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Financing a Biomass Project When Commercializing New Technology

Financing a Biomass Project When Commercializing New Technology

November 22, 2018 |

By Glenn Farris, Member of Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc. Special to The Digest If you are planning to develop, or are already developing, a biomass to energy project involving the commercialization of new technology, you have a tough job in front of you. Financing a biomass-to-energy project is never easy, especially when commercialization of new […]

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Tuna without the fish, Toyota’ ethanol hybrid, biodegradable microbeads, sky-cleaning walls, biobased FDCA, food waste bioplastics: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of November 22nd

Tuna without the fish, Toyota’ ethanol hybrid, biodegradable microbeads, sky-cleaning walls, biobased FDCA, food waste bioplastics: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of November 22nd

November 21, 2018 |

The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of November 22nd.. #1 Microbe-filled fibers lead to new biodegradable fabric In New York, PrimaLoft, Inc. expanded its suite of biodegradable technologies with the introduction of PrimaLoft Bio Performance Fabric, the first 100% recycled, biodegradable […]

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A fuel value over $7.00 per gallon, and everyone’s chasing it: The birth of USA Bioenergy and the surge in renewable diesel

A fuel value over $7.00 per gallon, and everyone’s chasing it: The birth of USA Bioenergy and the surge in renewable diesel

November 20, 2018 |

In California, we are now seeing project flow projecting a sustainable $7.63 price for renewable diesel in the California market, where the Low Carbon Fuel Standard stacks on top of the RIN values from the federal Renewable Fuel Standard. That’s market value, not subsidy. Though some die-hards might still insist that renewable fuels should only […]

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Beyond the Cow: ICYMI, BYND IPO PDQ, and Perfect Day AKA Muufri JDA w/ ADM, FYI

Beyond the Cow: ICYMI, BYND IPO PDQ, and Perfect Day AKA Muufri JDA w/ ADM, FYI

November 19, 2018 |

It’s Thanksgiving week in the United States but we are feasting alternatively on acronyms here in Digestville. I.E., e.g., ICYMI, BYND IPO PDQ, and FYI Perfect Day AKA Muufri JDA w/ ADM. As they said at Bletchley Park, let’s get out the Enigma machine and decode. In New York and California this week, the nutrition […]

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‘Breakthrough’ harvesting solution, growing market, potential beyond biodiesel – all good signs for castor oil’s future

‘Breakthrough’ harvesting solution, growing market, potential beyond biodiesel – all good signs for castor oil’s future

November 18, 2018 |

A ‘breakthrough’ mechanical harvesting solution for castor bean plants was developed by Evogene and agricultural equipment manufacturer, Fantini s.r.l., resulting in the removal of a major bottleneck in the conversion of castor beans into a fully modernized commercial crop. With field trial yield losses decreasing significantly (we are talkin’ up to 50% decrease) as a […]

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40 Mistakes That Will Kill a Proposal

40 Mistakes That Will Kill a Proposal

November 15, 2018 |

  By C.J. Evans, Member, Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to The Digest It is not enough to just have a game-changing idea, concept, or innovation. Nor is it enough to just add a top-notch team, detailed workplan, and sufficient inhouse and outside expertise to move through each of the nine TRL levels. You need to be […]

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3D printed Bio-eyes, biobased surfactants, duckweed’s comeback, cow poop fabric, starch algae opp, Disney goes bio, alt tuna: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of November 14th

3D printed Bio-eyes, biobased surfactants, duckweed’s comeback, cow poop fabric, starch algae opp, Disney goes bio, alt tuna: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of November 14th

November 14, 2018 |

The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of November 7th. In today’s Digest, 3D printed Bio-eyes, biobased surfactants, duckweed’s comeback, cow poop fabric, starch algae opp, Disney goes bio, alt tuna — these and more, ready for you now at The Digest […]

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#Gasolinegate

#Gasolinegate

November 12, 2018 |

In Washington, researchers for a report published by the Urban Air Initiative contend that “technical data that shows the nation has been exposed to decades of flawed test fuels and flawed driving tests, which in turn means flawed emissions results and mileage claims”.  The complete Beyond a Reasonable Doubt series from UAI is available here. Further, EPA […]

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Heard on the Floor: Reflections and the buzz from ABLC Global 2018

Heard on the Floor: Reflections and the buzz from ABLC Global 2018

November 11, 2018 |

The bunting is down, the bands have retreated and ABLC Global is now in the rear-view mirror — all the bustle of 625 delegates raising a din of deal-making so loud in the anterooms that delegates had to routinely flee to other floors to be heard. It was, at times, not unlike the old trading […]

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Duckweed takes off in nutrition space as well as biofuel and bioenergy

Duckweed takes off in nutrition space as well as biofuel and bioenergy

November 11, 2018 |

Duckweed is some pretty amazing stuff. And no, we aren’t talking about that kind of Daffy Duck duck weed. We are talking about the green stuff that grows in ponds and floats on the surface of water, often mistaken for algae. Why is this green goodness so good? Duckweed, also referred to as lemna or […]

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