These guys always looking for acquisitions that compliment their current technologies and existing energy portfolio ... with their contacts they could bring major contracts to the table.
You are correct ... claim is for a BILLION DOLLARS .. doubtful check will ever arrive ... The Stealing of corporate secrets and patents is a multi-trillion dollar business in China. If you can steal it .. you can use it .. no consequences apparently.
That would be the market makers lining their own pockets ... easy money for them on no volume .. SEC turns a blind eye to the games and shenanigans played by these manipulators who have been granted a license along with the FED to print and counterfeit money legally and without repercussions.
This is how "the dark pools" move their money around with no transparency and prevent themselves from becoming victimized by retail MMs.
Ping pong being played between HFT all day long moving stock around 5-10% with wide open spreads between the bid and ask ... NO VOLUME .. until there is solid news we get to watch Laurel and Hardy do vaudeville.
Computer generated algos or HFT machines ... back and forth all day long scalping pennies on each buy and sell at 100 shares per transaction. Millions of times per day. Little guys orders are getting sliced and diced.
In investor / gambling / speculation parlance Mr. Douglas would be called a "whale" .. I doubt he is ahead net net .. always seems to load up his boat just before another tidal wave comes over the bow and washes out his purchases. Rule number 1 : "never a good idea to double-down on a losing investment". The AMSC and WPRT shorts have major hooks in this whale and will harpoon him again the next time re tries to resurface. The check for $1 billion from China is not in the mail ... nor will it ever be. A word to the wise.
And where will the money come from to pay all these bright people? Is Gruber gonna share some of his 7 figure salary to make up for his incompetence?
Last CC mentions they were in the "process" of re-newing their deal with Coke. No confirmation from GEVO that the new deal has been inked.
Does an ethanol company require a $3.5 million dollar a year CEO who is unable to deliver commercial scale Isobutanol which supposedly justifies his huge compensation ?
Totally insane ... the guy needs to be shown the door ... he's a thief and expects a king's ransom for learning on the job what he supposedly knew how to accomplish before he was hired. he was hired to perfect ISOBUTANOL at commercial scale .. anybody can make ethanol. Company does not require a $3.5 Million/yr CEO to make ethanol.
You keep on believing ... while Gruber and his management pals keeping issuing themselves free stock options and selling them as quickly as they can to the lowest bidders.