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Biomass for Bioenergy: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to IEA Bioenergy’s Biomass Supply Task

Biomass for Bioenergy: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to IEA Bioenergy’s Biomass Supply Task

March 16, 2019 |

The International Energy Agency is an autonomous organization that works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 30 member countries and beyond. Professor Mark Brown, Director of Forest Industries Research Centre – USC, IEA Bioenergy Exco Rep for Australia, and Task Leader for the IEA Bioenergy Task on Biomass Supply, gave this illuminating […]

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Beginning with the End in Mind: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Due Diligence

Beginning with the End in Mind: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Due Diligence

March 16, 2019 |

Doug Rivers, Ph.D., from Sunflwr Consulting and a member of Lee Enterprises Consulting, offers this overview of considerations for due diligence, figuring out where your technology readiness level is, risk mitigation tips, and more.

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Biomass Breakdown: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Sweetwater Energy

Biomass Breakdown: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Sweetwater Energy

March 16, 2019 |

Sweetwater Energy has developed a unique and patented technology for producing low-cost sugars and clean lignin fiber from multiple non-food plant materials to help meet the modern world’s increasing demand for biochemicals, bioplastics and biofuels. Jack Baron, President and Executive Vice President of Sweetwater Energy, gave this illuminating overview of their cost-effective “Sunburst” technology that […]

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Evonik creates new oil additives business

Evonik creates new oil additives business

March 14, 2019 |

In Germany, Evonik is merging its specialty methacrylate monomers – the Applications Monomers Product Line – with its current oil additives business to become the new Oil Additives business line within the Resource Efficiency segment. Application Monomers were formerly part of the Methacrylate business of Evonik, which is currently in the process of being sold to US-based […]

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Biomanufacturing as a Service: Culture Biosciences lands Series A for its bioreactors accessed via the Cloud

Biomanufacturing as a Service: Culture Biosciences lands Series A for its bioreactors accessed via the Cloud

March 14, 2019 |

In California, a new company has launched called Culture Biosciences and today we’d like to take you inside it. It’s a story about making the bioeconomy radically more efficient at the point of developing and deploying product, by offering Biomanufacturing-as-a-Service. This month, Culture Bio, based in the industrial biotech hub of South San Francisco, nabbed […]

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US Clean Energy Jobs Grow 3.6% to Nearly 3.3 Million

US Clean Energy Jobs Grow 3.6% to Nearly 3.3 Million

March 13, 2019 |

In Washington, nearly 3.3 million Americans now work in clean energy, according to a new analysis of energy jobs data by the national nonpartisan business group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs). Across the country, nearly every state saw an increase in clean energy jobs in 2018, combining to add about 110,000 net new jobs for a growth […]

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Hot 50: The Best Photo votes for March 2019

Hot 50: The Best Photo votes for March 2019

March 13, 2019 |

Here are our 30 favorite Photo Votes submitted in the past month in the 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy voting, which concludes March 15th.

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Throw Deep: Heard on the Floor at the Washington Sustainable Aviation Fuels Summit

Throw Deep: Heard on the Floor at the Washington Sustainable Aviation Fuels Summit

March 11, 2019 |

Ken “Snake” Stabler was a Super Bowl-winning quarterback and made the NFL Hall of Fame, but his life and philosophy had never, to my knowledge, been invoked at a conference on the prospects for sustainable aviation fuels. That is, until former Navy Secretary Ray Mabus told last week in Seattle of an erudite sportswriter who […]

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Hot 50 PhotoVote: Haldor Topsoe

Hot 50 PhotoVote: Haldor Topsoe

March 10, 2019 |

This is an official photo vote submitted for the 2019 Hot 50 by Haldor Topsoe. Photo Votes are distributed via the Digest, Twitter and LinkedIn (subject to review for taste and originality) and each Like for each photo vote counts for 1 additional vote in the Hot 50. Notes on PhotoVotes. This year, you may […]

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Hot 50 PhotoVote: REG

Hot 50 PhotoVote: REG

March 10, 2019 |

This is an official photo vote submitted for the 2019 Hot 50 by REG. Photo Votes are distributed via the Digest, Twitter and LinkedIn (subject to review for taste and originality) and each Like for each photo vote counts for 1 additional vote in the Hot 50. Notes on PhotoVotes. This year, you may submit […]

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