Category: 8-Slide Guide

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the 10-year OECD-FAO outlook for ag, biofuels

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the 10-year OECD-FAO outlook for ag, biofuels

February 2, 2018 |

The latest joint OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook spawned this fascinating 10 year outlook of global biofuel markets and agricultural feedstocks. This model based projection, validated through global expert consensus, includes major Food commodities and biofuels driven by the outlooks on population, GDP, fossil energy prices and policy. The OECD-FAO team prepared this illuminating overlook of the next ten […]

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The Slowed Corrode: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Bio-oils and Corrosion

The Slowed Corrode: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Bio-oils and Corrosion

February 1, 2018 |

The presence of significant concentrations of oxygen-bearing compounds, particularly carboxylic acids and other carbonyl-containing compounds, makes biomass derived oils corrosive to many common structural materials. So says everyone. But a research team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory led by Jim Keiser, sponsored by the DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office, believes it is possible to identify or […]

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New Cat in Town: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Advanced Catalyst Synthesis

New Cat in Town: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Advanced Catalyst Synthesis

January 31, 2018 |

Deliver high performing, cost-effective catalytic materials that meet the needs of the ChemCatBio catalysis projects? That’s the ambitious goal of a project led by researchers from Argonne National Lab, Oak Ridge National Lab and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The project aims to leverage advanced characterization capabilities and unique synthesis expertise at multiple DOE laboratories. […]

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Building blocks from biocrude: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to biobased methoxyphenols

Building blocks from biocrude: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to biobased methoxyphenols

January 30, 2018 |

To develop and optimize a hybrid separation method to recover high-value methoxyphenols to improve the process economics and environmental impact for the production of advanced biofuels from catalytic pyrolysis, integrated with hydroprocessing. That’s the ambitious R&D goal outlined by a team from RTI International, supported by the US DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office. This project aims […]

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Liquefy thy forest: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to liquefaction of forest biomass for hydrocarbon fuels

Liquefy thy forest: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to liquefaction of forest biomass for hydrocarbon fuels

January 29, 2018 |

A team of researchers from Iowa State led by Robert Brown and supported by the DOE’s Biomass Technologies Office is aiming to demonstrate the liquefaction of forest biomass for hydrocarbon fuels, as a viable path to stable intermediates for hydrocarbon fuel blendstocks.  In many ways, this project inherits work developed at Catchlight Ventures that at one […]

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Drop-in biofuels, more please sir: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to jumping bio-oil yields

Drop-in biofuels, more please sir: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to jumping bio-oil yields

January 28, 2018 |

Improving hydrogen utilization and carbon recovery, as a pathway to higher efficiency bio-oil production using thermochemical process? That’s the focus for a project from RTI International that picked up significant DOE support in the search for #3 per gallon hydrocarbon biofuels. The researchers aim to increase hydrogen utilization from hydrodeoxygenation during in-situ catalytic pyrolysis, to […]

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Valley of the Diols: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to producing PDO and HDO from biomass

Valley of the Diols: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to producing PDO and HDO from biomass

January 25, 2018 |

Can you build a catalytic process to produce alpha, omega diols from lignocellulosic biomass? Such a process, using inorganic catalysts for conversion of biomass into 1.5 pentanediol (PDO) and 1,6 hexanediols could reduce the cost of cellulosic biofuels. In this DOE-supported project, a team led by George Huber at the University of Wisconsin is developing […]

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Brazil Bilateral: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to US-Brazil R&D in thermochemical bio conversion

Brazil Bilateral: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to US-Brazil R&D in thermochemical bio conversion

January 24, 2018 |

The Brazil Bilateral is a co-operative R&D effort between Brazil’s Petrobras and the US National renewable Energy Laboratory. It aims to demonstrate technical and economic feasibility of co-processing raw fast pyrolysis oil in Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) operation, establish collaborations with credible commercial partners, generate co-processing yield data at steady-state from FCC unit at Petrobras […]

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Longer shelf life: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to DuPont/ADM’s FDME project

Longer shelf life: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to DuPont/ADM’s FDME project

January 23, 2018 |

Not long ago, DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Archer Daniels Midland announced a new breakthrough process in producing FDME from fructose, with “the potential to expand the materials landscape in the 21st century with exciting and truly novel, high-performance renewable materials”, the companies said in a joint release. FDME is furan dicarboxylic methyl ester. The technology has […]

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Programming cells to do amazing stuff: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Asimov

Programming cells to do amazing stuff: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Asimov

January 22, 2018 |

Asimov has spun out of MIT aimed at detecting and responding to  customer needs in applying biocircuit design to real-world opportunities. “It is literally a programming language for bacteria,” says Christopher Voigt, an MIT professor of biological engineering. “You use a text-based language, just like you’re programming a computer. Then you take that text and […]

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