofuels a Decade from Commercial Viability

The so-called �second generation� of biofuels � like algae, wood chips and straw � will not be ready for widespread use until 2020, despite large investments in the technology, the head of Royal Dutch Shell has said.

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Khosla Raises $1bn for Clean tech funds; Bets Biofuel is a Winning Horse

It’s official: Khosla Ventures has closed two new funds with more than $1 billion in capital commitment. The Sand Hill Road VC has made a name for itself by investing in cutting edge biofuel startups with promising technologies that for the most part are years from going commercial. There had been rumors over the past…

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