Category: 8-Slide Guide

Seeking a Friend for the End of Unreliability: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Feedstock Conversion Interface Consortium

Seeking a Friend for the End of Unreliability: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Feedstock Conversion Interface Consortium

July 5, 2018 |

What is the Feedstock Conversion Interface Consortium and why does it exist? The Why is simple. #1 issue plaguing High and Low Temperature IBR projects is consistent operability of preprocessing and primary deconstruction. In response, researchers have joined together from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, DOE, Oak Ridge National Lab, Argonne National Lab, Los Alamos […]

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Nanocellulose on the march: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to American Process

Nanocellulose on the march: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to American Process

July 4, 2018 |

A few years back, Research & Markets startled the bio world when they projected that the “Nanocellulose Market by Type (Cellulose nanocrystals, Cellulose nanofibrils, cellulose nanocomposites, and others) would reach $250 Million by 2019, signifying annualized CAGR of 19% between 2014 and 2019. Heft growth indeed, and a survey of the patent apps showed sharp activity levels that […]

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Q.E.D.: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit

Q.E.D.: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit

July 3, 2018 |

It’s known by the ungainly acronym ABPDU, which might as well decode as “All Bioeconomy Processes Developed Upstairs,” but actually stands for the far more modest “Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit.” It’s run out of the Berkeley Lab, and is the technology center behind the technology centers, if you will, of companies such as Kiverdi, Sylvatex, […]

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The Big Picture: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the role of Biofuels in Decarbonization

The Big Picture: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the role of Biofuels in Decarbonization

July 2, 2018 |

With oil prices continued to rise, this deck on biofuels role in decarbonizing transit, presented by Raymond James senior vice-president Pavel Molchanov at the 2018 ABLC meeting, is both instructive and timely.

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Synthetic Methylotrophy: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Engineering Platform Organisms for Methane & Methanol Conversion to Fuels & Chemicals

Synthetic Methylotrophy: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Engineering Platform Organisms for Methane & Methanol Conversion to Fuels & Chemicals

July 2, 2018 |

Harnessing Methane & Methanol as Feedstocks, that’s the subject of this overview of the uses of methanol when used by engineered platform organisms for fuel and chemical production. The background is the abundant CH4supply of recoverable natural gas (US and worldwide), and the CH4 and/or syngas (from various renewable sources) that is readily converted to […]

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Leveling the Playing Field: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Reserves Accounting

Leveling the Playing Field: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Reserves Accounting

July 1, 2018 |

In November 2011, the Digest ran a story on a remarkable proposition — advanced by Richard Hamilton, then CEO of Ceres — that biofuels companies – on the “level playing field” theory advanced by opponents of government mandates and subsidies, should  have a mechanism to book their reserves of crude renewable fuel production, in a […]

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Bioenergy & the Grid: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to load-balancing, energy storage via bioenergy

Bioenergy & the Grid: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to load-balancing, energy storage via bioenergy

June 28, 2018 |

What are the roles of renewables, bioenergy and bioelectricity today? What are the challenges of balancing the grid with large shares of variable generation. What are the opportunities for bioenergy in balancing the grid. This, and the opportunities thereby to increase market demand for renewables in 2030 meeting Paris Agreement (and future) climate targets, these […]

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GoBiGas: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to advanced biofuel production via gasification

GoBiGas: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to advanced biofuel production via gasification

June 27, 2018 |

High quality biomethane from biomass through gasification? A Swedish plant is now a first for injecting biomethane into the national grid. That’s the Gothenburg Biomass Gasification Project (GoBiGas), and its the suject of this illuminating deck on the project’s promise and progress, as presented by IEA Bioenergy in their webinar series by Prof. Henrik Thunman of Chalmers […]

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The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Biofuels for the Marine Sector

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Biofuels for the Marine Sector

June 26, 2018 |

Biofuels for marine diesels — a biofuel developers dream? That’s the premise of his IEA webinar deck on the promise and progress in marine biofuels, a 330 Mton fuel market with both fuel technology in transition, and where anything that is carbon-based, liquid, stable and low in sulphur might work. This illuminating overview of the opportunities and […]

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Deliver sustainable bioenergy: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the IEA Technology Roadmap

Deliver sustainable bioenergy: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the IEA Technology Roadmap

June 25, 2018 |

Bioenergy needs a new impetus based on up to date evidence and experience, according to this presentation deck on the IEA Bioenergy Roadmap.  The authors contend that there is growing consensus on what constitutes sustainable best practice, and that bioenergy can be a major part of a low carbon energy system, providing low carbon transport fuels, […]

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