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De-risking the supply chain: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Pacific Ag

De-risking the supply chain: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Pacific Ag

June 21, 2016 |

Founded in 1998 in the Pacific Northwest, Pacific Ag is the largest, most experienced agricultural biomass supply company in the US.  Today, Pacific Ag provides biomass supply chain solutions from six locations across the nation and works with more growers, owns and operates more equipment, has more personnel, and harvests more biomass tons per year […]

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Digest Bioeconomy Index gains 0.75 percent to 54.76 as enzymes jump

Digest Bioeconomy Index gains 0.75 percent to 54.76 as enzymes jump

June 20, 2016 |

The Digest Bioeconomy Index, an index of publicly traded advanced bioeconomy stocks, gained 0.75 percent to 54.76 as enzymes jumped. For the day, Global Bioenergies (ALGBE.PA) soared 17.86 percent to $29.47, while Corbion (CRBN) gained 3.36 percent to $21.66. Among other equities, UPM (UPM) rallied 3.89 percent to $17.11. Overall, advances led declines 5 to […]

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Modernizing the Electric Grid And its Integration with the Transportation Sector

Modernizing the Electric Grid And its Integration with the Transportation Sector

June 20, 2016 |

By Bill Brandon Special to The Digest Germany is a recognized leader in renewable electricity. Their Energiewende law set ambitious goals for renewables but may be stalling out because of infrastructure insufficiencies. Germany curtailed 1581 gigawatt-hours of green energy in 2014. PV penetration levels are unsustainable with curtailment increasing an average of 100% every year. […]

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Ester for your investor is a brew that is true: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Greenyug

Ester for your investor is a brew that is true: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Greenyug

June 20, 2016 |

Greenyug said it will build an industrial-scale ethyl acetate manufacturing facility adjacent to Archer Daniels Midland Company’s wet mill corn processing facilities in Columbus, Nebraska. The partners have not confirmed scale of the facility, but Greenyug has avowedly been pursuing a 50 kiloton per year project. Think 15 million gallons per year if you’re relating this […]

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Sweet smell of success: Greenyug, ADM taking biobased chemicals to scale

Sweet smell of success: Greenyug, ADM taking biobased chemicals to scale

June 20, 2016 |

Digest readers didn’t place ethyl acetate in the top 50 in our “Hottest Biobased Molecules” in our early 2016 poll — so, prepare for a shocker. In California, Greenyug said it will build an industrial-scale ethyl acetate manufacturing facility adjacent to Archer Daniels Midland Company’s wet mill corn processing facilities in Columbus, Nebraska. Greenyug has […]

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Missing a Turn on the Road to a Billion Tons

Missing a Turn on the Road to a Billion Tons

June 18, 2016 |

By Corinne Young and Michele Jalbert, re:chem Special to The Digest A Billion Ton Bioeconomy. For those of us who have worked in this space for the last decade, the US government’s aspiration to grow the sector to such size and scope is music to our ears. At the Renewable Chemical & Advanced Materials Alliance […]

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The Library of Bioenergy Feedstocks: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Idaho National Lab’s feedstock repository and tools

The Library of Bioenergy Feedstocks: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Idaho National Lab’s feedstock repository and tools

June 18, 2016 |

The Bioenergy Feedstock Library is a physical sample repository and database for physical, chemical and conversion performance characteristics of biomass feedstock. The library provides tools to store, record, track, retrieve, and analyze data to help researchers and industry overcome challenges posed by biomass variability. The Library is sponsored by the US Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO).  It […]

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Crossing the chasm to scale: S2G goes commercial with bioglycols

Crossing the chasm to scale: S2G goes commercial with bioglycols

June 18, 2016 |

They call it the Valley of Death, but it’s a complete misnomer. It’s the “nearly impassible Khumbu Icefalls” of Death — filled with chasms, crevasses and painful progress towards the summit in the far distance. But some make it through. They might have final scale-up and commercial success still to achieve — Everest still ahead of […]

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Green Fleet meets Flotta Verde? USS Mason in the Mediterranean for bio-refueling

Green Fleet meets Flotta Verde? USS Mason in the Mediterranean for bio-refueling

June 18, 2016 |

In Italy, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, along with Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy Joseph M. Bryan and Chief of the Italian Navy Adm. Guiseppe De Giorgi, visited guided-missile destroyer USS Mason as elements of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (Ike CSG) and the Italian Navy’s Flotta Verde conducted a […]

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No conflict gallons? “Biofuels actually supports food security in developing countries”: IFPRI report

No conflict gallons? “Biofuels actually supports food security in developing countries”: IFPRI report

June 18, 2016 |

  In Washington, a group of researchers from 10 institutions led by IFPRI released a report (access the complete report here) concluding that bioenergy can actually support food security. This challenges the “fuel vs. food” argument that biofuels contribute to global hunger. The effects of bioenergy policies on food security could be strongly positive, the […]

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