Author Archive: Jim Lane

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Brexit: What does it mean for the advanced bioeconomy?

Brexit: What does it mean for the advanced bioeconomy?

June 24, 2016 |

In the UK, the British people voted to exit the European Union in a historic vote which was announced in the early Friday hours. Following the vote, UK Prime Minister David Cameron said he would resign, and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said it was “highly likely” that the SNP would seek a referendum on leaving […]

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Digest Bioeconomy Index jumps 2.59 percent to 4.97 as ethanol equities rally

Digest Bioeconomy Index jumps 2.59 percent to 4.97 as ethanol equities rally

June 23, 2016 |

The Digest Bioeconomy Index, an index of publicly traded advanced bioeconomy stocks, jumped 2.59 percent to 4.97 as ethanol equities rallied. For the day, Metabolix (MBLX) surged 8.25 percent to $0.80, while Green Plains (GPRE) jumped 7.83 percent to $19.41. Among other equities, Gevo (GEVO) soared 15.53 percent to $0.58. Overall, advances led declines by […]

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Verdezyne, CB&I, Albemarle, Dow AgroSciences, Newlight Technologies land 2016 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

Verdezyne, CB&I, Albemarle, Dow AgroSciences, Newlight Technologies land 2016 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

June 23, 2016 |

In Washington, the EPA announced that Verdezyne, CB&I, Albemarle, Dow AgroSciences, Newlight Technologies and Princeton Professor Paul Chirik are winners of the 2016 Presidential Green Chemistry Awards. Though less well-known than the Presidential Challenge on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition — think of it as basically the same thing, only for really tiny athletes. In this […]

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Climate opportunities: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

Climate opportunities: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

June 23, 2016 |

Through The Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes landmark green chemistry technologies developed by industrial pioneers and leading scientists that turn climate risk and other environmental problems into business opportunities, spurring innovation and economic development — tackling climate change, water, and chemical issues. Here are the winners between 2012 and 2015.

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Knock on wood: why trade and brand will trump tech in the advanced bioeconomy

Knock on wood: why trade and brand will trump tech in the advanced bioeconomy

June 22, 2016 |

Adapted from remarks by Digest editor Jim Lane at the 2016 International Bioenergy Conference. Knock Knock Who’s there? Noah. Noah who? Noah good low carbon technology? Well, yes, you do. Lucky you. With all the uncertainty about the future of the world in the face of trade issues, immigration woes, energy and national security concerns, […]

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The Terpene fuel machine: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to terpenes

The Terpene fuel machine: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to terpenes

June 22, 2016 |

Much has been written about terpenes in the area of flavors and fragrances. But they have astonishing properties for super high-density jet fuels in the 130,000-140,000 BTU range. Think valencene, premnaspirodiene, and b-caryophyllene. Now, we get into an interesting range of molecules, which Allylix and the Naval Air Warfare Center have been working on. Why […]

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Clean Energy: Steam Reformation Technology

Clean Energy: Steam Reformation Technology

June 22, 2016 |

By Zoltan Kish, Ph.D., Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to The Digest One possible solution for clean energy production is to produce energy products from waste and biomass feedstocks by effective Biomass/Waste-to-Energy technology applications. Typically, the waste is sent to landfills and the energy in waste is essentially lost, creating mountains of trash, and emitting harmful […]

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Digest Bioeconomy Index slips 0.76 percent to 53.58 as advanced bio slumps

Digest Bioeconomy Index slips 0.76 percent to 53.58 as advanced bio slumps

June 22, 2016 |

The Digest Bioeconomy Index, an index of publicly traded advanced bioeconomy stocks, slipped 0.76 percent to 53.58 as advanced bio slumped. For the day, Gevo (GEVO) dumped 8.09 percent to $0.51, while Amyris (AMRS) plummeted 8.00 percent to $0.41. Among other equities, Aemetis (AMTX) shed 4.82 percent to $2.37. Overall, declines and advances were even […]

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Psst! Heard on the Floor at the International Bioenergy Conference

Psst! Heard on the Floor at the International Bioenergy Conference

June 21, 2016 |

Is that Miss Scarlet in the Library with the Rope, or Mr. Licella in Canada with biomass? In British Columbia, the experts convene and unveil the unusual suspects. The eyes of the world might well be on tiny Prince George, British Columbia these days — because that is the proposed site of Canfor’s commercial-scale biofuels and […]

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Digest Bioeconomy Index falls 1.41 percent to 53.99 as advanced bio retreats

Digest Bioeconomy Index falls 1.41 percent to 53.99 as advanced bio retreats

June 21, 2016 |

The Digest Bioeconomy Index, an index of publicly traded advanced bioeconomy stocks, fell 1.41 percent to 53.99 as advanced bio retreated.  For the day, Global Bioenergies (ALGBE.PA) dumped 9.30 percent to $26.73, while Amyris (AMRS) plummeted 9.58 percent to $0.45. Among other equities, Metabolix (MBLX) dumped 18.89 percent to $0.73. Overall, declines led advances 5 […]

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