Author Archive: Jim Lane

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Don’t Mess with my Toot Toot: The Zydeco of Xyleco

Don’t Mess with my Toot Toot: The Zydeco of Xyleco

January 9, 2019 |

Some 35 years ago, Rockin’ Sidney burst out into the music charts with an upbeat, cryptic, fast-tempo‘d hit called Don’t Mess with My Toot Toot, that represented perhaps the last appearance of a  accordion carrying hr lead melody in a hit song, and had music fans all the world over trying to figure out a […]

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Cellulosic Ethanol and DDGS: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to D3MAX

Cellulosic Ethanol and DDGS: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to D3MAX

January 9, 2019 |

D3MAX is a corn fiber-to-ethanol technology provider. Mark Yancey, D3MAX’s CTO, gave this illuminating overview of the technology and process behind the cellulosic ethanol and high protein DDGS from corn kernel fiber with D3MAX at ABLC Global 2018 in San Francisco – and it’s ready for you now at The Digest online.

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Christmas trees to paint and sweeteners, newly discovered protein, hemp beard oils, potato waste fiberboard, biobased outdoor apparel and cosmetics, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of January 10th

Christmas trees to paint and sweeteners, newly discovered protein, hemp beard oils, potato waste fiberboard, biobased outdoor apparel and cosmetics, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of January 10th

January 9, 2019 |

The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of January 10th. In today’s Digest, Christmas trees to paint and sweeteners, newly discovered protein, hemp beard oils, potato waste fiberboard, biobased outdoor apparel and cosmetics — these and more, ready for you now at […]

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Scale-Up From the Microbes Perspective

Scale-Up From the Microbes Perspective

January 8, 2019 |

By Mark Warner, PE, Founder, Warner Advisors LLC Special to The Digest On a biotechnology project years ago, one of the team members responsible for biological advancement referred to themselves as the microbial organisms “shop steward”, a reference to union representation.  While it was somewhat in jest, it did imply that to get the most […]

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Heavy Duty Diesels: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Cummins

Heavy Duty Diesels: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Cummins

January 7, 2019 |

Cummins is conducting diesel research on mixing controlled compression ignition and advanced compression ignition with low reactivity fuels. John Deur from Cummins gave this illuminating overview of biofuel opportunities and challenges for heavy duty diesels at ABLC Global 2018 in San Francisco – and it’s ready for you now at The Digest online.

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Top 10 Bioeconomy Markets and Predictions for 2019

Top 10 Bioeconomy Markets and Predictions for 2019

January 7, 2019 |

A mere “The Year in Rewind” as we sail into 2019? Not the good ship Digest! Instead, we dust off our crystal ball and offer our predictions for the year ahead. As the sunset of 2018 gives way to the dawn of 2019, once again roll the dice as we list the Digest’s 10 Top […]

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Biogas Innovations Part 2: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to IEA Bioenergy Task 37

Biogas Innovations Part 2: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to IEA Bioenergy Task 37

January 6, 2019 |

IEA Bioenergy has several member countries involved in Task 37 which aims to improve innovations in biogas systems. Professor Jerry Murphy from IEA Bioenergy Task 37 gave this illuminating presentation, part 2, on innovations in biogas systems at ABLC Global 2018 in San Francisco – and it’s ready for you now at The Digest online.

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Circular Economy Via Innovation: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Dupont Industrial Biosciences

Circular Economy Via Innovation: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Dupont Industrial Biosciences

January 6, 2019 |

Dupont Industrial Biosciences develops innovations for society to thrive – helping customers in a range of industries improve the sustainability and efficiency of their processes. Simon Herriott, Vice President of Bioactives at Dupont Industrial Biosciences, gave this illuminating overview of how Dupont approaches innovation’s velocity, design thinking, prototyping, and more at ABLC Global 2018 in […]

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State of the Bioeconomy

State of the Bioeconomy

January 3, 2019 |

By Wayne Lee, CEO of Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc., and Mark J. Riedy, Partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP At present, the bioeconomy continues to attract debt and equity interest. VCs, Private Equity Groups and Strategic Partners are providing equity at the technology holding company level in the form of private placements to develop […]

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Wood pellets: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to IEA Bioenergy Task 40

Wood pellets: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to IEA Bioenergy Task 40

January 3, 2019 |

IEA Bioenergy Task 40’s aim is to focus on international bioenergy technology potential, barriers, and trade as well as its wider implications. Christiane Hennig from IEA Bioenergy Task 40 gave this illuminating overview of key regions, developments, and governance for global wood pellet markets at ABLC Global 2018 in San Francisco – and it’s ready […]

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