Category: Top Stories

Solar fuels come nearer: Direct-from-air CO2 capture cost drops below $100/ton threshold

Solar fuels come nearer: Direct-from-air CO2 capture cost drops below $100/ton threshold

June 7, 2018 |

A technology for direct air capture of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, with a cost that “fully burdened with interest on capital, ranges from 94 to 232 $/t-CO2 depending on financial assumptions, energy prices, and the specific choice of inputs and outputs,” was the subject of a dense, highly detailed paper published today in a […]

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Top 10 Biodiesel Trends 2018: what’s up with the world’s favorite advanced biofuel?

Top 10 Biodiesel Trends 2018: what’s up with the world’s favorite advanced biofuel?

June 6, 2018 |

It’s been a year of chop and change for biodiesel, the world’s favorite advanced biofuel. The quest for energy security, domestic jobs and reduced greenhouse gas emissions has felt like a Monte Carlo car rally: the pace has been fast, the turns have been dizzying, just when you feel that biodiesel is on top there’s […]

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The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of June 6th, 2018

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of June 6th, 2018

June 5, 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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The Carbon Rescuers: 20 Top Waste projects and breakthroughs that capture used carbon from the waste pile for new uses

The Carbon Rescuers: 20 Top Waste projects and breakthroughs that capture used carbon from the waste pile for new uses

June 4, 2018 |

In these top 20 projects, we usually say that we are using waste, but really we are converting something from a state of waste to a state of value — and that’s not just good for the project owners in question, it’s good for every stakeholder connected with that waste stream. A successful waste project […]

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E15 – People are pissed, tempers flare, the heat gets hotter as requests flood into EPA’s Scott Pruitt to lift barrier to summertime E15

E15 – People are pissed, tempers flare, the heat gets hotter as requests flood into EPA’s Scott Pruitt to lift barrier to summertime E15

June 2, 2018 |

June 1st has come and gone and the E15 debate is hotter than ever as the weather also starts to heat up in most parts of the U.S. The influx of releases and news about E15 sales, recently allowed by the White House, and uproar that the EPA still has not lifted the outdated regulatory […]

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The Always & Forever Department: Immortality bioscience aims at dogs now, humans later

The Always & Forever Department: Immortality bioscience aims at dogs now, humans later

May 31, 2018 |

It may surprise some, who have been planning on funding their retirements for a couple of decades, to learn that there is a science of immortality at all. It will shock most to discover that work is progressing on specific age-defying technologies from mice to dogs, and that human trials may be on the radar […]

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Canada ❤ bioneers: BioIndustrial Innovation Canada & Ontario bust another move in the bioeconomy with Comet Biorefining invest

Canada ❤ bioneers: BioIndustrial Innovation Canada & Ontario bust another move in the bioeconomy with Comet Biorefining invest

May 30, 2018 |

In Canada, Ontario is investing up to $8 million in Comet Biorefining’s $79.8 million bio-based ingredient project through its Jobs and Prosperity Fund – Food and Beverage Growth Fund. The investment will help to establish the world’s first commercial-scale bio-based ingredient refinery in Ontario. The news is just part of the picture for BioIndustrial Innovation […]

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The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of May 30th, 2018

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of May 30th, 2018

May 29, 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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Low Carbon’s Eternal Braid: The Clean Air Act, California’s CAA Waiver, Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards, Renewable Fuel Standards and California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

Low Carbon’s Eternal Braid: The Clean Air Act, California’s CAA Waiver, Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards, Renewable Fuel Standards and California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

May 28, 2018 |

The Whole Darn Low Carbon Landscape. How they Work, How they Work Together, and How they Might Work Better by Joanne Ivancic, executive director, Advanced Biofuels USA Special to The Digest The Trump Administration is taking a new look at Obama Administration era Co2 regulations.  On the transportation side, these include reviewing Corporate Average Fuel […]

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What do fish and ethanol have in common? A lot more than you think thanks to Fluid Quip Process Technologies

What do fish and ethanol have in common? A lot more than you think thanks to Fluid Quip Process Technologies

May 27, 2018 |

Feeding the Fish Back in 2015, Fluid Quip Process Technologies made it to #149 on The Digest’s Hot 50 List, showing that it is worthy of attention, but it didn’t quite make it up to the actual top 50 that year. But here’s why we think they might be worth another look for next year’s […]

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