TMFBlacknGold

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Pittsburgh is my base of operations. While I like to concentrate my investing efforts in companies that are contributing to the bioeconomy -- industrial biotech, biotech crops, biopharmaceuticals -- I'm open to any growth opportunity that emerges. I take a rigorous approach to research and logic to find the relatively few great companies worth owning for the long haul, although I'll take smaller positions with more speculative companies from time to time. Take a walk over to SynBioBeta if you're interested in learning more about the synthetic biology industry and the game-changing startups disrupting the status quo.

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Will Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles Boost These Automakers?

Natural gas is cheap, abundant, and relatively clean, which explains the manufacturing push by General Motors and Ford Motor Company.

Sat Jul 26

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The Future of These 2 Big Dividends Might Be Powered By Garbage (No, Really)

Can garbage and wastewater grow the dividends of Waste Management and Veolia Environnement?

Fri Jul 25

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Irony Alert: Synthetic Biology Could Have Avoided the Costly Recall at Whole Foods Market

Do you eat organic foods from Whole Foods Market or Wal-Mart Stores? Well, one novel biotech product may save you from future food recalls.

Thu Jul 24

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A Solazyme Investor's Guide to Moema's Commercial Equipment: Recovery

The fourth and final part of the series investigating the commercial equipment at Solazyme's renewable oil manufacturing plant in Moema, Brazil.

Tue Jul 22

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How Garbage, Cows, and Flushing are About to Expand Supercharger Coverage for Tesla Motors

Tesla Motors may soon get a boost from some unlikely sources of electricity production.

Mon Jul 21

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The EPA Just Boosted a Key Growth Strategy for Clean Energy Fuels

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency just de-risked and solidified a growth strategy for the leading compressed natural gas fuels company.

Fri Jul 18

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Good News for Tesla Motors: This 84 MPG Car Just Copied Its Business Strategy

Tesla Motors may get help from an unlikely automobile startup in the fight to fix the old-school car dealership model.

Thu Jul 17

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Are These 28 European Countries About to Open the Door to Monsanto Company?

New policy in Europe concerning biotech crops could create the next wave of growth for Monsanto Company, Syngenta, and The Dow Chemical Company.

Tue Jul 15

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 12:15 PM

A Solazyme Investor's Guide to Moema's Commercial Equipment: Fermentation

The favorite and most important equipment at Moema supports fermentation. What Solazyme investors need to know.

Sun Jul 13

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 1:39 PM

Are Stacks on Stacks From Dow Chemical Company a Superweed's Worst Nightmare or Best Friend?

New crops can for the first time resist multiple herbicides. What does this mean for Dow Chemical, Monsanto, and the future of superweeds?

Tue Jul 8

CAPS Outperform Pitch

TMFBlacknGold wrote about BIOAMBER INC COM USD0.01 (BIOA) . 10:58 AM

BIOA Outperform

BioAmber isn't as flashy or sexy as some other industrial biotech companies, but it has a compelling investment argument. Biosuccinic acid has gained tremendous popularity as a building block molecule to replace petroleum-based succinic acid in the [more]

Sun Jul 6

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The World's Largest Green Cleaning Company Just Slammed the Brakes on Solazyme

Ecover has decided to investigate its use of Solazyme's renewable algal oils before deciding the future of its supply, which brings one important risk to light for investors.

Wed Jul 2

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 1:33 PM

Should Amyris Investors Fear Intrexon's Farnesene?

Intrexon announced the creation of Amyris' flagship molecule in a novel process. What gives?

Wed Jun 25

CAPS Underperform Pitch

TMFBlacknGold wrote about Monsanto (MON) . 4:18 PM

MON Underperform

The company has an amazing pipeline of products (including patents for a trait that will allow crops to withstand 9 different herbicides at once!), but the recent run-up caused by the now off-the-table Syngenta acquisition isn't sustainable. Earnings [more]

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Monsanto (MON) will Underperform the S&P 500

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General Electric Company (GE) will Outperform the S&P 500

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BIOAMBER INC COM USD0.01 (BIOA) will Outperform the S&P 500

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Solazyme (SZYM) will Outperform the S&P 500

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INTREXON CORP (XON) will Underperform the S&P 500

Sun Jun 22

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 12:19 PM

How Are CVR Partners LP and Rentech Nitrogen Partners LP Responding to Current Market Conditions?

It ain't easy being a nitrogen fertilizer manufacturer right now. What are CVR Partners LP and Rentech Nitrogen Partners LP doing about it?

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