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Digest Bioeconomy Index edges up 0.44 percent to 56.96 as ethanol equities gain

Digest Bioeconomy Index edges up 0.44 percent to 56.96 as ethanol equities gain

December 5, 2016 |

The Digest Bioeconomy Index, an index of publicly traded advanced bioeconomy stocks, edged up 0.44 percent to 56.96 as ethanol equities gained. For the day, Aemetis (AMTX) jumped 4.35 percent to $1.68, while Biox (BX.T) gained 7.14 percent to $0.75. Among other stocks, Amyris (AMRS) fell 4.03 percent to $0.81. Overall, advances led declines by […]

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Bolting chemicals onto ethanol plants: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Greenyug

Bolting chemicals onto ethanol plants: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Greenyug

December 5, 2016 |

Greenyug is a privately held technology development company with a mission to research, develop and commercialize production of commodity chemicals, specialty chemicals, polymers and fuels derived from renewable sources. The laboratory facility is based in Santa Barbara and the scale-up and process development facility is based in India. Capabilities include all aspects of technology development […]

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Prospering In the New Trump Era 

Prospering In the New Trump Era 

December 5, 2016 |

By Douglas L. Faulkner, “The Cleantech Conservative” The November elections ushered in a different type of divided government than conventional wisdom expected.  Yes, the GOP is in control of the White House, the House of Representatives and the Senate.  But, who’s in control of the Republicans and will they – – can they – – […]

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Winter is Not Coming: Pushing back the Frost Wall for more food, more fuel, more money, more everything

Winter is Not Coming: Pushing back the Frost Wall for more food, more fuel, more money, more everything

December 5, 2016 |

Winter barley and early tomatoes may sound like a dull foundation upon which to further a revolution in agriculture — but then again, the Spanish hardly developed California in two centuries of sovereignty because they couldn’t see the point. As Master Po said in Kung Fu, “Because a man can see, he does not look.” […]

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Depolymerizing lignin and making it pay – now, soon, never?

Depolymerizing lignin and making it pay – now, soon, never?

December 4, 2016 |

By Dr Kapil S Lokare, Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to The Digest  Lignin an ugly, unwieldy molecule! The term coined by most early pioneers within the renewables industry to describe Lignin. As large, and complex the molecule seems to be, that’s not its only possible form, either, and depends on where your sample of biomass […]

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Going to Graceland: Cargill, Calysta select Tennessee for methane-to-feed project

Going to Graceland: Cargill, Calysta select Tennessee for methane-to-feed project

December 4, 2016 |

In Minnesota, Cargill and Calysta revealed that they will co-create the world’s largest gas fermentation facility in Memphis, Tennessee to produce Calysta’s FeedKind protein, a family of sustainable, traceable nutritional ingredients for fish, livestock and pets. Start-up is expected in late 2018. So we’re going to Graceland. Memphis that is, home to Elvis. What exactly is […]

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Beyond petroleum: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to the Bioenergy Technologies Office

Beyond petroleum: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to the Bioenergy Technologies Office

December 4, 2016 |

BETO. I think it’s Latin for “I forbid petroleum.” So while presidents have the Veto, technologists have the Beto. It’s most widely known in its modern variant, as the acronym for the DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office, the hearth and home of the US government’s efforts to change the energy mix. At ABLC Next 2016, the Bioenergy Technologies Office’s […]

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US ethanol production dips to 15.50B gallon rate

US ethanol production dips to 15.50B gallon rate

December 4, 2016 |

In Washington, according to EIA data as analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production averaged 1.012 million barrels per day —or 42.50 million gallons daily. That is down just 2,000 b/d from the week before. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 1.011 million b/d for an annualized rate of 15.50 billion gallons. […]

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Algae food/fuel mix is best fit for food-energy-water-land-climate-resource tradeoffs: Report

Algae food/fuel mix is best fit for food-energy-water-land-climate-resource tradeoffs: Report

December 4, 2016 |

In Massachusetts, researchers affiliated with the Marine Algal Industrialization Consortium, publishing in the journal Environmental Research Letters, have found that the adoption of algae food & fuel coproduction can enable significant emissions reductions. The researchers also identify potential large-scale water savings through the displacement off water intensive crops. The paper presents a comprehensive evaluation of […]

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Corn Refining Industry hits $54.5B output level: Report

Corn Refining Industry hits $54.5B output level: Report

December 4, 2016 |

In Washington, the Corn Refiners Association released its 2016 Corn Annual: Strengthening the Fabric of Our Nation, showing an industry economic output of $54.5 billion. The report details contributions from the industry to the economy in terms of sales, jobs, salaries, purchases, taxes and charitable contributions. The vast majority of corn refining facilities are located […]

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