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Fast Pyrolysis Technology: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide ABLC Guide to Biomass Technology Group

Fast Pyrolysis Technology: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide ABLC Guide to Biomass Technology Group

December 16, 2018 |

Biomass Technology Group develops fast pyrolysis technology and FPBO applications as well as the commercialization of such technology and production of fast pyrolysis bio-oil. Bert van de Beld from BTG gave this illuminating overview of their fast pyrolysis technology and commercial scale demo plant in the Netherlands at ABLC Global 2018 in San Francisco – […]

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Biobased beer can rings, algae and bugs, chitin-based plastic breakthrough, gribble gut enzymes, banana-based products: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of December 14th

Biobased beer can rings, algae and bugs, chitin-based plastic breakthrough, gribble gut enzymes, banana-based products: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of December 14th

December 13, 2018 |

The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of December 14th. In today’s Digest, biobased beer can rings, algae and bugs, chitin-based plastic breakthrough, gribble gut enzymes, banana based products — these and more, ready for you now at The Digest online. #1 […]

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New Year, New Farm Bill: BIO Celebrates Legislation’s Role in Strengthening America’s Bio-based Economy

New Year, New Farm Bill: BIO Celebrates Legislation’s Role in Strengthening America’s Bio-based Economy

December 13, 2018 |

By Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President; Head, Industrial & Environmental Section, Biotechnology Innovation Organization Special to The Digest As we move closer to celebrating the end of 2018, Congress has given those working in America’s bio-based and agricultural sectors a reason to celebrate early. The 2018 Farm Bill has passed both chambers of Congress, with […]

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Intellectual Property for Project Development

Intellectual Property for Project Development

December 13, 2018 |

By Dr. Terry Mazanec and Justin Krieger, Esq. Special to The Digest Early movers in a new field can make audacious claims and often become incredibly wealthy. In 1612, some of the first English settlers in America were able to persuade King James I to grant the “Virginia Company” a Charter to a huge portion of […]

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Zymergen, the Porsche 911 of the Materials Superhighway, raises $400M in monumental Series C round

Zymergen, the Porsche 911 of the Materials Superhighway, raises $400M in monumental Series C round

December 13, 2018 |

We call it the materials superhighway to suggest an awesome speed of innovation, a connection back to the genetics revolution and the information superhighway, and a focus on the new materials, chemicals, substances, and energies of the advanced bioeconomy. That superhighway may have just found its Porsche 911 — fast as lightning, stunning design and […]

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Biofuels for Marine Engines and Pathways to Success: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide ABLC Guide to BETO

Biofuels for Marine Engines and Pathways to Success: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide ABLC Guide to BETO

December 12, 2018 |

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) focuses on several bioproducts for R&D and has been assessing the value proposition of biofuels for marine engines. Zia Haq and Jim Spaeth, both from the U.S. DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office, gave individual presentations at ABLC Global 2018 in San Francisco, but we’ve put them together […]

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Pre-flight Checklist for Biofuture Takeoff: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide ABLC Guide to Biofuture Platform

Pre-flight Checklist for Biofuture Takeoff: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide ABLC Guide to Biofuture Platform

December 12, 2018 |

Biofuture platform was launched at COP22 by 20 countries and top representatives of FAO, IEA, IRENA, UNIDO, SE4ALL, WBCSD, UNICA, and other leading organizations, whose aim is to kickstart a global, advanced bioeconomy and impact the future of bioenergy. Renato Domith Godinho, Biofuture Platform Interim Facilitator from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Brazil gave […]

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Torrefaction of Biomass: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide ABLC Guide to International Biomass Torrefaction Council

Torrefaction of Biomass: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide ABLC Guide to International Biomass Torrefaction Council

December 11, 2018 |

The International Biomass Torrefaction Council aims to promote biomass torrefaction and let the world know that integrated torrefaction process technology is mature, available and happening. Michael Wild from Wild & Partner LLC gave this illuminating overview of biomass torrefaction’s status, market requirements, and supply chain efficiency comparison at ABLC Global 2018 in San Francisco – […]

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Year of the Tree, CORSIA fuels, Mabus’ remarks, a breakthrough on woody biomass?: Heard on the Floor at the CAAFI general meeting

Year of the Tree, CORSIA fuels, Mabus’ remarks, a breakthrough on woody biomass?: Heard on the Floor at the CAAFI general meeting

December 11, 2018 |

When the world’s leaders for sustainable aviation fuels have a general meeting the week before the COP24 global climate sessions (this year in Poland), you can bet that the focus will be breaking the “You Can Have Two out of Three Conundrum” of aviation fuels. Which is to say: affordable, available at scale, and sustainable, pick […]

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What’s the Buzz? Heard on the floor at the COP24, on renewable fuels and more

What’s the Buzz? Heard on the floor at the COP24, on renewable fuels and more

December 10, 2018 |

COP24 descends on Katowice, Poland. What’s the buzz, what’s the mood? The Mood “Pretty intense I’d say. Good.” notes Climate Ethanol Alliances’s James Cogan. “We’ve been in a dozen transport energy events so far.” The Message “Fortunately the IEA had their big event today, and they shouted it loud and clear..  “use bioenergy in transport […]

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