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Successful Biogas to Renewable Energy Production is  All About the Feedstock

Successful Biogas to Renewable Energy Production is All About the Feedstock

July 8, 2019 |

By John Hanselman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Vanguard Renewables Special to The Digest Introduction Renewable natural gas production is a good news story, but how to get there successfully is more complicated than most of us in the business anticipated. At Vanguard Renewables, we entered the renewable energy landscape with two different “eat what […]

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All About Algae: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to ABO

All About Algae: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to ABO

July 8, 2019 |

Algae Biomass Organization advocates for algae-advancing policy and funding, serves as a hub for innovation and networking, and drives demand for “made with algae” products and services. Mark Allen, Chairperson of ABO, offers this enlightening overview of the Algae Interagency Working Group, current state of the algae industry, thoughts on algae for food and feed, […]

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ABA’s Take: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to RVOs & SREs

ABA’s Take: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to RVOs & SREs

July 7, 2019 |

In line with today’s top story on the EPA’s RVOs proposal for 2020, here’s the Advanced Biofuels Association’s take from ABLC 2019 on it all from a history perspective. Mike McAdams, President of Advanced Biofuels Association, looks back at the history of EPA’s small refinery exemptions going back to 2013 and how estimated exemptions have […]

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The Competitive Edge: Corden BioChem

The Competitive Edge: Corden BioChem

July 4, 2019 |

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? Large-Scale Production / High Capacity Economy of scale (40m³ / 120m³) Ramp-up experience / Scale-up skills (starting from 3m³) Industrializing […]

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Raised & Rooted alt protein, African iron superfood, biological biocide, digital agronomic tools, CO2 munching microbe, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of July 4th

Raised & Rooted alt protein, African iron superfood, biological biocide, digital agronomic tools, CO2 munching microbe, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of July 4th

July 3, 2019 |

In the U.S., it’s Independence Day and many folks are celebrating across the country, but it doesn’t mean the bioeconomy is taking a break. In fact, bioeconomy innovations, much like hamburgers and hot dogs across America, are getting hot, hot, hot! Here are the top innovations for the week of July 4th – from slow-release […]

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ABLC Wolves Devour 6 Technologies: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to The Wolfpack

ABLC Wolves Devour 6 Technologies: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to The Wolfpack

July 3, 2019 |

If 4th of July is making you hungry, we have the satisfying slides that will satiate your hunger for thoughts from renowned due diligence experts on the latest and hottest technologies. You won’t want to miss these slides, esp. if you missed ABLC’s Wolfpack this April. Paul Bryan from Sandia National Labs, James Iademarco from […]

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Decision 2020 Bioeconomy – 25 declared presidential candidates and how they stand on the bioeconomy

Decision 2020 Bioeconomy – 25 declared presidential candidates and how they stand on the bioeconomy

July 2, 2019 |

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Oh my! Dan’s back: AgCertain Industries acquires KemX Global

Oh my! Dan’s back: AgCertain Industries acquires KemX Global

July 1, 2019 |

For some time, many have been uncertain as to what direction former REG CEO Dan Oh would take in developing a new entry into the fast-growing bioeconomy, but now we can be certain, or rather, AgCertain. News has filtered out of Iowa that Oh’s new company, AgCertain Industries has acquired KemX Global. AgCertain is now […]

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Making Every Carbon Count: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Praj

Making Every Carbon Count: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Praj

July 1, 2019 |

Praj had a humble beginning as a supplier of ethanol plants, and today is a global company with a bouquet of sustainable solutions for bioenergy, high purity water, critical process equipment, breweries and industrial wastewater treatment. Dr. Pramod Kumbhar, Chief Technology Officer at Praj Industries offers this enlightening overview of their lignocellulosic biorefineries, moving from […]

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How Low Can You Go with Carbon?: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Aemetis

How Low Can You Go with Carbon?: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Aemetis

June 30, 2019 |

Aemetis is an international renewable fuels and biochemicals company using patented industrial biotechnology for the construction and operation of advanced biorefineries. They own and operate a 60+ million gallon ethanol plant in California, a 50 million gallon capacity Biodiesel and Glycerin refinery in India, they are building a $50 million Dairy Biogas digester, pipeline and […]

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