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bra1ntrust 299 posts  |  Last Activity: Nov 13, 2014 10:01 AM Member since: Feb 9, 1999
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  • Reply to

    Why Does MBLX Drop Every Day?

    by isthislega1 Nov 13, 2014 9:31 AM
    bra1ntrust bra1ntrust Nov 13, 2014 10:01 AM Flag

    Experts tell us more Sellers than buyers...

  • Reply to

    PHA Production at full capacity in US, but not MBLX

    by dagiw Apr 9, 2014 11:26 AM
    bra1ntrust bra1ntrust Apr 9, 2014 11:43 AM Flag

    Highly doubtful ....but they are a private company and can write whatever they wish to write... my understanding is that they produce minimal quantities of PHA in a pilot scale. this is not full plant capacity is is full available capacity and I doubt its more than 2-3KT per annum based on the 3 tanks they show in their video.

  • Industrial Potential of
    Polyhydroxyalkanoate Bioplastic: A
    Brief Review
    Matthew Bernard*

  • Settlement Date Short Interest Avg Daily Share Volume Days To Cover
    1/31/2014 4,891,159 130,319 37.532202
    1/15/2014 4,998,450 111,469 44.841615
    12/31/2013 4,902,927 230,700 21.252393
    12/13/2013 4,838,190 863,968 5.599964
    11/29/2013 4,027,510 423,859 9.502004
    11/15/2013 4,023,793 220,220 18.271696
    10/31/2013 4,070,397 86,656 46.971900
    10/15/2013 4,059,182 67,687 59.969891
    9/30/2013 4,052,155 47,991 84.435728
    9/13/2013 4,019,793 39,926 100.681085

    Read more:

  • 02.06.2014 - plastic garbage useful combat

    the current debate on the banning of lightweight bags bags made ​​of plastic has now reached the entire European Union. According to the EU Commission 2010 EU-wide average of 198 plastic bags per citizen were used, in Germany there were 71 Most are made ​​of lightweight plastic and are therefore often used only once, compared to tote bags made ​​of stronger material. Even if their actual life cycle so that is quite short, carrying bags can last from lightweight plastic for hundreds of years and are used as a harmful, microscopic particles into the sea and thus harm animals and plants sustainably. too, the German Bundesrat considers that according to the press release dated 19.12.2013 in the loads of the oceans by plastic waste is a serious problem and supports the goal of the EU proposal to reduce the consumption of these light plastic bags in Europe. However, one also points out that more appropriate measures are essential to combat littering the landscape and oceans sustainably with poorly degradable plastic waste. The Federal Council therefore supports efforts to reduce the improper disposal of plastic waste. He criticized, however, that the Commission's proposal focusing unilaterally on the reduction of consumption, without taking into account the very different starting points in the Member States. For example, Germany has a high-quality collection and recycling infrastructure. Nowadays there are already sustainable and market-ready solutions with biodegradable plastics. The bioplastics produced by Metabolix Inc. mirel ® and Mvera ® build within a short time in contact with soil (compost) and water (river, sea) and in biogas plants. A study by the Institute "Organic Waste Systems" in Belgium shows that a plastic bag from Mvera ® with a wall thickness of 288 microns within 12 weeks is completely decomposed by bacteria. Metabolix makes its bioplastics mainly from Polyhydroxialkanoat (PHA) ago. PHA is produced by microor

  • Reply to

    Short Interest

    by normey Dec 26, 2013 10:04 AM
    bra1ntrust bra1ntrust Dec 26, 2013 10:41 AM Flag

    On Dec 6 the big day 1,129,305 shares were shorted so this is no surprise. Some may have covered but there were enough traders to take their place.


  • My gut tells me that there is a new investor who insisted as a prerequisite to his writing a check that a new CEO be put in place. I think we'll see some dilution but not as bad as some expect and a large enough investment to see MBLX through the next 2 years... otherwise Shaulson's 5 star world class resume and this job can not be reconciled..... There must be more to the stock purchase and to the incentives than just a new guy at the helm

  • bra1ntrust bra1ntrust Dec 12, 2013 11:10 AM Flag

    correct it's called a poison pill.. if any shareholder owns 15% and does not consent to vote with the board all other shareholders have a right to purchase an additonal number of shares

    each time the aggressive shareholder buys 15% the number of shares in the company increases and it therefore disincentivises him from buying more stock..

  • 20131206|MBLX|1129305|0|2470192|Q

  • Reply to

    Besides the cellulosic sugar info

    by lntw0 Dec 4, 2013 7:52 PM
    bra1ntrust bra1ntrust Dec 5, 2013 6:43 PM Flag

    Yes this is the same info I noted ... but I guess the question is if we are feeding it CO2 and H2 then are increasing the cost,, How do we capture the CO2 to feed it to the process...

  • Reply to

    Besides the cellulosic sugar info

    by lntw0 Dec 4, 2013 7:52 PM
    bra1ntrust bra1ntrust Dec 5, 2013 3:18 PM Flag

    Sorry I scanned for but found this when I scanned

    Combined Utilization of Carbon Fixation Pathways and Hydrogen Feeds Increase Yields of 1,4-Butanediol from Glucose

    [0124] Under aerobic conditions, the maximum theoretical yield of BDO from glucose was calculated as 0.546 g/g. Incremental additions of carbon fixation pathways were insufficient to increase this yield.

    [0125] Addition of hydrogen feeding to the base case increased the yield to 0.750 g/g. Again, incremental addition of the carbon fixation pathways did not increase this yield.

    [0126] Addition of the carbon dioxide as substrate further increased the yield to 1.00 g/g. Incorporation of the 3HP Bi-Cycle increased this yield to 2.00 g/g while the 3HP/4HB cycle had no effect.

    Is this what you mean?

  • Reply to

    Besides the cellulosic sugar info

    by lntw0 Dec 4, 2013 7:52 PM
    bra1ntrust bra1ntrust Dec 5, 2013 3:06 PM Flag

    can you point to the line where you see a 300% increase in yield I scanned but can;t find,


  • They seem to be "new" but I never saw an official launch.....

    This combination of disposable plastics and food is a (now traditional) target for bioplastics and extends from bags to food service items. The best successes are often seen in Zero Waste Zones such as at the recent Olympics where all food service items were limited to compostable materials allowing efficient collection and sorting on site and even composting on site with portable equipment. We had significant interest at K 2013 for our traditional compostable “single use” items. At the show we highlighted new biobased long glass fiber reinforced composites and several biobased and compostable color masterbatch products.

  • Stroebeck is
    1. A PHD from U of Cincinnati
    2, A Masters in Science from Harvard
    3. A Masters in Business from MIT SLOAN school of Management
    4, A CLOSE associate of Jack Schuler who owns with his family 5MM+ Shares of MBLX and was former head of NYSE lsted Abbot Labs and currently director of SRCL and MDT etc ,,,,
    5. Was formerly a Stock Analyst/Research Director @ Westfield Management an early investor in MBLX

    This is not just some dumb rich guy , This is one very smart very well connected very much respected investor

    I am very encouraged by this action as if MBLX would be out of money in year there would be no way an astute investor such as Stroebeck would throw good money after bad

    Tomorrow should be day when the shorts should be afraid,,,, I see this openning above 1.25 and closing over 1.50 tomorrow, on any business news

  • bra1ntrust bra1ntrust Nov 25, 2013 1:50 PM Flag

    Cereplast has a mkt cap of 7mm with 233k in cash and 15mm in debt and a negative book value, if you applied those same specs to MBLX with 100x's the cash MBLX would have a 1BB mkt cap and we'd be selling at 33 dollars per share, So I really wouldn't mind if we were just like cereplast in that aspect,

  • bra1ntrust bra1ntrust Nov 22, 2013 11:38 AM Flag

    Judge Douglas P. Woodlock: MEMORANDUM AND ORDER entered granting 26 Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim (Woodlock, Douglas)

    However there is a derivative suit still pending against the BOD

  • Ecochem will serve as a first-of-its-kind
    large-scale, international , independent
    and scientifically-supported networking
    and business platform where the focus is
    on collaborative approaches and new

    Maybe the "new 3D printing technology" conjured up by Lebed will be announced here :)

  • Reply to

    Forget Antibioticos !!!

    by to200andbeyond Nov 19, 2013 4:36 PM
    bra1ntrust bra1ntrust Nov 20, 2013 10:01 AM Flag

    to the best of my knowledge cereplast can not produce resins , they are a compounder and work on propietary formulations.

  • The request to open Antibiotics settlement phase is accompanied by a truthful declaration of cessation of activity in the factory, in addition to the absolute lack of cash. Inform the receivers to the judge about the lack "total and absolute money available" by the property - "at least has not shown" point out-with which it must deal with the obligations associated with business continuity . "Not shown ability or willingness to meet current expenses even they themselves recognized as necessary on a monthly basis by shooting the claims against the estate will have to endure the rest of creditors' taken for granted in his account managers society, pending bankruptcy salvation via five months. "Not to mention the lack of intent to undertake the minimum maintenance and development of the factory for restarting production machines, estimated at several million euros" "The truth is that the current managers or have failed, or unwilling or unable to carry conviction of being able to push through this situation. " Along with this lack of motivation, money managers translate the intent of the property facing the future of the factory: safety, 168,000 euros and 190,000 to meet part of the costs recognized by the owners since that payment was required ( October 190,000 190,000 euros by November). "If there is no such accreditation, no longer delay this solution should not be stealing because the possibility that the bankruptcy process can be a tool to maintain the activity of the factory, with its new scale and dimension, helping to maintain a very important company in the industrial world of Leon 'managers appreciate. If the property immediately gives 548,000 euros and is committed to cover the cost of 190,000 euros to the approval of the agreement shall reversal request.

  • Representative Scott Peters (CA-52) to Open BIO’s 2013 Pacific Rim Summit in San Diego

    NOVEMBER 15, 2013
    Contact: Paul Winters
    Phone: 202-962-9237


    Rep. Peters’ Farm Bill Legislation Levels the Playing Field for Renewable Chemicals
    San Diego Selected as Venue for BIO’s 2013 Pacific Rim Summit
    New Synthetic Biology Applications for Algae and Renewable Chemicals Featured at BIO 2013 Pac Rim Summit
    BIO Commends Congressional Members for the Re-launch of the Congressional Algae Caucus
    The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is proud to announce that Rep. Scott Peters (D), of the 52nd Congressional District of California, will deliver opening remarks at the 2013 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy. BIO’s unique conference, focusing on the growth of the industrial biotechnology sector in Asia and the Americas, will be co-organized by Biocom and held in San Diego, December 8-11, 2013 at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter.

    “I am honored to welcome BIO and its member organizations to San Diego. As an increasingly world-renowned center for research and technology, our region is at the center of growth and development in innovation and the life sciences,” said Rep. Peters. “Through my work in Congress as a member of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, as an advocate for consistent and adequate funding for basic scientific research, and as a founding member of the bipartisan Algae Caucus, I am consistently pushing for an environment that is more conducive to biotechnology growth here in the United States.”

    “BIO is delighted to host Representative Peters to kick off this year’s Pacific Rim Summit,” Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President of BIO’s Industrial & Environmental Section said. “Representative Peters has been an essential voice for the industrial bioscience sector and the many San Diego-based compa

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