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Digest Bioeconomy Index rises to 54.86, up 1.48%, as advanced biofuels rebound

Digest Bioeconomy Index rises to 54.86, up 1.48%, as advanced biofuels rebound

August 31, 2015 |

The Digest Bioeconomy Index, an index of publicly traded advanced bioeconomy stocks, rose to 54.86, up 1.48 percent, as advanced biofuels rebounded. For the day, Amyris (AMRS) soared 8.28 percent to $1.83, while Green Plains Partners (GPP) gained 6.50 percent to $14.59. Among other equities, Biox (BX.T) soared 25.00 percent to $1.10. Overall, advances and […]

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As California Sizzles: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

As California Sizzles: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

August 31, 2015 |

Propel operates 43 Flex Fuel and 31 Biodiesel retail locations statewide, representing over 50,000 clean fuel transactions per month and 10,000,000 gallons of fuel sold to individual consumers annually. Between 2012 and 2014, Propel Fuels conducted extensive low carbon fuel customer surveys via LUX Research, an independent analytics firm. Survey respondents were intercepted while fueling at […]

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Voting opens for the 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy

Voting opens for the 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy

August 31, 2015 |

Yes, it’s time for voting in the Hot 50. More than 100,000 votes expected. Who will be #1?  In Florida, The Digest announced the official opening of voting for the 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy. Voting Rules Voting will be open to all registered subscribers of The Digest and invited selectors; this year, […]

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Scorching Summer Drives California Innovation and Biofuels

Scorching Summer Drives California Innovation and Biofuels

August 31, 2015 |

By Graham Noyes, Low Carbon Fuels Coalition Special to The Digest In contrast to DC’s swamp-like conditions, California’s capitol is known for its dry triple digit heat. This August, politicians and citizens alike are breathing Central Valley air scorched by dry heat and periodically thickened by wildfire smoke. The four year drought has deprived both […]

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Voting opens for 40 Hottest Small Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy

Voting opens for 40 Hottest Small Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy

August 31, 2015 |

Yes, it’s time for voting in the 2015-16 Hot 40. Who will be #1? Who will get your vote? PhotoVoting expanded – special bonus votes for most original artwork. In Florida, The Digest announced the official opening of voting for the 40 Hottest Small Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy. Voting Rules Voting will be open to […]

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What’s in the Clinton Plan for Rural America and Renewable Fuels?

What’s in the Clinton Plan for Rural America and Renewable Fuels?

August 30, 2015 |

As the nation’s newspapers spend another month wrapped up in Email-Gate and Benghazi-Gate, we look at a proposal that’s won raves from the renewable fuels community. In Washington, the America’s Renewable Future group committed the remarkable act, in this US presidential election cycle, of praising a presidential candidate’s views on renewable fuels. Specifically, the group […]

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An integrated approach to cellulosic fuels: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Clariant’s sunliquid process

An integrated approach to cellulosic fuels: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Clariant’s sunliquid process

August 30, 2015 |

Clariant’s sunliquid technology for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into sugars, followed by fermentation to cellulosic ethanol, is flexible to be used to convert different feedstocks on a regional basis, for example corn stover in North America, bagasse in South America or wheat straw in Europe and can be adapted to various plant concepts. The production […]

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Sustainable Development Technology Canada issues call for funding applications

Sustainable Development Technology Canada issues call for funding applications

August 30, 2015 |

In Canada, the SD Tech Fund and the SD Natural Gas Fund are now open for applications through October 14, 2015. On behalf of the Government of Canada, SDTC helps bring Canadian clean technologies closer to market, readying them for growth and export markets. The SDTC portfolio is currently comprised of 269 clean technology projects […]

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Benson Hill Biosystems lands $7.3M in Series A financing 

Benson Hill Biosystems lands $7.3M in Series A financing 

August 30, 2015 |

In Missouri, Benson Hill Biosystems, dubbed “The Photosynthesis Company”, announced  it has secured an investment of $7.3 million in its Series A round of financing. Middleland Capital led the round, with co-investors Mercury Fund, Prelude Ventures, Prolog Ventures, Alexandria Venture Investments, Cultivation Capital, and TechAccel.  Existing investors Missouri Technology Corporation and Biogenerator also participated in the round. […]

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Free GREET Users workshop, for greenhouse gases in transportation, announced for October

Free GREET Users workshop, for greenhouse gases in transportation, announced for October

August 30, 2015 |

In Illinois, the Argonne GREET team will hold two-day GREET users workshop on October 15-16, 2015, at Argonne National Laboratory to help familiarize GREET users with new developments and updates of the GREET 2015 suite of models. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the GREET (Greenhouse gases, […]

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