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4 minutes with… Dr. Laszlo Paszner, President, PASZNER TECHNOLOGIES

4 minutes with… Dr. Laszlo Paszner, President, PASZNER TECHNOLOGIES

March 5, 2015 |

Tell us about your company and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. Developed the ACOS (Acid Catalyzed Organosolv Saccharification) process which dissolves any biomass type in a single step and recovers/fractionates >98% of all chemical components as part of the solvent recovery process. All components are to be processed to value added products Tell us […]

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Biofuels Digest Index jumps to 67.48 as ethanol equities surge

Biofuels Digest Index jumps to 67.48 as ethanol equities surge

March 5, 2015 |

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, jumped 1.50 percent to 67.48 as ethanol equities surged. For the day, Pacific Ethanol (PEIX) soared 25.94 percent to $11.75 while Aemetis (AMTX) jumped 6.24 percent to $2.45. Among other equities, Metabolix (MBLX) dropped 11.19 percent to $0.86. Overall, advances led declines by a […]

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75 people worth knowing in the advanced bioeconomy

75 people worth knowing in the advanced bioeconomy

March 5, 2015 |

Next week in Washington DC, the advanced bioeconomy industry gathers for ABLC 2015, the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference. With the 75 leaders we’ve selected for plenary presentations, you might ask, why them, why are these topics vital, why now? Policy people to know at the present time Next week, the heads of the major advanced […]

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Dyadic: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

Dyadic: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

March 5, 2015 |

Dyadic International, Inc. is a global biotechnology company that uses its patented and proprietary technologies to conduct research, development and commercial activities for the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of products and solutions for the bioenergy, industrial enzyme and biopharmaceutical industries. Dyadic’s C1 platform technology enables the development and large scale manufacture of low cost […]

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4 minutes with… Kelly Takaya King, Vice President, Pacific Biodiesel Technologies

4 minutes with… Kelly Takaya King, Vice President, Pacific Biodiesel Technologies

March 4, 2015 |

Tell us about your company and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. Created on Maui in 1995 to recycle waste cooking oil into renewable fuel, Pacific Biodiesel is now the oldest biodiesel company in America and has since focused on advancing process technology as well as feedstock and co-product development. Our community-based biodiesel model has […]

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Biofuels Digest Index gains to 66.48 as advanced biofuels rise

Biofuels Digest Index gains to 66.48 as advanced biofuels rise

March 4, 2015 |

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, gained 0.76 percent to 66.48 as advanced biofuels rose. For the day, Ceres (CERE) rallied 17.78 percent to $0.53, while Metabolix (MBLX) retreated 7.62 percent to $0.97. Among other equities, Biox (BX.T) dumped 10.29 percent to $0.61. Overall, declines led advances by a 3 […]

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Algae strategies for a healthy “Less sugar, more protein” world

Algae strategies for a healthy “Less sugar, more protein” world

March 4, 2015 |

Yep, it’s time to “lay off the sugar” and get more proteins and veggies in your diet. But how do you handle a surging population, and rising demand for fish. Turns out our one-celled friends, the algae, may come to the rescue. Here’s the why and how. If you’ve been following the newsflow on sugar […]

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Matrix breaks through on genetic methods for modifying spirulina: new platform for proteins, pigments

Matrix breaks through on genetic methods for modifying spirulina: new platform for proteins, pigments

March 4, 2015 |

Milestone reached on protein, phycocyanin in spirulina — opens up new opportunities for algae, cyanobacteria. In Washington, we have big news this week that Matrix Genetics announced a technology breakthrough that allows for rapid and efficient production of pigments and proteins in Spirulina, a species of cyanobacteria. Matrix is the first to invent rapid and efficient genetic […]

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Ensyn: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide


Ensyn: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide


March 4, 2015 |

Ensyn is a producer of advanced cellulosic biofuels.  Ensyn uses its patented and proprietary RTP fast thermal technology to convert wood residues and other non-food, cellulosic biomass to liquid biofuels. Ensyn has had continuous commercial operations for more than 25 years.  Its technology has produced over 37 million gallons of renewable fuels and chemicals in over […]

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Beta Renewables CEO Guido Ghisolfi dies in apparent suicide

Beta Renewables CEO Guido Ghisolfi dies in apparent suicide

March 3, 2015 |

The charismatic Beta Renewables CEO is gone, builder of the world’s first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant. Guido Ghisolfi, 58, the CEO of Beta Renewables, is dead. News reports from Italy indicate a suicide, after the charismatic business leader was found in his dark-color, late model Lexus, on a road side near Carbona Scrivia, less than three […]

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