Category: 8-Slide Guide

Hawaii 5-Oleo: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Cellana’s Kona-based marine microalgae system

Hawaii 5-Oleo: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Cellana’s Kona-based marine microalgae system

January 17, 2017 |

Cellana uses the most productive plants on earth—marine microalgae—to photosynthetically produce its ReNew line of Omega-3 EPA and DHA oils, animal feed, and biofuel feedstocks. Cellana’s patented ALDUO system, a series of photobioreactors coupled with open ponds, enables low-cost, continuous production of diverse strains of microalgae. Since 2009, Cellana has operated its Kona Demonstration Facility, […]

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Taking the financial step to scale: The Digest’s 2017 8-Slide Guide to Bioeconomy Project Finance

Taking the financial step to scale: The Digest’s 2017 8-Slide Guide to Bioeconomy Project Finance

January 16, 2017 |

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 Stern Brothers and managing director John May, and some combination of Faegre Baker Daniels partner John Kirkwood or Kilpatrick Townsend partner Mark Riedy. They’ve been part of the go-to team for more […]

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Lessons from 102 years of licensing: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Honeywell UOP

Lessons from 102 years of licensing: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Honeywell UOP

January 15, 2017 |

Honeywell’s UOP has developed a renewable jet fuel processing technology, a renewable diesel process, as well as a joint venture, Envergent Technologies, that will market technologies and equipment for generating power, transportation fuel and heating oil from biomass using pyrolysis. UOP also owns a Renewable Energy & Chemicals business that produced green diesel using its Ecofining […]

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Breakthrough in the Corn Belt: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to corn ethanol and greenhouse gas savings

Breakthrough in the Corn Belt: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to corn ethanol and greenhouse gas savings

January 12, 2017 |

We reported this week that an explosive new peer-reviewed report from ICF found that greenhouse gas emissions reductions from typical corn-based ethanol production have soared to 43 percent compared to 2005-era gasoline. The report projects that by 2022, corn-based ethanol will achieve a 50 percent reduction, and could reach “76 percent in 2022 if there is […]

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The bioeconomy, #1 catalyst for rural development: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to USDA and rural development

The bioeconomy, #1 catalyst for rural development: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to USDA and rural development

January 11, 2017 |

Outgoing Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack put it best: “The bioeconomy is a catalyst for economic development in rural America, creating new jobs and providing new markets for farmers and ranchers. Investing in the businesses and technologies that support the production of biofuels and biobased products is not only good for farm incomes. The whole economy […]

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From waste CO2 to everyday products: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Liquid Light technology

From waste CO2 to everyday products: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Liquid Light technology

January 10, 2017 |

We reported this week that Avantium has acquired Liquid Light’s assets and will take the technology forward. Liquid Light developed electrocatalytic technology to make major chemicals from low-cost, globally abundant carbon dioxide.  The company’s technoloigy propelled it to a #1 ranking in the Hot 40 (emerging companies) a few years back. Liquid Light’s first process […]

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Sugars to drop-in fuels & chemicals: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Virent

Sugars to drop-in fuels & chemicals: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Virent

January 9, 2017 |

Virent is in the business of replacing crude oil by applying clever chemistry to create the fuels and chemicals the world demands using a wide range of naturally-occurring, renewable resources. Virent’s patented technology features catalytic chemistry to convert plant-based sugars into a full range of products identical to those made from petroleum, including gasoline, diesel, jet […]

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Maximizing Crop Yield: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Yield10 Bioscience

Maximizing Crop Yield: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Yield10 Bioscience

January 8, 2017 |

In Massachusetts, we reported this week that Metabolix is changing its name to Yield10 Bioscience and will focus on developing disruptive technologies for step-change improvements to crop yield to enhance global food security. Here’s the investor presentation given inm late 2015 with the technology behind, and the opportunities ahead, for Yield10.

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Switchcraft: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the Metabolix-Yield10 Bioscience reposition

Switchcraft: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the Metabolix-Yield10 Bioscience reposition

January 8, 2017 |

In Massachusetts, we reported this week that Metabolix is changing its name to Yield10 Bioscience and will focus on developing disruptive technologies for step-change improvements to crop yield to enhance global food security. Here’s the investor presentation given last October, explaining the background and the rationale.

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Activity and prospects: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the Clean Tech Primer

Activity and prospects: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the Clean Tech Primer

January 5, 2017 |

This week, Raymond James released its Clean Tech Primer 2017, arguably the most cogent and concise summary of activity and prospects across the gamut from solar power through to water technology, including all biofuels, biopower and bioindustrials. The report’s lead author, Pavel Molchano, will be on stage at ABLC 2017 this year for an in-person update […]

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