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Leaf Resources, Claeris form  JV to pursue Americas, Asia opportunities

Leaf Resources, Claeris form JV to pursue Americas, Asia opportunities

July 25, 2016 |

Australia’s Leaf Resources and US-based project developer Claeris, LLC have established a joint venture entity, Leaf Development, for the purpose of developing up to five renewable chemical projects that utilize Leaf Resources’ proprietary Glycell process. Leaf CEO Ken Richards told The Digest, “they have the right to five sites  with some exclusions for our existing […]

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Cellulosic sugars heading for scale: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Leaf Resources

Cellulosic sugars heading for scale: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Leaf Resources

July 25, 2016 |

Leaf Resources Limited (ASX:LER) is focused on making sustainable products from plant biomass,  offering an advanced technology package for breaking down plant derived biomass to useful, sustainable, renewable and biodegradable products. Leaf Resources’ Glycell technology is getting a lot of attention as a source of low-cost cellulosic sugars. Here is the listed company’s latest (edited) […]

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Digest Bioeconomy Index slips 0.32 percent to 55.94 on an ethanol equity decline

Digest Bioeconomy Index slips 0.32 percent to 55.94 on an ethanol equity decline

July 25, 2016 |

The Digest Bioeconomy Index, an index of publicly traded advanced bioeconomy stocks, slipped 0.32 percent to 55.94 on an ethanol equity decline. For the day, Amyris (AMRS) shed 8.82 percent to $0.35, while Gevo (GEVO) rebounded 8.40 percent to $0.55. Among other equities, Pacific Ethanol (PEIX) dropped 2.04 percent to $5.76. Overall, declines led advances […]

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EU should strengthen existing sustainability rules for biofuels: European Court of Auditors

EU should strengthen existing sustainability rules for biofuels: European Court of Auditors

July 24, 2016 |

In Brussels, a European Court of Auditors report published found that “there are a number of gaps in the European Commission’s existing biofuels sustainability certification framework.” ePURE said that the sustainability regime for biofuels in Europe can and should be strengthened further to ensure that only the most sustainable biofuels, like European ethanol, are promoted […]

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Poor weather, small EU harvest pushes rapeseed price ahead of wheat

Poor weather, small EU harvest pushes rapeseed price ahead of wheat

July 24, 2016 |

In Germany, UFOP is reporting that the price gap between rapeseed and wheat has widened at the end of 2015/16. As harvest pressure wanes, this trend could continue in 2016/17 because, due to poor weather, the EU harvest will be considerably smaller. UFOP relates: “The European grain and oilseed traders’ association Coceral/Copa-Cocega estimates the 2016/17 […]

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Crooked deal on climate de-claws Washington State’s proposed Clean Air Rule : RFA

Crooked deal on climate de-claws Washington State’s proposed Clean Air Rule : RFA

July 24, 2016 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association charged that Washington state’s proposed carbon caps eschews globally accepted bioenergy carbon accounting methods out of fear that properly recognizing the carbon benefits associated with biofuels would trigger the so-called ‘poison pill’ legislative provision that would shift funding from climate-friendly transportation investments to road and highway construction projects”. Analyses […]

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SDTC radically simplifies Canadian grant applications to benefit entrepreneurs

SDTC radically simplifies Canadian grant applications to benefit entrepreneurs

July 24, 2016 |

In Canada, Leah Lawrence, CEO of Sustainable Development Technology Canada said that the organization will be discontinuing regularly scheduled calls for applications in favor of a continuous intake model—applicants will now be able to submit their initial request for funding at any time via www.sdtc.ca. Additionally, SDTC has revamped the funding application process, introducing a […]

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Air transport supports nearly 63M jobs, $2.7T in global GDP: report

Air transport supports nearly 63M jobs, $2.7T in global GDP: report

July 24, 2016 |

In New York, the Air Transport Action Group launched its Aviation: Benefits Beyond Borders report at  the United Nations High Level Political Forum’s Sustainable Development Goal Business Day. In the next 20 years, the report forecasts that aviation-supported jobs worldwide will increase to over 99 million and GDP to $5.9 trillion. The highest forecast growth […]

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Alliance BioEnergy develops pathway to JP-8 advanced cellulosic aviation biofuel

Alliance BioEnergy develops pathway to JP-8 advanced cellulosic aviation biofuel

July 24, 2016 |

In Florida, Alliance BioEnergy Plus has developed a pathway to produce JP-8, an advanced military grade aviation biofuel, at the suggestion of government officials at the DOE and NREL.  The Company is working closely with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and has submitted an application under the Department of Energy’s (DOE) funding request to […]

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Applications open for NatLabs’ innovators for Chain Reaction Innovations: 2 year support deals

Applications open for NatLabs’ innovators for Chain Reaction Innovations: 2 year support deals

July 24, 2016 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, in partnership with Argonne National Laboratory, opened the application process to select the first national cohort of innovators for Chain Reaction Innovations. CRI is the second energy and science technology accelerator to open at a national laboratory and the first one located in the Midwest, […]

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