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“The ONLY introductory book to cover solid, liquid and gaseous bioenergy.”

“The ONLY introductory book to cover solid, liquid and gaseous bioenergy.”

January 28, 2015 |

If you remember the old Hammacher-Schlemmer Christmas catalogues, they were filled with pages and pages of The ONLY this, the ONLY that, and the BEST that. But sometimes, along comes a product that’s worth the hype — and we’re told by the Digesterati that’s here’s one. “Bioenergy: Biomass to Biofuels” “Bioenergy: Biomass to Biofuels” by […]

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Gevo: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

Gevo: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

January 27, 2015 |

Gevo has two proprietary technologies that combine to make it possible to retrofit existing ethanol plants to produce isobutanol, a four carbon alcohol which serves as a hydrocarbon platform molecule. We have developed a robust industrial scale yeast biocatalyst to produce isobutanol without typical byproducts operating at parameters equivalent to commercial ethanol producers. The second […]

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Looking down the road at biofuels, coal, gas, and oil

Looking down the road at biofuels, coal, gas, and oil

January 27, 2015 |

“The short-term picture of a well-supplied oil market should not disguise the challenges that lie ahead as reliance grows on a relatively small number of producers,” warns the International Energy Agency. Why all the gloom amidst boom times for energy supply? Turns out, right around the corner, rising demand will challenge supply all over again. […]

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Supreme Court sides with Gevo in long-standing patent dispute

Supreme Court sides with Gevo in long-standing patent dispute

January 27, 2015 |

In Washington, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Gevo’s favor and overturned an earlier Federal Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on the interpretation of key patent claims. On April 11, 2013, the Delaware District Court (District Court) entered a final judgment of non-infringement in Gevo’s favor following the acknowledgment by Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC (Butamax) […]

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Biofuels Digest Index is flat at 61.00 despite chemicals advance

Biofuels Digest Index is flat at 61.00 despite chemicals advance

January 27, 2015 |

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, was flat at 61.00 as chemicals advanced. For the day, Gevo (GEVO) dropped 8.04 percent to $0.27 despite a big Supreme Court win, while Aemetis (AMTX) soared 16.48 percent to $4.17. Among other equities, OriginOil (OOIL) surged 4.36 percent to $0.11. Overall, declines led […]

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4 minutes with… Stephen P. Toon PhD, President/Executive Consultant, GoldenBio

4 minutes with… Stephen P. Toon PhD, President/Executive Consultant, GoldenBio

January 27, 2015 |

Tell us about your company and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. We are focused on supporting a number of clients at various stages of bioprocess development from test tube to train load. Our experience includes products produced from various feed stock sources in the biochemical, biofuels, animal and human food industries delivering eighteen products […]

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4 minutes with… Thomas H. Arrington III, Chairman, Tidewater Biodiesel

4 minutes with… Thomas H. Arrington III, Chairman, Tidewater Biodiesel

January 26, 2015 |

Tell us about your company and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. TIDEWATER BIODIESEL will play a major role in the Mid Atlantic Region as our logistical position is amongst several large entities who are keen on using biodiesel fuel for their operations. We are not only focused on the financial rewards, but also on […]

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Biofuels Digest Index bounces up to 61.00 as enzyme equities advance

Biofuels Digest Index bounces up to 61.00 as enzyme equities advance

January 26, 2015 |

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, bounced up 2.01 percent to 61.00 as enzyme equities advanced. For the day, Neste Oil (NTOIF) soared 10.07 percent to $27.00, while Aben, up 9,48 percent to $2.31, while Abengoa (ABGB) jumped 6.98 percent to $15.95. Among other equities, Codexis (CDXS) surged 6.90 percent […]

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“Faces” debuts: new original series on the advanced bioeconomy

“Faces” debuts: new original series on the advanced bioeconomy

January 26, 2015 |

The Digest’s first original series, Faces, debuts episode #1 for online viewing and download. More new episodes and new programs to come. In Florida, the Digest debuts online today episode #1 of its first original series —  the one-to-one interview program Faces. It’s here. Episode #1 features Industrial Microbes Chief Scientific Officer Noah Helman. Verdezyne […]

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World’s largest oil refinery adds Algenol algae demonstration project

World’s largest oil refinery adds Algenol algae demonstration project

January 26, 2015 |

Reliance Industries taps Algenol, completes algae production system; producing algae from CO2 recycled from industrial processes; could later demonstrate the fuels production capabilities of Algenol’s advanced fuel producing algae and systems.  In India, Algenol and Reliance Industries have successfully deployed India’s first Algenol algae production platform. The demonstration module is located near the Reliance Jamnagar […]

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