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Not just CH3-CH2-OH: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Ethanol from Conventional to Advanced

Not just CH3-CH2-OH: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Ethanol from Conventional to Advanced

April 25, 2016 |

This month, we held a well-attended webinar on the markets and makers of ethanol from conventional to advanced. Here below is a slide deck presented on the day, from industry consultant Michele Rubino — whose latest Digest column is here. The recorded version of the “Ethanol from conventional to advanced” webinar can be accessed here.

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Digest Bioeconomy Index edges up 0.29 percent to 55.24 despite an ethanol decline.

Digest Bioeconomy Index edges up 0.29 percent to 55.24 despite an ethanol decline.

April 25, 2016 |

The Digest Bioeconomy Index, an index of publicly traded advanced bioeconomy stocks, edged up 0.29 percent to 55.24 despite an ethanol decline. For the day, Corbion (CRBN.AS) jumped 6.94 percent to $22.50, while Metabolix (MBLX) gained 3,42 percent to $1.51. Among other equities, Gevo (GEVO) dropped 3.00 percent to $0.26. Overall, declines led advances by […]

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The RITE Bioprocess: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to GEI

The RITE Bioprocess: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to GEI

April 24, 2016 |

Green Earth Institute Co., Ltd. is focused on producing carbon-neutral biofuels and green chemicals derived from non-food biomass, such as leaves and stems of plants, instead of using food and feed crops. Using technology originally invented by RITE (Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth), we developed a bioprocess technology that enables more efficient […]

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The Methane Reformation: Intrexon, Calysta chart new pathways to economic heaven

The Methane Reformation: Intrexon, Calysta chart new pathways to economic heaven

April 24, 2016 |

The High Priests of the Advanced Bioeconomy look upon the advocates of methane roughly the same way that Pope Leo X looked upon Martin Luther. It’s heresy, they say. With the exception of the happy but limited tonnes of biogas coming from digesters and landfill, it’s not renewable, goeth the rap against methane. It’s a […]

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Digest Bioeconomy Index gains 0.38 percent to 55.08 as ethanol equities rebound

Digest Bioeconomy Index gains 0.38 percent to 55.08 as ethanol equities rebound

April 24, 2016 |

The Digest Bioeconomy Index, an index of publicly traded advanced bioeconomy stocks, gained 0.38 percent to 55.08 as ethanol equities rebounded. For the day, Amyris (AMRS) shed 3.64 percent to $1.06, while Abengoa (ABGB) dropped 4.29 percent to $1.34. Among other equities, Green Plains (GPRE) rallied 2.39 percent to $18.415.123 percent to $48.13. Overall, advances […]

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Ethanol from Conventional to Advanced: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Praj Industries

Ethanol from Conventional to Advanced: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Praj Industries

April 21, 2016 |

Having established a global leadership in 1st Generation Ethanol technology, Praj has initiated a project in expanding its 2nd Generation Cellulosic Ethanol Program to Demo scale. The plant will utilize agri-residues like cane trash, corn cobs, corn stover and bagasse to produce ethanol to be blended with petrol. Praj has successfully evaluated this technology at […]

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Indian cellulosic ethanol technology set for debut at demonstration scale in Uttarakhand 

Indian cellulosic ethanol technology set for debut at demonstration scale in Uttarakhand 

April 21, 2016 |

In India, the first demonstration-scale cellulosic ethanol plant will open this week at Indian Glycol Limited, Kashipur in Uttarakhand, with the Indian Minister of Science and Technology & Earth Sciences on hand for the ceremonies. The technology was developed by the DBT-ICT Centre for Energy Biosciences — set up as a bioenergy dedicated Centre of […]

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Digest Bioeconomy Index gains 1.24 percent to 54.87 as ethanol equities advance

Digest Bioeconomy Index gains 1.24 percent to 54.87 as ethanol equities advance

April 21, 2016 |

The Digest Bioeconomy Index, an index of publicly traded advanced bioeconomy stocks, gained 1.24 percent to 54.87 as ethanol equities advanced. For the day, Biox (BX.T) rallied 12.96 percent to $0.61, while Aemetis (AMTX) surged 10.08 percent to $2.84. Among other equities, Novozymes (NZMB) gained 5.123 percent to $48.13. Overall, advances and declines were even […]

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Time for full carbon accounting

Time for full carbon accounting

April 21, 2016 |

By Zoltán Szabó, Special to The Digest The sustainability aspects of transport fuels are in the spotlight this year in Brussels as a number of key files make their way through the process, namely the Energy Union package, the new Renewable Energy Directive, a communication on transport decarbonisation, and the bioenergy sustainability policy. Correct carbon accounting, […]

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EU biofuels: A lost opportunity?

EU biofuels: A lost opportunity?

April 20, 2016 |

By Dick Roche, former Irish Minister for Environment and EU Affairs Special to The Digest When the EU Commission produced its 2012 proposal to cap at 5% the contribution crop-based biofuels can make under the Renewable Energy Directive (RED), the logic of the Commission’s position was widely questioned. Critics, including this writer, challenged the extraordinary […]

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