When it comes to the highly charged biodiesel industry, one company stands above the rest. Way above. Renewable Energy Group (NASDAQ: REGI ) is not only the leader in terms of pure production capacity, but it also displays plenty of desirables that should be on every investor’s radar. What makes the company so great? It is no secret. In particular, REG has focused on three areas to become the top biodiesel stock.
1. Focus on infrastructure
A lot of investors get giddy with excitement when talking about the distribution and logistics network of Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ: CLNE ) . It may produce compressed natural gas for commercial truck fleets, but it has a lot in common with REG. Don’t believe me? Take a look at Clean Energy Fuel’s distribution network:
Hot Clean Energy Companies For 2014: GSI Group Inc.(GSIG)
GSI Group Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells laser-based solutions, laser scanning devices, and precision motion and optical control technologies worldwide. The company?s Laser Products segment provides lasers and laser-based systems for photonics-based applications, such as cutting, welding, marking, engraving, micro-machining, and scientific research. Its Precision Motion and Technologies segment designs, manufactures, and markets air bearing spindles, encoders, thermal printers, laser scanning devices, and light and color measurement systems to original equipment manufacturers. The company?s Semiconductor Systems segment offers laser based production systems for semiconductor, microelectronics, and electronics manufacturing. This segment?s products comprise WaferRepair for dynamic random access memory, flash memory chips, and LCDs; WaferMark for silicon suppliers and integrated circuit factories; and WaferTrim and Circuit Trim for analog and mixed signal se nsor and chip resistor devices, as well as for resistor devices. The company sells its products primarily through direct sales force, resellers, distributors, and system integrators. It serves industrial, electronics, automotive, medical, packaging, aerospace, scientific, semiconductor, lighting, military, and motion picture markets. The company was formerly known as GSI Lumonics Inc. and changed its name to GSI Group Inc. in 2005. GSI Group Inc. was founded in 1970 and is based in Bedford, Massachusetts.
Hot Clean Energy Companies For 2014: Mirvac Industrial Trust Unit(MIX.AX)
Mirvac Industrial Trust engages in property investment business in the United States. As of June 30, 2010, it had a portfolio of 64 industrial assets located in or around the Greater Chicago region. The company is based in Sydney, Australia.
Hot Dividend Stocks To Own Right Now: Teradyne Inc.(TER)
Teradyne, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides automatic test equipment products and services worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Semiconductor Test, Systems Test Group, and Wireless Test. The Semiconductor Test segment designs, manufactures, and sells semiconductor test products and services. Its test systems are used for wafer level and device package testing. These chips are used in automotive, communications, consumer, computer, and electronic game applications. This segment provides its products to integrated device manufacturers (IDMs) that integrate the fabrication of silicon wafers into their business; fabless companies, which outsource the manufacturing of silicon wafers; foundries that cater to the processing and manufacturing of silicon wafers; and outsourced sub-assembly and test providers, which offer test and assembly services for the final packaged devices to fabless companies and IDMs. It also provides Magnum test platform that test s memory devices, such as flash memory and dynamic random access memory, as well as offers ETS platform for use by semiconductor manufacturers, and assembly and test subcontractors in the low pin count analog/mixed signal discrete markets. The Systems Test Group segment offers military/aerospace test instrumentation and systems; storage test systems for HDD manufacturers; and circuit-board test and inspection systems for electronics manufacturers of cell phones, servers, computers, Internet switches, automobiles, and military avionics systems. The Wireless Test segment designs, develops, and supports wireless test solutions for developing and manufacturing wireless devices, such as smart phones, tablets, notebooks/laptops, and personal computer peripherals. This segment offers cellular communication solution for verification and calibration of mobile devices; and products for connectivity testing. The company was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in North Reading, Massac h usetts.
Hot Clean Energy Companies For 2014: (DYMTF)
Dynamotive Energy Systems Corporation engages in the development and commercialization of energy solutions for biomass-to-liquid fuel conversion based on its fast pyrolysis technology. The company?s fast pyrolysis technology uses biomass or biomass waste feedstock to produce BioOil as a fuel and char. BioOil is a renewable fuel, which could be replaced with natural gas, diesel, and other fossil fuels to produce power, mechanical energy, and heat in industrial boilers, fuel gas turbines, and fuel reciprocating engines. The company has a strategic alliance with Tecna S.A. of Argentina to develop commercial energy systems based on Dynamotive?s pyrolysis technology in Latin America and other markets on a non-exclusive basis. It has operations in Canada, the United States, Argentina, and the United Kingdom. The company was formerly known as Dynamotive Technologies Corporation and changed its name to Dynamotive Energy Systems Corporation in June 2001. The company was founded i n 1991 and is headquartered in Richmond, Canada.
Hot Clean Energy Companies For 2014: Comcast Corporation(CMCSK)
Comcast Corporation provides entertainment, information, and communications products and services in the United States and internationally. The company?s Cable Communications segment provides video, high-speed Internet, and voice services to residential and business customers. As of December 31, 2011, its cable systems served 22.3 million video, 18.1 million high-speed Internet, and 9.3 million voice customers. Its Cable Networks segment operates cable entertainment networks, such as USA Network, Syfy, E!, Bravo, Oxygen, Style, G4, Chiller, Cloo, and Universal HD; cable news and information networks, including CNBC, MSNBC, and CNBC World; cable sports networks comprising Golf Channel and NBC Sports Network; regional sports and news networks; international cable networks, such as CNBC Europe, CNBC Asia, and its Universal Networks International networks; cable television production studio; and digital media properties primarily comprising brand-aligned and other Websites, s uch as DailyCandy, Fandango, and iVillage. The company?s Broadcast Television segment primarily operates NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks; NBC and Telemundo owned local television stations; broadcast television production operations; and related digital media properties, which primarily include brand-aligned Websites. Its Filmed Entertainment segment operates Universal Pictures, which produces, acquires, markets, and distributes filmed entertainment and stage plays worldwide in various media formats for theatrical, home entertainment, television, and other distribution platforms. The company?s Theme Parks segment operates Universal theme parks in Orlando and Hollywood. Comcast Corporation also operates the Philadelphia Flyers and the Wells Fargo Center, a multipurpose arena in Philadelphia; provides facilities management services; and offers food services for sporting events, concerts, and other events. The company was founded in 1969 and is based in Philadelphia, Penn s ylvania.
Hot Clean Energy Companies For 2014: Threshold Pharmaceuticals Inc.(THLD)
Threshold Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biotechnology company, engages in the discovery and development of drugs targeting the microenvironment of solid tumors for patients living with cancer. The company?s products include TH-302, a novel drug candidate which is in Phase 1, Phase 1/2, and Phase 2 clinical trials for cancer. It has a license agreement with Eleison Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to develop and commercialize glufosfamide for the treatment of cancer in humans and animals. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.
Hot Clean Energy Companies For 2014: Conceptus Inc.(CPTS)
Conceptus, Inc. designs, develops, and markets minimally invasive devices for reproductive medical applications primarily in the United States, France, and rest of Europe. It primarily provides Essure, a permanent birth control system that delivers an insert into a woman?s fallopian tubes. The company sells its products through direct sales personnel and distributors primarily to physicians and hospitals. Conceptus, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.
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