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Liquid waste garments and birch tree gowns, pulp pill bottles, bioplastic advances and biobased solvents: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of December 19th

Liquid waste garments and birch tree gowns, pulp pill bottles, bioplastic advances and biobased solvents: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of December 19th

December 18, 2018 |

The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of December 19th. In today’s Digest, liquid waste garments and birch tree gowns, pulp pill bottles, bioplastic advances and biobased solvents — these and more, ready for you now at The Digest online. #1 World’s […]

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Fortress Paper announces birch hemiscellulose project to advance R&D

Fortress Paper announces birch hemiscellulose project to advance R&D

November 30, 2016 |

In Canada, Fortress Paper Ltd. announced a strategic supplement to the already announced birch usage project at the Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill aimed at extracting hemicellulose from underutilized species such as birch. The Hemicellulose Project will allow the Company to advance its research and development in hemicellulose derivative products. Hemicellulose is a cellulosic sugar, which […]

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Fungus fashion, BMW i Hydrogen NEXT unveiled, spider silk and cellulose composite, Nestlé opens packaging research center, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of September 25th

Fungus fashion, BMW i Hydrogen NEXT unveiled, spider silk and cellulose composite, Nestlé opens packaging research center, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of September 25th

September 24, 2019 |

With Climate Week on many minds this week, it’s good to see innovations being developed to take a step in a better direction. Take CPI Card Group which is launching credit cards made from waste plastic recovered from the ocean. Or researchers who have created a strong composite bioplastic from wood cellulose fibers and silk […]

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Lumber liquor – wood fermentation without heat turns biomass into tasty alcohol

Lumber liquor – wood fermentation without heat turns biomass into tasty alcohol

May 6, 2018 |

In Japan, researchers at Japan’s Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute found a way to produce an alcoholic drink made from wood and hope to have their “wood alcohol” on shelves within three years. Using similar wood fermentation as what is used to produce biofuel, they were able to remove toxins and make it flavorful. […]

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Valley of the Diols: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to producing PDO and HDO from biomass

Valley of the Diols: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to producing PDO and HDO from biomass

January 25, 2018 |

Can you build a catalytic process to produce alpha, omega diols from lignocellulosic biomass? Such a process, using inorganic catalysts for conversion of biomass into 1.5 pentanediol (PDO) and 1,6 hexanediols could reduce the cost of cellulosic biofuels. In this DOE-supported project, a team led by George Huber at the University of Wisconsin is developing […]

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Bounding Maine: Top 10 companies targeting Maine’s forest resource for higher-value apps

Bounding Maine: Top 10 companies targeting Maine’s forest resource for higher-value apps

September 11, 2017 |

Maine is the Pine Tree state and yet in recent years the industries surrounding the noble pine have been in all kinds of distress, as readers have fled newspapers and magazines for digital reading. Now, Maine’s hardwoods have been in demand. The market for maple, yellow birch, and white ash hardwoods has been strong. The […]

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Celebrating Canada’s 150th: A Short History of the Biofuel Industry in Canada

Celebrating Canada’s 150th: A Short History of the Biofuel Industry in Canada

July 4, 2017 |

By Gerald Kutney, Special to The Digest The 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation arrived on July 1st of this year — it is a time to reflect upon the country’s achievements; this article covers the evolution of the Canadian biofuel industry – including gaseous, liquid and solid biofuels, and biomass power – from 1867 to 2017. The […]

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Nova Pangaea’s launches new cellulosic  pilot plant 

Nova Pangaea’s launches new cellulosic  pilot plant 

July 6, 2016 |

In England, Nova Pangaea reports that birch chips having been processed through the company’s hemicellulose hydrolysis technology yielding 90% monomer xylose from the hemicellulose, the chip size reduced during the hydrolysis process. The pilot ws originally designed at the 40 kilo/hr scale and was scheduled to be installed at the Wilton chemical complex on Teesside, […]

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The 101 Hottest Biofuels Feedstocks : The Digest’s 5-Minute Guide

The 101 Hottest Biofuels Feedstocks : The Digest’s 5-Minute Guide

January 28, 2014 |

Tired of corn, corn, corn or cane, cane, cane? There are 101 feedstocks in the biofuels canon. Here’s what’s up with each of them, and all of them. In Florida, Biofuels Digest released its annual Guide to biofuels feedstocks, tracking 10,658 items published in the Digest in the past 48 months on 101 feedstocks for […]

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Did little algae freedom fighters win the Cold War?

Did little algae freedom fighters win the Cold War?

March 19, 2013 |

MOSCOW — It was the evening of the day in 1990 that Saddam Hussein rolled his tanks into Kuwait, igniting the First Gulf War. I was camped out in the cafeteria at the Cosmos Hotel, north of Moscow’s center, watching the one working television and waiting for Gorbachev to make a statement on the invasion. […]

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