Category: Top Stories

US ethanol industry razzes 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard proposal: the why and the who

US ethanol industry razzes 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard proposal: the why and the who

August 23, 2018 |

The 2019 proposed US Renewable Fuel Standard proposed volumes attracted a major raspberry from the ethanol industry. As the American Coalition for Ethanol noted: “Unfortunately, EPA continues to take actions which undermine the letter and spirit of the statute and harm the rural economy. While refiners are reporting double-digit profits, the heart of America is […]

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Unorthodox antioxidant focus drives Stover Ventures towards cellulosic dream

Unorthodox antioxidant focus drives Stover Ventures towards cellulosic dream

August 22, 2018 |

A remarkable and usually under the radar company known as Stover Ventures is said to be nearing its once-unliekly goal of raising capital — mostly so far from Iowa farmers — to construct a biorefinery near Osage, Iowa which will convert up to 14,400 tons per year of corn stover into a neutraceutical extract and […]

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Reebok’s plant-based shoe, fish-free seafood, mango-based bioplastic, breakthrough plant breeding, autosteer for small farms, biosand water filters, concrete from waste: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of August 22nd

Reebok’s plant-based shoe, fish-free seafood, mango-based bioplastic, breakthrough plant breeding, autosteer for small farms, biosand water filters, concrete from waste: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of August 22nd

August 21, 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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27 technologies to produce lower carbon fuels from “second chance carbon” — and its practicioners. Who’s doing what, where, when, why and how?

27 technologies to produce lower carbon fuels from “second chance carbon” — and its practicioners. Who’s doing what, where, when, why and how?

August 20, 2018 |

In the EU, perhaps the most comprehensive and useful guide to fuels and chemicals produced from “Recycled carbon fuels”, such as those produced from waste plastics or waste industrial gases, appeared from the gurus at E4Tech. And, there’s the world of alternative fuels and chemicals produced from lower-carbon fossil sources such as natural gas. There […]

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Marine biodegradable plastics offer hope for oceans and waterways

Marine biodegradable plastics offer hope for oceans and waterways

August 18, 2018 |

With many people heading to the beach for their last hurrah of the season and red tide alerts along parts of Florida’s coast and seemingly, everywhere you turn, marine pollution is on the mind of late. While we can’t get the images of hundreds of dead fish out of your mind, we can at least […]

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Earnings Season: as Novozymes, DSM, Amyris, Gevo, Corbion, and Aemetis report, who’s up, who’s down?

Earnings Season: as Novozymes, DSM, Amyris, Gevo, Corbion, and Aemetis report, who’s up, who’s down?

August 16, 2018 |

In today’s Digest, let’s look at trends driving the industry’s results at scale — and while money is not the measure of all progress, it is the ultimate yardstick and especially for companies that have reached industrial scale. So, let’s look at Q2 earnings statements now just coming out from four of the sector’s signature […]

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Andeavor’s petroleum refinery switch-over to renewables, in the heart of Bakken shale: what are the drivers?

Andeavor’s petroleum refinery switch-over to renewables, in the heart of Bakken shale: what are the drivers?

August 14, 2018 |

News arrived this week from Dickinson, North Dakota that Andeavor is proposing to switch its refinery there over from petroleum refining to the production of renewable diesel.The timing will be 2020, the feedstock is waste and crop-based oils, the capacity will be 12,000 barrels a day (183 million gallons per year), and the technology is Haldor […]

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Lego’s biobased bricks; Vertoro’s green crude oil; nitogen-fixing microbes for corn; diapers from food waste; 3D imaging; Apeel’s $70M: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of August 15th

Lego’s biobased bricks; Vertoro’s green crude oil; nitogen-fixing microbes for corn; diapers from food waste; 3D imaging; Apeel’s $70M: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of August 15th

August 13, 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 advanced bioeconomy’s second technology wave: a sneak preview of ABLC Global

The advanced bioeconomy’s second technology wave: a sneak preview of ABLC Global

August 13, 2018 |

We’re just a few days out from ABLC Global’s 2 for 1 deadline. Time to give some perspective on what we’re driving at. The Rationale It’s all about our continuing mission to boldly go where no event has gone before — specifically, to bring the whole of the bioeconomy’s leadership to be in one place […]

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From food waste to biobased

From food waste to biobased

August 11, 2018 |

“Eat everything on your plate.” “You can’t leave the table until that plate is clean.” “You know, there are starving kids that would love to have that food on your plate.” Maybe you grew up hearing that many times. Maybe you snuck some of those yucky veggies to your dog. Maybe you even remember the […]

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