Category: 8-Slide Guide

A global corporate market for low-carb fuels: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Below50

A global corporate market for low-carb fuels: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Below50

February 26, 2017 |

Below50 is an initiative that brings businesses together with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) and Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) to promote the best-of-breed of sustainable fuels has launched in South America. The companies and organizations driving the initiative include ABBI, Arizona State University, Audi, BSR, CGEE, […]

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Back on Track: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the RFA Ethanol Outlook

Back on Track: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the RFA Ethanol Outlook

February 23, 2017 |

Looking to better understand the outlook for the US ethanol industry, but lack the time to wade through the entire 40-page Ethanol Outlook 2017 from RFA (which is right here, for download, in complete form)? Well, enjoy our selection of the essential slides from the Outlook, which will give you the news you can use […]

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New biobased chemical options: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Rennovia

New biobased chemical options: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Rennovia

February 22, 2017 |

Rennovia, Inc. is a chemical process technology development company focused on the creation of novel processes for the cost-advantaged production of commodity and specialty chemicals from renewable feedstocks. Rennovia is developing processes for the production of biobased glucaric acid, adipic acid, 1,6-hexanediol, hexamethylenediamine (HMD), and other important building blocks for a wide range of functional […]

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Ethanol to drop-in fuels: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Oak Ridge’s Catalytic ethanol upgrade technology

Ethanol to drop-in fuels: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Oak Ridge’s Catalytic ethanol upgrade technology

February 21, 2017 |

The program objective seen in these slides is to take a technology from Technical Readiness Level 2 to TRL 3/4 — a technology that directly upgrades ethanol to a drop-in hydrocarbon fuel at a high yield. Among the investors here are three of the technology gurus behind Vertimass – Chaitanya Narula, Martin KellerBrian H. Davison — although […]

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From off-take to take-off: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the US renewable jet fuels program

From off-take to take-off: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the US renewable jet fuels program

February 20, 2017 |

In June 2011, the Secretaries of Agriculture, Energy, and Navy signed MOU to commit $510M (up to $170M from each agency) to produce hydrocarbon jet and diesel biofuels in the near-term. This initiative sought to achieve multiple, commercial scale integrated biorefineries, cost-competitive biofuel with conventional petroleum (w/o subsidies), domestically produced fuels from non-food feedstocks, and […]

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Low cost sugars and lignin streams: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Pretreatment and Process Hydrolysis

Low cost sugars and lignin streams: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Pretreatment and Process Hydrolysis

February 19, 2017 |

According to this presentation deck from NREL’s Melvin Tucker, “to produce high concentration sugar and reactive lignin streams at high yields and low costs from biomass to meet BETO’s 2017 ($5/GGE) and 2022 ($3/GGE) Goals and Targets, the industry needs: •To reduce enzyme loadings below 10 mg total protein/g cellulose •High concentration “cleaner” sugar syrups to meet […]

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Makin’ hydrocarbons: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Catalytic Upgrading of Thermochemical Intermediates

Makin’ hydrocarbons: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Catalytic Upgrading of Thermochemical Intermediates

February 16, 2017 |

To demonstrate an advanced biofuels technology that integrates a catalytic biomass pyrolysis step and a hydroprocessing step to produce infrastructure compatible biofuels, here’s the basic recipe, according to a research team led by David Dayton at RTI International. You have to: 1) optimize the catalytic biomass pyrolysis process (1 ton/day) to achieve high degree of deoxygenation, while […]

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A new hydrocarbon brew: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Technical Market Analysis for Biochemical Conversion

A new hydrocarbon brew: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Technical Market Analysis for Biochemical Conversion

February 15, 2017 |

As the project team behind this presentation explains, there’s trouble right here in River City when it comes to accessing good market and technical data on making hydrocarbons from a biochemical process. Process and economic data on hydrocarbon production via bioconversion that are freely available to industry are limited. Data at industrially-relevant scales are limited because […]

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Just One Word. Plastics: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Avantium

Just One Word. Plastics: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Avantium

February 14, 2017 |

This week, we reported that bioplastics maker Avantium is planning an initial public offering and listing of all shares on Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Brussels. The company expects to raise up to €100 million (USD$106 million) and complete the offering by the end of the current quarter. More than half of the offering has already been […]

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Microbial Fuel Cells: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to KeegoTech’s MudWatt and MFC technology

Microbial Fuel Cells: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to KeegoTech’s MudWatt and MFC technology

February 13, 2017 |

KeegoTech aims to catalyze the development of emerging technologies by employing the talent and creativity of the greater public — in this case, giving a basic backgrounder about microbial fuel cells, which have a long-range technology potential for advanced bioeconomy applications from wastewater to agriculture. This illuminating presentation also gives the background on a DIY […]

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