Category: Top Stories

Food waste to biofuels developments offer hope for when we don’t eat it all

Food waste to biofuels developments offer hope for when we don’t eat it all

April 7, 2018 |

Parents may tell their kids to eat all the food on their plate, we may know all the lyrics to Weird Al Yankovic’s “Just Eat It” satire song, or even watched the movie about foods waste called “Just Eat It,” but according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, food waste is still […]

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US Midwest, farm belt in crisis as US-China trade war, Corn-Oilco RFS war escalate

US Midwest, farm belt in crisis as US-China trade war, Corn-Oilco RFS war escalate

April 4, 2018 |

In Washington, China has proposed a 25 percent tariff on US soybeans in response to a list of 1300 Chinese products that may be subject to a 25 percent tariff. China purchases 61 percent of total U.S. soybean exports, and more than 30 percent of overall U.S. soybean production. In other news, the US Environmental […]

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The Hog’s a Hot Dog: N-Sense, Gen3Bio, Nebullam, PowerPollen, TeselaGen takin’ biotech to the next level

The Hog’s a Hot Dog: N-Sense, Gen3Bio, Nebullam, PowerPollen, TeselaGen takin’ biotech to the next level

April 3, 2018 |

For a number of years we have been pointing to Iowa’s intriguing combination of feedstock, infrastructure and political consensus on renewables as a potent force in bioeconomy deployment. But these days, toss in some serious innovation chops, too — a corridor of invention stretching from St. Louis to Minneapolis and running hot across most of […]

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ABLC Global 2018 announced – 180 speakers, 17 distinctive summits & forums on the global advanced bioeconomy

ABLC Global 2018 announced – 180 speakers, 17 distinctive summits & forums on the global advanced bioeconomy

April 2, 2018 |

In Florida, The Digest, in partnership with the US Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office and the International Energy Agency (IEA) Bioenergy announced that the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference on the Global Bioeconomy (ABLC Global) will be held November 6-9, 2018 at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco, and outlined the agenda, themes and announced […]

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The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of April 4th, 2018

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of April 4th, 2018

April 1, 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.

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Is there a green premium?  New report from Germany says “Ja!”

Is there a green premium?  New report from Germany says “Ja!”

March 29, 2018 |

In Germany, almost 70% of industry experts are reporting GreenPremium prices for bio-based products, based on a survey on prices for bio-based products conducted by nova-Institute in partnership with the European project BIOFOREVER. This study asks, Are there differences along the value chain? Differences between distinct applications and sectors? Does the feedstock question, first or […]

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TopCat update: Anellotech hits new operating mark, biobased BTX takes a key step forward

TopCat update: Anellotech hits new operating mark, biobased BTX takes a key step forward

March 29, 2018 |

The unit is called TCat-8 but it really should be TopCat, befitting its position astride the world of bio-based catalytic pyrolyis. In the latest update, Anellotech completed two weeks of continuous operation of the seven-story tall TCat-8 pilot plant, just two months after completing commissioning. With the completion of the milestone, the company received an […]

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Out of the Blue and into the Black: The Pursuit of Innovation and a visit to the DSM Biotechnology Center

Out of the Blue and into the Black: The Pursuit of Innovation and a visit to the DSM Biotechnology Center

March 28, 2018 |

Just a few years ago, one might spend $300 million, 10 years, and the work of 100 or more scientists to redesign a metabolic pathway, engineer that into a molecule and industrialize it, and measure that progress in dozens of scientific papers and patents written in a curious mishmash of jargon and hieroglyphics that only […]

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The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations, 3.28.18 release

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations, 3.28.18 release

March 27, 2018 |

According to BIO, the global economic value today of the biobased economy – including industrial biotechnology, renewable chemicals and polymers, biofuels, enzymes and biobased materials – is $355.28 billion. And looking at the new USDA Indicators report and other sources, BIO estimates that the United States generates 58 percent of the global value of biobased […]

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Bellwether stocks of the Advanced Bioeconomy report good vibes: shoulda put a ring on ‘em?

Bellwether stocks of the Advanced Bioeconomy report good vibes: shoulda put a ring on ‘em?

March 26, 2018 |

Two bellwether public stocks of the advanced bioeconomy — Amyris and Renewable Energy Group — reported strong quarterly and annual results this past week, and Aemetis’ stock has been on a real tear in recent days as momentum gathers around its plans for cellulosic ethanol production for the California market and the company announced that […]

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