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Sayings and images from 12 years traveling on the bioeconomy road

Sayings and images from 12 years traveling on the bioeconomy road

July 28, 2019 |

Today, the Digest turns 12. Since the Digest was launched in July 2007, we’ve had the privilege of telling the amazing success story of the bioeconomy— new applications, companies, and platform technologies have been pouring out of research labs and many of them are deploying rapidly at commercial scale. If you’ve seen the rise of […]

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The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of May 23rd, 2018

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of May 23rd, 2018

May 22, 2018 |

The pace of invention and change is just too strong, we’ve realized, to highlight annual or even quarterly or monthly rankings and summaries of significant product and service advances. For now, we’re going to be tracking these on a weekly basis to keep pace with the changes. Here are the top innovations for the week […]

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UK and French researchers make cellulosic biofuel breakthrough

UK and French researchers make cellulosic biofuel breakthrough

September 23, 2014 |

In the UK and France, manufacturing biofuels from food crop by-products such as straw could be made quicker and cheaper thanks to the work of scientists in the UK and France. Researchers funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have discovered variant straw plants whose cell walls are more easily broken down […]

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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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The 10 Most Bizarre Biofuels Stories of the Year – print-friendly

The 10 Most Bizarre Biofuels Stories of the Year – print-friendly

July 25, 2013 |

Trains to Nowhere, Camel-tummy microbes, a nation run on coconuts, “vibrating blob” tunicates, a high-performing fungus, a cousin of the potato blight microbe, biofuels from a “raging fireball”. 2012-13 stands up with any year for stories both inspiring and bizarre. Another year in Digestville has come and gone — and along with so many straightforward […]

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The 10 Most Bizarre Biofuels Stories of the Year

The 10 Most Bizarre Biofuels Stories of the Year

July 25, 2013 |

Trains to Nowhere, Camel-tummy microbes, a nation run on coconuts, “vibrating blob” tunicates, a high-performing fungus, a cousin of the potato blight microbe, biofuels from a “raging fireball”. 2012-13 stands up with any year for stories both inspiring and bizarre. Another year in Digestville has come and gone — and along with so many straightforward […]

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Biobased Briquettes, not Bombs, for the Taliban?

Biobased Briquettes, not Bombs, for the Taliban?

December 10, 2012 |

Could biomass briquette mills and improved cook stoves undermine the Taliban — for one percent of what the US now spends? From time to time, we report on correspondence exchanged with our veterans and serving men and women in the field, on the subject of the strategic and tactical opportunities in biofuels and bioenergy. This […]

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RAND Van Winkle: an inside look at RAND's controversial survey of military alternative fuels

RAND Van Winkle: an inside look at RAND's controversial survey of military alternative fuels

February 3, 2011 |

One week ago, the RAND organization published a report assaying and critiquing the military efforts to develop advanced biofuels – in particular focusing on Fisher-Tropsch renewable fuels, fuels from algae and fuels from oilseed crops. The renewable fuels industry and the US Navy were, in particular, aghast at the report’s findings. In particular, the algal […]

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Syracuse University Partners with Arden-Fox to Support the Advancement of Department of Defense's Net Zero Energy Initiative

Syracuse University Partners with Arden-Fox to Support the Advancement of Department of Defense's Net Zero Energy Initiative

[ 0 ] October 21, 2010 |

In the US, Syracuse University has announced a partnership with entrepreneurs John Fox ’92 and Wayne Arden to advance the use of biofuels by the U.S. armed forces as an alternative energy source. The initial project, in Afghanistan, will introduce biodiesel crop farming for guaranteed income as an alternative to poppy growing, and look at […]

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Opium poppies as biofuels feedstock for Afghanistan

Opium poppies as biofuels feedstock for Afghanistan

[ 0 ] September 20, 2010 |

In Afghanistan, biodiesel production is seen as a way to introduce a green economy to the country with the US military the most likely customer. Discussions are underway to use opium poppies as the biofuel feedstock, thereby helping to keep farming families from losing their market while at the same time fighting one of the […]

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