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The Flava: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to bioindustrials and the flavors & fragrances industry

The Flava: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to bioindustrials and the flavors & fragrances industry

April 7, 2018 |

The Flavor & Fragrance industry is highly fragmented and differentiated and this slide deck from Scott Chaplin of SMC Consulting gives the overall picture. The industry sector is valued at $46 Billion worldwide and is divided into three areas; Flavors, Fragrances and Ingredients. The Major Globals have a 50% sales split between Flavors & Fragrances, while the […]

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US Midwest, farm belt in crisis as US-China trade war, Corn-Oilco RFS war escalate

US Midwest, farm belt in crisis as US-China trade war, Corn-Oilco RFS war escalate

April 4, 2018 |

In Washington, China has proposed a 25 percent tariff on US soybeans in response to a list of 1300 Chinese products that may be subject to a 25 percent tariff. China purchases 61 percent of total U.S. soybean exports, and more than 30 percent of overall U.S. soybean production. In other news, the US Environmental […]

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Vehicle Transformation through New Fuels: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Clean Fuels Development Coalition

Vehicle Transformation through New Fuels: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Clean Fuels Development Coalition

April 4, 2018 |

It may be renaissance times for the Clean Fuels Development Coalition. Their long quest to upend proposed Obama-era vehicle efficiency rules that ignored the potential to improve efficiency and emissions via clear high performance fuels has recorded a small victory. In Washington, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt determined that the greenhouse gas emission standards for model […]

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One if by land, two if by sea: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Good Fuels Marine

One if by land, two if by sea: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Good Fuels Marine

April 3, 2018 |

Netherlands-based GoodFuels Marine is on the move. We reported last month that VARO Energy subsidiary REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker and GoodFuels Marine will work together to make European inland shipping more sustainable. As a result, the sustainable advanced biofuels from GoodFuels Marine are now also available at the port of Rotterdam, and will be available along […]

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The Hog’s a Hot Dog: N-Sense, Gen3Bio, Nebullam, PowerPollen, TeselaGen takin’ biotech to the next level

The Hog’s a Hot Dog: N-Sense, Gen3Bio, Nebullam, PowerPollen, TeselaGen takin’ biotech to the next level

April 3, 2018 |

For a number of years we have been pointing to Iowa’s intriguing combination of feedstock, infrastructure and political consensus on renewables as a potent force in bioeconomy deployment. But these days, toss in some serious innovation chops, too — a corridor of invention stretching from St. Louis to Minneapolis and running hot across most of […]

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ABLC Global 2018 announced – 180 speakers, 17 distinctive summits & forums on the global advanced bioeconomy

ABLC Global 2018 announced – 180 speakers, 17 distinctive summits & forums on the global advanced bioeconomy

April 2, 2018 |

In Florida, The Digest, in partnership with the US Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office and the International Energy Agency (IEA) Bioenergy announced that the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference on the Global Bioeconomy (ABLC Global) will be held November 6-9, 2018 at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco, and outlined the agenda, themes and announced […]

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The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of April 4th, 2018

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of April 4th, 2018

April 1, 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.

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Is there a green premium?  New report from Germany says “Ja!”

Is there a green premium?  New report from Germany says “Ja!”

March 29, 2018 |

In Germany, almost 70% of industry experts are reporting GreenPremium prices for bio-based products, based on a survey on prices for bio-based products conducted by nova-Institute in partnership with the European project BIOFOREVER. This study asks, Are there differences along the value chain? Differences between distinct applications and sectors? Does the feedstock question, first or […]

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Next steps for succinic: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to BioAmber

Next steps for succinic: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to BioAmber

March 29, 2018 |

BioAmber’s Mission? To be a fast growing producer of chemical intermediates that uses sugars instead of fossil fuels and sells competitively priced, sustainable chemicals with strong profit margins and the cleanest environmental footprint in the industry. CEO Rick Eno gave this illuminating overview of the company’s progress and promise at ABLC 2018 in Washington DC.

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What’s Next in cellulosic biofuels and biogas?: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Iogen

What’s Next in cellulosic biofuels and biogas?: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Iogen

March 29, 2018 |

Iogen says it has “one of the world’s largest and most experienced teams in developing, designing, de-bugging, scaling-up and deploying cellulosic biofuel technology. We’re using innovative thinking and disciplined engineering to transform cellulosic biofuels into real, reliable and cost-effective fuels for today’s cars and trucks.” Also, the company has become a leader in the aggregation and sale […]

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