Category: Top Stories

Taking off: Velocys, Shell, British Airways,  UK Government, New Energy Risk, Red Rock Biofuels, TCG Global, PQ, and Advanced Plasma Power figure in key renewable jet fuel project advances

Taking off: Velocys, Shell, British Airways,  UK Government, New Energy Risk, Red Rock Biofuels, TCG Global, PQ, and Advanced Plasma Power figure in key renewable jet fuel project advances

June 20, 2018 |

New Energy Risk’s new performance insurance for TCG Global’s gasifiers and a significant project advance from Velocys in the UK are on the docket today.  These companies and the news this morning are united as key project components in the Red Rock Biofuels project which breaks ground in Lakeview, Oregon next month, aiming to supply […]

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The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of June 21st, 2018

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of June 21st, 2018

June 19, 2018 |

The pace of invention and change is just too strong, we’ve realized, to highlight annual or even quarterly or monthly rankings and summaries of significant product and service advances. For now, we’re going to be tracking these on a weekly basis to keep pace with the changes. Here are the top innovations for the week […]

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Where Are They Now?

Where Are They Now?

June 19, 2018 |

In today’s Digest, we look at some of the industry rock star leaders of recent years who have moved on to other duties. Some have remained within the sector, in several cases in equally or more prominent roles — some are soaring with the eagles elsewhere. But they were always interesting, dynamic, sharp, worth knowing […]

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Back to business: G20 energy minsters affirm drive towards renewables, innovation, cooperation

Back to business: G20 energy minsters affirm drive towards renewables, innovation, cooperation

June 18, 2018 |

The cold snap that invaded the Patagonia resort town of San Carlos de Bariloche in recent days is fading now as the G20 Energy Ministerial wraps up and heads home.  A light rain cleared the slush off the streets, and a brilliant sunset greeted those who delayed their departure until the weekend. A handful turned […]

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Maine Developments – bio news mounts from the Pine Tree state

Maine Developments – bio news mounts from the Pine Tree state

June 17, 2018 |

The stories are mounting and coming in from the North with the latest news from the Maine Technology Institute and Jackson Laboratory. And while super bullet proof wood is being created in another state by removing lignin and increasing wood’s density threefold and its strength elevenfold, the latest news is making us think how amazing […]

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The Battle for Yeast Supremacy: DSM, DuPont, Novozymes and more

The Battle for Yeast Supremacy: DSM, DuPont, Novozymes and more

June 14, 2018 |

FEW, the Fuel Ethanol Workshops, have come and gone for 2018 and the story this year was yeast. Specifically, a war on yield fermentation time, energy use and more.  Let’s review the big gambits from the likes of DSM, DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Novozymes as they duke it out over market share in an era […]

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BASF invests in LanzaTech, ArcelorMittal’s underway on advanced fuels, Syngenta breaks 3B gallon mark, Leaf gets an accelerator: partnership frenzy in the bioeconomy

BASF invests in LanzaTech, ArcelorMittal’s underway on advanced fuels, Syngenta breaks 3B gallon mark, Leaf gets an accelerator: partnership frenzy in the bioeconomy

June 13, 2018 |

News that ArcelorMittal and LanzaTech broke ground on their €150 million waste-to-energy project in Belgium this week and that BASF has invested in the company adds to the LanzaTech-dominated week in Digestville. But it shows also what smaller companies can do when they partner effectively – whether that means industrial giants like ArcelorMittal or BASF, […]

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The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of June 13th, 2018

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of June 13th, 2018

June 12, 2018 |

The pace of invention and change is just too strong, we’ve realized, to highlight annual or even quarterly or monthly rankings and summaries of significant product and service advances. For now, we’re going to be tracking these on a weekly basis to keep pace with the changes. Here are the top innovations for the week […]

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WaterKnight, Green Lizard, Solugen, Fero Labs win at AkzoNobel’s Imagine Chemistry start-up event

WaterKnight, Green Lizard, Solugen, Fero Labs win at AkzoNobel’s Imagine Chemistry start-up event

June 11, 2018 |

In Sweden, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals named 10 start-ups and chemical researchers as winners of the 2018 edition of AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals’ Imagine Chemistry challenge. To meet its sustainability and growth ambitions, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals continues to forge an innovation ecosystem around a model of collaborative innovation. This is built on its global network of RD&I […]

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World’s First Commercial Waste Gas to Ethanol Plant Now in Operation

World’s First Commercial Waste Gas to Ethanol Plant Now in Operation

June 10, 2018 |

The Digest’s #1 Hottest Company, LanzaTech, is at it again with firsts! It’s making dreams become reality! Instead of sugarplums dancing in our heads, we have visions of a carbon smart future in our lifetime. It’s so exciting that maybe we’ll see them show up on the “7 wonders of the world” list that catalogues […]

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