#gmo used for biofuels? this would be great
Ceres Inc., a U.S. seed maker, plans to raise as much as $100 million in an initial public offering to expand output of genetically modified crops used in the production of biofuels. The shares will be listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol CERE, the Thousand Oaks, California-based company said today in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Ceres, which has been operating since 1997, will use some of the proceeds from the IPO to develop, produce and commercialize crop seeds. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Barclays Plc will underwrite the IPO, according to the filing. Ceres didn't say how many shares would be sold, or provide a price range. Ceres is ramping up production to challenge Monsanto and DuPont Co.'s Pioneer unit, the two largest makers of genetically modified crops. Ceres has commercialized sweet sorghum that serves as an alternative...