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Gevo signs construction license agreement with Praj for sugary-based isobutanol

Gevo signs construction license agreement with Praj for sugary-based isobutanol

April 9, 2019 |

In Colorado, Gevo, Inc. announced that it has signed a binding, definitive Construction License Agreement with Praj Industries Ltd., dated April 4, 2019, to commercialize the production of renewable isobutanol using sugary-based feedstocks, such as juice, syrup and molasses made of sugarcane and sugar beets (the “Construction License Agreement”).  Pursuant to the Construction License Agreement, […]

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Green Earth Institute aims to produce green chemicals from oil palm waste in Malaysia

Green Earth Institute aims to produce green chemicals from oil palm waste in Malaysia

February 19, 2019 |

In Japan, Green Earth Institute plans to start producing high value chemicals— alanine and valine—from oil palm waste using its technology in a Malaysian trial by 2022 with hopes of partnering with companies such as Sime Darby. Empty fruit bunches will be used but also palm trunks. GEI, started in 2011 with funds from the […]

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Indonesian researchers creating consortium to promote 2G biofuels

Indonesian researchers creating consortium to promote 2G biofuels

October 9, 2018 |

In Indonesia, Tempo reports that the Indonesian Institute of Sciences is seeking partners for a consortium that will work to develop and implement second generation ethanol production in the country as a way to reduce fossil fuel imports as well as use up the abundant amount of crop waste available nationwide. Empty fruit bunches from […]

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Birth of an industrial sugars giant? Sugars in focus in Leaf Resources, Petronas agreement

Birth of an industrial sugars giant? Sugars in focus in Leaf Resources, Petronas agreement

August 30, 2018 |

We hear from Australia and Malaysia that PETRONAS Chemicals Group and Leaf Resources inked a Memorandum of Understanding for Leaf’s proposed biorefinery project in Malaysia. In prospect? A study of chemical markets and commercially ready bio-technologies. Potential outcome? An offtake agreement for the fermentable sugars produced at the proposed Leaf facility in Segamat Johor Malaysia […]

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NNPC begins community consultations on planned Cross River palm oil biodiesel project

NNPC begins community consultations on planned Cross River palm oil biodiesel project

July 16, 2018 |

In Nigeria, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company has started community consultations in three areas of Cross River state where it plans to develop a palm oil-based biodiesel project. About 26,000 ha of oil palm is anticipated for the project that will be processed into biodiesel later used for 20% blending into fossil diesel as well […]

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Glucan Biorenewables: The Digest’s 2018 5-Minute Guide

Glucan Biorenewables: The Digest’s 2018 5-Minute Guide

January 21, 2018 |

Glucan Biorenewables is producing furan derivatives from biomass.  The furfural platform will be used to launch other value-added co-products: 5-hydroxyl-methyl furfural (HMF) and downstream derivatives The company’s TriVersa Process meets the need for a renewable, environmentally friendly process to deconstruct aggregated agricultural residues created from existing 1st generation industries, into high-end chemicals and advanced materials. […]

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Makin’ Money in Muddy Waters with a Magic Molecule

Makin’ Money in Muddy Waters with a Magic Molecule

June 1, 2017 |

In Wisconsin, James Dumesic and his cohort of biomagicians revealed that they have trained up gamma valerolactone (GVL) into a solvent that converts biomass into three viable products, in one step — the platform chemical furfural, a dissolving pulp that can be spun into textile fibers and a highly pure lignin that makes battery anodes […]

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Sugar, sugar: Toray, Mitsui set out to build monster cellulosic sugar plant in Asia

Sugar, sugar: Toray, Mitsui set out to build monster cellulosic sugar plant in Asia

January 16, 2017 |

Last week we reported that Toray Industries has teamed with Mitsui to produce cellulosic sugars from bagasse leftover from the sugar production process at Thai sugar mills. The companies will invest up to $51 million to build one of the world’s largest bagasse-based cellulosic sugar plants. Producing 1,400 tons of cellulosic sugar annually that will be used […]

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Leaf Resources, Claeris form  JV to pursue Americas, Asia opportunities

Leaf Resources, Claeris form JV to pursue Americas, Asia opportunities

July 25, 2016 |

Australia’s Leaf Resources and US-based project developer Claeris, LLC have established a joint venture entity, Leaf Development, for the purpose of developing up to five renewable chemical projects that utilize Leaf Resources’ proprietary Glycell process. Leaf CEO Ken Richards told The Digest, “they have the right to five sites  with some exclusions for our existing […]

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KPMG sees major opportunity for crop waste as ethanol feedstock in SE Asia

KPMG sees major opportunity for crop waste as ethanol feedstock in SE Asia

June 29, 2016 |

In Singapore, KPMG says crop waste from rice, sugarcane and palm oil could prove to be good feedstocks for boosting ethanol production in the Southeast Asian region. On the palm side, both palm kernel cake from pressing oil from the seeds as well as empty fruit bunches and tree trunks could prove viable for second-generation […]

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