Category: 8-Slide Guide

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to 26 advantaged biobased chemical platforms

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to 26 advantaged biobased chemical platforms

October 17, 2018 |

The problem: The vast number of potential chemicals and products that could be made from biomass makes prioritization of research difficult for optimizing market viability, cost competitiveness, environmental benefits, and supply chain development. The project: This CEMAC/DOE initiative studied 160 potential chemicals, and the list was pared to 26 candidates for further evaluation. The goal: To understand […]

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Waste Makes Haste: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Fulcrum BioEnergy

Waste Makes Haste: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Fulcrum BioEnergy

October 13, 2018 |

Fulcrum BioEnergy has developed a “game-changing process for converting municipal solid waste that would otherwise be landfilled, into renewable transportation fuels including syncrude, jet fuel and diesel”. The company recently broke ground on its first commercial project in Nevada, and more about that here. Fulcrum’s innovative business model combines large volume MSW feedstock agreements with […]

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Dutch Treat: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Netherlands and the Bioeconomy

Dutch Treat: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Netherlands and the Bioeconomy

October 13, 2018 |

IEA Bioenergy Task 42’s goal is to contribute to the development and deployment of integrated biorefineries as part of highly efficient sustainable value chains (co-)producing food/feed ingredients, chemicals, materials, fuels, power and/or heat out of sustainably sourced biomass (wood, crops, residues, etc.) as base for a global BioEconomy. Berend Vreugdenhil of ECN gave this illuminating overview […]

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The Wonders Down Under: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Australia and the Bioeconomy

The Wonders Down Under: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Australia and the Bioeconomy

October 13, 2018 |

IEA Bioenergy Task 42’s goal is to contribute to the development and deployment of integrated biorefineries as part of highly efficient sustainable value chains (co-)producing food/feed ingredients, chemicals, materials, fuels, power and/or heat out of sustainably sourced biomass (wood, crops, residues, etc.) as base for a global BioEconomy. Geoffrey Bell of Microbiogen gave this illuminating overview […]

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The Full Enchilada: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to ChemCatBio and Catalyst, Process, Techno-economics

The Full Enchilada: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to ChemCatBio and Catalyst, Process, Techno-economics

October 13, 2018 |

ChemCatBio is a research and development consortium dedicated to identifying and overcoming catalysis challenges for biomass conversion processes. Led by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories, we work with industry to rapidly transition R&D discoveries into commercial processes and grow the bioeconomy in the United States. Current research encompasses the following five themes: Upgrading […]

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Catalysis rocking: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to ChemCatBio

Catalysis rocking: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to ChemCatBio

October 13, 2018 |

ChemCatBio is a research and development consortium dedicated to identifying and overcoming catalysis challenges for biomass conversion processes. Led by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories, we work with industry to rapidly transition R&D discoveries into commercial processes and grow the bioeconomy in the United States. Current research encompasses the following five themes: Upgrading […]

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Scaling up biobased BTX: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Anellotech

Scaling up biobased BTX: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Anellotech

October 7, 2018 |

Founded in 2008, Anellotech has developed a clean technology platform for inexpensively producing bio-based chemicals from renewable non-food biomass. These drop-in, green versions of widely used petrochemicals; benzene, toluene and xylenes, are used to make plastics for consumer goods such as beverage bottles and packaging, clothing, carpeting, automotive parts, home and construction materials, electronic products, […]

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Sustainable intensification: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to more biomass for bioenergy without imposing iLUC

Sustainable intensification: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to more biomass for bioenergy without imposing iLUC

October 7, 2018 |

Sustainable intensification of agricultural systems in combination with biorefinery processing can produce more biomass for bioenergy without imposing iLUC. That’s the topic of this illuminating overview from Poul Erik Laerke and Uffe Jørgensen of Aarhus University Foulum, as presented at a recent IEA Bioenergy Task 43 workshop.  

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The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to optimizing lignocellulosic cropping systems

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to optimizing lignocellulosic cropping systems

October 7, 2018 |

How attractive are systems for Bioenergy Feedstock Production in Sustainably Managed Landscapes for Rural Development? Ioannis Dimitriou, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Dep. of Crop Production Ecology offered this illuminating overview at a recent IEA Bioenergy Task 43 workshop.

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From Unloved Woods to Desirable bioenergy: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to wood and forest projects

From Unloved Woods to Desirable bioenergy: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to wood and forest projects

October 7, 2018 |

Increasing global demand for energy, a push by governments and industry to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG), and a desire to increase energy independence are driving the demand for renewable alternatives to fossil fuels. As a source of renewable carbon that can be used in the existing energy infrastructure, woody biomass is an attractive feedstock for […]

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