Category: 8-Slide Guide

150+: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Energy Group

150+: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Energy Group

July 6, 2017 |

Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) is the US’  biggest producer of biomass-based diesel, and leading provider of cleaner, lower carbon intensity products and services. REG utilizes an integrated procurement, distribution, and logistics network to convert natural fats, oils, greases, and sugars into lower carbon intensity products. Curious about REG, but unable to wade through […]

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The RVO is here: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Guide Slide to the EPA’s Proposed Renewable Fuel Volumes for 2018-19

The RVO is here: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Guide Slide to the EPA’s Proposed Renewable Fuel Volumes for 2018-19

July 5, 2017 |

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2018. The agency proposed a total renewable fuel volume of 19.24 billion gallons (BG), of which 4.24 BG is advanced biofuel, including 238 million gallons of cellulosic biofuel. That leaves a 15 BG requirement for conventional renewable […]

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Sustainable aviation fuels: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to United Airlines

Sustainable aviation fuels: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to United Airlines

July 4, 2017 |

Not long ago, United Airlines made history by becoming the first U.S. airline to begin use of commercial-scale volumes of sustainable aviation biofuel for regularly scheduled flights with the departure of United Flight 708 from Los Angeles International Airport. United has agreed to purchase up to 15 million gallons of sustainable biofuel from AltAir Paramount over a […]

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Nano-scale encapsulation: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Sylvatex

Nano-scale encapsulation: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Sylvatex

July 3, 2017 |

Sylvatex has the potential to be a breakout star. One application of its technology splash blends a fuel additive called MicroX into diesel or biodiesel, at blend rates expected to be around 10 percent (although it can blend above 40%). In the additive is an low-cost oxygenate, it’s nano-scale encapsulated ethanol, and Sylvatex’s technology does […]

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The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Verdezyne

The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Verdezyne

July 2, 2017 |

Verdezyne is a privately held industrial biotechnology company that is developing and commercializing novel genetically engineered microorganisms for use as “factories” to manufacture renewable chemicals. Verdezyne’s unique microorganisms permit greener, cleaner and more cost effective production of chemicals compared with traditional methods. The Company is commercializing its technology through partnerships with leading chemical manufacturers. Verdezyne […]

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From Coal-fired CO2: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to capturing flue gas via microalgae

From Coal-fired CO2: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to capturing flue gas via microalgae

June 29, 2017 |

A recent DOE project with MicroBio Engineering had the primary objective of a detailed techno-economic and life cycle assessment for a coal-fired power plant with two microalgae CO2 utilization and mitigation options. First, biogas production to replace coal for maximum CO2 mitigation, and second, commodity animal feeds production for maximum economic benefit. A secondary objective […]

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Capturing CO2: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Algae-based CO2 sequestration

Capturing CO2: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Algae-based CO2 sequestration

June 28, 2017 |

The DOE completed an illuminating workshop on Carbon Capture and Sequestration with relation to algae-based technologies, and The Digest has prepared a selection of key slides presented by AquaFiber, Pacific Northwest National Lab, University of South Florida, Algenol, Montana State University, University of Toledo, NREL, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, and RTI.

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N-butanol and beyond: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Green Biologics

N-butanol and beyond: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Green Biologics

June 27, 2017 |

Green Biologics is focused on the production of renewable n-butanol and other C4 chemicals from various renewable feedstocks, including sugar (cane, molasses, beets), starch (corn) and cellulosic biomass (corn residues, sugar cane bagasse, forest materials and grasses). GBL works with feedstock partners to deliver capital efficient production models, and works with downstream partners to deliver […]

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In search of lowest cost hydrocarbons: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Global Bioenergies

In search of lowest cost hydrocarbons: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Global Bioenergies

June 26, 2017 |

Global Bioenergies is a pioneer in the development of one-step fermentation processes for the direct and cost-efficient transformation of renewable resources into light olefin hydrocarbons, the key building blocks of the petrochemical industry. Since inception, the company focused its efforts on the production of isobutene, one of the most important petrochemical building blocks that can […]

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Things to do with lignin: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Upgrading Biorefinery Waste to chemicals and hydrogen

Things to do with lignin: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Upgrading Biorefinery Waste to chemicals and hydrogen

June 25, 2017 |

At the 2017 DOE Project Peer Review, John Staser of Ohio University gave this illuminating overview on a continuous electrochemical process to convert biorefinery waste lignin to substituted aromatic compounds for resins and resin binders. The hope? To generate additional biorefinery revenue stream and reduce the cost of biofuels to be competitive with petroleum fuels.

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