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Back to business: G20 energy minsters affirm drive towards renewables, innovation, cooperation

Back to business: G20 energy minsters affirm drive towards renewables, innovation, cooperation

June 18, 2018 |

The cold snap that invaded the Patagonia resort town of San Carlos de Bariloche in recent days is fading now as the G20 Energy Ministerial wraps up and heads home.  A light rain cleared the slush off the streets, and a brilliant sunset greeted those who delayed their departure until the weekend. A handful turned […]

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Agriculturally advantaged traits: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Calyxt

Agriculturally advantaged traits: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Calyxt

June 18, 2018 |

Calyxt is pioneering a paradigm shift to deliver both healthier specialty food ingredients, such as healthier oils and high fiber wheat for consumers as well as agriculturally advantageous traits, such as herbicide tolerance to farmers. The technology enables Calyxt to precisely and specifically edit a plant genome to elicit the desired traits and characteristics, resulting […]

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Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to The Andersons

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to The Andersons

June 16, 2018 |

The Andersons operate four ethanol plants for respective LLCs in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Iowa that are collectively capable of producing over 475 million gallons of ethanol.  The company’s Ethanol Group provides facility operations, risk management, ethanol and distiller dried grains marketing. The Andersons’ recently provided this illuminating overview of its progress towards its strategic goals, and […]

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The Battle for Yeast Supremacy: DSM, DuPont, Novozymes and more

The Battle for Yeast Supremacy: DSM, DuPont, Novozymes and more

June 14, 2018 |

FEW, the Fuel Ethanol Workshops, have come and gone for 2018 and the story this year was yeast. Specifically, a war on yield fermentation time, energy use and more.  Let’s review the big gambits from the likes of DSM, DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Novozymes as they duke it out over market share in an era […]

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Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Corbion

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Corbion

June 14, 2018 |

Corbion is a global market leader in lactic acid, lactic acid derivatives, and a leading company in emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins and algae ingredients. In 2017, the company generated annual sales of € 891.7 million and had a workforce of 1,794 FTE. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. The company gave this illuminating overview […]

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BASF invests in LanzaTech, ArcelorMittal’s underway on advanced fuels, Syngenta breaks 3B gallon mark, Leaf gets an accelerator: partnership frenzy in the bioeconomy

BASF invests in LanzaTech, ArcelorMittal’s underway on advanced fuels, Syngenta breaks 3B gallon mark, Leaf gets an accelerator: partnership frenzy in the bioeconomy

June 13, 2018 |

News that ArcelorMittal and LanzaTech broke ground on their €150 million waste-to-energy project in Belgium this week and that BASF has invested in the company adds to the LanzaTech-dominated week in Digestville. But it shows also what smaller companies can do when they partner effectively – whether that means industrial giants like ArcelorMittal or BASF, […]

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Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Archer Daniels Midland

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Archer Daniels Midland

June 13, 2018 |

Archer Daniels Midland Company is one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with approximately 31,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries. The company sports a global value chain that includes approximately 500 crop procurement locations, 270 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 44 innovation centers and what is billed as “the world’s […]

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The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of June 13th, 2018

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of June 13th, 2018

June 12, 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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Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to UPM, the Biofore company

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to UPM, the Biofore company

June 12, 2018 |

UPM is going through a transformation to ensure sustainable value creation in the long term. The aim is to improve profitability, generate growth and increase the value of the company’s business portfolio. UPM has been transforming its business model, business portfolio and business performance. UPM consists of six separate business areas. The business areas are […]

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WaterKnight, Green Lizard, Solugen, Fero Labs win at AkzoNobel’s Imagine Chemistry start-up event

WaterKnight, Green Lizard, Solugen, Fero Labs win at AkzoNobel’s Imagine Chemistry start-up event

June 11, 2018 |

In Sweden, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals named 10 start-ups and chemical researchers as winners of the 2018 edition of AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals’ Imagine Chemistry challenge. To meet its sustainability and growth ambitions, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals continues to forge an innovation ecosystem around a model of collaborative innovation. This is built on its global network of RD&I […]

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