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Democratic Candidates Promise Sweeping Changes in the U.S. Energy Sector – but What Can Actually Get Done?: New Report

Democratic Candidates Promise Sweeping Changes in the U.S. Energy Sector – but What Can Actually Get Done?: New Report

August 28, 2019 |

In New York, Raymond James issued an  in depth analysis of the the energy and climate/environmental policy proposals of the leading Democratic candidates. The focus is on the three candidates who are consistently leading the national and early-state primary polls: former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, though we will […]

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New Catalysts, Improved Genetic Tools Bring New Opportunities: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to ORNL’s Biomass to Bioproducts

New Catalysts, Improved Genetic Tools Bring New Opportunities: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to ORNL’s Biomass to Bioproducts

August 20, 2019 |

Organisms are interesting creatures and genetic tools and biochemical pathway knowledge is changing the way we look at them. Brian Davison, Chief Scientist for Biotechnology at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, gave this knowledge-filled presentation on how to leverage organisms for biofuels and bioproducts, consolidated bioprocessing, barriers and solutions to enabling transformation, improved tools for gene […]

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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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One Cool Cat – Bio-TCat: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Anellotech

One Cool Cat – Bio-TCat: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Anellotech

July 17, 2019 |

Anellotech’s patented Bio-TCat process produces 100% bio-based BTX (i.e. benzene, toluene and xylene) ‘drop-in’ aromatic chemicals, offering a solution to the lack of efficient, scalable processes for producing BTX from renewable, non-food biomass. In addition to BTX, Bio-TCat technology produces a heavier aromatics product, which can be used as bio-marine fuel, or can be upgraded […]

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Carinata Cover Cropping: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Agrisoma

Carinata Cover Cropping: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Agrisoma

July 4, 2019 |

Agrisoma Biosciences, Inc. has the world’s largest collection of Carinata and an extensive modern crop improvement program that allows them to select high yielding varieties ideally suited for production across a broad range of geographies. Agrisoma has commercialized Carinata in North and South America, working with hundreds of farmers on over 50,000 acres of production. […]

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Healthier Food: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Calyxt

Healthier Food: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Calyxt

June 6, 2019 |

The Digest’s new “Stocks Worth Tracking” Multi-Slide Guide Series highlights hot companies that are making strides in the bioeconomy. Today’s “Stock Worth Tracking” is Calyxt. Calyxt is developing healthier specialty food ingredients by leveraging cutting edge science to develop food crops through gene editing technologies. Calyxt’s illuminating presentation shares how they are building a path […]

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Bonds and Bioenergy: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to IFC

Bonds and Bioenergy: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to IFC

May 9, 2019 |

International Finance Corporation, a sister organization of the World Bank and member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries. They leverage their products and services—as well as products and services of other institutions across the World Bank Group—to create markets that address […]

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Greening the Gas Grid: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Netherland Enterprise Agency

Greening the Gas Grid: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Netherland Enterprise Agency

May 8, 2019 |

Netherland Enterprise Agency is a government agency which operates under the auspices of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. The Netherland Enterprise Agency stimulates entrepreneurs in sustainable, agricultural, innovative and international business. It aims to improve opportunities for entrepreneurs, strengthen their position and help them realize their international ambitions with funding, networking, know-how […]

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Birth Control for Insects: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Provivi

Birth Control for Insects: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Provivi

May 6, 2019 |

Provivi is looking to revolutionize the foundation of pest control with natural pheromones – mating disruption – and to protect food supplies without toxic residues and empower the next generation to grow food more sustainably. Their patented technology reduces pest populations and minimizes crop damage with no side-effects to humans or beneficial insects like bees. […]

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Alternative Jet Fuels: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to National Jet Fuels Combustion Program

Alternative Jet Fuels: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to National Jet Fuels Combustion Program

May 5, 2019 |

National Jet Fuels Combustion Program has a mission to help streamline the fuel approval process and has over 30 instituttions involved in their research and projects including 12 universities, 8 government agencies, 5 OEMs and several others. Med Colket, Retired Senior Fellow, United Technologies Research Center, gave this illuminating overview of NJFCP’s results of their […]

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