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Advanced biorefineries: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Aemetis

Advanced biorefineries: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Aemetis

August 18, 2018 |

Aemetis owns and operates 110 million gallons per year of ethanol and biodiesel facilities in the US and India, and is upgrading the plants using patented technology to produce lower carbon, higher value advanced biofuels and chemicals using lower cost, non-food energy sources and feedstocks. Of special interest is the Aemetis cellulosic refinery using agricultural […]

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Earnings Season: as Novozymes, DSM, Amyris, Gevo, Corbion, and Aemetis report, who’s up, who’s down?

Earnings Season: as Novozymes, DSM, Amyris, Gevo, Corbion, and Aemetis report, who’s up, who’s down?

August 16, 2018 |

In today’s Digest, let’s look at trends driving the industry’s results at scale — and while money is not the measure of all progress, it is the ultimate yardstick and especially for companies that have reached industrial scale. So, let’s look at Q2 earnings statements now just coming out from four of the sector’s signature […]

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Fly Green: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to SkyNRG

Fly Green: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to SkyNRG

August 14, 2018 |

SkyNRG is the global market leader for sustainable jet fuel, supplying more than 20 carriers across 5 continents in the world. SkyNRG’s sustainable jet fuel can offer CO2 emission reductions up to 80% compared to fossil jet fuel. SkyNRG’s Oskar Meijerink gave this illuminating overview of the company’s promise and progress at ABLC 2018 in […]

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Strategic Advance: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to DSM’s Q2

Strategic Advance: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to DSM’s Q2

August 14, 2018 |

Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences, DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such […]

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

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

August 14, 2018 |

DuPont has developed a multi-part strategy to deliver new technologies to the growing biofuels and chemicals markets market. The strategy includes: (1) improving existing ethanol production through differentiated agriculture seed products and crop protection solutions as well as through improved bioprocessing aids and enzymes that allow animals to get the most out of valuable ethanol co-products; […]

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Andeavor’s petroleum refinery switch-over to renewables, in the heart of Bakken shale: what are the drivers?

Andeavor’s petroleum refinery switch-over to renewables, in the heart of Bakken shale: what are the drivers?

August 14, 2018 |

News arrived this week from Dickinson, North Dakota that Andeavor is proposing to switch its refinery there over from petroleum refining to the production of renewable diesel.The timing will be 2020, the feedstock is waste and crop-based oils, the capacity will be 12,000 barrels a day (183 million gallons per year), and the technology is Haldor […]

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Lego’s biobased bricks; Vertoro’s green crude oil; nitogen-fixing microbes for corn; diapers from food waste; 3D imaging; Apeel’s $70M: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of August 15th

Lego’s biobased bricks; Vertoro’s green crude oil; nitogen-fixing microbes for corn; diapers from food waste; 3D imaging; Apeel’s $70M: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of August 15th

August 13, 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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The road to biobased BTX: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Anellotech

The road to biobased BTX: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Anellotech

August 13, 2018 |

Founded in 2008, Anellotech has developed a clean technology platform for inexpensively producing bio-based chemicals from renewable non-food biomass. These drop-in, green versions of widely used petrochemicals; benzene, toluene and xylenes, are used to make plastics for consumer goods such as beverage bottles and packaging, clothing, carpeting, automotive parts, home and construction materials, electronic products, […]

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The advanced bioeconomy’s second technology wave: a sneak preview of ABLC Global

The advanced bioeconomy’s second technology wave: a sneak preview of ABLC Global

August 13, 2018 |

We’re just a few days out from ABLC Global’s 2 for 1 deadline. Time to give some perspective on what we’re driving at. The Rationale It’s all about our continuing mission to boldly go where no event has gone before — specifically, to bring the whole of the bioeconomy’s leadership to be in one place […]

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Strategic Progress:  The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to DSM

Strategic Progress: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to DSM

August 13, 2018 |

Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences, DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such […]

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