Category: Top Stories

Biobased battery, starch-based gift cards, future fashion, plant-based flame retardants, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of September 5th

Biobased battery, starch-based gift cards, future fashion, plant-based flame retardants, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of September 5th

September 4, 2019 |

This week is a merry mix of biobased innovations around the world. From the creation of artificial reefs made from PLA in Israel and Spain’s starch-based gift cards to the U.S. where biobased battery materials are reality in Washington state and where flame retardants made from plants are being developed in Michigan, it’s pretty exciting […]

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Booker: We will stop the oil refinery waivers, as part of $3 trillion clean energy and infrastructure plan

Booker: We will stop the oil refinery waivers, as part of $3 trillion clean energy and infrastructure plan

September 3, 2019 |

In New Jersey, Senator Cory Booker announced that, if elected as US President, he would “Immediately end the granting of unwarranted RFS small refinery waivers to big oil companies, and substantially increase funding for the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).  Booker became the second US presidential candidate to commit to stopping what he termed […]

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The Advanced Bioeconomy Report Q2 2019 Earnings: The Year of Living Endangeredly

The Advanced Bioeconomy Report Q2 2019 Earnings: The Year of Living Endangeredly

September 2, 2019 |

In hand we now have the latest earnings reports from what you might call the 8 Pathfinders – eight publicly traded stocks whose second quarter results offer insights into the health and performance of the advanced bioeconomy as 2019 heads towards its closing crescendos. Our 8 Pathfinders – In the world of global renewable diesel […]

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Heavenly Trash – Dream in the sky or bringing it down to earth?  Cielo and the future of waste to renewable diesel

Heavenly Trash – Dream in the sky or bringing it down to earth? Cielo and the future of waste to renewable diesel

August 31, 2019 |

Cielo – it means “sky” in Spanish but some also use the word Cielo to refer to Heaven, bringing with it images of stunning white puffy clouds filled with clean air and hope. So it’s an appropriate name for Cielo Waste Solutions. After all they are taking trash and converting it into something valuable – […]

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Zero-emission hydrogen beer trucks, algae to generate clean water, cheesy biogas, algae backpacks, bamboo toothbrushes, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of August 30th

Zero-emission hydrogen beer trucks, algae to generate clean water, cheesy biogas, algae backpacks, bamboo toothbrushes, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of August 30th

August 29, 2019 |

Pumpkin spice everything is already appearing in stores across the U.S. and so is beer for Oktoberfest, but Anheuser-Busch’s beer will be delivered using zero-emission hydrogen beer trucks! Have some cheese with that beer as cheese waste is now being converted to biogas in the UK. And for back to school folks, there are backpacks […]

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Trump to offer plan to mitigate waiver impact: plans trip to farm country

Trump to offer plan to mitigate waiver impact: plans trip to farm country

August 28, 2019 |

In Washington, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue told the Illinois Farm Progress Show that President Trump will announce a plan to mitigate the impact of small oil refinery waivers that have been issued in recent weeks. The Secretary did not offer a timeline, according to a Reuters report. Secretary Perdue declined to offer details or a […]

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Klobuchar: In first 100 days as President, pledges moratorium on oil refinery waivers, restoration of renewable fuels tax credit and more

Klobuchar: In first 100 days as President, pledges moratorium on oil refinery waivers, restoration of renewable fuels tax credit and more

August 27, 2019 |

Klobuchar says “I will stop the oil refinery waivers”: In Iowa, US Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota said that, if elected President in 2020, would in her first 100 days in office order a moratorium on oil refinery waivers issued under the Renewable Fuel Standard, restore the biomass-based diesel tax credit, work to expand availability […]

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The Big Six: Trump, Biden, Warren, Klobuchar, Yang, Buttigieg score in the Digest’s Bioeconomy 2020 US Presidential Poll

The Big Six: Trump, Biden, Warren, Klobuchar, Yang, Buttigieg score in the Digest’s Bioeconomy 2020 US Presidential Poll

August 26, 2019 |

In Florida, US President Donald Trump led 19 other candidates in the first Digest Bioeconomy 2020 US Presidential Poll, gaining 31.7 percent support in the bipartisan poll which featured 18 leading Democratic candidates along with the President and his lone declared Republican challenger. Leading among Democrats were former Vice President Joe Biden at 21.1 percent, […]

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9 Constellations to watch: A look at the Rising Stars in the Race to SAF

9 Constellations to watch: A look at the Rising Stars in the Race to SAF

August 25, 2019 |

Rising stars are coming together as constellations, the stars are aligning and making magical things happen – today we explore 9 of those constellations building around Sustainable Aviation Fuels. Some of them are young protostars in the earliest stage of stellar evolution, while others are like the Earth’s sun, a main-sequence mid-size star, and a […]

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The Competitive Edge: FeedstocksUnited

The Competitive Edge: FeedstocksUnited

August 22, 2019 |

Q: What was the reason for founding your organization – what was the open niche you saw that could be addressed with a new product or service? What was the problem, or gap, or opportunity? Over half a century, work has been going on to reach implementation of bio-processes on the basis of methane. The […]

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