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Methane for Supper: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Industrial Microbes

Methane for Supper: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Industrial Microbes

October 19, 2017 |

iMicrobes designs and builds microorganisms, including industrial strains of bacteria and yeast to produce chemicals from natural gas and carbon dioxide. Their green, bio-based methods are “more cost effective than sugar or oil, helping to make consumer goods cheaper” and the company picked up a joint development agreement with AkzoNobel’s Specialty Chemicals business to help […]

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The Brazilians Are Coming!! The Brazilians Are Coming!!

The Brazilians Are Coming!! The Brazilians Are Coming!!

October 19, 2017 |

By Dave VanderGriend, CEO, ICM Special to The Digest The legend of Paul Revere was that in 1875 he rode through the towns of Massachusetts and warned of the impending attack by the British. He used lanterns that would reveal how they were advancing- one of by land, two if by sea. If Paul was […]

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Back to Basics: Effect of D/T Ratio on Agitator Power for Flow Controlled Applications

Back to Basics: Effect of D/T Ratio on Agitator Power for Flow Controlled Applications

October 19, 2017 |

By Gregory T. Benz, Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to The Digest Many agitator applications, such as blending of miscible liquids or suspending slowly settling solids such as starch and grain slurries used in ethanol production, may be classified as flow-controlled applications. That is to say, the process result depends on creating a certain characteristic velocity, […]

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Heard on the Floor at ABLC Next 2017: Fulcrum prices bonds, GOP governors’ pro-biofuels march on DC

Heard on the Floor at ABLC Next 2017: Fulcrum prices bonds, GOP governors’ pro-biofuels march on DC

October 19, 2017 |

Fulcrum prices its bonds for pioneer first commercial plant to make drop-in diesel and jet fuel — closing set for October 27th. In the biggest news sweeping the floor at ABLC Next 2017 and perhaps the biggest industrial biotechnology update of 2017, the long-awaited financing is approaching completion for Fulcrum Bioenergy’s highly-anticipated waste-to-fuels project in […]

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The Hot 40: 40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy, 2017-18

The Hot 40: 40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy, 2017-18

October 17, 2017 |

The 40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Economy, as voted by a panel of invited international selectors organized by the Digest and Nuu, the world’s most widely-read bioeconomy dailies. The rankings recognize biotechnology innovation and achievement in fuels, biobased chemicals, nutrition, health, syntheric biology, and materials, and the Hot 40 specifically recognizes emerging companies […]

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Gingko BioWorks, Impossible Foods, Calysta, Bolt Threads, Zymergen take top slots in The 40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2016-17

Gingko BioWorks, Impossible Foods, Calysta, Bolt Threads, Zymergen take top slots in The 40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2016-17

October 17, 2017 |

Ginkgo BioWorks took the #1 spot in the 2017-18 “40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy” rankings, published today in The Digest and Nuu, the world’s most widely-read advanced bioeconomy dailies. It is the first time for Ginkgo at the top of the list, and the first time each of the others reached the […]

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Think transportation GHG emissions targets can be reached without biofuels mandates? Think again.

Think transportation GHG emissions targets can be reached without biofuels mandates? Think again.

October 17, 2017 |

By Gordon Quaiattini, Special to The Digest Governments serious about climate change should be wary about eliminating the mandate for renewable fuels, and those promising a low carbon fuel market without it. Earlier this month Canada’s Environment Commissioner urged MPs to push the government from ‘seemingly endless planning mode into action mode’ on climate change. […]

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State of the Advanced Bioeconomy 2017

State of the Advanced Bioeconomy 2017

October 17, 2017 |

At 8:00am Pacific Time on Tuesday of this week, the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference on Next-Gen Technologies and Markets opens in San Francisco with a record audience size, with diversification as its theme and “Go!” as the takeaway message — with investment and technologies arriving in unheard of pace and volume in the sector, companies […]

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Advance to Go!: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of the Advanced Bioeconomy

Advance to Go!: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of the Advanced Bioeconomy

October 17, 2017 |

At 8:00am Pacific Time on Tuesday of this week, the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference on Next-Gen Technologies and Markets opens in San Francisco with a record audience size, with diversification as its theme and “Go!” as the takeaway message — with investment and technologies arriving in unheard of pace and volume in the sector, companies […]

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Productionizing synthetic biology: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the Agile BioFoundry

Productionizing synthetic biology: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the Agile BioFoundry

October 14, 2017 |

The Agile BioFoundry, designed to productionize synthetic biology, is a public infrastructure investment aimed at increasing U.S. industrial competitiveness and enables new opportunities for private sector growth and jobs. Specifically, the foundry aims to enable a biorefineryto achieve a positive return on investment through a 50% reduction in time-to-scale up compared to the average of ~10 […]

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