Author Archive: Jim Lane

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What’s in the Clinton Plan for Rural America and Renewable Fuels?

What’s in the Clinton Plan for Rural America and Renewable Fuels?

August 30, 2015 |

As the nation’s newspapers spend another month wrapped up in Email-Gate and Benghazi-Gate, we look at a proposal that’s won raves from the renewable fuels community. In Washington, the America’s Renewable Future group committed the remarkable act, in this US presidential election cycle, of praising a presidential candidate’s views on renewable fuels. Specifically, the group […]

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An integrated approach to cellulosic fuels: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Clariant’s sunliquid process

An integrated approach to cellulosic fuels: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Clariant’s sunliquid process

August 30, 2015 |

Clariant’s sunliquid technology for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into sugars, followed by fermentation to cellulosic ethanol, is flexible to be used to convert different feedstocks on a regional basis, for example corn stover in North America, bagasse in South America or wheat straw in Europe and can be adapted to various plant concepts. The production […]

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Sustainable Development Technology Canada issues call for funding applications

Sustainable Development Technology Canada issues call for funding applications

August 30, 2015 |

In Canada, the SD Tech Fund and the SD Natural Gas Fund are now open for applications through October 14, 2015. On behalf of the Government of Canada, SDTC helps bring Canadian clean technologies closer to market, readying them for growth and export markets. The SDTC portfolio is currently comprised of 269 clean technology projects […]

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Benson Hill Biosystems lands $7.3M in Series A financing 

Benson Hill Biosystems lands $7.3M in Series A financing 

August 30, 2015 |

In Missouri, Benson Hill Biosystems, dubbed “The Photosynthesis Company”, announced  it has secured an investment of $7.3 million in its Series A round of financing. Middleland Capital led the round, with co-investors Mercury Fund, Prelude Ventures, Prolog Ventures, Alexandria Venture Investments, Cultivation Capital, and TechAccel.  Existing investors Missouri Technology Corporation and Biogenerator also participated in the round. […]

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Free GREET Users workshop, for greenhouse gases in transportation, announced for October

Free GREET Users workshop, for greenhouse gases in transportation, announced for October

August 30, 2015 |

In Illinois, the Argonne GREET team will hold two-day GREET users workshop on October 15-16, 2015, at Argonne National Laboratory to help familiarize GREET users with new developments and updates of the GREET 2015 suite of models. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the GREET (Greenhouse gases, […]

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Looking at Solazyme, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials: free “Emerging Bioeconomy” event

Looking at Solazyme, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials: free “Emerging Bioeconomy” event

August 30, 2015 |

In Washington, the “The Emerging Bioeconomy – a Case Study” will be held at a luncheon at the National Wildlife Federation’s National Advocacy Center on K Street in Washington, DC. There will be a Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials from chairperson Barbara Bramble, and “Case Study:  Considering the benefits and impacts of microalgae” focusing on the […]

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Clariant significantly expanding in North America 

Clariant significantly expanding in North America 

August 30, 2015 |

In San Francisco, Clariant said at the Clariant Roundtable event that it is significantly expanding its North American workforce to capture opportunities in catalysis, oil & mining services and biotechnology. Clarinet is the developer of the sunliquid cellulosic ethanol process. The commercial relevance of the North American region in general was highlighted by Hariolf Kottmann, CEO […]

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Malama wins Certified Biobased Product Label for Studio BioFoam, Pacific BioFoam

Malama wins Certified Biobased Product Label for Studio BioFoam, Pacific BioFoam

August 30, 2015 |

In California, Malama Composites, Inc. has earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product Label and is identified for Federal preferred purchasing for its Studio BioFoam and Pacific BioFoam products. The USDA Certified Biobased Product Label verifies that the product’s amount of renewable bio-based ingredients meets or exceeds levels set by USDA.   […]

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US DOE launches SPRUCE to measure carbon sinks under climate change pressure 

US DOE launches SPRUCE to measure carbon sinks under climate change pressure 

August 30, 2015 |

In Michigan, the SPRUCE (Spruce and Peatland Responses Under Climatic and Environmental Change) project launched today about 25 miles north of Grand Rapids. The site consists of about seven acres of raised bog in the peatlands of the Chippewa National Forest. With the ability to control heating of the air and soil within the enclosures […]

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ACE honors ethanol contributors with 2015 awards

ACE honors ethanol contributors with 2015 awards

August 30, 2015 |

In South Dakota, Nebraska Ethanol Board Administrator Todd Sneller, Husker Ag, Little Sioux Corn Processors CEO Steve Roe, America’s Renewable Future, Kum & Go, and Tom RIter of WNAX Radio were the winners as the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) honored a select group of individuals and companies for their substantial efforts to advance the […]

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