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Japan’s renewable energy push backfires as palm oil takes over

Japan’s renewable energy push backfires as palm oil takes over

November 13, 2017 |

In Japan, policy established in 2011 to help improve the environmental performance of energy in the aftermath of Fukushima has ended up promoting the use of palm oil rather than forestry residue and palm kernel shells as originally expected. The most recent government data shows palm oil currently accounts for 40% of feedstocks for bioenergy […]

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What do we do about palm oil?

What do we do about palm oil?

April 17, 2016 |

These days, palm oil plantations are about as popular, and popularly criticized for immorality, as a red light district. Just about everyone who is anyone criticizes the trade in palm oil because of the sustainability trade-offs, yet as Cher once observed in her anthemic Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves, “every night night all the men would come […]

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Develop Malaysia, develop palm oil biomass, develop bioenergy: the primer

Develop Malaysia, develop palm oil biomass, develop bioenergy: the primer

July 7, 2013 |

If palm oil has been key to the Malaysian economy, palm oil biomass may be key to the next steps, say Dovre Group’s Dr. Ronald Zwart in a detailed national survey. By Dr. Ronald Zwart – Sr VP, BioRenewables, Dovre Group Oil palm biomass  Oil palm plantations in Malaysia cover close to 5 million hectares, […]

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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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Mattel’s biobased building blocks, world’s 1st fuel-cell powered train, self-healing “Frankenstein” concrete, potato starch produce packaging, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of January 30th

Mattel’s biobased building blocks, world’s 1st fuel-cell powered train, self-healing “Frankenstein” concrete, potato starch produce packaging, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of January 30th

January 29, 2020 |

From big companies like Mattel and their first building block sets made from bioplastics, to smaller innovators and entrepreneurs, the bioeconomy had a busy week with innovations. A new plant-based faux fur that incorporates SORONA, a corn-based fiber manufactured by DuPont and produce packaging made from potato starch offer new, better alternatives. Also fascinating are […]

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About those biobased amines we might one day dream up at Ptixar Amination 

About those biobased amines we might one day dream up at Ptixar Amination 

October 14, 2019 |

(Whoa Nelly! Just 24 hours after this story originally appeared, Nouryon dropped a new bombshell technology in this space, and you can read all about it here.) Amines have a bad guy reputation, in part because controversial compounds like cocaine, heroin, nicotine and mescaline are among the alkaloids that are, when you get down to […]

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9 Constellations to watch: A look at the Rising Stars in the Race to SAF

9 Constellations to watch: A look at the Rising Stars in the Race to SAF

August 25, 2019 |

Rising stars are coming together as constellations, the stars are aligning and making magical things happen – today we explore 9 of those constellations building around Sustainable Aviation Fuels. Some of them are young protostars in the earliest stage of stellar evolution, while others are like the Earth’s sun, a main-sequence mid-size star, and a […]

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Where is NEXT Renewable Fuels going next and why we want them as a neighbor

Where is NEXT Renewable Fuels going next and why we want them as a neighbor

June 9, 2019 |

            NEXT Renewable Fuels, Inc. is leading the way in turning recycled organic materials, like used cooking oil – white and brown grease, animal tallow and a variety of vegetable oils – into renewable transportation fuels, like second-generation advanced green diesel and other products, with their Oregon facility. Representing an […]

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The Competitive Edge: BioBTX

The Competitive Edge: BioBTX

March 7, 2019 |

BioBTX Q: What was the reason for founding your organization – what was the open niche you saw that could be addressed with a new product or service? What was the problem, or gap, or opportunity? Most chemical building blocks, platform chemicals originate from fossil sources. Especially for aromatics, no sustainable production route was available […]

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From Take-Off to Offtake – Driving Sustainable Aviation Fuels to Commercial Scale

From Take-Off to Offtake – Driving Sustainable Aviation Fuels to Commercial Scale

January 22, 2019 |

In a tale of two Washingtons, the sustainable aviation fuels movement will gather in Washington state in March and in Washington, D.C. in April to seek breakthroughs in the adoption rate of jet biofuels, which have been stalled for some time between the successful certification/demonstration efforts of the last decade and the widespread deployment which […]

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