OPX Biotechnologies is raising $45 million in equity to further develop biofuel and bio-acrylic production. OPX is working on creating bio-diesel from hydrogen and carbon dioxide using and engineered microorganism. OPX is based in Boulder, CO.
Three wheel electric car maker Aptera has raised $2.5 million of a planned $3 million. Aptera has been on shaky financial ground, even considered, at one time, moving the manufacturing function out of California to save costs. It also faces competition from the electric vehicles already released from Nissan and GM that are similar in price. Investors in Aptera include Google.org and NRG Energy.