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Digest Bioeconomy Index is flat at 55.48 despite an advanced bio drop

Digest Bioeconomy Index is flat at 55.48 despite an advanced bio drop

April 28, 2016 |

The Digest Bioeconomy Index, an index of publicly traded advanced bioeconomy stocks, was flat at 55.48 despite an advanced bio drop. For the day, Pacific Ethanol (PEIX) tumbled 3,73 percent to $4.91, while Aemetis (AMTX) gained 4.00 percent to $2.86. Among other equities, Waste Management rallied 3.42 percent to $58.33. Overall, advances and declines were […]

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Scale-up from Pilot to Commercial: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Fermentation 2.0.1

Scale-up from Pilot to Commercial: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Fermentation 2.0.1

April 28, 2016 |

As part of March Madness 2016, Genomatica’s Jeff Lievense presented this master class on Fermentation 2.0 — alongside Mark Warner’s super presentation which you can see here While you’re at it, you can access our 8-Slide Guide to Genomatica here. And, you can access the recorded webinar here.

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Amyris inks 5-year $100M+ biofene supply pact for nutraceutical market

Amyris inks 5-year $100M+ biofene supply pact for nutraceutical market

April 28, 2016 |

In California, the Eco-Emirs of Emeryville, Amyris executed a five year Biofene supply agreement with a global nutraceuticals company. Upping the ante from January This new, long-term agreement replaces the parties’ one-year purchase agreement, which was previously announced on January 4, 2016.  More on that deal here. Under the new supply agreement, the mystery customer […]

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2 billion gallons of cellulosic ethanol, no extra feedstock, no plant, no emissions, no kidding

2 billion gallons of cellulosic ethanol, no extra feedstock, no plant, no emissions, no kidding

April 27, 2016 |

In Iowa, Quad County Corn Processors increased ethanol production by 20 percent in an 18-day trial using a combination of Cellerate process technology and Enogen corn. The results were vetted via third-party verification procedures performed by Christianson & Associates. “With Cellerate, the biofuels industry now has the technology available to create 2 billion gallons of […]

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Digest Bioeconomy Index edges up 0.42 percent to 55.46 as ethanol equities rally

Digest Bioeconomy Index edges up 0.42 percent to 55.46 as ethanol equities rally

April 27, 2016 |

The Digest Bioeconomy Index, an index of publicly traded advanced bioeconomy stocks, edged up 0.42 percent to 55.46 as ethanol equities rallied. For the day, Abengoa (ABGB) plunged 26.09 percent to $1.02, while Pacific Ethanol (PEIX) rebounded 4.51 percent to $5.10.  Among other equities, TerraVia (SZYM) rallied 4.42 percent to $2.36. Overall, advances and declines were […]

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Scale-up from Pilot to Commercial: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Fermentation 2.0

Scale-up from Pilot to Commercial: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Fermentation 2.0

April 27, 2016 |

As part of March Madness 2016, Mark Warner presented this highly-praised slide deck on Fermentation 2.0. You can access the recorded webinar here.  And Mark’s latest Thought Leadership column in The Digest is here, on Commercializing Innovative Foods.

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Digest Bioeconomy Index is flat at 55.25 despite a large cap surge

Digest Bioeconomy Index is flat at 55.25 despite a large cap surge

April 26, 2016 |

The Digest Bioeconomy Index, an index of publicly traded advanced bioeconomy stocks, was flat at 55.25 despite a large cap surge. For the day, UPM (UPM) soared 8.99 percent to $16.25, while Aemetis (AMTX) dropped 4.24 percent to $2.71. Among other equities, BioAmber (BIOA) shed 3.08 percent to $4.41. Overall, advances led declines by a […]

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Biofuels driving emissions cuts thru 2030, says Lux: but which feedstocks?

Biofuels driving emissions cuts thru 2030, says Lux: but which feedstocks?

April 26, 2016 |

Lux Research projects that the emergence of low-carbon fuels and vehicle efficiency will cut emissions by 29% in 2030 compared to a business as usual scenario, with biofuels and natural gas vehicles together accounting for 45% of potential fossil fuel displacement as nations look for new technologies to cut emissions. The sharp cut – exceeding […]

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Define Your Problem: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Partnering in Advanced Biotechnology

Define Your Problem: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Partnering in Advanced Biotechnology

April 26, 2016 |

This month, we held a well-attended webinar on renewable chemicals intermediates and cellulosic sugars, with the sugars slide deck presented by industry consultant Vonnie Estes — whose latest Digest column is here. Vonnie’s latest deck is a winner, on partnering and its realities, especially for emerging companies in the sector.

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C-Sharp: Spring’s 3 hottest markets start with C

C-Sharp: Spring’s 3 hottest markets start with C

April 25, 2016 |

California and the green premium One of the biggest myths running is that there is no green premium, which is to say that customers will not pay a cent more for a cleaner fuel than a dirty one, given the choice. Though there is, many contend, a green preference — at the same price, customers […]

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