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Memphis Meats raised $161 million from SoftBank Group, Norwest and Temasek

Memphis Meats, a developer of technologies to manufacture meat, seafood and poultry from animal cells, has raised $161 million in financing from investors, including Softbank Group, Norwest and Temasek, the investment fund backed by the government of Singapore. The investment brings the company’s total financing to $180 million. Previous investors include individual and institutional investors ...

UK Space Agency will provide $9.5 million to ****** Orbit for Cornwall spaceport

Richard Branson’s small satellite launch company ****** Orbit announced today that it has secured final approval on a £7.35 million ($9.5 million) grant from the UK Space Agency (UKSA), funds which will be used by ****** Orbit to help set up its Cornwall-based launch facility. ****** Orbit has been putting together funding and securing regulatory ...

****** Orbit signs agreement to launch small satellites for the UK’s Royal Air Force

****** Orbit, the small satellite launch company backed by billionaire Richard Branson, has signed an initial agreement to develop small satellite launch capabilities for the UK’s Royal Air Force (RAF). The deal, which is part of the RAF’s Artemis project, will see ****** Orbit aim to launch hardware provided by Guildford, UK-based Surrey Satellites in ...

****** Galactic is ‘coming home’ to Spaceport America in New Mexico

Aspiring space tourism outfit ****** Galactic has just announced its readiness to shift its operations to New Mexico's Spaceport America, from which the company's first commercial flights will take off. "****** Galactic is coming home to New Mexico where together we will open space to change the world for good," said ****** founder Sir Richard ...

With $90 million in funding, the Ginkgo spinoff Motif joins the fight for the future of food

Continuing its quest to become the Amazon Web Services for biomanufacturing, Ginkgo Bioworks has launched a new spinoff called Motif Ingredients with $90 million in funding to develop proteins that can serve as meat and dairy replacements. It’s the second spinout for Ginkgo since late 2017 when the company partnered with Bayer to launch Joyn ...

Oil and gas giants Chevron and Occidental are backing tech to combat carbon emissions

Carbon Engineering, a Canadian company developing technology to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and process it for use in enhanced oil recovery or in the creation of new synthetic fuels, has locked in financing from two big industry backers — Chevron and Occidental Petroleum — to bring its products to market. The undisclosed amount ...

****** Galactic flies to the edge of space for 1st time, setting the stage for commercial missions

12.13.2018 · Posted in Technology Articles

And just like that, ****** Galactic made it to space. For the first time in the company's 14-year history, the Richard Branson space outfit has sent one of their suborbital SpaceShipTwo spacecraft to space — at least by their definition.  ... ...

****** Hyperloop One has a new CEO and board chairman

High-speed futuristic transportation company ****** Hyperloop One is changing up its leadership. CEO Rob Lloyd has left after three years at the helm and Jay Walder, who ran bike-sharing operator Motivate, is now heading up ****** Hyperloop One, the company said Thursday. Sir Richard Branson, who stepped down as chairman in October, has been replaced ...