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Rivertop Renewables’ corrosion inhibitor molecule: “Safer Choice”, says EPA

Rivertop Renewables’ corrosion inhibitor molecule: “Safer Choice”, says EPA

July 24, 2016 |

In Montana, Rivertop Renewables’ sodium glucarate produced by the company’s breakthrough oxidation technology has been listed on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Safer Chemicals Ingredients List (SCIL). Chemicals on the SCIL have been certified by the EPA as safer than traditional chemical ingredients, helping formulators secure the Safer Choice label for end products sold to […]

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Digest Bioeconomy Index is flat at 56.12 despite an advanced bio decline

Digest Bioeconomy Index is flat at 56.12 despite an advanced bio decline

July 24, 2016 |

The Digest Bioeconomy Index, an index of publicly traded advanced bioeconomy stocks, was flat at 56.12, up 0.02 percent, despite an advanced bio decline. For the day, The ANdersons (ANDE) gained 2.57 percent to $36.7, while Gevo (GEVO) dropped 3.47 percent to $0.50. Among other equities, TerraVia (TVIA) lost 3.11 percent to $2.49. Overall, advances […]

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CoOptima: Redesigning Engines, Fuels, Marketplace strategies all at once

CoOptima: Redesigning Engines, Fuels, Marketplace strategies all at once

July 24, 2016 |

If you ever ask yourself why the US has a Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy, supervising the Vehicle Technologies Office  and the Bioenergy Technologies Office, here’s your answer: the CoOptima initiative. In Washington, this new initiative out of the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy — brings together CETO and VTO in a co-ordinated […]

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Decision Support: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to AgSolver land management systems

Decision Support: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to AgSolver land management systems

July 24, 2016 |

AgSolver agronomic decision service products help increase profits by improving land management decisions, simplifying mandatory compliance and reporting activities, and maximizing returns for agricultural land investments. AgSolver’s technology uses readily available precision agriculture data including yield maps, soil sample data, and fertilizer application data, in combination with simulation tools to guide better management decisions. The […]

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Update on USDA’s 9003 Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program

Update on USDA’s 9003 Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program

July 22, 2016 |

In Washington, the USDA and Holland & Knight have scheduled a July 27th webinar (2 ET) to update companies on the latest developments in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 9003 Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program. Complete registration details are here. The 9003 Program, which is an attractive source of capital for […]

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Spider Couture: The emergence of spider silk for applications from fashion to protection

Spider Couture: The emergence of spider silk for applications from fashion to protection

July 21, 2016 |

Since roughly three minutes after the Chinese figured out how to use silkworms, people have been dreaming of farming spider silk, for its exotic qualities of flexibility and strength. Spider Silk Strength: Stronger Than Steel Material Toughness  Tensile Strength Weight  Dragline spider silk 120,000-160,000 1,100-2,900 1.18-1.36 Kevlar 30,000-50,000 2,600-4,100 1.44 Steel 2,000-6,000 300-2,000 7.84 The […]

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Mitigating Risk in Cellulosic: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Genera Energy’s Portfolio Approach

Mitigating Risk in Cellulosic: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Genera Energy’s Portfolio Approach

July 21, 2016 |

Genera Energy “leads the nation in the commercialization of integrated biomass supply chain solutions for the biofuels, biopower and biochemicals markets.” Initially formed in 2008, Genera works with leading technology providers and strategic investors to develop and deliver customized biomass supply chain solutions tailored to specific process technologies and geographic regions. The company offers services […]

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Digest Bioeconomy Index slips 0.20 percent to 56.11 as ethanol equities fall

Digest Bioeconomy Index slips 0.20 percent to 56.11 as ethanol equities fall

July 21, 2016 |

The Digest Bioeconomy Index, an index of publicly traded advanced bioeconomy stocks, slipped 0.20 percent to 56.11  as ethanol equities fell. For the day, BioAmber (BIOA) rallied 3.78 percent to $3.84, while Pacific Ethanol (PEIX) shed 3.15 percent to $5.84. Among other equities, Metabolix (MBLX) lost 4.76 percent to $0.80. Overall, declines led advances by […]

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Bind it or blend it: Accelerating the renewable jet fuel market

Bind it or blend it: Accelerating the renewable jet fuel market

July 20, 2016 |

We would like you to consider the proposition that alcohol-to-jet fuels, known as ATJ to the 3-letter acronym enthusiasts, deserve two RINs. and two credits under the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard. For cellulosic jet fuels, two gallons under the cellulosic waiver credit provision and two gallons under the cellulosic production tax credits. And I’ll explain […]

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Biomass feed handling: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Idaho National Lab’s Case for innovation

Biomass feed handling: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Idaho National Lab’s Case for innovation

July 20, 2016 |

INL’s program aims to overcome key technical barriers facing the U.S. bioenergy industry by systematically researching, characterizing, modeling, demonstrating, and harnessing the physical and chemical characteristics of the nation’s diverse agricultural residues. By finding ways to produce biofuels and other value-added products more cost-effectively, the annual costs associated with producing 300 million tons of cellulosic […]

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