Category: Top Stories

Plastic Stretches Towards the New: Top 10 Trendlines in Bioplastics

Plastic Stretches Towards the New: Top 10 Trendlines in Bioplastics

September 6, 2017 |

The Plant Bottle has generated so much goodwill and publicity for its 30% renewable, sustainable content (and that biobased MEG) that it’s easy to forget that there are several paths being chased to 100% renewable clear plastic bottles by numerous partners, and there are a wide swath of plastics where renewables can play a role. […]

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Fermentation Frontiers: Top 10 Trendlines in industrial biotech fermentation

Fermentation Frontiers: Top 10 Trendlines in industrial biotech fermentation

September 5, 2017 |

The most visible advanced industrial fermentation target for a number of years has been cellulosic ethanol, but the targets are diversifying and cellulosics themselves are shifting gears from process to feedstocks. There’s a fervent ferment in fermentation these days.  Today, we go through the  Top 10 Trendlines that have emerged in the headlines. #1: The […]

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The doctrine of energy maneuver: Hurricane Harvey gives a lesson on diversifying fuel supply

The doctrine of energy maneuver: Hurricane Harvey gives a lesson on diversifying fuel supply

September 4, 2017 |

As the battered but game residents of Houston drain and repair their battered city, US gasoline prices spike on fears of a refinery crunch. North Korea has conducted an underground test of a hydrogen bomb they claim to be able to couple to an intercontinental ballistic missile, and the US Navy announces an expansion of […]

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Marine BioEnergy going to great lengths to kelp the environment

Marine BioEnergy going to great lengths to kelp the environment

September 2, 2017 |

In California, Marine BioEnergy appeared in Fast Company’s “World Changing Ideas” for their kelp to biofuel plans. Working with the University of Southern California, Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies and with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E), Marine BioEnergy sees a future where up to 10% of […]

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The People’s Fuel

The People’s Fuel

August 31, 2017 |

Biodiesel is the people’s advanced biofuel, but it is not always the Establishment’s darling. Whether it is cleaner air, more lubricity, more advanced domestic manufacturing and jobs, higher property values driving higher revenues for states and schools, or a secondary market for growers to prevent another Farm Aid era of commodity busts — biodiesel delivers […]

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Hot Spots: The Top 10 Advanced Bioeconomy Places to Watch in California

Hot Spots: The Top 10 Advanced Bioeconomy Places to Watch in California

August 30, 2017 |

California is for many the “home of innovation” but almost everyone thinks of Silicon Valley in this respect, or perhaps the Bay Area as a whole. And there are innovative companies in huge numbers, for sure— but you’d be surprised how broad the innovation story is across the entire Golden State. The sexy PR is […]

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Hot Spots: 10 Advanced Bioeconomy Places to Watch in Iowa

Hot Spots: 10 Advanced Bioeconomy Places to Watch in Iowa

August 29, 2017 |

Eddyville, Fort Dodge, Clinton, Newton, Cedar Rapids. Communities like these have been mainstays of the Iowa bioeconomy for years, even decades — home to corn and soy processing on the largest world scale, and much much more — integrated complexes of advanced refining where companies share infrastructure and often where the residues of the one […]

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Hot Spots: The Top 10 Bioeconomy Places to Watch in Canada

Hot Spots: The Top 10 Bioeconomy Places to Watch in Canada

August 28, 2017 |

When it comes to project action, Go North, young man. Canada’s hot and the technology’s cool. The colder weather might be just around the corner for Canada, but when it comes to the advanced bioeconomy, think Hot Spots. The country is replete with ’em. From projects to process for new fuels, chemicals, materials and wealth creation […]

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TerViva’s pongamia tree farms popping up to meet Hawaii’s biofuel needs

TerViva’s pongamia tree farms popping up to meet Hawaii’s biofuel needs

August 26, 2017 |

In Hawaii, pongamia trees are being farmed for the first time in experimental plots in Oahu to help meet Hawaii’s biofuel needs, specifically for biodiesel and jet fuel. TerViva is heading up the plantings and is talking with Pacific Biodiesel to possibly use their processing plant, though TerViva could make biodiesel with their current equipment. […]

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Nominations open for 40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy

Nominations open for 40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy

August 24, 2017 |

Who will be #1? who will get your vote?  In Florida, The Digest announced the official opening of nominations for the 40 Hottest Early-Stage Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy. Nominate companies here. Eligibility Any companies engaged in the advanced bioeconomy as a producer, supplier, investor or partner companies are eligible who were founded on or […]

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