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Look, up in the Sky! The best of the aviation biofuels slides from ABLC 2015

Look, up in the Sky! The best of the aviation biofuels slides from ABLC 2015

March 29, 2015 |

Great Scott! New molecules, new feedstocks, new technologies, and reaching scale — the best of the best. At ABLC 2015, the focus on innovation included a complete program on aviaiton — and numerous producers elsewhere on the program are producing aviation biofuels as a party of an overall strategy including multiple products. From the annual […]

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Feedstocks in Focus for March 30: Municipal Solid Waste and urban residues

Feedstocks in Focus for March 30: Municipal Solid Waste and urban residues

March 29, 2015 |

10 weeks out from ABFC, this week’s Feedstock in Focus is “MSW and Industrial residues”. Also known as “Urban waste”, it’s nasty, here, inevitable and aggregated. The feedstocks are available at fixed, affordable prices and in long-term supply contracts from credit-worthy entities. Everyone loves the idea. So, when will we have it? Learn All About It […]

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Anellotech: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

Anellotech: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

March 29, 2015 |

Founded in 2008, Anellotech has developed a clean technology platform for inexpensively producing bio-based chemicals from renewable non-food biomass. These drop-in, green versions of widely used petrochemicals; benzene, toluene and xylenes (BTX), are used to make plastics for consumer goods such as beverage bottles and packaging, clothing, carpeting, automotive parts, home and construction materials, electronic […]

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The Advanced Bioeconomy Dashboard for 3/30/15: equities, fuels, chemicals, and feedstock prices and data

The Advanced Bioeconomy Dashboard for 3/30/15: equities, fuels, chemicals, and feedstock prices and data

March 29, 2015 |

The Digest’s Dashboard is a convenient “news you can use” 5-Minute summary of current markets including key commodity prices, relevant futures, bioenergy-related stocks, and historical equities data. Latest prices – key commodities. Most recent commodity closing prices, and price changes, for NYMEX’s crude oil, Brent Crude, Ultra-Low Sulphur Diesel, Natural Gas, RBOB gasoline, and Ethylene; ethanol […]

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Biofuels Digest Index is flat at 65.58 despite an enzymes surge

Biofuels Digest Index is flat at 65.58 despite an enzymes surge

March 29, 2015 |

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, was flat at 65.58 despite an enzymes surge. For the day, Codexis (CDXS) jumped 11.34 percent to $4.50. while Gevo (GEVO) retreated 5.80 percent to $0.25. Among other equities, Abengoa (ABGB) rallied 7.87 percent to $18.10. Overall, declines led advances by a 3 to […]

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4 minutes with… Kristina Osterman, Consultant, Nickel Institute

4 minutes with… Kristina Osterman, Consultant, Nickel Institute

March 26, 2015 |

Tell us about your company and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. We are an international non-profit industry association with key focus on the development of responsible and sustainable use of stainless steel and other nickel-containing materials. We are here to support the developing bio-based chemicals industry with NEUTRAL and COMPLIMENTARY TECHNICAL ADVICE regarding the […]

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Biofuels Digest Index is flat at 65.49 despite an advanced biofuels gain

Biofuels Digest Index is flat at 65.49 despite an advanced biofuels gain

March 26, 2015 |

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, was flat at 65.49 despite an advanced biofuels gain. For the day, Gevo (GEVO) was up 3.43 percent to $0.27. while Cares (CERE) rallied 8.38 percent to $0.37. Among other equities, Cosan (CZZ) retreated 2.28 percent to $6.63. Overall, declines led advances by a […]

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High Flying

High Flying

March 26, 2015 |

Can you make ultra-performing diesel and jet fuels from essential oils found in cannabis sativa, a/k/a marijuana? Turns out, you can. Caryophyllene is a highly fragrant molecule found in a whole bunch of plants, and is the third-highest active component in catnip. It’s found in oregano, pepper, hops, cinnamon, basil, black caraway, and in pretty good concentration in […]

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Reverdia: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

Reverdia: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

March 26, 2015 |

Reverdia is a joint venture between Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, and Roquette Frères, the global starch and starch-derivatives company. Reverdia is aiming at the market for sustainable succinic acid, focusing on market development by establishing partnerships with direct and indirect customers, building on customer needs and Reverdia’s strengths. Biosuccinium […]

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4 minutes with… Mike Glatz, VP Sales & Business Development, Optimus Technologies

4 minutes with… Mike Glatz, VP Sales & Business Development, Optimus Technologies

March 25, 2015 |

Tell us about your company and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. Optimus Technologies manufactures the first and only EPA-approved biofuel conversion systems for medium- and heavy-duty diesel trucks. Its fuel partners supply B100/B99 and Optimus-grade biofuel to fleets nationwide. Optimus has a simple, bolt-on approach that provides fleets the easiest way to reduce fuel […]

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