28 Jun '12, 10pm

Death Valley Days: The Biofuels Financing Saga: Filed under: Energy News

Commemorative plaque at Burned Wagons Point, Death Valley. Photo by Philippe Pierre As bio-based companies race across the Valley of Death, in the dash for scale, who’s getting financing now, and how? The path to financing success in bio-based project development used to be a little less complicated. Raise seed money from friends and family. Series A and B with your friendly local VC, to prove the concept and build a pilot. Bring in a strategic for the Series C and D and the demo plant, then over to NASDAQ for plant one at commercial scale. These days, financing comes with plot twists and a cast of characters that Charles Dickens would have been proud of, as “Great Expectations” have given way to a plaintive “more please, Sir?” right out of Oliver Twist, or a “bioenergy is a humbug!” right out of A Christmas Carol. Yet we’ve seen a number of creative financing efforts gett...

Full article: http://www.altenergystocks.com/archives/2012/06/death_val...

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