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Industrial Glucose: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Fluid Quip Process Technologies clean sugar technology

Industrial Glucose: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Fluid Quip Process Technologies clean sugar technology

July 9, 2018 |

For over 20 years, Fluid-Quip has been engineering and manufacturing separation equipment for corn wet milling and pulp and paper applications. Fluid-Quip Process Technologies has more recently leveraged wet milling knowledge to develop enhancements for dry-grind ethanol plants — and clean sugar technology at the forefront, or as some say, industrial glucose. Jeff Robert gave […]

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Creative debt and equity: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to structures for bioeconomy project finance

Creative debt and equity: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to structures for bioeconomy project finance

July 7, 2018 |

Bottom line, if you’re in the business of financing a renewable fuels project with a loan guarantee in the mix, you’re probably talking with some combination of New Energy Risk, Stern Brothers, Faegre Baker Daniels partner John Kirkwood or Kilpatrick Townsend partner Mark Riedy. They’ve been part of the go-to team for more projects than there […]

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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigns

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigns

July 5, 2018 |

In Washington, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has resigned. US President Donald Trump announced the exit on Twitter, commenting, “President Donald Trump announced Pruitt’s exit, saying on Twitter “I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will […]

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Protein, Protein: The bioeconomy’s latest technology fad is, actually, a pivot back to an ancient and enduring concern

Protein, Protein: The bioeconomy’s latest technology fad is, actually, a pivot back to an ancient and enduring concern

July 5, 2018 |

In the bioeconomy, the grass is always greener on the other side of a corporate repositioning, and we’ve seen the product and feedstocks fads roll onto the shoreline with numbing regularity. We had ethanol until there was biodiesel, and algae until there was jet fuel. Then, chemicals until there was Brazil, and drop-in fuels until […]

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Seeking a Friend for the End of Unreliability: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Feedstock Conversion Interface Consortium

Seeking a Friend for the End of Unreliability: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Feedstock Conversion Interface Consortium

July 5, 2018 |

What is the Feedstock Conversion Interface Consortium and why does it exist? The Why is simple. #1 issue plaguing High and Low Temperature IBR projects is consistent operability of preprocessing and primary deconstruction. In response, researchers have joined together from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, DOE, Oak Ridge National Lab, Argonne National Lab, Los Alamos […]

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The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of July 5th

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of July 5th

July 4, 2018 |

The pace of invention and change is just too strong, we’ve realized, to highlight annual or even quarterly or monthly rankings and summaries of significant product and service advances. For now, we’re going to be tracking these on a weekly basis to keep pace with the changes. Here are the top innovations for the week […]

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Nanocellulose on the march: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to American Process

Nanocellulose on the march: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to American Process

July 4, 2018 |

A few years back, Research & Markets startled the bio world when they projected that the “Nanocellulose Market by Type (Cellulose nanocrystals, Cellulose nanofibrils, cellulose nanocomposites, and others) would reach $250 Million by 2019, signifying annualized CAGR of 19% between 2014 and 2019. Heft growth indeed, and a survey of the patent apps showed sharp activity levels that […]

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On Energy Independence Day, India, China surge as leaders in clean fuels

On Energy Independence Day, India, China surge as leaders in clean fuels

July 3, 2018 |

In the United States, Independence Day that is upon us, but around the world if “Energy Independence Day” is your preferred flavor, look at India and China. Because if you want it, here it is, come and get it, biofuels that is, and especially of the advanced type. If you like it from waste, even […]

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Q.E.D.: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit

Q.E.D.: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit

July 3, 2018 |

It’s known by the ungainly acronym ABPDU, which might as well decode as “All Bioeconomy Processes Developed Upstairs,” but actually stands for the far more modest “Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit.” It’s run out of the Berkeley Lab, and is the technology center behind the technology centers, if you will, of companies such as Kiverdi, Sylvatex, […]

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The Big Picture: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the role of Biofuels in Decarbonization

The Big Picture: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the role of Biofuels in Decarbonization

July 2, 2018 |

With oil prices continued to rise, this deck on biofuels role in decarbonizing transit, presented by Raymond James senior vice-president Pavel Molchanov at the 2018 ABLC meeting, is both instructive and timely.

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