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Waste-to-Energy: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to IEA Bioenergy Task 36

Waste-to-Energy: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to IEA Bioenergy Task 36

May 16, 2019 |

IEA Bioenergy´s Task 36 is a three-year work program focusing on solid waste energy recovery and a forum for information exchange. The participating countries in this Task are France, Germany, Italy and Sweden. Inge Johansson, Task leader if IEA Bioenergy Task 36, Researcher at RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, gave this illuminating overview of the […]

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The Competitive Edge: Episome Biotechnologies

The Competitive Edge: Episome Biotechnologies

May 16, 2019 |

Episome Biotechnologies  Q: What was the reason for founding your organization – what was the open niche you saw that could be addressed with a new product or service? What was the problem, or gap, or opportunity? Paper industry is a booming industry. Everybody thinks that online newspapers and e-books will decrease paper consumption. While […]

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Owner’s Engineer – Help bridging the commercialization gap

Owner’s Engineer – Help bridging the commercialization gap

May 15, 2019 |

By Mark Warner, PE, Founder, Warner Advisors LLC Special to The Digest At a basic level, an owner’s engineer is an experienced consultant brought onto the project team with a deep understanding of both the industry being supported and experience working with engineering and construction firms, thus able to represent the company interest. Commonly, it […]

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Bioprivileged Molecules: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Northwestern University

Bioprivileged Molecules: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Northwestern University

May 15, 2019 |

Northwestern University has been conducting research on the identification of bioprivileged molecules using computational approaches at their Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Linda J. Broadbelt from Northwestern University, gave this illuminating overview of novel pathways to propionic acid, identifying putative enzymes, evaluation of candidate bioprivileged molecules using data science, identification of bioprivileged molecules using […]

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Mushroom burial suits, fish gut bioplastic, algae foam bags, power generated from human sweat, castor oil polyamides, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of May15th

Mushroom burial suits, fish gut bioplastic, algae foam bags, power generated from human sweat, castor oil polyamides, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of May15th

May 14, 2019 |

The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of May 15th. In today’s Digest, mushroom burial suits, fish gut bioplastic, algae foam bags, power generated from human sweat, castor oil polyamides — these and more, ready for you now at The Digest online. […]

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Indian Perspective on Bioenergy: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to IndianOil Corp.

Indian Perspective on Bioenergy: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to IndianOil Corp.

May 14, 2019 |

IndianOil has a 33,000-plus work-force, extensive refining, distribution & marketing infrastructure and advanced R&D facilities. In the country’s pursuit of alternative sources of energy, IndianOil is focusing on CNG (compressed natural gas), Autogas (LPG), ethanol blended petrol, bio-diesel, and Hydrogen energy. Dr SSV Ramakumar, Director (R&D), IndianOil Corporation Limited gave this illuminating overview of India’s […]

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Letter from Washington – Taxes, blends, RINs, Jobs and “The Year of the Tree”

Letter from Washington – Taxes, blends, RINs, Jobs and “The Year of the Tree”

May 13, 2019 |

It’s springtime in Washington DC, the cherry blossoms have given way to the first of the seasonal humidity passing east from the Chesapeake and it will inflict its brand of the doldrums on the capital city by summer time, when the nation at last loses its ability to shut out the din of political disagreement by […]

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Good for your Gut: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to ISOThrive

Good for your Gut: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to ISOThrive

May 13, 2019 |

ISOThrive is gastroenterologist recommended microFood that nourishes specific bacteria in the gut to resolve imbalances that are at the root of chronic health conditions. It is a lightly sweet nectar of non-digestible soluble fiber called MIMOTM (maltosyl-iso-malto-oligosaccharides). Peter Swann, M.D., FAAFP, FACOEM, Co-Founder, CMO, of ISOThrive, gave this illuminating overview of their functional microbiome that […]

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Biomass to Hydrocarbon Fuels and Chemicals: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Vertimass

Biomass to Hydrocarbon Fuels and Chemicals: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Vertimass

May 12, 2019 |

Vertimass technology converts renewable ethanol into gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel blend stocks and high value chemicals. They recently had $2 million scale-up and $500k catalyst optimization awards by DOE BioEnergy Technology Office (BETO) accelerating commercialization. Charles E. Wyman, PhD, President and CEO, Vertimass, gave this illuminating overview of their technology and how it produces […]

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BP, Nouryon, and Port of Rotterdam explore green hydrogen via water electrolysis

BP, Nouryon, and Port of Rotterdam explore green hydrogen via water electrolysis

May 9, 2019 |

From the Netherlands arrives the news that BP, Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals), and the Port of Rotterdam have joined forces to explore the opportunity of making ‘green hydrogen’ via water electrolysis for BP’s refinery in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, which has the potential for significant reductions in CO2 emissions. The refinery currently uses hydrogen made […]

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