Category: Thought Leadership

Bioprocessing in Iowa: Reflecting on our journey

Bioprocessing in Iowa: Reflecting on our journey

June 17, 2019 |

By Debi Durham, Director, Iowa Economic Development Authority Special to The Digest As we draw closer to the 2019 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, I can’t help but feel a bit nostalgic. Recently, I’ve been reflecting on all the hard work and dedication that led to Iowa becoming the first non-coastal or Canadian host of […]

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From feedstock to by-products:  Using blockchain to trace biofuels

From feedstock to by-products: Using blockchain to trace biofuels

June 4, 2019 |

By Peter Vincent, Chief Technology Officer, Grain Discovery Special to The Digest There has been a lot of buzz recently around blockchain, with most of the talk centering around Bitcoin and on cloak and dagger stories about collapsing cryptocurrency exchanges. But lost in this high-drama debate is the fact that blockchain’s most interesting use-case is […]

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Unfinished Tax Business for Congress is Causing American Companies to Shutter

Unfinished Tax Business for Congress is Causing American Companies to Shutter

May 27, 2019 |

By Hon. Kenny Hulshof, former Representative for Missouri’s 9th District, now vice chairman for Kit Bond Strategies in DC Special to The Digest  The 116th Congress is already in its fifth month, but there’s still some unfinished business lingering from the prior Congress—tax extenders. The new Democratic majority points the finger at Republicans and blames them […]

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Pushing Plants Harder Reduces Costs More Than We Thought

Pushing Plants Harder Reduces Costs More Than We Thought

May 22, 2019 |

By Dennis Zeedyk, Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to The Digest  Introduction If a business has increased production, shouldn’t production costs increase? Over the course of the last four years Glycerin Traders has been fortunate to have a growing business. There is a notable increase in production and sales, but utility costs seem to be staying […]

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Innovative Foundation in Iowa

Innovative Foundation in Iowa

May 20, 2019 |

By Debi Durham, Director, Iowa Economic Development Authority Special to The Digest In Iowa, we work tirelessly to maintain our reputation as a bioscience epicenter with a continuous focus on innovation and collaboration. By capitalizing on our agricultural roots and research capabilities in plant, animal and human biosciences, the bioscience industry is thriving in our […]

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Owner’s Engineer – Help bridging the commercialization gap

Owner’s Engineer – Help bridging the commercialization gap

May 15, 2019 |

By Mark Warner, PE, Founder, Warner Advisors LLC Special to The Digest At a basic level, an owner’s engineer is an experienced consultant brought onto the project team with a deep understanding of both the industry being supported and experience working with engineering and construction firms, thus able to represent the company interest. Commonly, it […]

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Renewable Diesel is a Game Changer for Sustainable Aviation and Low Carbon Fuel Markets in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Southeast Asia

Renewable Diesel is a Game Changer for Sustainable Aviation and Low Carbon Fuel Markets in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Southeast Asia

April 22, 2019 |

By Will Thurmond, President & CEO, Emerging Markets Online Special to The Digest According to a new study by market research firm Emerging Markets Online, renewable diesel is becoming a game changer for several key areas of the low carbon fuels industry, including: (1) the global aviation industry, representing a 90 billion gallon/yr market and […]

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Ethanol CO2 by-product is critically important to merchant CO2 industry

Ethanol CO2 by-product is critically important to merchant CO2 industry

April 17, 2019 |

By Sam A. Rushing, President, Advanced Cryogenics, Ltd. Special to The Digest A Significant Source Type Which Endures CO2 by-product sources from ethanol dominate the source – map v. other source types, where next in line include sources from ammonia and natural /pipeline facilities. I am pleased to see that new sources continue to arise […]

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Cap and Trade, RINs, and the Risks of the Future

Cap and Trade, RINs, and the Risks of the Future

April 9, 2019 |

Mike Newman is a Director of Parhelion Underwriting Special to The Digest The best climate policy – environmentally and economically – limits emissions and puts a price on them. Cap and trade is one way to do both. It’s a system designed to reduce pollution in our atmosphere. The cap on greenhouse gas emissions that […]

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The Compelling Case for Biojet Fuel

The Compelling Case for Biojet Fuel

April 1, 2019 |

By Jess Hewitt and Jonathan Lewis, Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to The Digest Biojet is in the news a lot lately, with one carrier after another announcing a test flight. But widespread use by most airlines just does not seem to be happening. Why? Let’s look at the case for Biojet and determine its real […]

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