Category: Top Stories

Food and drink packaging from seaweed and animal hides, beer six-pack rings, mouse ears for humans, vehicle pigments, carbon fiber for building materials, hempcrete, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of April 8th

Food and drink packaging from seaweed and animal hides, beer six-pack rings, mouse ears for humans, vehicle pigments, carbon fiber for building materials, hempcrete, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of April 8th

April 8, 2019 |

The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of April 3rd In today’s Digest, food and drink packaging from seaweed and animal hides, beer six-pack rings, mouse ears for humans, vehicle pigments, carbon fiber for building materials, hempcrete — these and more, ready […]

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ABLC 2019 Round-up

ABLC 2019 Round-up

April 7, 2019 |

If you missed ABLC last week or were so busy networking with others in the industry, we’ve got a quick round-up of the biggest ABLC news you don’t want to miss. ABLC 2019 kicked off on Wednesday with about 540 delegates in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Department of Agriculture building complete with secret service […]

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LanzaTech, Renewable Energy Group, Ginkgo BioWorks, Amyris, Enerkem take top slots in the 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy for 2019

LanzaTech, Renewable Energy Group, Ginkgo BioWorks, Amyris, Enerkem take top slots in the 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy for 2019

April 5, 2019 |

In Washington DC, LanzaTech took the #1 spot in the 2019 “50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy” rankings, published today in The Digest, the world’s most widely-read bioeconomy daily. It was third year at the top for LanzaTech, which also ranked #1 last year. The rankings were announced at the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference […]

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The Times Have Found You: Heard on the Floor at ABLC 2019

The Times Have Found You: Heard on the Floor at ABLC 2019

April 4, 2019 |

“The Times Have Found You and Caught Up with your Vision,” said former Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus in his opening keynote at ABLC 2019, as the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference got underway in Washington DC.  “Now, make sure you do not make perfect the enemy of good. Deploy the technologies of today and […]

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2019 ABLC preview

2019 ABLC preview

April 2, 2019 |

It’s morning time in the advanced bioeconomy. The bioeconomy today is strong and growing stronger. It’s a $2.7 trillion global sector, as big as France and growing as fast as China. Reuters reports that “oil prices are chasing $70 a barrel”, stocks like Amyris and Renewable Energy Group have been on a surge, there are […]

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Covestro and Genomatica launch partnership for high-performance plant-based materials

Covestro and Genomatica launch partnership for high-performance plant-based materials

March 31, 2019 |

Genomatica, the bioengineering pioneer that helps major brands like H&M and Lavazza produce sustainable mainstream products, announced a significant new partnership recently with Covestro, a mainstream chemical and materials leader, to work together on high-performance materials from plants. Materials manufacturer Covestro and biotechnology company Genomatica joined forces to research and develop high-performance materials based on […]

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Edible seaweed-based packaging, dissolvable polyvinyl alcohol grocery bag, bioplastic from apple and orange waste, Levi’s cottonized hemp, biobased composite car seat, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of March 28th

Edible seaweed-based packaging, dissolvable polyvinyl alcohol grocery bag, bioplastic from apple and orange waste, Levi’s cottonized hemp, biobased composite car seat, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of March 28th

March 27, 2019 |

The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of March 28th In today’s Digest, edible seaweed-based packaging, dissolvable polyvinyl alcohol grocery bag, bioplastic from apple and orange waste, Levi’s cottonized hemp, biobased composite car seat — these and more, ready for you now […]

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The Digest’s Top 10 Celluosic Project flashpoints, 10 Quick Takes

The Digest’s Top 10 Celluosic Project flashpoints, 10 Quick Takes

March 25, 2019 |

It’s all very rosy on the cellulosic potential frontier. As Gevo and Renmatix recently observed, “cellulosic sugars are one of the most abundant feedstocks in the world, and in many geographies with dense vegetation, using woody biomass feedstocks to generate useful sugars is the most cost-effective solution.” And there’s been positive progress, much, on cost. […]

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Learnings from the Earnings – Who’s Up? Who’s Down?

Learnings from the Earnings – Who’s Up? Who’s Down?

March 23, 2019 |

The lucky 13 – with spring comes a sense of renewal and this season these lucky 13 bioeconomy bellwethers recently shared their 2018 and Q4 earnings to reveal uncertainties with trade wars, especially between the U.S. and China, some deals that fell through impacting losses, and pricing issues. But all is not lost as there […]

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Plant and algae-based tuna, lignin plastic alternative, rice husks in architecture, seaweed T-shirt and lube, jute and kenaf composites and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of March 21st

Plant and algae-based tuna, lignin plastic alternative, rice husks in architecture, seaweed T-shirt and lube, jute and kenaf composites and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of March 21st

March 20, 2019 |

The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of March 21st In today’s Digest, plant and algae-based tuna, lignin plastic alternative, rice husks in architecture, seaweed T-shirt and lube, jute and kenaf composites — these and more, ready for you now at The […]

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