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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Wed Aug 20

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 1:06 PM

These 2 Big Oil Companies Just Got the Cold Shoulder From the EPA

Natural gas fuels produced from biogas will now be recognized as advanced biofuels, but butanol will have to wait to replace ethanol. Is that bad news for BP and DuPont?

Tue Aug 19

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 10:36 AM

Is This the Next Big Win for Biofuels?

New low sulfur and ultra-low sulfur requirements for heating oil in northeastern states could trigger new opportunities for biofuels producers -- if natural gas doesn't get in the way.

Fri Aug 15

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 1:40 PM

Russia and China Are Planning Something Big -- and It Floats

China may have built its first aircraft carrier with the help of an abandoned Russian vessel, but the two have more ambitious plans this time around.

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 1:36 PM

Will Whole Foods Market Sell GMOs in 10 Years?

Yes, it sounds crazy to consider today, but quickly shifting foundations of food production systems may force Whole Foods Market to sell food ingredients created through genetic engineering sooner than you think.

Thu Aug 14

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 4:54 PM

How Biofuels and The Boeing Company Are Reshaping the Global Aviation Industry

The Boeing Company is determined to bring biofuels to the global aviation industry. How quickly before you can take to the skies with renewable jet fuels? For investors, it may be sooner than you think.

Tue Aug 12

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 1:54 PM

General Electric Company Wants to Refuel Your Natural Gas Ford F-150 at Home

Forget the worries about limited infrastructure for natural gas vehicles. General Electric Company thinks your home can supply all of your fuel needs.

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 10:47 AM

The Truth Behind 5 Misleading Food Labels

Don't get conned into buying food products by labels alone. With some guidance from the USDA and the FDA, you can shop smarter.

Mon Aug 11

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 10:27 PM

3 Factors That Will Drive Natural Gas Vehicle Adoption in the U.S.

Price, energy content, and environmental footprint may mean natural gas vehicles are less hype than you think.

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 2:14 PM

Will Ulta Salon and Nordstrom Help Solazyme's Anti-Aging Product Line Grow?

Anti-aging cream from Solazyme needs a little help to reach 2014 revenue targets. Ulta Salon and Nordstrom may provide the boost it needs.

Fri Aug 8

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 1:35 PM

Is This Renewable Oils Company Any Closer to Replacing Petroleum?

Solazyme has ambitious plans for its renewable oils platform, but it needs to bring initial capacity online before it can replace petroleum.

Wed Aug 6

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 9:37 PM

Can the World's Tallest Buildings Predict the Next Recession?

The Skyscraper Index appears to be eerily good at predicting recessions. Here's what to make of it.

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 12:22 PM

Why Vegan, Cow-Free Dairy Milk Presents a Major Problem for the Organic Food Industry

Do you buy organic milk because you care about the environment? Good news: there's something even better (and vegan) -- but it's not organic.

Tue Aug 5

NL

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 1:25 PM

Why Can't This Top Biofuels Stock Gain Investors' Respect?

The nation's largest biodiesel producer is investing in future growth projects but still cannot shake short-term worries.

Thu Jul 31

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 1:45 PM

This Marcellus Shale City Proves Natural Gas Vehicles Are for Real

If you don't live in a region being transformed by natural gas, then it could be easy to overlook the growing market traction for natural gas vehicles.

Tue Jul 29

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 7:55 AM

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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TMFBlacknGold published an article 12:39 PM

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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TMFBlacknGold published an article 2:49 PM

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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TMFBlacknGold published an article 10:00 AM

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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TMFBlacknGold published an article 12:08 PM

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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TMFBlacknGold published an article 8:28 PM

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.

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