Category: 8-Slide Guide

Driving profit in biofuels production through innovation: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to ICM

Driving profit in biofuels production through innovation: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to ICM

April 22, 2018 |

ICM’s equipment and processes are already used in the majority of U.S. ethanol plants, and continues to develop processes to make ethanol production more efficient for customers. Among the latest tech advances? ICM and The Andersons are partnering to own and construct ELEMENT, LLC, a 70 MGY bio-refinery located in Colwich, Kansas. This strategic collaboration will build […]

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Catalyzing biobased chemicals: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Biochemical Technology Leadership Roundtable

Catalyzing biobased chemicals: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Biochemical Technology Leadership Roundtable

April 19, 2018 |

With the launch of the Biochemical Technology Leadership Roundtable (BTLR), the ACS GCI seeks to provide a forum for pre-competitive industry collaboration. Building on the American Chemical Society’s roundtable model, the BTLR will be devoted to catalyzing and enabling the bio-based and renewable chemicals economy by promoting the underlying science required for the development and […]

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Chemicals, a second life for carbon: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech

Chemicals, a second life for carbon: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech

April 18, 2018 |

LanzaTech has developed a fully sustainable integrative gas to fuels and chemicals platform that has no impact on food, water security or high biodiversity land use. LanzaTech’s gas fermentation platform disrupts the current highly centralized global energy system by enabling the regional production of low-cost energy from local wastes and residues, including gases as varied […]

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Complex feedstocks, clean synthesis gas: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Sierra Energy

Complex feedstocks, clean synthesis gas: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Sierra Energy

April 17, 2018 |

Sierra Energy has created what is billed as “the world’s most efficient gasifier,” FastOx, developed in conjunction with UC Davis, US Army and California Energy Commission. Gasification is the missing link between complex feedstocks and a clean synthesis gas for use in a wide variety of biofuel applications. The medium BTU synthesis gas is 70% […]

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Advocating for Commercialization of Biobased Products: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to BRAG

Advocating for Commercialization of Biobased Products: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to BRAG

April 16, 2018 |

Renewable chemicals are emerging at a fast pace, paving the way for new, innovative, and sustainable biobased products. A coalition of companies and trade associations committed to enhancing the legal and regulatory positioning of biobased products formed the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group in 2013 to address issues specific to biobased chemical products and, in […]

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Jet fuels from crops: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the SPARC regional biojet consortium

Jet fuels from crops: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the SPARC regional biojet consortium

April 15, 2018 |

Sometimes, what an engine needs to roar to life is a spark. Or a SPARC, as in this case. As in the Southeastern Partnership for Advanced Renewables from Carinata (SPARC), a consortium consisting of the University of Florida (lead), the University of South Florida, the University of Georgia, Auburn University, and other institutions, government agencies, […]

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Advanced to Go: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Ensyn

Advanced to Go: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Ensyn

April 12, 2018 |

Ensyn uses its patented and proprietary RTP fast thermal technology to convert wood residues and other non-food, cellulosic biomass to liquid biofuels. Ensyn has had continuous commercial operations for more than 25 years.  Its technology has produced over 37 million gallons of renewable fuels and chemicals in over 160,000 hours of successful plant operation. For […]

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Isobutanol’s horizons: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Gevo

Isobutanol’s horizons: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Gevo

April 11, 2018 |

Gevo has two proprietary technologies that combine to make it possible to retrofit existing ethanol plants to produce isobutanol, a four carbon alcohol which serves as a hydrocarbon platform molecule. They have developed an industrial scale yeast biocatalyst to produce isobutanol without typical byproducts operating at parameters equivalent to commercial ethanol producers. The second piece […]

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The Cannabis Opp: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to novel high-value feedstocks for advanced medical applications

The Cannabis Opp: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to novel high-value feedstocks for advanced medical applications

April 8, 2018 |

Medicinal Hemp and Cannabis Products…The endo-cannabinoid system and importance thereof…Pain management and many, many more applications…Thousands of patents…billion Dollar companies already overseas…and Big investments in non-US players. These are some of the highlights identified by veterna industry consultant Brian Goodall in an illuminating overview of opportunities to develop, cultivate and deploy high-value oils from algae […]

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No Crop Left Behind: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to USDA/NIFA’s Coordinated Agricultural Projects

No Crop Left Behind: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to USDA/NIFA’s Coordinated Agricultural Projects

April 8, 2018 |

You might be wondering what the heck this map signifies — enthroned as it is on the website of the National Insitute of Food & Agriculture, the USDA’s primary intersection with the academic community — and also visible in an updated form at ABLC Next when USDA Energy Policy director Harry Baumes took the floor. […]

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