Chapter 24. Financing Strategies for Industrial-Scale Biofuel Production and Technology Development Start-Ups

  1. Alain A. Vertès2,
  2. Nasib Qureshi3,
  3. Hans P. Blaschek4 and
  4. Hideaki Yukawa5
  1. Alain A. Vertès2 and
  2. Sarit Soccary Ben Yochanan1

Published Online: 12 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750025.ch24

Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries

Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries

How to Cite

Vertès, A. A. and Yochanan, S. S. B. (2010) Financing Strategies for Industrial-Scale Biofuel Production and Technology Development Start-Ups, in Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries (eds A. A. Vertès, N. Qureshi, H. P. Blaschek and H. Yukawa), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470750025.ch24

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Sloan Fellowship, London Business School, UK

  2. 3

    Bioenergy Research, United States Department of Agriculture, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Peoria, IL, USA

  3. 4

    Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research, Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition and The Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA

  4. 5

    Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology Group, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE), Kyoto, Japan

Author Information

  1. 1

    ATI Technological Incubator, Ashkelon High-Tech Park, Zomet Abba Hillel, Ashkelon, Israel

  2. 2

    Sloan Fellowship, London Business School, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 15 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470513125

Online ISBN: 9780470750025

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Keywords:

  • financing strategies for industrial-scale biofuel production and technology start-ups;
  • spot prices of petroleum;
  • active management of market biofuel penetration;
  • Brazil, using ethanol as fossil fuel substitute;
  • Earning Per Share Momentum (EPS Momentum);
  • mechanisms of policy incentives depending on technology maturity stages;
  • biofuel sector in early stages of development;
  • transportation and storage - bottlenecks, with ethanol blended at distribution site;
  • market competition risk and threat of substitutes;
  • biotechnology company start-ups - in commercialization of innovation from academia

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background: The Financial Environment

  • Biofuels Project: Steps in Value Creation and Required Funding at Each Stage 530

  • Governmental Incentives to Support the Nascent Biofuel and Biomaterial Industry

  • Perspective: What is the Best Funding Source for Each Step in a Company's Development?

  • References