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MillionMinds – Advanced networking for the Advanced Bioeconomy

It takes hundreds of people working cooperatively together to make a venture successful. You have to network like crazy. Part of the daily routine in the sector has become finding and keeping up with friends, supporters, partners, customers and suppliers. As Kreig Devault partner John Kirkwood observed elsewhere in the Digest today, in talking about the Advanced Bioeconomy […]

August 26, 2014 More

Fossil Fuel Divestment, the $5 trillion challenge: will it sunset, and who’s next?

Pressure is starting to build for institutional investors to cut their exposure to fossil fuel stocks, but they will need to find viable alternative destinations for their money? A new white paper from Bloomberg New Energy Finance tackles the topic. Oil, gas and coal companies make up one of the world’s largest liquid asset classes, […]

August 26, 2014 More

4 Minutes With…John Kirkwood, Partner, Kreig Devault

Tell us about your company and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. Krieg Devault became involved in the advanced bioeconomy in the early 2000s when the corn-to-ethanol revolution swept accross the USA. Since then, we have worked on many of the marquee projects in the bio industry including wind, solar, advanced biofuels and renewable chemicals. […]

August 26, 2014 More

Biofuels Digest Index surges to six-week high of 81.88 as enzymes jump

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, gained 0.99 percent to a six-week high of 81.88 as enzymes jumped. For the day, Biox (BX.T) surged 43.75 percent to $0.69, while Codexis (CDXS) leapt 6.07 percent to $2.62. Among other equities, Abengoa (ABGB) was up 5.36 percent to $28.72. Overall, advances led declines […]

August 26, 2014 More

A Million Minds in the Advanced Bioeconomy…and more.

Not too long ago, the Digest passed the million reader mark. Meaning that there are far more than a million minds working right now on eliminating petroleum dependencies, creating rural jobs and reducing carbon footprints – developing new options or giving them the support they need. After 9/11, Don Henley and Glenn Frye wrote and the Eagles […]

August 25, 2014 More

4 Minutes with…Marc Verbruggen, CEO, NatureWorks

Tell us about your company and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. NatureWorks manufactures Ingeo, a bio-plastic (PLA) made from plants, in a large plant in Nebraska.  We sell Ingeo worldwide in a large variety of applications based on the 3P-value principle: Performance + Price competitive + Preference (carbon reduction or safety/health concerns). Tell us […]

August 25, 2014 More

White Lists: A Proactive Approach to Risk Reduction for the Bioenergy Industry

By Dr. Doria Gordon, The Nature Conservancy  Cultivation of bioenergy crops is predicted to increase to between 27 and 120 million acres by 2022 in order to meet the renewable energy needs of the U.S. and the Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard. These crops may be used for production of ethanol, biodiesel or heat through […]

August 25, 2014 More

Biofuels Digest Index reaches 81.08 as chemicals jump

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, gained 0.50 percent to 81.08 as chemicals jumped. For the day, Biox (BX.T) rallied 9.09 percent to $0.48, while Evogene (EVGN) fell back 6.92 percent to $13.05. Among other equities, Abengoa (ABGB) was up 4.04 percent to $27.26. Overall, advances led declines 3 to […]

August 25, 2014 More

The Advanced Bioeconomy Dashboard for 8/25/14: equities, fuels, chemicals, and feedstock prices and data

About The Digest Dashboard. Biofuels Digest’s Dashboard is a convenient “news you can use” 5-Minute summary of current markets including key commodity prices, relevant futures, bioenergy-related stocks, and historical equities data. Latest prices – key commodities. Most recent commodity closing prices, and price changes, for NYMEX’s crude oil, Brent Crude, Ultra-Low Sulphur Diesel, Natural Gas, […]

August 24, 2014 More

2014 US Renewable Fuel volume decision looms, as EPA hands off to OMB

The critical 2014 RVO number begins its trek towards final publication. Will the Obama Administration stand by the Renewable Fuel Standard, or knuckle under to petroleum interests? In Washington, word filtered out from the Environmental Protection Agency that the 2014 RVO has moved to the Office of Management and Budget for review. Let’s first review […]

August 24, 2014 More