that was actually assigned on Feb 11, but it looked like a good one. Still has HD on it, which suggests it was one of the earlier ones imo.
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Considering this is an OPEC nation, I wonder if this might have any effect on oil prices in the coming weeks. Media's been pretty focused on Ukraine, but Venezuela's starting to heat up.
Oils have fallen, which is why its nice to see this recovery at the same time - selfishly, from our perspective as investors. I wouldn't go as far as to suggest they''ve all plummeted too far to be targets. But considering SZYM has evolved past addressing just these commodity oils themselves, they're not truly a focus. When you can add value into a better product than what is available, why try to compete in the commodity market?
Not suggesting all environments are equally positive. Obviously if only sugar & corn production was hit, szym would be in a world of hurt. But given that weather tends to effect multiple things at a given time, it's just worth noting that the trends are working in both directions. Just another added perk by the way when next gen sugars come around..... weather will almost only help then.
also here's something to consider:
"However, Ms Haque cautioned that, unless damage to Brazilian cane production proves particularly severe, the sugar market may be storing up trouble for itself by sending futures soaring, in working against the process of eroding the sugar surplus needed to foster a longer-term price recovery.
World sugar output has exceeded demand by an aggregate 27.0m tonnes over the four seasons to 2013-14, which global stocks will end at 65.2m tonnes, according to the bank.
"In the 3-6 month period, the flat price needs to fall lower to 14 cents a pound, or that calendar spreads widen, to encourage more storing by producers," Ms Haque said, warning that higher values would "send the wrong signals to the market".
A price above 16 cents a pound "would incentivise more Indian raw sugar to be exported, a greater allocation to sugar vs ethanol by Brazilian mills, more forward selling of raw sugar by Thais, and deter Chinese imports"."
"Palm oil climbed for a sixth day to a 17-month high on speculation that dry weather will damage soybean crops in Brazil, boosting demand for the tropical oil used in everything from food to fuel."
Oilseed markets are all connected. Soy oil goes up, palm oil goes up, coco oil goes up, etc.
Now whats fun to calculate is what happens when coconut oil goes up. What's the value implication of a SZYM oil pumping out 4x mrystic? or lauric? or capryilic/capric?
Chatsko tagging amrs onto szym success still? I guess that's his new game.
That's very much outside of their target market. Probably at least for the next decade. Also, why make a gas when you can make an energy dense oil?
Bioa is actually a decent company that ipo'd way below where it shouldve. They're more fairly valued now but whether it's a good short or not is entirely dependent on how this industry's sentiment carries going forward.
People might want to investigate "ergosterol" (a quick wikipedia look provides some interesting insight - "antifungal drugs", precursor to edible Vitamin D)
The following claim in a recently filed patent caught my eye:
"An oil produced by the cell of claim 99, the oil characterized by one or more of: at least 10% ergosterol, as a percentage of total sterols; and .beta.-sitosterol, wherein the ratio of ergosterol to .beta.-sitosterol is greater than 25:1. "
really short & sweet patent with only 14 claims; broad enough to classify all heterotrophic oleaginous algae cell material made in 40k liters wherein the algae used limited nitrogen & the oil was separated out through various processes.
I like it. Broad enough to cover a broad range of challenges in the future. Just one of many to come i'm sure. But considering how many species of algae could qualify under this, I'm liking this patents approval
Lipid pathway modification in oil-bearing microorganisms
US Patent # 8,647,397 (feb 11, 2014)
The invention provides methods of modifying the lipids produced by microbial organisms through genetic engineering. The invention also provides genetically engineered microbes and methods of fermenting microbes for oil production. Also provided are oils, fuels, oleochemicals, chemical precursors, and other compounds manufactured by such modified microorganisms. Exemplary oil-bearing organisms include organisms containing one or more exogenous genes encoding a fatty acyl-ACP thioesterase, fatty acyl-CoA/aldehyde reductase, fatty acyl-CoA reductase, fatty aldehyde reductase, fatty aldehyde decarbonylase, and/or an acyl carrier protein.