Category: 8-Slide Guide

Better Than Predicted: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to USDA’s Corn Ethanol GHG

Better Than Predicted: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to USDA’s Corn Ethanol GHG

August 28, 2019 |

It’s all about the life cycle, right? That’s what the USDA set out to find out about corn ethanol – just exactly what are the GHG emissions associated with the production of corn-based ethanol in the U.S.? Back in 2010, the RIA LCA concluded that – on an energy equivalent basis – substituting corn ethanol […]

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Insane in the Membrane: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Whitefox’s Membranes

Insane in the Membrane: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Whitefox’s Membranes

August 27, 2019 |

Whitefox uses membranes to carry out industrial water separation steps, including membranes for biofuels. Their first industrial installation was in Europe in 2002 for pharmaceutical grade ethanol, but installations now have expanded to industrial and potable alcohol, perfume reactors, and even Vitamin C facilities. Check out this presentation by Gillian Harrison, CEO at Whitefox given […]

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Jump on the ‘GRAIN’ Train: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Multi-Slide Guide to Yield10’s Trait Factory

Jump on the ‘GRAIN’ Train: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Multi-Slide Guide to Yield10’s Trait Factory

August 26, 2019 |

Called the “Trait Factory,” Yield10 develops high value seed yield traits for the agriculture and food industries. They developed traits for corn, soy, canola, wheat, rice and camelina, optimizing photosynthesis, carbon efficiency and genome editing to increase grain yield. Yield10 developed something many are on board with – ‘GRAIN’ also known as Gene Ranking Artificial […]

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Cool Catalytic Conversion: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Vertimass’ Hydrocarbons

Cool Catalytic Conversion: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Vertimass’ Hydrocarbons

August 25, 2019 |

Vertimass’s catalytic conversion is so cool it can convert ethanol into fungible blend stocks in one step without added hydrogen. Their technology produces hydrocarbon fuels and chemicals from biomass – taking biomass through existing biofuels facilities and adding the Vertimass bolt-on catalytic conversion, it comes out as benzene, toluene, xylene, jet fuel, diesel and gasoline […]

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Cutting Edge Sustainability for Cutting Edge Tech: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials

Cutting Edge Sustainability for Cutting Edge Tech: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials

August 22, 2019 |

Sustainability is such a vague term that some throw around to make them sound good in a consumer environment that is asking for greener and more socially conscious products. The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials is tackling sustainability head on with its cutting edge sustainability tools for the biofuels and biomaterials industries. Rolf Hogan, Executive Director […]

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It’s a New Day with Dawn Technology: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Avantium’s Renewable Chemicals and Polymers

It’s a New Day with Dawn Technology: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Avantium’s Renewable Chemicals and Polymers

August 22, 2019 |

Money is often a challenge in any project, but especially for biofuels the financing for a project is key to its survival. ICF offers some perspectives on how carbon intensity based fuel standards present new opportunities and challenges for biofuel developers in the near term, how efficient producers are rewarded, how lenders see the California […]

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New Catalysts, Improved Genetic Tools Bring New Opportunities: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to ORNL’s Biomass to Bioproducts

New Catalysts, Improved Genetic Tools Bring New Opportunities: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to ORNL’s Biomass to Bioproducts

August 20, 2019 |

Organisms are interesting creatures and genetic tools and biochemical pathway knowledge is changing the way we look at them. Brian Davison, Chief Scientist for Biotechnology at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, gave this knowledge-filled presentation on how to leverage organisms for biofuels and bioproducts, consolidated bioprocessing, barriers and solutions to enabling transformation, improved tools for gene […]

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From Lignin to Value: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to MetGen’s Enzymes

From Lignin to Value: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to MetGen’s Enzymes

August 20, 2019 |

MetGen are pioneers in industrial enzymes for lignocellulosic biomass and are trying to empower industries to get the most out of biomass with their enzymatic technologies. Alex Michine, CEO of MetGen gave this enlightening overview of MetGen’s ‘how’, the Sweetwoods project and its integrated biorefinery flagship, enzymatic lignin valorization with MetZyme Pureco, enzymatic lignin fractioning, […]

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All About Algae: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to DOE’s Advanced Algal Systems

All About Algae: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to DOE’s Advanced Algal Systems

August 20, 2019 |

Algae has a lot of recent federal support, and this presentation takes us there. The Advanced Algal Systems is working on a host of strategies to focus on enhacing productivity, feedstock, quality and robust yields while developing higher-value bioproducts. Alison Goss Eng, Program Manager, Feedstock Supply and Logistics and Advanced Algal Systems, Bioenergy Technologies Office, […]

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Oh My Neste MY: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Neste’s Renewable Diesel

Oh My Neste MY: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Neste’s Renewable Diesel

August 20, 2019 |

Neste’s MY renewable diesel is the best part of ‘diesel molecules’ and diesel specs, according to Neste. Check out this presentation by Dirk Vaughn, Head of Renewable Diesel Sales North America for Neste given at ABLC 2019 in Washington, D.C.to get the details on how renewable diesel is NOT biodiesel, what exactly is it then, […]

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