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Teru Talk Newsletter

Volume II, Issue 53, December 31, 2012 
Teru Talk by Michael Theroux (pronounced "Terú")  

Teru's Trash Talk

It's been a slow news week because of the holidays, but we were able to find this relevant "news" item of timely interest:

The North Pole's global distribution specialist Kringle, Inc. has announced  the 2012 annual demonstration of on-board anaerobic digestion with biogas upgrading to power generation. The classic Rangifer tarandus high energymanure continues to be the feedstock of choice, while positive tests photobioreactor growth of heterophyllic algae show promise for increased production. The algae-to-bio-oil process has the added benefit of carbon dioxide capture, utilizing the Kringle Manufacturing plant's excess process heat and feeding the algae on the carbon-laden emissions.

Northern European strategic alliances continue to facilitate use of twin Jenbacher engines for this year's flights. The consortium has agreed that starting this time in 2013 one fleet will be converted to smaller and lighter bio-fueled jet packs. Successful tests of catalytic conversion of the biogas to advanced aviation fuel have been completed and trial flights will begin shortly after the Holiday Season. Interested parties are advised to be particularly good, for the next 24 to 48 hours. No contact information was provided; when asked, a jolly voice simply started, "Oh, Ho, Ho, Ho … We'll know…"

We wish all of you and yours a safe and Happy New Year!

The Week's News

Amyris Secures $42MM Financing, Starts Biofene Production in Brazil Facility

California based renewable products company Amyris has announced completion of a private common stock placement totaling $42.25 million, concurrent with the successful initiation of production of Biofene in its Paraiso, Brazil facility. 12/27/2012

Covanta Secures New 20-Year Waste Agreement with Bristol Municipalities

New Jersey's integrated waste conversion and disposal company Covanta Energy Corporation has announced successful negotiations resulting in a new 20 year agreement with municipalities in the Bristol, Connecticut region. 12/27/2012

Veolia Environnement Raises $153MM in "Dutch Auction" Debt Tender Offer

Veolia Environnement has announced a final results in its modified "Dutch Auction" cash tender offer at 6% on Senior Notes due in 2018. 12/27/2012

United Kingdom DECC Publishes Renewable Energy Roadmap

The United Kingdom (UK) Department of Energy and Climate (DECC) announced publication of the current update to the Renewable Energy Roadmap. 12/27/2012

DOE Posts Webinar Presentation on Upgrading Carbohydrates for Biofuels

The US Department of Energy's Biomass Program regularly hosts detailed webinar presentations designed to highlight "hot topics" in biomass management and conversion to heat, power, fuels and chemicals. 12/27/2012 


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