Category: Top Stories

Make Haste Slowly: The story of Anellotech’s journey towards a bio-BTX breakthrough

Make Haste Slowly: The story of Anellotech’s journey towards a bio-BTX breakthrough

January 4, 2018 |

The inventor of the paperback book, italic type and scientific publishing, Aldus Manutius, had for his motto the old Latin saying Festina lente (make haste slowly), and the printer’s mark of the Renaissance’s most famous printing operation, the Aldine Press, was a dolphin and anchor which illustrated the theme. Manutius got it from Cardinal Bembo […]

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LanzaTech, Novozymes, Amyris, DSM, Enerkem, POET, BASF, Genomatica and Braskem take early Hot 50 voting lead

LanzaTech, Novozymes, Amyris, DSM, Enerkem, POET, BASF, Genomatica and Braskem take early Hot 50 voting lead

January 3, 2018 |

LanzaTech, Novozymes, Amyris, DSM, Enerkem, POET, BASF, Genomatica and Braskem have taken the lead in early voting in the 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy ballot. The Digest released the early-voting totals from Subscriber Voting — which do not yet include Invited International Selector votes. This week’s summary includes photo and other bonus votes which are just […]

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Top 10 Bioeconomy Predictions for 2018

Top 10 Bioeconomy Predictions for 2018

January 2, 2018 |

A mere “The Year in Rewind” as we sail into 2018? Not the good ship Digest! Instead, we dust off our crystal ball and offer our predictions for the year ahead. As the sunset of 2017 gives way to the dawn of 2018, once again roll the dice as we list the Digest’s 10 Top Advanced Bioeconomy Predictions […]

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Biofuels Mandates Around the World 2018

Biofuels Mandates Around the World 2018

January 1, 2018 |

In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates and targets around the world, looking at the state of biofuels mandates in 65 countries. The bulk of mandates continue to come from the EU-27, where the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) once specified a 10 percent renewable content by 2020 but has been […]

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Top 18 for 2018-  18 ways to support a biobased economy in the New Year

Top 18 for 2018- 18 ways to support a biobased economy in the New Year

December 31, 2017 |

Happy New Year to all of you Digest readers! Some of you may have already embarked on your New Year’s Resolutions, or some of you may have vowed to not make any resolutions for 2018. Either way, the Digest has you covered with 18 ways you can support a biobased economy in 2018. We’ve already […]

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In for a Penny, In for a Pound: The Advanced Bioeconomy and all the pivots

In for a Penny, In for a Pound: The Advanced Bioeconomy and all the pivots

December 28, 2017 |

It’s been such a busy cycle in the bioeconomy that we are well overdue for a shout-out to a pal of the Digest, Henry Threadgill, for winning a Pulitzer Prize for his landmark composition, In for a Penny, In for a Pound. Threadgill’s masterpiece (which you can experience here) comes to mind as news arrives […]

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Top Trends in 7 Key Latin America Hotspots

Top Trends in 7 Key Latin America Hotspots

December 27, 2017 |

In a striking pledge made in the latter part of 2016. 20 Latin American countries promised to promote biofuel production and use, with the support of development finance institutions. 20 Latin American countries pitch for biofuels That was then, this is now. What’s happening towards the development of domestic biofuels and chemicals in Latin America, […]

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Bioeconomy Curves and Slides, Snakes and Ladders

Bioeconomy Curves and Slides, Snakes and Ladders

December 26, 2017 |

Over the years we’ve all seen a lot of curveballs in the advanced bioeconomy. You see companies like Valero, which lobby the United States Congress with unbridled intensity to get rid of the Renewable Fuel Standard, on the verge of becoming the single-biggest producer of RINs in the United States (with news that they might […]

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Top 10 Asia Bioeconomy Trends

Top 10 Asia Bioeconomy Trends

December 24, 2017 |

With apologies to every other region around the world. we continue to see Asia as the epicenter of the biobased revolution over the next 20 years. The reasons are three and relatively straightforward: 1. Continued and robust economic growth. 2. Massive biomass resource. 3. Lack of fossil energy reserves. Among Asia-watchers we are far less […]

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Top 17 for 2017

Top 17 for 2017

December 23, 2017 |

2017 was a roller coaster year. There was a paradigm shift in biofuels, technology advancements, innovations abounded, politics chaotic. Some companies shut down and disappeared like the Hobo vanishing in the snow atop the Polar Express. Some companies showed leadership and stayed strong getting through any challenge, like the Hero Girl who proved to be […]

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