Marrone Bio Innovations Appoints George Kerckhove to its Board of Directors


DAVIS, Calif., July 14, 2014 — Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI)[NASDAQ: MBII], a leading global provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products is pleased to announce the appointment of George Kerckhove to its Board of Directors.

Mr Kerckhove’s most recent professional experience included over 12 years with American Standard Companies, where he served as VP and Chief Financial Officer, Executive VP and Global Sector Manager of 21 countries and President and General Manager of the European Division. Prior to that, he served in a variety of positions over a 25 year tenure with The Trane Company in LaCrosse, WI, from Product Manager to VP and General Manager of the Process Equipment Division, and finally Executive VP and General Manager of both the US and International Commercial Equipment Divisions. more »

BIRD – Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial R&D Foundation to Invest $9 Million in 11 New Projects

The approved projects involve innovations in the areas of 3D Printing, Agro-technology, Information Security, Homeland Security and others

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –

During its meeting on June 26, 2014, held in Washington D.C., the Board of Governors of the Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation, approved $8.9 million in funding for eleven new projects between Israeli and American companies. In addition to the grants from BIRD, the projects will access private sector funding, boosting the total value of all projects to approximately $25 million.

The BIRD Foundation promotes collaboration between Israeli and American companies in various technological fields for the purpose of joint product development. In addition to providing conditional grants of up to $1 million for approved projects, the Foundation assists by working with companies to identify potential strategic partners and facilitate introductions. more »

EPA Approves Zequanox® for Invasive Mussel Control in Open Water

Biological product for controlling zebra and quagga mussels provides environmentally responsible alternative to potash and copper-based products for open water applications


DAVIS, Calif., July 8, 2014 – Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI) [Nasdaq: MBII], a leading global provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products announced today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Zequanox for open water use to combat invasive zebra and quagga mussels in lakes, rivers, recreation areas and other open bodies of water. more »

Marrone Bio Innovations Celebrates Ribbon Cutting at New Marrone Michigan Manufacturing Facility


BANGOR, MI., July 2, 2014 — Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI)(Nasdaq: MBII), a leading global provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products, celebrated the official opening of its Marrone Michigan Manufacturing (M3) facility yesterday with a ribbon cutting ceremony and plant tours.

The M3 facility is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MBI. Acquired in July 2012, the original site included an existing building of 11,400 square feet and 12 acres of land. It contained the infrastructure needed for planned manufacturing processes and provided ready access to transportation services while being ideally located in an area with a highly skilled, educated workforce for filling needed technical, operational and management positions.

Photo from left to right: State Senator John Proos, State Representative Aric Nesbitt, Administrator Lillian Salerno, USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Pam Marrone, CEO Marrone Bio Innovations, US Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the US Senate Agriculture Committee, Jim Turner, State Director USDA-Rural Development, State Senator Tanya Shuitmaker, Mayor Nick Householder, Bangor, Michigan

The first phase of construction at the M3 plant enlarged the facility’s size by 6,600 square feet, adding fermentation capacity. Phase 2 and Phase 3 expansions are planned through 2017 and will amplify capacity to meet manufacturing needs for the growing MBI product family. more »

Marrone Bio Innovations Senior VP R&D, Emeritus Professor Alison Stewart Visits Brazil on Prestigious Research Fellowship

DAVIS, Calif., May 27, 2014 – Emeritus Professor Alison Stewart, Sr. VP R&D and Chief Technology Officer at Marrone Bio Innovations Nasdaq: MBII) visited The State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), Bahia to work with Associate Professor Leandro Loguercio on a 3 year funded project ‘Understanding and exploiting beneficial microbes for sustainable agriculture development in northeast of Brazil’. The project is funded through the ‘Science Without Borders’ program, under the auspices of The National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), an organization of the Brazilian Federal Government dedicated to the promotion of scientific and technological research and to the development of human resources for research in the country. In addition to sending the best Brazilian students and researchers to study overseas, the program also funds a “Special Visiting Researcher” initiative aimed at attracting senior foreign researchers recognized internationally as leaders in priority areas, to conduct projects with Brazilian research groups and visit Brazil for up to three months each year over two to three years. The benefits of this prestigious fellowship include support for living expenses when the researcher is in Brazil as well funding for the local laboratory.

In her capacity as a visiting researcher, Professor Stewart presented seminars on her area of microbial bioinoculant research, and interacted with postgraduate students to provide guidance on their study programs. She also liaised with a number of commercial agri-business partners who are closely connected to the program. “This collaborative research initiative will provide opportunities to expand and strengthen the development of microbial bioinoculants in Brazil by connecting researchers with common goals and facilitating exchange of people, ideas and technologies” says Professor Stewart.

Asssoc. Prof Loguercio was enthused about the visit. ‘I’ve worked closely with Professor Stewart in the past, and believe her insight and interaction will lead to a longer-term academic and business development venture that will benefit both Brazil and US agriculture.’

The visit took place during late May and early June.

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